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London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

1. London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Experience the best of London in just one day with the Tootbus London tour. Board an open-top bus that takes you around the city, providing breathtaking views of top landmarks including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and more. You'll also see the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. James Palace, and other London highlights. Use the bus ride to make a hit list of places you want to explore, and then hop off at the nearest bus stop to delve deeper into each location. You could see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, or climb the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral.  Food lovers can visit Borough Market, one of the best food markets in London, while those looking for a fun night out can head to Soho or take a ride on the London Eye. Enjoy an easy way to get from one landmark to another while audio commentary guides you across the city and gives you insights. If you're traveling with children, don't miss the child-friendly audio channel available in English and French, which will keep them entertained throughout the tour. Your ticket is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on the option you choose, and you can hop on and off the bus an unlimited number of times during the validity period. So, come and explore the best of London on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. We have a stop just in front of Eurostar station as well.

London: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. London: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore London on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour. Learn about the city's history, culture, and architecture from onboard audio commentary and enjoy the panoramic views offered by the open-topped bus. Your ticket also includes a shuttle service route. Visit all of London's most important sights on a bus route with 36 stops, starting at Grosvenor Gardens and ending at Buckingham Palace. See Queen Elizabeth Gate in Hyde Park and the Thames Embankment. Travel across Westminster Bridge and catch a glimpse of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the London Eye. See St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Tower Bridge. Experience the glitz and glamour of London's West End as your tour bus heads to Leicester Square and finally, head to Buckingham Palace, the principal royal residence. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring the sights at your own pace. You can hop off at any of the 35 stops along 3 routes and explore the nearby sights. Purchase a 24 or 48-hour ticket and enjoy a free cruise along the River Thames between Westminster Pier and Tower Pier. Pass under some of the city's most famous bridges and see London from the water. Red Route Bus Stops: 1) Belvedere Road 2) Aldwych (One Aldwych Hotel) 3) Ludgate Hill (St Paul's Cathedral) 4) Queen Victoria Street (The City) 5) London Bridge 6) Tooley Street (Tower Bridge) 7) Tower Hill (Tower of London) 8) Victoria Embankment 9) Westminster Bridge (Big Ben) 10) Horseferry Road 11) Buckingham Gate (Buckingham Palace) - closed until further notice 12) Buckingham Palace Road (Victoria Station) 13) Buckingham Palace Road, Stop Z12 14) Grosvenor Gardens 15) Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park 16) Marble Arch (Speakers Corner) 17) Marble Arch (Park Lane) 18) Haymarket 19) Pall Mall East (Trafalgar Square) 20) Westminster Bridge (South) Green Route - Shuttle Service 1) Belvedere Road, Stand 3788, behind the London Eye 2) Aldwych, outside One Aldwych Hotel 21) Southampton Row, Stop Y, for the British Museum 22) Woburn Place, Stop H outside the Royal National Hotel 23) Bedford Way, Stop BP 4580, behind the Royal National Hotel 24) Southampton Row, Stop B, for the City Sightseeing shop and information center Blue Route Bus Stops: 17) Marble Arch (Park Lane) 26) Knightsbridge 27) Royal Albert Hall 28) Kensington Road 29) Gloucester Road 30) Victoria and Albert Museum 31) Harrods 15) Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park 16) Marble Arch (Speakers' Corner)

London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off, River Cruise and London Eye

3. London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off, River Cruise and London Eye

Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. Enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the Thames as part of your ticket as well. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks, and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited hop-on hop-off access, with stops strategically placed at top locations including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and St Paul's Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye Ferris Wheel. From the top, you'll take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivaled bird's eye view. Start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station, and Trafalgar Square. With all ticket types, you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames between the Tower of London to Westminster Pier (in either direction). Big Bus route highlights include: Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard Houses of Parliament Big Ben Westminster Abbey 10 Downing Street Whitehall Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street Regent Street Trafalgar Square London Eye London Dungeon Sea Life London Aquarium Madame Tussauds Covent Garden Bank of England Monument St Pauls Cathedral Tower of London Tower Bridge The Shard City Hall Lambeth Palace British Museum Marble Arch Mayfair Green Park Hyde Park Corner Harrods South Kensington Museums Kensington Palace Notting Hill.

