First time to London or short on time to see all the major landmarks? Well Big Bus Tours is the solution for you. Your 24-hour ticket gives you access to three different London routes, free walking tours and a river cruise along the River Thames.
This hop-on hop-off type tour gives you the flexibility to spend as much time as you want at attractions that interest you, with over 70 stops.
Big Bus Tours Routes
The three routes include the Red Tour, the Blue Tour and the Green Link tour. The Red tour has experienced guides to inform you about the history and commentary as you pass each attraction or landmark through central London. Key attractions on the Red tour include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London.
The Blue Tour covers all of central London as well as Kensington and Hyde Park. Recorded commentary is available in 8 different languages and includes attractions such as Harrods, Madame Tussaud’s wax museum and Kensington Palace.
The Green link Tour links the red and blue bus tours with popular London hotels including the Royal National Hotel, as well as passing by the famous British Museum.
London Walking Tours and River Cruise
Three free walking tours are included in the price of your ticket including the Royal London walking tour, the Beatles walking tour and the Ghosts of gaslight London walking tour, all lead by experienced and entertaining guides.
The 1.5 hour Royal London walking tour starts at 10am daily, and visits St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace. The Beatles walking tour starts at 2pm daily from Soho and Mayfair, and takes you back through Beatle history, stories and hangouts of the Beatles.
The third walking tour is the Ghosts of gaslight London walking tour at 4:30pm daily. This third tour is not suitable for small children as it visits venues that are not suitable or open to minors, not to mention some scary ghostly stories and tales of Jack the Ripper!
The River Thames cruise on City cruises departs every 20 minutes, and is a relaxing way to view London from the water.
Lonson Tours Tickets and Prices
Big Bus tours operate every day of the year except Christmas day. Bus routes start between 8:30am and 6:00pm in the summer (4:30pm in the winter). Buses stop frequently at each bus stop every 5-10 minutes in the summer and 10-20 minutes in the winter.
A ticket which is valid for 24 hours is 25£ for Adults, 10£ for children (15 and under) and 60£ for a family. Tickets are available online or can be purchased at the Big Bus information centre at 48 Buckingham Palace Road, London. You can join the tour at any point on the route if tickets are purchased online.