See London’s top sights from a Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and choose from 50+ stops and three separate tour routes around popular attractions and landmarks. 

One of the best ways to get around all the top sights in London, the classic 1-dayBig Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is the perfect way to start your visit. Learn all about London’s history and culture, with entertaining narration along the way while enjoying a birds’s-eye-view of the streets below.

Enjoy the flexibility of hopping on or off any of the 50+ included stops as you’re driven through the streets of London, meaning you create your own sightseeing schedule. The tour is valid for one calendar day, allowing you to make the most of a full day of sightseeing while getting to know the layout of London’s landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, London Bridge and more. 

Enjoy live English commentary on the Red Line tours and pre-recorded commentary in your choice of 12 languages on the Blue and Green Line tours.

  • 1 Day Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
  • 3 bus routes around London
  • 50+ hop-on-hop-off tourist stops
  • Discover London’s top attractions, historical landmarks and buildings
  • Entertaining narration including live English commentary and audio guides in 12 languages
  • Timetable: Buses run every 10-20 minutes

Please check our Closure & Notices page for changings in opening hours and closure dates.

Highlights

  • The Coca-Cola London Eye
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Parliament Square
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben

Routes

Red Route Tour
With 27 different stops, the London Red Tour features live English-speaking guides on all buses offering entertaining commentary, fun facts and unique insights to London. Covering major London sights such as Trafalgar Square, the Coca-Cola London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral, Covent Garden, the Tower of London, Hyde Park Corner and more, it is the essential tour to start your visit!

Tour duration: Approximately 3 hours

Blue Route Tour
Hop on and hop off the London Blue Tour at 39 different stops around the city.  From Buckingham Palace and Westminster to Oxford Circus, South Kensington Museums, Madame Tussauds and more, this extensive tour features pre-recorded commentary available in 12 different languages

Tour duration: Approximately 4 hours

Green Route Tour
Covering Central London landmarks through Bloomsbury to St. Pancras and Euston Stations, the London Green Link tour has 12 hop on hop off stops including the British Museum, Churchill War Rooms, National Portrait Gallery and more as well as pre-recorded tour commentary in 12 languages. 

Tour Duration: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes

Where to hop-on and hop-off

The Coca-Cola London Eye
Standing 135 metres tall, located in the heart of London across the river from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and offering 360-degree panoramic views of the city, the Coca-Cola London Eye is one of the world’s most recognisable structures. 

Buckingham Palace
Home to the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, one of the country's most recognisable buildings, the beautiful royal residence is one of the few working palaces left in the world. Get your camera ready for a photo opportunity at this top London landmark.

Piccadilly Circus
London's equivilent to New York's Times Square, Piccadilly Circus is home to bright lights, megastores, world-famous theatres, London's Chinatown and more. Hop off at one of the city's most bustling spots!

Trafalgar Square
This iconic square has hosted annual events, celebrations and rallies over the years. Famous for Nelson's column, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square is one of London's most important cultural hubs

Big Ben & The Houses of Parliament
Across the River Thames from the Coca-Cola London Eye and around the corner from Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are two must-see London landmarks for all visitors. Built in the Gothic Revival architectural style, the beautiful buildings are the meeting place of the two houses of the UK Parliament. 

Tower of London
One of London's oldest and most important historic buildings, the Tower of London is a highlight on everyone's itinerary. Explore the ancient stones, discover the priceless Crown jewels and meet the historic uniformed Beefeaters!

Using Your London Explorer Pass

Simply present your Explorer Pass when boarding a Big Bus tour bus to enjoy free entry.

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for a 1 day Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus London Tour, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Approximately every 10 - 20 minutes
Monday 08.30 - 18.00
Tuesday 08.30 - 18.00
Wednesday 08.30 - 18.00
Thursday 08.30 - 18.00
Friday 08.30 - 18.00
Saturday 08.30 - 18.00
Sunday 08.30 - 18.00

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