London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

4. London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

Make it a memorable Christmas with a festive tour of London’s top attractions. Atop an open double-decker bus, you’ll have the best seats in the house for savoring panoramic views of the glowing streets. Watch the city light up when the sun goes down, and see how London does Christmas. Set off from the illuminated London Eye, and onto the iconic Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Marvel at the exquisite displays on Regent Street and Oxford Circus. See one of the tallest Christmas trees in the city at Trafalgar Square and pass by Buckingham Palace. Cruise through the winding streets of London and feel dazzled by the merry décor. Learn some jolly facts about each location with your live tour guide.

Buckingham Palace: The State Rooms Entrance Ticket

5. Buckingham Palace: The State Rooms Entrance Ticket

Explore what is arguably London's most iconic attraction with a multimedia tour of the Buckingham Palace State Rooms. Gain privileged access to one of the official residences of His Majesty the King and admire the beautiful collections on display as you make your way from room to room. The term "state rooms" refers to the public rooms of a palace, in which monarchs receive, reward, and entertain their subjects and visiting dignitaries. Today the state rooms at Buckingham Palace are used extensively by The King and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on state, ceremonial, and official occasions. The state rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt and Rubens, sculptures by Canova, exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. At the end of your tour, the popular Garden Café is the perfect place to gather and enjoy views across the famous lawn.

London: The London Pass with 90+ Attractions and Tours

6. London: The London Pass with 90+ Attractions and Tours

See all that London has to offer with the London Pass by Go City and save up to 50%* on top attractions. With its wealth of history and culture, London always has plenty to offer visitors. The London Pass is a complete sightseer credits package allowing you access to more than 90 top attractions, tours, and museums. Access a huge range of the top landmarks and attractions including the Tower of London, London Zoo, The View from the Shard, Windsor Castle, and many more.  Enjoy a 1-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour with over 60 stops across London including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. The pass is valid for a full working day across 3 routes. You'll also get access to special London Pass holder perks, including discounts at gift shops at select attractions. The London Pass allows access to over 90 attractions, including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour • Thames River Boat (Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off) • Windsor Castle (afternoon entry only) • Westminster Abbey • London Bridge Experience • Tower Bridge • London Zoo • St Paul's Cathedral • Kensington Palace PLACES OF INTEREST • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre • Royal Albert Hall • Royal Observatory Greenwich • Old Royal Naval College • Cutty Sark • Kew Gardens • Hampton Court Palace • Apsley House • Benjamin Franklin House: Architectural Tour • Benjamin Franklin House: Historical • Eltham Palace • Golden Hinde • Wellington Arch • Chelsea Physic Garden MUSEUMS & GALLERIES • London Transport Museum • Foundling Museum • Household Cavalry Museum • Charles Dickens Museum • Guards Museum • Cartoon Museum • Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art • Wernher Collection at Ranger's House • Fan Museum • London Canal Museum • London Museum of Water and Steam • Garden Museum • Museum of Brands • Queen's Gallery (temporarily closed) • The Postal Museum • The Courtauld Gallery • Frameless - Immersive Art Experience TOURS & EXPERIENCES • ArcelorMittal Orbit • Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium) • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum • Wembley Stadium Tours • London Food Walking Tour • Historic Pub Tour of London & more! Please note: attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the Go City app for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions (when applicable) before you go. *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website.

