Top 12 Bus Tours of London

Sit back, relax and take in the sights on a London bus tour. 

You can choose from sightseeing tours of top London landmarks, night-time tours, movie tours and even duck-themed tours. Many bus tours let you jump on and off so you can visit attractions, have lunch or go shopping. Book your bus tour now!

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

The Hop on Hop off Bus Tour is all about freedom. A ticket allows you to explore London at your own pace; hop off at more than 60 stops and choose from four different bus routes. As well as having your transport covered, you can enjoy added extras including free walking tours and a 24-hour Thames river pass.

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Big Bus Tours

Enjoy an open-top sightseeing tour with a live guide or a digitally-recorded commentary in eight languages with Big Bus Tours. The ticket also entitles you to a free river cruise, guided walking tours and a reward voucher book, so that you can make the most of your time in London.

London by Night Open Top Bus Tour

The London by Night Open Top Bus Tour is the perfect way to spend an evening in London. The capital glitters after sunset, and these tours are a great way to see some of London's most famous locations in one night. Witness the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and more in all of their night-time splendour.

The Ghost Bus Tours

Sample some of London's grisly history with The Ghost Bus Tours. Climb on board a classic 1960s Routemaster for a bus tour which combines comedy with spine-chilling facts from London's past. The haunted bus takes visitors around the city, via sites of murder, torture and execution, to reveal the ghosts of London.

Total London Experience

The Total London Experience tour passes many of the capital’s postcard-perfect landmarks. During the all-day bus tour, you’ll have the chance to hop off for a guided tour of the Tower of London and go for a spin on the Coca-Cola London Eye, before enjoying a sightseeing cruise on the river Thames.

Spirit of London Tour

Go on a whistle-stop ride around some of London’s most famous landmarks with a Spirit of London Tour. See St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and more. Your ticket also includes a relaxing Thames boat trip towards Greenwich, offering a chance to take in unique views of the city at a leisurely pace.

London Duck Tours

If you want to sample some amphibious sightseeing, jump on one of London Duck Tours’ distinctive yellow vehicles and get ready for the splash! Each trip combines a guided tour of the capital with a “thrilling splashdown” as the bus launches onto the river Thames - London looks good from a duck's perspective.

The London Time Tour Bus

Join Professor Quantum on a voyage through time and space with The London Time Tour Bus. A sci-fi option for all the family, this theatrical experience is unlike any other bus tour in London. Guests are whizzed around the city in a time-travelling bus to discover the history of the capital during a fun-filled sightseeing tour.

Brit Movie Tours

For film fans looking to recreate the cinematic history of the capital, Brit Movie ToursLondon Movie Locations Tour is a must-do experience. Visit more than 35 exciting film locations in and around London with an expert guide, who reveals behind-the-scenes details, trivia and insider gossip.

BB Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Feeling peckish, but want to carry on the sightseeing? Then the BB Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour is the perfect tour. Hosted by Brigit’s Bakery, the unique tour takes place on a classic Routemaster bus and serves up high tea, including an array of sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Be transported around town while sipping on hot drinks and nibbling delicious pastries.

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London Buses

If you want to take a ride on a classic Routemaster, head to Tower Hill and jump on the 15H bus. The heritage route uses the time-honoured London bus known throughout the world, running between Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square. The number 94 bus route is another great way to experience the city using your Oyster card. The bus travels from Central to West London, and visits some of the capital’s most iconic areas for just £1.50.

Day Trips from London

For those who want to venture past London's borders, there are countless day trips that offer a cheap way to see some of the best parts of the UK. Grab a ticket and travel out of the city to Stonehenge, Windsor, Oxford or Bath - these trips offer great value and plenty of fun.

For more sightseeing inspiration, discover the best attractions in London, book a landmark-packed tour and check out our top sightseeing tips.