1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Tower of London & River Cruise

Product ID: 223164
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See London's most famous landmarks with an open-top, hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour combined with entrance tickets to the Tower of London. Choose from a 1, 2 or 3 day hop-on, hop-off ticket including a Thames river cruise and a free walking tour.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Valid 1 - 2 days
(from first activation)
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible

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  • See London’s top sights and landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey
  • Marvel at the Crown Jewels or enjoy a walking tour guided by a Yeoman Warder at the Tower of London
  • Enjoy a river cruise and walking tour as part of your ticket
  • Hop-on and off the bus as many times as you like along 4 different bus routes
Full description
Explore and discover the historic city of London on-board a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus and enjoy entrance to the Tower of London as part of your ticket. Take advantage of the unrestricted views of an open-top, double-decker bus to see the sights and landmarks of London including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, St Pauls Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and many more. You can hop-on and off the bus as many times as you like across 4 routes for either 1, 2 or 3 days, creating your own bespoke city tour.

Hop off the bus at the Tower of London to marvel at the magnificent crown jewels and discover the secrets and stories of Britain's most important medieval fortress and royal palace. Enjoy a guided tour led by a Yeoman Warder, also known as a Beefeater and immerse yourself in history and legends as you visit the White Tower, the Bloody Tower and Traitors’ Gate.

There are 3 tickets types available:

Classic Ticket
• Hop-on, hop-off for 1 day (valid for 24 hours from time of redemption)
• Single river cruise (between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction)

Premium Ticket
• Hop-on, hop-off for 2 days (valid for 48 hours from time of redemption)
• Return river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

Deluxe Ticket
• Hop-on, hop-off for 3 days (valid for 72 hours from time of redemption)
• Return river cruise (between Westminster and Greenwich, via Tower of London)

River Cruise
Enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames with all ticket types. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction) whilst the Premium and Deluxe tickets include a return river cruise between Westminster and Greenwich with the option to break the journey at the Tower of London. 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, Greenwich Pier, Westminster Pier, and London Eye Pier.

Big Bus Route Highlights:
• Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard
• Houses of Parliament
• Big Ben
• Westminster Abbey
• 10 Downing Street
• Whitehall
• Piccadilly Circus
• Oxford Street
• Regent Street
• Trafalgar Square
• London Eye
• London Dungeon
• Sea Life London Aquarium
• Madame Tussauds
• Covent Garden
• Bank of England
• Monument
• St Pauls Cathedral
• Tower of London
• Tower Bridge
• The Shard
• City Hall
• Lambeth Palace
• British Museum
• Marble Arch
• Mayfair
• Green Park
• Hyde Park Corner
• Harrods
• South Kensington Museums
• Kensington Palace
• Notting Hill
  • Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour
  • Sightseeing ticket valid for 1, 2 or 3 days
  • Entrance ticket to the Tower of London
  • Thames River cruise
  • Walking tour
  • Travel on 4 bus routes covering 44 locations
  • Live English-speaking guide or recorded commentary in 12 languages
  • WiFi
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Know before you go
• The first bus departure is at 8:30 am in the morning. You can start your tour at any of the 44 bus stops. Popular starting points include Baker Street Station, Green Park Station, Marble Arch, Victoria Station, and Trafalgar Square.
• Infants (aged 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge.
• All buses are equipped with ramps for wheelchair users.
• Your ticket includes a free walking tour which departs every day at 10:00 am from Trafalgar Square and Green Park.
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Big Bus Tours - London

Product ID: 223164