London: Hop-on/Hop-off city tour

Bus Tour London

Experience the best of London in one tour! Take an open double-decker bus along a total of six different routes

Experience the best of London in one tour! Take an open double-decker bus along a total of six different routes

The facts

Details

  • Language: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese
  • Participants: 1 - 100
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Choose from 6 different routes
  • Your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket entitles you to three free city walks
  • You can also enjoy a cruise across the Thames

Description

Experience the best of London without the stress of fixed tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible single/multi-day pass, you can choose any date on which you wish to board the open double-decker bus for a comfortable sightseeing trip

Ideal for both children and adults, your pass offers six route options with stops at major attractions including Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more Bonus offers include three city walks, a cruise on the Thames and comments from children's clubs on selected routes

Your London City Tour ticket gives you access to all London City Tour or Original Tour brand buses. This ticket entitles you to 6 coach tours in different areas of London frequencies starting every 5 minutes (Red, Silver, Yellow (T1 & T2), Blue, Orange & Purple)
Please check our timetable for exact stop locations and travel times.

Please note

Additional information

Please note: The City Sampler Ticket does not** include the city tours and the boat trip on the Thames **

THE KIDS CLUB
Audio commentary for children (Available on our Yellow (T2), Blue and Orange routes) while they explore London
- Learn more about the magical stories of the capital and listen to the voice of the spirit of London.
- The Kids Club commentary channel is available in English

The Kids Club activity package
- These parcels are handed out in the Yellow, Blue and Orange Route buses
- Packed with exciting stories, games and quizzes, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your tour of London knowing everyone is having a good time

CITY WALKS

  • Explore London on foot and experience three free walking tours when you buy a 24, 48 or 72 hour bus ticket
  • All city tours are** conducted in **English
  • Each of our three tours is 90 minutes long and offers something completely different!

The changing of the guard
- Daily at 10am from the Original London Visitor Centre 17-19 Cockspur Street, bus stop 35 (Trafalgar Square)
- Join our knowledgeable guide and admire two of London's most royal sites. First you stroll past St. James's Palace, the oldest royal palace in Britain. The palace was built by King Henry VIII as an elaborate gesture to his then wife Anne Boleyn - of course before he beheaded her. Here the ceremony begins as the New Guards set off for Buckingham Palace
- On days with no change of guards, the tour will visit St. James's Palace and the Horseguards Parade

Rock and roll tour
- The Rock 'n' Roll Walk starts daily at 13.00 at the Original London Visitor Centre 17-19 Cockspur Street, bus stop 35 (Trafalgar Square)
- Experience the star-studded Soho in a whole new light with our Rock n' Roll Walk!
- In 90 minutes one of our experienced guides will bring London's impressive musical history to life, from the Swinging Sixties to the present day

Jack the Ripper
- Departures daily at 4pm from the original Tour Bus Stop 15 at the Tower of London on Tower Hill (terminates at Aldgate East tube station)
- Join us in the streets of Whitechapel as we take you back to the time of 1888. A time when the streets were cool and tensions were high

SIGHTSEEING CRUISE ON THE THEME

The Thames sightseeing cruise departs every 40 minutes

Holders of 24-hour tickets can
- A Thames cruise between Westminster Pier (next to Big Ben) and Tower Pier (next to the Tower of London)

Holders of a 48-hour ticket or 72-hour ticket can
- Take a cruise on the Thames between Westminster Pier (next to Big Ben) and Tower Pier (next to the Tower of London)
- Enjoy an extended cruise to historic Greenwich, where you can visit the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Park and the National Maritime Museum

How is the cruise conducted?
Give your cruise ticket to City Cruises staff on arrival at Westminster Pier or Tower Pier
For later trips, simply show your valid bus ticket
Please note that the cruise is offered subject to availability.

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The following information should help you plan your day in London. All times and traffic conditions are subject to change. If you have any questions on this day, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff who will help you plan your perfect day in London!

