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London Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour, Thames Cruise & Madame Tussauds Ticket!

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from US$ 75.94 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Regale in the magnetic and eventful history of the Papacy and the Vatican with this private tour
  • Includes ticket for Madame Tussauds where you can meet your heroes
  • Save over 15% compared to the cost of buying these separately
  • Audio commentary is offered in 8 languages
  • All Open Top buses include free WiFi
  • Two of London’s top things to do at one great price
  • Overview

    London is one of the world’s most vibrant cities. And this fun, flexible hop-on hop-off bus ticket with added extras is the perfect introduction to the UK’s historic capital. Your ticket includes a FREE walking tour, cruise AND admission to Madame Tussauds. Save over 15% compared to the price of buying these tickets separately.

    Your ticket gives you access to a city-wide bus route that takes you past all the key attractions such Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Tower Bridge. More than 74 well-placed stops provide easy access to all the most important and interesting landmarks while a multi-lingual audio-guide tells you fascinating facts about the things you see.

    You can jump on and off the bus just as you like to see the sights, have a meal or go shopping. And that’s not all! The bus ticket includes two great bonuses – the chance not only to take a free walking tour but also to enjoy a free Thames River Boat Ride.

    Plus this ticket also includes admission to Madame Tussauds where you can meet film stars, sporting legends, world leaders and more.

    Download the tour route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for 24hrs

    Start time

    First bus departs as follows:
    Essential Tour (Blue Route): 8:00am from Haymarket, Tourist stop, outside No 11; every 30 minutes
    Classic Tour (Red Route): 7:50am from Park Lane, N/B, Tourist stop, Queen Elizabeth Gate; every 10-20 minutes
    Grand Tour (Orange Route): 7:50am from Park Lane, N/B, Tourist stop, Queen Elizabeth Gate; every 15-20 minutes
    Pick-up Service (Yellow Route): Yellow Route every morning courtesy pick-up every 20-30 minutes from 7:17am.

    Last departure:
    Essential Tour (Blue Route): 4:30pm from Victoria stop 1
    Classic Tour (Red Route): 5:30pm from Piccadilly, opp. Hard Rock Café stop 7 (5:00pm in winter)
    Grand Tour (Orange Route): 4:00pm from opp. Lambeth Palace stop 47

    Meeting Point

    Please redeem your booking voucher at one of the following Golden Tours Visitor Centres:
    Golden Tours Visitor Centre Victoria (London, UK): 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH. Opening Times: Monday to Sunday – 7:00am to 8:00pm
    Golden Tours Visitor Centre Kensington (London, UK): 156 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4EF. Opening Times: Monday to Sunday – 8:00am to 5:00pm
    Golden Tours Visitor Centre Leicester Square (London, UK): 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP. Opening Times: Monday to Saturday – 9:30am to 7:00pm / Sunday – 10:00am to 5:00pm
    Golden Tours Visitor Centre Paddington (London, UK): 145 Praed Street, Paddington W2 1RL. Opening Times: Monday to Sunday – 8:00am to 6:00pm
    Golden Tours Visitor Centre Waterloo: Unit 31, Elizabeth House, York Road, London, SE1 7NJ. Opening Times: Monday to Sunday – 8:00am to 6:00pm

    Ending Point

    You can end the hop-on, hop-off tour at any of the stops.


    To begin your London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, make your way to any of the bus stops where you can present your voucher to the driver to board the bus.

    You now have the rest of the day free to explore London your way. Hop-on and off the bus as much as you wish - or simply relax on board and watch as the highlights of London glide by.

    Your ticket gives you access to 4 routes on the Golden Tours London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, which are as follows:

    Essential Tour (Blue Route)
    Highlights along this route include Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly, Trafalgar Square, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Cathedral.

    Classic Tour (Red Route)
    Highlights include Kensington Museums Marble Arch, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, Piccadilly Circus and Green Park.

    Grand Tour (Orange Route)
    The highlights along this route are Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch, Paddington, Madame Tussauds, Kings Cross/St Pancras International, Russell Square, Holborn, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye, and Lambeth Palace.

    Pick Up Route (Yellow Route) – Feeder service
    This route covers Bayswater Road, Notting Hill and Holland Park, offering pick up from many of London hotels.

    The Drop Off Route (Green route) - Feeder Service:
    Operating in the evening, the bus covers the popular hotel districts in London, offering drop off at many hotels from Central London.

    Free Walking Tour - Special Bonus: Your generous bus tour package also includes the chance to find out more about London on a walking tour. There are two great options and these are listed below. Choose the one which appeals to you most.

    The Royal Wedding Walking Tour: Follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

    The Beatles London Walking Tour: Take in the places where the Beatles worked and played in London.

    Whichever option you choose, the walk is sure to be a memorable experience!

    Free River Boat Ride: The bus tour package also includes an enthralling River Thames boat ride which lets you enjoy unique sweeping perspectives over London’s attractions and landmarks.

    Enjoy the hop-on hop-off bus ticket, the free walk and the Thames boat ride plus admission to the celebrity wax works collection at Madame Tussauds.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24-hour Bus ticket
    • Admission to Madame Tussauds
    • FREE Walking Tour
    • FREE Thames River Boat Ride
    • Live English or multilingual audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese & Russian
    • Free WiFi on all Open Top buses


    • Entrances to attractions, unless specified
    • Food and drink, unless specified
  • Please note

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    London is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. While every effort is made to ensure a smooth and frequent service there may be delays, reduced frequency and route alternations due to traffic and road closures.

    Your walking tour and boat ride vouchers are valid for 2 days, so you can take Hop-on, Hop-off tour on one day and river cruise or walking tour the day after.

    The attraction ticket is valid for the date you have made the bookings for.

    If you wish to use the attraction ticket on some other date, then, you will need to inform the staff at any of the three visitor centres located in Victoria, Kensington or Leicester Square while exchanging your voucher.

  • Customer Reviews
    • A great way to see London

      A great tour, everyone was very helpful and friendly...

      Brendon Jones, United Kingdom, 14/Oct/2017
    • Have fun with my family and we can see all view in London just by stepping on bus ....and get an easy way to enter to Madame Tussauds...TQSM...

      ROSHIDAN SANI, Malaysia, 05/Oct/2017
    • very funny and very interesting tour

      Very cool, we did everything we wished to do and plus by discovering the London life by speaking and meeting other people ! :) The madame tussauds was very funny and it was very...

      Flory VINCENT, France, 12/Apr/2017
    • Positive: Madame Toussaud and Hop on-Hop off;
      Negative: The Thames cruise, short and performed with an unpleasant boat.

      Sorin Constantinescu, Romania, 26/Jun/2018
    • Hop on-Hop off was very good, also Madame Tussaud. The river cruise war a little bit dissapointing because of the unpleasant bat.

      Cristina Constantinescu, Romania, 26/Jun/2018
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