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Activities in London

London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Big Bus

The London Big Bus sightseeing bus is a practical way to see the main sights in the British Capital. You can get on and off the bus at any of its stops to explore the city at your own pace.

The London Big Bus sightseeing bus is a practical way to see the main sights in the British Capital. You can get on and off the bus at any of its stops to explore the city at your own pace.

London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Big Bus

Routes, stops, & timetables

The London Big Bus tourist bus has three different routes. You'll travel around London on board an open-top double-decker bus, taking in the unmissable sights in one of the most visited cities in the world with a fascinating audio guide. The 48-hour bus tickets also include a boat trip on the River Thames and even a night bus tour as well if you wish.

Some of the most interesting stops on the routes are Westminster, the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, London Bridge, and the Tower of London. You can check out the bus's routes and stops at the following link:

Bus lines

  • Red Line: The most complete route, with a duration of 2 hours and 20 minutes, passing through some of the major sights in London. It runs daily from 8:40 am to 5:10 pm, every 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Blue Line: This route passes through the museum quarter south of Hyde Park and takes you to the Tower of London in the east. You'll see famous places such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral, Harrods, Kensington Palace, Notting Hill, and Madame Tussauds. This route lasts 3 hours 20 minutes and runs daily from 8:30 am to 5 pm, with buses every 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Night Tour: Departs from London Eye (stop 11) at 7:30 pm. The night tour is non-stop and lasts 2 hours. This tour is included in the '48-hour ticket + night tour' option.

Please keep in mind that these schedules are flexible and may vary.

Boat Ride

The cruise between Westminster and the Tower of London is included with each ticket. The boats run daily between 10 am and 5 pm, every 15 minutes during the summer season and every 40 minutes during the winter season.

The boats depart from the following points:

  • Tower Bridge Dock (near stop 16 on the sightseeing bus)
  • Westminster Dock (near stop 18 on the sightseeing bus)

London walking tours

The 48-hour tickets also include a guided walking tour of London. These 1.5-hour tours run daily. You can choose one of the following:

  • Royal Sites Tour: starts at 10 am at stop 7 (Trafalgar Square)
  • City of London Tour: starts at 4 pm at stop 14 (St Pauls Cathedral)
  • Westminster Undiscovered Side Tour: starts at 1 pm at Stop 10 (Whitehall)

How does it work?

The ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from the time it's first used, regardless of the time of activation. During this time, you can get on and off the buses as many times as you like. Although a start date is requested when booking, you can use the service for two weeks from the date indicated.

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Price

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Duration

1 day - 2 days.

Language The activity takes place with recorded commentary in English.

The activity takes place with recorded commentary in English.

Included

Unlimited use of the Big Bus London buses during the selected time

Headphones for each person

River Thames boat cruise

Night bus tour (depending on selection)

London walking tour in English (depending on selection)

2% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Varies according to the attraction included.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Sustainability Code

Our providers commit to:

  • Provide a safe and satisfying experience.
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle.
  • Incorporate eco-conscious technologies.
  • Uphold fair employment standards.
  • Foster the growth of local communities.
  • Preserve the integrity of local culture.
  • Safeguard both cultural and environmental heritage.
  • Ensure ethical treatment of animals.
  • Operate with honesty and transparency.
  • Encourage sustainable behaviors among customers and staff.

This particular activity contributes as follows:

  • No printing of documentation required.

Provider

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is it possible to take luggage on the bus?

    A - Yes, you can bring cabin bags and backpacks on the bus.

  • Q - What happens if the weather is bad?

    A - Due to weather conditions, in some circumstances, the open-top bus may be modified to a bus with a roof to protect passengers.

  • Q - Why do this activity with Civitatis?

    A - At Civitatis we guarantee the best quality and prices, click here if you want to know how we select our activities.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

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