ROUTES

Yellow original route T1 AND T2

The Yellow Route presents London's major sights and top attractions, including the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, The Shard, Tower Bridge and Leicester Square. If you cross the river four times, you are guaranteed some spectacular views of London's breathtaking scenery along the Thames on this tourist route
T1 buses offer live commentary in English (Guide)
T2 buses offer audio commentary in 11 languages and children's commentary in English only
- Main departure: Grosvenor Gardens, STA-Reisen, stop Z6
- Start time: 8.30 hours / End time: 18.00 hours
- Frequency: every 5-20 minutes

Pauses: Grosvenor Gardens, STA Travel, stop Z6; Hyde Park, Queen Elizabeth Gate, to the right of the Achilles Statue, stop X; Marble Arch / Speakers Corner, stop Z; Marble Arch, Park Lane, in front of the Bob Forstner Showroom; Coventry Street, in front of Shake Shack; Pall Mall East, to the left of the entrance to the National Portrait Gallery, bus stop Z; Westminster Bridge (The London Eye Side), in front of the Marriot Hotel and next to the statue of the lion; York Road, in front of Gail's Bakery; Aldwych, in front of One Aldwych Hotel; Aldwych, LSE, Royal Courts of Justice, bus stop K; Ludgate Hill, entrance to St. Paul's Cathedral, in front of the Cote Brasserie; Queen Victoria Street, in front of the HSBC Bank, bus stop MD; London Bridge, Monument, north of London Bridge, bus stop P; Tooley Street, left of Potters Fields Park, bus stop J; Tower Hill, Tower of London, bus stop in front of the bronze worker statue; Victoria Embankment, opposite Temple Station, bus stop W; Westminster Bridge (Big Ben side), in front of Westminster Pier; Horseferry Road, intersection of Thorney Street, bus stop NE; Buckingham Gate, Buckingham Palace, opposite Queens Gallery; Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria Station, in front of Grosvenor Hotel.

Blue route through the royal borough

Discover London's world famous museums and shopping districts! On this route you will pass Hyde Park, Notting Hill, Oxford Street, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly, Kensington Gardens, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum and Harrods
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the smallest city district of London, but also one of the most densely populated. This area is home to some of the most expensive apartment buildings in London, as well as a large number of museums (many with free admission) and cultural institutions.
We invite you to end the original tour somewhere along the route or stay on board to see the impressive architecture of this beautiful area
- Main exit: Kensington Road, Kensington Palace, opposite Cabmen's Shelter
- Start time: 8.00 / End time: 18.00
- Frequency: every 15-20 minutes

Pauses: Kensington Road, Kensington Palace, opposite Cabmen's Shelter; Nothing Hill Gate, intersection of Clanricarde Gardens, stop M; Bayswater Road, outside the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel; Bayswater Road, outside the Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel; Lancaster Terrace, intersection of Gloucester Terrace, stop LH; Praed Street, to the right of the Mercure London Paddington Hotel, bus stop H; Praed Street, to the left of the Hilton Metropole Hotel; Marble Arch, Park Lane, in front of the Bob Forstner Showroom; Buckingham Gate, Buckingham Palace, in front of Queens Gallery; Horseferry Road, junction of Tufton Street, bus stop NH; Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Pier, bus stop SP; Westminister Bridge, in front of St. Thomas Hospital; Parliament Street, in front of HM Treasury, stop C; Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade; Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, stop S; Piccadilly, Piccadilly Arcade, stop G; Piccadilly Green Park Station, in front of Santander Bikes; Piccadilly, opposite the Hard Rock Café; Hyde Park, Queen Elizabeth Gate, to the right of the Achilles statue, bus stop X; Knightsbridge, The Lanesborough Hotel, bus stop 13; Brompton Road, Harrods, bus stop KA; Thurloe Place, opposite Victoria & Albert Museum, bus stop N; Gloucester Road, opposite Gloucester Road Station, bus stop GS

