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    City Sightseeing London Hop-On, Hop-Off & Changing of the Guard

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    Activity Schedule

    • When does it run?

      As per calendar

    • Duration

      Hop-on, hop-off: 1-day or 24/ 48 hours (take your pick)
      Changing of the Guard: 1 hour and 30 min

    • Start time

      Buses operate between 8:30 am to 6:30 pm; every 10-20mins (depending on the route).

      Cruise: 10:05 am - 6:20 pm; every 45 mins.
      Changing of the Guard Tour: 9:45 am and 10:15 am

      For detailed timetable, please refer 'Useful Downloads' section.

    • Meeting Point

      Hop on the bus at any of the designated stops and redeem your voucher on bus.
      Thames cruise: You can start from Westminster pier or Tower pier. Ticket will be given on bus.
      Changing of the guard: Make your way to Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, SW1A 1AA, London

    • Ending Point

      Hop off the bus at any of the stops to end the tour.

    Key Highlights

    • Save money with the London hop-on, hop-off and Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace combo
    • Discover London's iconic landmarks and hidden gems at your own pace!
    • Convenient stops near all major sights, with 2 routes and a shuttle line connecting the main route
    • Experience London's rich history through our audio guide, available in 11 languages
    • Take a scenic river cruise along the Thames and see the city from a whole new perspective
    • Don't miss the opportunity to experience London like a local with our award-winning self-guided walking tours, included in our 24 & 48-hour ticket
    • Witness the iconic ceremony of the Changing of the Guard at the Buckingham Palace


    Save money with the action-packed hop-on, hop-off tour and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace!

    Discover London's iconic landmarks and hidden gems at your own pace with our flexible 24 or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour, offering two routes and one shuttle line so you can easily connect to all the main sights. Immerse yourself in London's fascinating history and culture with our audio guide available in 11 languages, bringing the city to life in a way that's accessible to all.

    Some of the main stops of the Hop-On, Hop-Off route are:

    • London Eye
    • Coventry Street
    • Pall Mall Ease
    • Westminster Bridge
    • Ludgate Hill
    • Tower Hill
    • Buckingham Gate

    ... and more

    River Cruise: Your ticket includes a one-way trip from Westmnister Pier to Tower Pier. You can begin your journey from either dock.

    Vidi Guides Walking Tours: Their immersive audio tours, directly downloadable to your smartphone, will take you on a journey through the famous city streets, and top attractions. The 5 walking tours included with the 48-hour ticket are Royal London, Convent Garden, Borough Market, Southbank, and Notting Hill.

    Changing of the Guard Tour:

    Watch the Changing of the Guard, listen to commentary about the ceremony's history and splendor, and see the Queen's Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace with the military band or the Household Cavalry, complete with plumed silver helmets and magnificent horses.

    Enjoy a personalized experience with a small group of 20 or fewer people and learn interesting facts about the ceremony's history and pageantry. Visit the Mall, Horse Guards Parade, St James Park, and the Buckingham Palace grounds.


    • 1day/ 24/ 48 hour London hop-on, hop-off bus ticket (as per option chosen)
    • Royal London walking tour
    • One way Thames River Cruise (with 24 & 48 hours ticket)
    • 5 walking Tours of London with 48 hours ticket
    • Audio Guide Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Arabic
    • Changing of the Guard Guided Tour
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Headsets (when appropriate)


    • Gratuities

    Useful downloads

    Please note

    Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    The date you choose is for the tour. The hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 12 months.

    Individual vouchers for each activity will be shared after the booking.

    Hop-on, hop-off:

    Tour stops and timings are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the bus.

    Validity: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

    The cruise is operated by Hornblower - City Cruises. How to do the cruise? Cruise tickets will be issued when you exchange your voucher on the bus so you must visit the bus in the first instance. Please note that the cruise is offered as strictly subject to availability.

    The Royal London Walk and the City Pack are self-guided tours and the instructions/QR codes for these will be issued locally by the team at point of voucher redemption.

    Changing of the Guard:

    If you book your tour on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday, you’ll experience the change of the Household Cavalry.

    The date, time, and cancellation of the Changing of the Guard are subject to change at the discretion of British authorities. Cancellations due to inclement weather are not announced until the morning of the ceremony. Customers will still see a 'wet change' in which the guards march but without the usual music or parade.

    Please keep in mind that the guard schedule is subject to change, and we may see either footguards or horseguards on different dates.

    Customer Reviews

    • Emma Williams
      Excellent tour

      Great tours with very helpful staff & good stopping places. Highly recommend...

      United Kingdom 06/10/2018
    • sarah fairbairn
      Fabulous tour!

      Relaxed and informative,...

      United Kingdom 06/06/2018
    • Martin Petro
      It was a really great tour.

      Very nice guides, we'd a lot of fun....

      Slovakia 05/24/2018

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