Guided tour

London Vintage Bus Tour, Thames Cruise, Fish & Chips

4.7 / 5

13 reviews

London Vintage Bus Tour, Thames Cruise, Fish & Chips

From US$ 71.51 per person

Enjoy a 3.5-hour tour of England's capital aboard a vintage open-top bus and riverboat. See the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, London Bridge, and more! Witness Buckingham Palace's Changing of the Guard followed by fish and chips in a London pub.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • See London from a beautifully restored 50-year-old vintage bus
  • Witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Take a trip on the Thames
  • Enjoy fish and chips at a traditional central London pub
Full description
There can be few better ways of viewing the English capital than from one of its traditional double-decker buses. See all the city's highlights from its open top, with lunch and a river cruise included. See Westminster Abbey, then head to Buckingham Palace, the official Royal residence of Queen Elizabeth II. Witness the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (only on the morning tour), as the Queen's soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies, march to the might of the accompanying military music. In the event of no ceremony taking place, the tour will still stop at the palace for photographs. Following your vintage open-top bus ride you can enjoy a Great British pastime with some of the tastiest fish and chips London has to offer in a traditional Central London pub. From Buckingham Palace, your vintage open-top bus ride will finish up at a pub in Victoria, where you’ll enjoy an iconic feature of London cuisine. Although they're no longer served in the newspaper, you can’t possibly leave London without sampling a plate of crisply battered fish and piping hot chips!
Includes
  • Open-top bus tour with live guide
  • River Thames cruise
  • Photo stop outside Buckingham Palace
  • Fish and chips at a traditional pub
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    Tours depart at Victoria coach station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London. Gate 19 - 20 for AM tour and Gate 0 for PM tour.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • A vegetarian option is available but must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance – no alternatives to fish and chips will be available on the day
    • Please note that this is an open-top bus tour - please be prepared for the possibility of rain
    • On rare occasions the open-top bus may be changed to a closed top bus
    • When the guard change does not take place, we stop instead for photos of Buckingham Palace
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Absolutely brilliant, Alan our guide and Jermaine the driver were great. Alan was very welcoming and relayed so much information. We had the Fish and chips at st George’s Tavern and that again was lovely. The boat cruise was equally as good and very funny. Would highly recommend all the activities

    October 10, 2021

    More walking than expected, and chaos to find the bus, but worth it!

    Make sure you phone the company the day before your trip, they will send you the phone number. We didn't and the bus station was absolute chaos. Richard our tour guide could talk solidly all day, and mostly it was relevant! I was expecting to just sit on the bus, but there were lots of times when we were off the bus walking around as well, better for us but there were a few people struggling a bit with this. Boat trip was short, and I would have booked another if I had known. All in all, recommend this as a very good trip.

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    August 20, 2015

    The guide is really a love

    This tour is absolutely unforgettable; the guide is a real cream I recommend eyes closed

    May 2, 2017

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