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City Sightseeing London: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    1-day (City Sampler), 24, 48, or 72 hours (as per the option chosen).

    1 loop takes 2 hours and 30 minutes approx.

  • Start time

    9am to 5pm, every 30 minutes.

    The first tour of the day departs bus stop 1 Grosvenor Gardens at 8:40am. The last full loop tour of the day will depart bus stop 1 at 4:10pm. The final 2 buses each day will now end at stop 16, Westminster Pier.

  • Meeting Point

    You can hop onto the bus from any of the stops.

    The first tour of the day departs bus stop 1 Grosvenor Gardens at 8:40am.

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • 4 ticket options available: Choose between a 1-day (City Sampler), 24-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour London bus tour
  • A scenic Thames cruise included with the 24, 48 and 72-hour bus ticket option
  • Stop at world famous landmarks like Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace
  • Relish full flexibility to hop on and off as many times as you wish
  • Explore the metropolis of London with comprehensive routes and flexible validites
  • Enjoy informative and lively audio-commentary onboard
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers are accepted!


Explore the energetic and diverse metropolis of London in the most unique and easy way with this Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Ticket from City Tour. Valid for 1-day (city sampler), 24, 48 or 72 hours, you have complete freedom explore the city at your own pace and design your own itineraries. What's more, your 24, 48 or 72-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket comes with one FREE one-way River Thames cruise!

Travel conveniently on open-top, red buses with audio commentary in English. Create your own itinerary and hop on and off at any of the 20 stops while discovering the famous streets, neighborhoods and leading monuments of London.  Hop off at main London attractions like Big Ben, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and so on. With strategically-located stops, getting around the city is a breeze with this London hop-on, hop-off bus tour.


  • Tower of London
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • The Shard
  • British Library
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Piccadilly Square
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

…. And more!

One-Way River Thames Cruise: 

Included with the 24, 48, and 72-hour ticket is a scenic cruise between Westminster Pier (next to Big Ben) and Tower Pier (next to the Tower of London). 

See the iconic sights of London from the Thames. 

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 subjected to availability. 

About the Supplier: City Sightseeing is one of the leading tour operators offering hop-on, hop-off services across 100 locations worldwide. They have been providing quality services since 1998.


  • 1-day/24/48/72 hour London hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, Italian, French and German.
  • One way Thames River Cruise (with 24, 48 and 72-hour ticket only)


  • Entrances, unless specified

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Please note

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

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

London is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Vouchers are valid for 1 day, 24hrs, 48hrs or 72hrs depending on the ticket type booked and will be effective from the time of ticket redemption. Vouchers can be exchanged for up to 12 months from the travel date specified on the booking.

The tour is wheelchair accessible.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The tour will operate as per the guidelines for the City of London regarding Covid-19 policies.

The cruise is operated by Hornblower - City Cruises.

Tour stops and timings are subject to change.

Please note that child only tickets cannot be booked standalone. They must always be booked alongside either an adult ticket or a family ticket.

Customer Reviews

  • 3
    Excellent tour
    06/10/2018 Emma Williams, United Kingdom
  • 3
    12/22/2017 joel lazaro, United States
  • 3
    First time in London! Fantastic day!
    10/17/2017 Dave Edwards, United Kingdom

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