Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

See the sights of London from a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour and choose from 110 stops and 8 routes around top attractions and landmarks

The London Pass London Pass Benefits: 1 day Hop-On, Hop-Off London Bus Tour (either Golden Tours, Gray Line London OR Big Bus) Normally £34.00 - Included with London Pass

Let the City Come to You: 1 day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Experience one of the most immersive ways to discover London. Sit back, relax and let the sights, sounds and cultures of this incredible city come to you as you’re driven through its streets. Take in all of the iconic London landmarks while a tour guide narrates your journey through this storied city. Your bus tour is valid for one calendar day and allows you to choose from a Golden Tours, Gray Line London or a Big Bus London Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. This means you'll make the most of a full day of sightseeing, passing top sights and attractions such as Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. Your knowledgable, insightful and entertaining tour guides will ensure you discover the secrets of the city unknown to most locals.  

✅ 1 day Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour (either Golden Tours, Gray Line London or Big Bus)
✅ 9 bus routes around London
✅ 110+ Hop-On, Hop-Off tourist stops
✅ See top London attractions and landmarks
✅ Live English audio guide - available also in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese (Brazilian) & Russian

Please note: Each London pass holder can choose one Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour operator - either Golden Tours, Gray Line London or Big Bus London. Once selected, you can not switch between operators.

GOLDEN TOURS, GRAY LINE LONDON

Easily identifiable in blue. 

The Best Spots to Hop-On and Hop-Off

Tower of London
Without a doubt one of London’s most important and historic buildings – and is a highlight on everyone’s itinerary. Hop off here and explore this old fortress on a Yeoman Warder tour and learn about the Tower’s wealth of history, dating back to the Norman Conquest. Learn about the secrets and scandals of the court and the role the Tower used to play as prison, armoury and menagerie.

London Eye
Set along London’s famous Southbank area, you can immerse yourself in the “cultural heart” of the city. Stroll along the famous esplanade, past street performers and pop-up eateries to the more edifying landmarks such as The British Film Institute, National Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall. Further along the river, you can find Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern.

Westminster Abbey
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit on your bus tour. Hop off and explore the country’s coronation church since the 11th century and walk down the same aisle that Kate Middleton did to marry Prince William. Westminster Abbey is a stunning historic building with impressive stained glass windows, paintings and old pews but it’s also famous as the burial ground for some of the most esteemed intellectuals, scientists and writers such as Charles Darwin, Geoffrey Chaucer and Charles Dickens.

Tower Bridge
The most iconic crossing over the Thames, the Tower Bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks in London so jump off here to enjoy a visit of this old Victorian bascule bridge. Just opposite the Tower of London and across from London Bridge, Tower Bridge is a great attraction if you like engineering and a good view. The Victorian Engine Rooms show you show the old bascules worked and the new elevated glass walkway gives you unparalleled views over London and the river.

Buckingham Palace
You can’t miss a photo opportunity at one of the most recognisable buildings in the country, Buckingham Palace. Home to the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, this beautiful building is a top London attraction and is one of the few working palaces left in the world. Hop off at the Buckingham Palace stop and catch the Changing of the Guard before walking through Green Park for some quiet sanctuary.

Trafalgar Square
An iconic London landmark and is considered a cultural hub in London, hosting events, cultural celebrations and rallies, bringing together all the people of London. Symbolically it’s famous for its Nelson’s column, the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, two of London’s most important art galleries. Trafalgar Square is also a stone’s throw away from the the Embankment, great for views along the river.

Golden Tours, Gray Line London Routes

The Essential Tour (Blue route)
Covering all the main Central London sights, this route includes a live English speaking guide! See Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and so much more, as your live guide informs and entertains every step of the way.
First Bus: 9.00 from Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road, Stop 1  
Last Bus: 17.00 from Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road, Stop 1

The Classic Tour (Red route)
Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
First Bus: 08.32 from Buckingham Gate, Stop 2  
Last Bus: 17.30 from Piccadilly opp Hard Rock Cafe, Stop 33

The Grand Tour (Orange route)
This route passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as many other Central London sights.
First Bus: 09.03 from Duncannon Street, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Stop 7 
Last Bus: 17.46 from Lambeth Place, Stop 27 (weekends 18:30)

The Thames Tour (Lilac route)
This route passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as many other Central London sights.
First Bus: 08:30 from London eye stop 77
Last Bus: 17:00 from London eye stop 77

The Pick Up (Yellow route)
Operating in the morning, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London.
First Bus: 07.44 from Holland Park Avenue, Stop 54  
Last Bus: 11.44 from Park Lane, Southbound, Stop 73

The Drop Off Route (Green route)
Operating in the evening, this route travels from Central London to the popular hotel districts.
First Bus: 18.30 from Kings Cross/St Pancras, Stop 65  
Last Bus: 22.18 from Lancaster Gate, Stop 47

Click here for the Golden Tours Hop-On, Hop-Off bus routes and timetable.

Big Bus London Tour Routes

Best of Central London - Red Route 
With 22 different stops, the 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 2 hours 10 minutes
First Bus: 8.00 from Green Park Underground, Stop 1  
Last full tour: 18.00 from Green Park Underground, Stop 1

Best of the West - Blue Route  
Hop on and hop off the London Blue Tour at 15 different stops across West London. From the museum quarter to the leafy streets of Kensington, Bayswater, you'll discover iconic landmarks such as Harrods, the Natural History Museum, Kensington Palace, Notting Hill and Marble Arch.

Tour duration: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
First Bus: 8.20 from Marble Arch, Stop 4  
Last full tour: 18.00 from Marble Arch, Stop 4

North to Central - Green Route  
Covering Central London landmarks through Bloomsbury to St. Pancras and Euston Stations, the London Green Link tour has 10 hop-on, hop-off stops including the British Museum, Covent Garden and more as well as pre-recorded tour commentary in 12 languages.

Tour Duration: Approximately 1 hour
First Bus: 8.20 from Woburn, Stop 37
Last Full Tour: 19.00 from Woburn, Stop 37

The Attraction Loop - Orange Route Tour
A direct tour between London's best-known attractions such as Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, The London Dungeon, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and more while discovering Central London landmarks such as Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Lambeth Palace. 

Tour duration: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
First Bus: 8.50 from Baker Street, Stop 34
Last full tour: 18.30 from Baker Street, Stop 34

Click here for the Big Bus Tours Hop-On, Hop-Off bus routes and timetable.

Details of any impact to hop-on hop-off bus services, as a result of events or activities in central London, can be found here for Golden Tours, and here for Big Bus.

A bus tour is a great way to see the top sights in London but the most efficient way to get around is to add a London Oyster Travelcard to your pass when ordering.

See the full list of attractions included.

A very good experience and so many facilities. The service is good and also the information about the services and places we can use it turns the tour faster and safe. I think I will use it every time I travel and I share it with friends and relatives.
Marcio Christ from United Kingdom

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Getting to Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Getting to Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour 123-151 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9SH
  • Closest Underground Station Victoria
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Stops Golden Tours, Gray Line Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Stops
    Blue route - Stop 1 - Buckingham Palace Road
    Red route - Stop 2 - Buckingham Gate
    Orange route - Stop 7 - Duncannon Street

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