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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye provided by Big Bus Tours

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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-07-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye
Face mask available where required. Explore the city from the top deck of our open top buses and discover many aspects of its history and culture in an open-air environment.
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Updated 20-07-01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary with a Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass, the perfect choice for independent travelers. No matter how long you have in London, a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass allows you to explore at your own pace. Tick off all of London’s landmarks and see the city from a different perspective on an included Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only. Upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel.
  • Tick off London landmarks at a relaxed pace on a Big Bus sightseeing tour
  • A flexible and family-friendly sightseeing option 
  • A Thames River cruise is included (Fri-Sun only)
  • Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass
  • Upgrade to include a London Eye flight
What to Expect
Redeem your Bug Bus bus voucher at any of the stops along one of the comprehensive routes. Opt for seating on the open-air upper deck or covered lower deck, depending on the weather, and listen to live or recorded commentary depending on the route chosen. Either stay on the bus for the entire loop of each route or disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention. You can also plan ahead if you’d like and have a day’s itinerary laid out and ready. Your hop-on hop-off pass includes a short cruise along the River Thames, currently operating Friday to Sunday only. Upgrade to include a must-do London Eye Flight. Some popular stops include the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and Kensington Gardens.
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Important Information
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Recorded commentary
  • Complimentary earphones
  • 30-minute river cruise (Friday - Sunday Only)
  • Hotel drop-off for those staying in Paddington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Kensington
  • Limited Hop on Hop off with 5 stops
  • Optional London Eye Ticket
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tickets are valid from the first date of redemption
  • Buses are all equipped with ramps for wheelchairs or strollers
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops
  • Infants (age 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • For your optional London Eye ticket you must reserve the your time slot in advance please use the link printed on your voucher.
  • Until Spring 2021 only the Red Route is operating with limited stops. Hop on Hop Off at Stop 21 Victoria, Stop 4 Marble Arch, Stop 11 London Eye, Stop 14 St Pauls, Stop 16 Tower of London
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Laura L wrote a review Jan. 2021
Liverpool, United Kingdom25 contributions10 helpful votes
Literally so happy we were able to go to London and enjoy being tourists hoping on and off the bus to see all the sightseeing! We went ordered our tickets online and used the app on my iPhone as well which was really helpful and the app told you were the bus was and when it
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1 Helpful vote
Lee W wrote a review Dec. 2020
Bath, United Kingdom1 contribution2 helpful votes
Fantastic driver and guide made us feel very welcome.Guide was very knowledgable and gave a running and fact filled commentary for the whole of the tour. Would definitely recommend
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2 Helpful votes
Isha wrote a review Dec. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The guide Mr Benedict was extremely helpful. We had booked our ticket online and there was a glitch hence we did not receive the ticket but he made sure we found our booking. Ms Ellen also went out to the way to help us. Shows entire London sites and is worth the money. Very
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Date of experience: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
R A wrote a review Dec. 2020
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Big Bus. For most of the journey my friend and I were the only ones on the bus since everything in London is a bit quiet these days. This was a blessing! It meant that we had the brilliant tour guide Tiffany all to oursleves. She was really
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Date of experience: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
John wrote a review Nov. 2020
Leavenworth, Kansas1,297 contribution210 helpful votes
Big Bus London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour - Big Bus is one of several London tour bus companies. Tours are currently suspended presumably due to Covid-19 related lack of customers, but it was going strong fall of 2020 when we were in London. Four routes took us all around the city on
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Date of experience: December 2019
2 Helpful votes
About the operator

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By: Big Bus Tours
Awful - unprofessional- tinpot company - like a skit out of carry on - avoid ! Hire a bike instead. All the tour re
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Highlight of our staycation
Just finished a fantastic morning’s tour with Phil as our guide. Brilliantly informative, entertaining and persona
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Bring An Umbrella
Since London’s Hop-On & Hop Off Bus Tour was part of the London Pass, we didn’t have to pay £34 for a bus ticket. T
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Birthday day out
Phil was our live tour guide and was absolutely fantastic, he definitely made our trip! Full of amazing knowledge,
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Excellent experience
We did the Big Bus Tour on the 17th October. The whole experience was fantastic from picking up our pre-booked tick
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Lauren G
Awful commentary
The 2 stars were for the staff and the length of the tour, both were good. On the day we travelled, there was no li
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Family trip sept 2020
Make sure you book the big bus tour a great service and staff are really Helpful especially Ashley & Mandy very hel
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Thanks Chloe & Paul
We just did the London eye which was amazing and the big bus tour ...Paul was a great and pleasant driver and Chloe
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We loved Chloe and Paul
Grabbed a ticket for the bus tour. Having a on board guide was fantastic. Lots of banter and knowled
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Laney F
Tour bus at night, easy to find
PABLO was a very knowledgable guide, answered questions well. Well worth doing this tour. We are so glad we did i
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Good Big Bus Tour
Have done similar hop on and hop off tours in other cities and this was good considering the covid -19 circumstance
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Ste M
Not to be trusted with third party tickets.
Booked a 2-day premium ticket which according to the website includes a river cruise "Take to the water with a retu
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Firstly my review is based on the misleading information provided by a representative to purchase the two day ticke
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Thank to you Phil for an amazing Big Bus tour
Really enjoyed all Madame Tussauds, the Big Bus tour with live commentary and the London Eye, which we paid for in
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Awful business to deal with
This company is useless. The customer service is the worst I’ve ever dealt with. I wouldn’t recommend using their s
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Key Details
  • Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and 94 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, Arabic, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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