London Tour Highlights


Discover all the top London attractions on our London sightseeing bus tour. Our hop-on, hop-off bus tour includes*:

- An extra 24 hours free with the purchase of a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket
- A cruise along the River Thames
- A selection of guided walking tours
- Voucher booklet with great discounts for top attractions, shops and restaurants

If you take the Red Route on our London bus tour, you’ll enjoy live commentary from one of our well-informed and entertaining guides, or if you take the Blue Route, you have a choice of recorded commentary in 12 different languages.

Find out more about all the different tour highlights by clicking on the headings above.

Tour highlights bus

* The Orientation Tour does not include the River Thames Cruise.


Discover the best attractions in London

Our Big Bus tour of London has been carefully designed to show you all of the top London tourist attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye.

Our London bus tour was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and is the most extensive sightseeing tour in the city, taking you to more London tourist attractions than any other tour. And what’s more, our tour guides are experts when it comes to recommending the best things to do in London, helping you to make the most of your trip.

Start planning your trip today and find out more about the attractions you’ll see on our London tourist bus by visiting our Top Landmarks page.


Live guides on our London bus tour

All of our tours on the Red Route are led by experienced guides, who are enthusiastic experts on the city and will give you a live commentary on your London bus tour. They’ll talk you through the history of the city, giving you a personal and entertaining insight into the UK’s capital and top London tourist attractions.

The Big Bus London tour guides pride themselves on revealing something new and fascinating to every visitor, meaning you’re guaranteed to come away from the tour having learned some interesting new facts.

Find out more about the top attractions you’ll see on your London bus tour. Visit our Top Landmarks page and start planning your itinerary.


Recorded multilingual commentary on our Blue Route

The Blue Route is the most extensive open-top bus tour in London.

With personal recorded commentary, you’ll learn all about the top London tourist attractions in your choice of 12 different languages:

- English
- French
- German
- Italian
- Spanish
- Brazilian Portuguese
- Polish
- Arabic
- Hindi
- Japanese
- Mandarin
- Russian

To help you make the most of your London sightseeing tour, complimentary earphones are provided.

In addition to the many top landmarks in central London, the Blue Route also travels west to the Victoria & Albert and Science and Natural History Museums - all are free to enter. You will also discover the shopping havens of Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Kensington High Street. Take a look at our London tour map to find out more about the sights you’ll see.


London hop-on, hop-off

Our London hop-on, hop-off bus tours allow you to explore all the top attractions at your own pace. With more than 50 stops, there are plenty of opportunities for you to jump off the bus and explore the top London tourist attractions that appeal to you most.

The hop-on, hop-off facility gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary and explore the best of London’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like. With our hop-on, hop-of buses, you can alight as many times as you like within the validity period of your ticket.

Start planning your trip today – download our London sightseeing tour stop list.

River Thames Cruise

With your 24 or 48 hour London bus tour you can also enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames, operated by our partners, City Cruises.

The river cruise offers a fantastic opportunity to see the city from a different angle, and includes live commentary. Top London attractions lining the Thames include Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern.

With the 24 hour Big Bus ticket, you can travel one way along the Thames between Westminster Pier and the Tower of London.

With the 48 hour bus tour ticket, you can enjoy return travel to Greenwich, where you can explore the National Maritime Museum and the Greenwich Royal Observatory.

Departure times vary for the river cruise, but tours are approximately every 20 minutes in summertime, and every 30-40 minutes in winter.

You can board the river cruise at:

- Tower Pier
- Westminster Pier
- Waterloo Pier

Please note that the river cruise is not included as part of our Orientation Tour.
Visit City Cruises for information on the river cruise timetable.

Free London walking tours

Our free London walking tours are led by friendly Big Bus tour guides, who will take you on a relaxed walking tour of the city that will give you the opportunity to learn more about specific parts of London’s history. With your Big Bus tour ticket, you’re free to join us on as many London walking tours as you like.

Royal London: 10.20am

Learn about the history of St James’ Palace and Buckingham Palace. This tour will put in you a prime position for witnessing the Changing the Guard ceremony.

Harry Potter: 1:30pm

This walk reveals film locations from the Harry Potter movies in London’s West End and Whitehall. It also takes you to the Palace Theatre, where the new play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is showing. A must for Harry Potter fans.

Haunting Mysteries: 4:30pm

Be thrilled by the Haunting Mysteries Walking Tour, with your guide telling tales of mystery and intrigue as you explore some of London's spookier landmarks and secret haunts of history.

The walking tours last approximately 1½ - 2 hours and leave from Trafalgar Square; Big Bus stop 10.

Pocket Guide Walking Tours


London special offers

When you take a Big Bus tour, you’ll receive a voucher book with a great range of discounts and offers for you to use on top London attractions.

The London voucher book is completely free for all Big Bus customers and you can collect it when you hop aboard our tour bus!