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

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    24 & 48  hours (as per the option chosen).

    1 loop takes 2 hours and 30 minutes approx.

  • Start time

    8:30am to 5:20pm, every 10-20 minutes (depending on the route)

  • Meeting Point

    First and Last departure from stop 1. Hop on the bus at any of the stops.

    Cruise: You can start from either Westmnister Pier or Tower Pier.

    For 5 walking tours of London: (with 48 hour ticket only):

    • Southbank: Hop off at Stop 9
    • Royal London: Hop off at Stop 16 or 17
    • Covent Garden: Hop off at Stop 6 or 9
    • Borough Market: Hop off at Stop 12
    • Notting Hill: Hop off at Stop 3 or 4
  • Ending Point

    You can hop off any of the stops

    Cruise: Ends at either of the piers.

Key Highlights

  • Explore the metropolis of London with comprehensive routes and flexible validites
  • Stop at world famous landmarks like Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace
  • Enjoy informative and lively audio-commentary onboard
  • 27 well-placed stops covering London's top attractions
  • Full flexibility to hop on and off at any off the stops
  • A scenic Thames cruise included with the 24 or 48 hour bus ticket option
  • Vouchers can be exchanged for up to 12 months from the travel date specified on the booking
  • 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  24 & 48  hours, you have complete freedom explore the city at your own pace and design your own itineraries. 

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 27 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!

Ticket Options:

City Sampler ticket and a free Royal London walking tour:

  • Valid for 24 hours
  • With a free Vidi Guides Royal London walking tour

24-hour ticket with River Cruise and free Royal London walking tour: 

  • Valid for 24 hours 
  • River cruise 
  • With a free Vidi Guides Royal London walking tour

48-hour ticket with River Cruise and a city pack of 5 London walking tours: 

  • Valid for 48 hours
  • River cruise 
  • Free Vidi Guides “City Pack” compromising five fascinating, self-guided walking tours

City Pack of 5 Walks: (with 48 hour ticket only)

  • Royal London
  • Southbank
  • Borough Market
  • Covent Garden
  • Notting Hill

One-Way River Thames Cruise: 

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. 

Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS for new routes and Sequences.

Green Shuttle Service

  • Stop 1 - Belvedere Road, Stand 3788, behind the London Eye
  • Stop 2- Aldwych, outside One Aldwych Hotel
  • Stop 21- Southampton Row, Stop Y, for the Bristish Museum
  • Stop 22- Woburn Place, Stop H outside the Royal National Hotel
  • Stop 23- Bedford Way, Stop BP 4580, behind the Royal National Hotel
  • Stop 24- Southampton Row, Stop B, for City Sightseeing shop and information centre
  • Stop 25 - Lancaster Place, Somerset House, Stop B

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.


  • 24/48 hour London hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
  • Audio guide in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Polish and Arabic
  • One way Thames River Cruise (with 24, 48 hour ticket only)
  • Royal London walk  
  • 5 walking Tours of London (with 48 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.

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

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.

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

Vidi Guides Royal London Tour (in English)  After the purchase, You will receive an email from Cs titled “How to access your self-guided audio tours with Vidi Guides” with instructions in English on how to access the tour details on the smartphone (one tour per passenger).

Best stops for the Royal London Tour are 9 and 10

We advise to check locally for the latest timetables.

River Cruise included within the 24HR and 48HR tickets, you must validate your voucher beforehand with the bus staff in order to get the boat ticket.

The boat tour is not included within the 24HR City Sampler Ticket

Stop 8 will be permanently closed. The nearest pick-up point will be the new stop at Belvedere Road, behind the London Eye.

Family ticket includes 2 adults & 2 children.

London have recently incorporated another route "Green Shuttle Service " to the tour bus service. This route will act as a shuttle service, picking up customers along the route so they can connect with the red route (main route) at Stop 1 or Stop 2.

Please check USEFUL DOWNLOADS for new routes and Sequences.

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    Money well spent for even my short trip.

  • Frances Clarke

    Good value for money thank you.


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