Orange British Museum route

The orange route takes you around the British Museum, British Library, Chinatown and Covent Garden. Don't miss the Harry Pottershop on platform 9 ¾ in Kings Cross. The route also provides easy access to Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston railway stations. When you arrive at one of these major stations, you can board our Orange Route to get to central London and change to the Yellow Route, which includes all the major sights and attractions of central London
The British Museum is the most popular attraction in London with over 6 million visitors per year. The museum is dedicated to the history, art and culture of mankind and houses over 8 million exhibits (not all at once!) from all over the world. You will also find several popular attractions and places to visit, including the British Library, Chinatown and the home of London's Theatre Land with several prestigious theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue. Along the orange route you may also find some hidden gems, including the Cartoon Museum, the Museum of Comedy and 52 Tavistock Square, where Virginia Woolf's house, now the Tavistock Hotel, is located
- Main exit: Woburn Place, in front of the Royal National Hotel
- Start time: 08.35 / End time: 17.30
- Frequency: every 20 minutes

Pauses: Woburn Place, in front of the Royal National Hotel; Upper Woburn Place, intersection of Euston Road, stop L; Eurostars Arrivals, Pancras Road, stop T; Midland Road, stop S; Upper Woburn Place, in front of the Central House, stop M; Bedford Way, in front of Logan Hall; Bedford Place, Russell Square, stop K; Great Russell Street, British Museum, stop W; Charing Cross Road, Wyndham's Theatre; Duncannon Street, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, stop G; Aldwych, in front of One Aldwych Hotel; Southampton Row, in front of Victoria House, stop Y

The Morning Silver Shuttle

The Morning Shuttle connects to the hotel in the morning and takes you to Marble Arch to join our main tours. This shuttle runs between 8 and 9 a.m. with a frequency of 20 minutes
- Main exit: Holland Park Avenue, Royal Crescent Gardens
- Start time: 8.00 h / End time: 09.00 h
- Frequency: 20 minutes

Pauses: Holland Park Avenue, Royal Crescent Gardens; Notting Hill Gate, intersection Clanricarde Gardens, stop M; Bayswater Road, outside the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel; Bayswater Road, outside the Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel; Lancaster Terrace, intersection of Gloucester Terrace, LE stop; Praed Street, to the right of the Mercure London Paddingtion Hotel, H stop; Praed Street, to the left of the Hilton Metropole Hotel; Marble Arch, Park Lane, in front of the Bob Forstner Showroom; Marble Arch, Speakers Corner, Z stop

Purple Shuttle

The Purple Route is useful if you want to stay in a hotel in Bayswater, Notting Hill, Holland Park or Lancaster Gate or if you want to go shopping in the Westfield Shepherds Bush
The Violet Route runs both east and west and allows you to join our yellow sightseeing routes in Marble Arch
- Main exit: Holland Park Avenue, Royal Crescent Gardens
- Start time: 09.30 h / End time: 17.00 h
- Frequency: 30 - 60 minutes

Pauses: Holland Park Avenue, Royal Crescent Gardens; Notting Hill Gate, junction Clanricarde Gardens, stop M; Bayswater Road, outside DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel; Bayswater Road, outside Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel; Lancaster Terrace, junction Gloucester Terrace, stop LE; Marble Arch, Park Lane, outside Bob Forstner Showroom; Marble Arch, Speakers Corner, stop Z; Bayswater Road, opposite Tyburn Monastery and church, stop A; opposite Lancaster Gate Station, stop LC; Bayswater Road, opposite Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel, stop D; Bayswater Road, opposite DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, stop S; Notting Hill Gate, opposite Clanricarde Gardens, stop N; Hilton London Kensington, Holland Park Avenue; Shepherds Bush Station, Westfield Shopping Centre, stop A.

Red shuttle

The Red Route runs through the main central areas of Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Regents Park. This convenient shuttle service also stops at Baker Street to reach the popular Madame Tussauds
- Main run: Marble Arch, Park Lane, outside the Bob Forstner showroom
- Start time: 09.00 / End time: 17.00
- Frequency: every 30-60 minutes

Pauses: Marble Arch, Speakers Corner, Station Z; Marble Arch, Park Lane, in front of the Bob Forstner Showroom; Station Baker Street, Madame Tussauds; Albany Street, Melia White House Hotel, Station C; Marylebone Road, across from Station Baker Street, Station E

Included in the price

  • Flexible single/multi-day passes for hop-on hop-off bus tours
  • Guided city walks (in English)
  • Sightseeing cruise on the Thames

Meeting point

You will see the exact meeting point in your booking confirmation.

Cancellation Conditions

This deal can be cancelled for free up to one day before the date of the activity.

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