Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Experiences | 0 comments

Sit back, relax and take in the sights on a London bus tour! Get comprehensive guide for hop-on hop-off double decker open & red bus tours to see big big ben clock tower, London Eye, Thames River cruise, Harry Potter studio, Westminster Abbey, and buckingham Palace.

Visit London and see the sights of the bustling capital city and the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom from the top deck of an open top red bus with City Sightseeing and The Original Tour. With three family-friendly tour routes and transport link services available, this hop-on hop-off bus in London offers a perfect day of sightseeing for all the family. Have a bus tour and walk in a very short distance covers many of London’s main sights including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye to name just a few. Big Bus open-top sightseeing tours have award-winning live commentary in English or a digitally-recorded commentary in 12 languages. Choose from two routes taking in all the main sights of London. Also included is the Bonus Card, which gives a range of discounts at cafes and restaurants around London.


  • Ticket for a London hop-on hop-off tour, valid for 24 hours of sightseeing
  • Use your sightseeing ticket on three tour routes and three transport link services
  • Hop on and off around the city at top London attractions like the London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge
  • Enjoy audio commentary on the red and blue routes or a live guide on the yellow route
  • Use your ticket to enjoy additional activities including a Thames River cruise and Changing of the Guard walking tour
  • Keep the kids entertained with children’s commentary and activity packs on the three tour routes

The Three Major Hop on, Hop Off Operators

  • Original London Tour
  • Big Bus
  • Golden Tours Panorama

Bus tours offer you the chance to hop off the colourful bus at any one of the marked stops and explore numerous attractions all in one day. Why not use the red route and take the children to visit the Sea Life London Aquarium to learn about Europe’s largest global marine life collection, interact with the animals and discover over 5,000 species of sea creatures. A short stroll away, you will encounter an extraordinary piece of engineering design and architecture – The London Eye. For those who enjoy overlooking the a city from a great height The London Eye will take you on a flight above and beyond for exhilarating views as far as Windsor Castle! You will also observe many of the grand sights and things to do where your tour bus will transport you.

Big ben bus tour in london

Big ben bus tour in london

Why not change routes and use the Yellow line to visit St James’s Park, the royal Buckingham Palace or St Paul’s Cathedral? You can even pay a visit to many of the charming museums and renowned shops – just use an interchange point and take the Blue line to stopover at the Natural History Museum, Science Museum or Wellington Museum amongst other remarkable landmarks.

Vintage Red London Bus Tours – Choose The Tour Reflecting Your Interests! The Vintage Red London Bus Tour is not a rigid format tour, nor is it a hop on, hop off type service on one off London’s famous red buses. The core tour gets you off to great start to the day orientating you to London. After picking you up from your London hotel or a hotel close by, a beautifully restored double-decker bus will take you on a tour of London’s highlights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, all brought to life by an expert guide on-board.

Tour – Yellow Route: Explore central London with a live guide. Stay on board for the full loop (approx 2 hours), or hop on or off at any of the stops. The route includes all stops mentioned on the Red Route except Madam Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street and Regent Street. These attractions are replaced with the Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts and Fortnum and Mason.

Blue Bus tour: Great way to get brief overview of all major attractions. Hop on – hop off at any stop. Live commentary from very friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful tour guide, not standard taped recording. Always willing to answer questions. Travelled on last bus of day and guide checked with each passenger to ensure that they understood where they were going when they disembarked and helped them with information with onward travel if required as they would not be able to get another bus back to their starting point. River cruise from Greenwich to Westminster included in price, which was very good.

Big Bus Sightseeing Tour

Big Bus Sightseeing Tour is created around a carefully designed route that takes you to the key places of interest, and a hop-on, hop-off facility that lets you discover them. All tours offer an informative and entertaining commentary and are delivered by a regular service of purpose built open-top buses.
Every city is different, so Big Bus Tours carefully tailor the tours to showcase the buildings, monuments and attractions that make the city unique.
Wherever possible, Big Bus Tours provide inclusions such as river cruises and museum entry that enhance the sightseeing experience. We do our best to deliver a fun day out and a perfect introduction to the city.

Night Bus tour

london eye and thames river tour

london eye and thames river tour

Ever wondered what London By Night would look like? Well in a word, stunning! And to See London by Night on our yellow open top double decker bus is really a ‘must see and do’ while you are in London. To see the famous landmarks of London all lit up in the night sky makes them look even more outstanding than during the day. Our open top tour bus will take you to See London By Night featuring the floodlit sights of the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, Harrods and many more.

Tour during the Christmas season

The most popular of several guided tours led by young architect Ike Ijeh, this festive walk is a two-hour stroll through London’s best Christmas illuminations, starting from the Nelson’s Column side of the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree.

Plans To Charge £15 To Climb Big Ben during the bus Tour

The House of Commons Commission have proposed a charge of £15 to climb Big Ben (or the Clock Tower if we’re going to be strictly correct) from July this year.
Although it’s currently free to wear yourself out climbing 334 steps, the £15 charge will cover costs, according to Commons Speaker John Bercow, rather than make a profit.
What other tourist attractions could we see for £15 though? On the London Eye we could almost get a whole adult a standard ticket at £17.01 whereas Madame Tussauds is a price match for Big Ben at £15, albeit only if you visit after 5pm. Five adults could climb the Monument at £3.00 each though you get short-changed on the number of steps involved as the Monument only has 311 and again, nearly a whole adult can get into the Tower of London at £17.00.