Hop-on hop-off London Bus Tour

HM Tower of London

Overview

Times

First full tour from 9am. Buses every 20 to 30 minutes.

Duration

1 day, 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours - depending on your ticket duration

Age

All

Accessibility

Please contact venue

Location

About

See London's iconic landmarks from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy unlimited travel around London over 24 or 48 hours and get a free river tour included with your bus ticket.

This handy service allows you to tick off as much sightseeing as you'd like across one or two working days. Simply board the tour bus at one of the designated stops across the city and hop off at the closest stop to the sight you're visiting. Once you're done exploring, get back on the bus and make your way to the next spot! 

A blue and white double decker sightseeing bus tour is driving past the busy streets of London.  

Your booking also includes access to a free River Thames Boat Ride or free London walking tour.

What is the bus tour route?

The buses cover four different routes with more than 60 stops, so there's plenty of opportunity to see London's most famous places. You can hop on and off as many times as you want, giving you the chance to explore areas and attractions in more detail. 

A group of three friends are enjoying a sunny day on the top deck of the Hop-On Hop-Off tourist bus passing by the London Eye.

  • Classic Tour (Blue route): All central London sights and London's Museum Quarter. 
  • Essential Tour (Red route): Includes Madame Tussauds, Kings Cross, Hyde Park and Regents Park. 
  • Morning and Evening Drop-Off Service (Yellow and Green routes): Available morning and late afternoon, this service operates from popular hotel districts to Central London sights.

Download the hop-on hop-off bus tour route map [PDF size 1.3 KB].

What will I see on the tour? 

The Golden Tours hop-on hop-off bus tours is driving past St Pauls Cathedral with many of its passengers enjoying the views from the open top deck. 

Stopping by all major sights, on this hop-on hop-off tour you'll have the opportunity to see iconic landmarks including: 

  • Tower of London
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Tower Bridge
  • Trafalgar Square

Three people take a selfie from the top of the Hop-On Hop-Off open-top bus, with St Paul's Cathedral visible in the background.

Buses generally operate every 15 to 30 minutes, but this varies by time of year and is subject to change. Be sure to check the most up-to-date timetable on the day of travel. 

Look out for the designated Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus sign at each stop to ensure you're boarding at the right location. 

Which languages is the tour in?

Live commentary from an onboard guide, or multilingual audio guides in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi and Russian are available. There is also free WiFi available on the bus.

What is included in the hop-on hop-off tour?

The hop-on hop-off London bus tour includes your bus ticket, audio guides, unlimited travel to over 60 stops across London, and free Wi-Fi on all open-top buses. 

Entrances to all other attractions and optional gratuities are not included. 

A group is on the open deck of London's Hop-On Hop-Off tourist bus, including a man and a woman looking at a map of London, planning their itinerary for the day.

Free Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride

Your ticket also includes access to a free Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride along the river Thames where you'll discover the capital's landmarks from a new perspective as you glide along the river. 

The free boat ride is operated by Cruises Boats which leave every 30 minutes from Westminster Pier and Tower Millennium Pier. The boat cruise is approx. 30 minutes in duration.

Free Walking Tours

A man and two women are crossing a bridge overlooking the Tower of London.

Pair your bus ride with a free walking tour around the city. Travel back in time to the Victorian period as you follow in the footsteps of the notorious Jack the Ripper (3.30pm daily). Or, uncover London's royal secrets on a Coronation Walking Tour (10am daily).

How do I get hop-on hop-off bus tour tickets?

A price of a one-day bus tour starts from £32.00, a 24-hour bus ticket starts from £39.00 and a 48-hour bus tour starts from £35.00

Book your hop-on hop-off London tour tickets in advance online.

Other ticket options

You can also buy a combined Hop-on hop-off bus tour and London by Night ticket. This gives you access to two bus tours so you can see the capital in all its glory by day and night. Find out more about the London by Night bus tour.

Prices

Adult ticket From £32.00 per ticket