London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

7. London: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

Discover what London has to offer on a hop-on hop-off tour of the English capital. Pass iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, London Eye, and Big Ben with audio commentary available on board (earbuds provided). Choose between a 24-hour ticket and a 48-hour ticket and discover London via 3 specially-designed routes covering over 45 stops: Red Route The Red route takes in the best of historic London including Big Ben, the London Eye, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Blue Route The Blue Route is a comprehensive route covering all of central London from Kensington Palace in the West to the Tower of London in the East. Stops include Harrods, the South Kensington Museums, and Madame Tussauds. Green Route The Green Route links the beautiful, revitalized areas of St Pancras and King’s Cross with the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, making its way through Bloomsbury en route. Thames River Cruise Every ticket includes a 1-way river cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster in either direction. The river cruise includes live commentary in 8 languages. See top London attractions lining the Thames, including Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Tate Modern. Departure times for the river cruise are approximately every 45 minutes. Guided Walking Tour Discover the heart of London on foot. Our walking tours, led by expert Big Bus tour guides, give you access to areas that you can’t visit by bus. Your guide will reveal historical facts and fascinating stories about famous London buildings and cultural institutions. Choose from one of three tour options. Panoramic Evening Tour Choose the option that includes a Panoramic Evening Tour to discover the magic of London as the city becomes illuminated in the evening. Hop on for a nonstop, panoramic tour of London's top landmarks as the sun begins to set.

London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

8. London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

The Royal Westminster and Changing of the Guard (English) guided walking tour offers you the ability to get up close and personal with London’s most famous and impressive sights. Beginning with Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the King, we will explore the iconic buildings, parks and monuments of Royal London.  Witness parades by the world-famous King's Guards before continuing along the corridor of power which includes Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street.  You'll be led by an expert in London’s political, royal, and cultural history, who knows the best places to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony, allowing you the best views and photo opportunities away from the crowds. Along the way, be entertained and enthralled by your tour guide’s in-depth knowledge, memorable anecdotes, and unique take on London's history, as you discover the Kings, Queens, rogues, and villains behind this incredible city, and witness iconic buildings and mesmerizing parades along the way. Suitable for all ages and encompassing multiple different experiences in a single two-and-a-quarter-hour period, this Westminster and Changing of the Guard Walking Tour is the best way to experience Royal Westminster all in one day. 

London: Experience the Changing of The Guard

9. London: Experience the Changing of The Guard

Join the guards as they march towards Buckingham Palace on a unique guided tour in London. Get closer for fantastic photo opportunities and delve deep into the history behind the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Meet your local guide for your private or small group tour (depending on the option booked) and set off on your unforgettable Changing of the Guard experience. As you follow the guards on their march towards Buckingham Palace, your guide will give meaning to one of the oldest and most iconic British ceremonies. You'll soon know your Welsh from your Grenadier, and become an expert in fuzzy bearskin hats. Trace the origins of this dazzling London spectacle and get a handle on the significance of every color, button, mascot, symbol, and movement in this most British of traditions. Feel the thrill as you march to the beating drums of the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony on this one-of-a-kind experience in London.

London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

10. London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

Discover all of London's top attractions and landmarks on the Must See London tour. With the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the stops, you can explore each destination in more depth. The open-top deck offers some of the best views of the city, allowing you to plan your itinerary with ease. See iconic landmarks such as Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and St. Paul's Cathedral, among others. Complete your London experience with a Thames River cruise that takes you from Westminster to Tower Pier. Take your time time and explore the famous sights, enjoy a relaxing walk in one of London's parks, and visit charming neighborhoods like Notting Hill, Shoreditch, and Brick Lane. Your pass is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the first validation, allowing you to hop on and off the bus as many times as you want during that period.

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Alan was AMAZING! He was super knowledgeable which made the tour that much better. He knew the exact time to leave from place to place to ensure we had the absolute best views of each part. The history and stories really captivated us the entire time. He was also so patient and kind with my kids. Always made sure the entire group got the same attention. I really recommend!!

Will is an excellent quirk guide with a fun and critical outtake in British history, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also, the company was very accommodating to my specific needs and the customer service was very helpful. I recommend it

Everyone can get off at the spots they would like to visit and get on whenever they want. The most popular attractions are on the tour.

Our guide Nathan was very enertaining.We have learned a lot.And it was for us very easy to understand.(we are from germany.)rstan

My second tour with Mic. Very much enjoying seeing the sights without the crowds.