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City Tour London: Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket with Optional Thames River Cruise & Walking Tours

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    • Adults (16+)
    • Children (5-15)
    • Infants (0-4)
from US$ 33.67 US$ 31.99 per person pp
    • Your hop on hop off ticket gives you access to three walking tours for FREE (as per ticket option chosen)
    • Take your time exploring any famous destination, as you hop-on and off as often as you wish
    • Embark on a memorable cruise along the Thames River, free of cost with this tour (as per ticket option chosen)
    • Stop at world famous landmarks like Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly and Buckingham Palace
    • Choose to know unique aspects of this multicultural city with buses running on 6 distinct routes
    • Enjoy the multilingual audio-commentary onboard
    • Listen to kids commentary on selected tour routes in English
  • Overview

    Explore the energetic and diverse metropolis of London in the most unique and easy way with this hop-on, hop-off ticket. You may also upgrade your ticket to experience three walking tours and a Thames Cruise ride for FREE.

    Travel conveniently on open-top, red buses with audio commentary in 11 different languages. Create your own itinerary and hop on and off as often as you like, while discovering the famous streets, neighbourhoods and leading monuments of London, within the validity period of your ticket.  Your ticket offers six routes options – Red shuttle, Yellow original route, Blue Royal Borough Tour, Orange British Museum Route, Purple shuttle, Morning Silver Shuttle, with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and so on. Also, includes three walking tours, kids commentary on selected routes and a one way River Thames cruise.

    Where to start your London bus tour?

    During your hop-on, hop-off tour, take a one way Thames river cruise (as per ticket option chosen) and see some of the most iconic London sights from the water. Choose your preferred cruise route from the two piers – Westminster and Tower Pier.

    Your ticket also includes a choice of three walking tours (as per ticket option chosen) for FREE. You can choose one of following walks
    1. Changing of the Guards
    2. Rock "N" Roll
    3. Jack The Ripper

    You have an four ticket options to choose from -

    24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours : Hop on Hop off bus ride+ Walking tour FREE + Thames Cruise

    1 day ticket (or the City Sampler): Unlimited Hop on hop off bus ride

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary


    When does it run?

    27 Apr  to 31 Mar  : Daily


    Hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for 1 day, 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours

    Start Time

    Buses run between 8:00am and 5:30pm, every 5-60 minutes (depending on the route). Since this is an outdoor activity, schedules might just change sometimes check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of the tour just to be safe.

    Thames River Cruise (with 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours ticket): Operates between 10am and 6pm (Please check the exact cruise timings at the start point). Frequency of buses every 40 minutes.

    Walking Tours (with 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours ticket):

    Changing of Guards : 10:00am

    Rock "N" Roll & Jack the Ripper : 1:00pm

    Meeting Point

    London Hop-on, Hop-on Tour: You can begin your hop on  hop off tour at any of the London City Tour stops by showing your voucher when getting on board.

    Thames River Cruise:  The cruise begins from Westminster Pier and Tower Pier.

    Changing of Guard & Rock "N" Roll  : Original London Visitor Centre 17-19 Cockspur Street, Bus Stop 35 (Trafalgar Square).

    Jack the Ripper : Original Tour bus stop 15 at the Tower of London

    Note : Walking tours and Thames River Cruise only included with 24, 48 or 72 hours ticket. 

    Ending Point

    You may get off at any of the designated stops.


    London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:

    Hop on the bus from any of the designated stops or choose to start from the meeting point to kickstart this City Tour London Hop-on, Hop-off tour. Enjoy exploring the city , depending on your choice of ticket and comfort requirements. Travel in open-top, red buses and listen to the interesting and informative commentary about the city and its many attractions in 11 different languages. Also, you will get to hear Kids commentary on selected routes. With your London City Tour ticket, you will have access to any of London City Tour or Original Tour Branded buses.

    The tour buses move around on six different routes. You will get to see main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more.

    Some of the major London attractions covered  are:

    • Madame Tussauds
    • Buckingham Palace
    • Trafalgar Square
    • London Bridge
    • Tower of London
    • Millennium Bridge - St. Paul's Cathedral
    • Westminster Pier
    • London Eye
    • Hyde Park
    • Woburn Place
    • Holland Park Avenue

    Click here for the route map

    Hop-off at any of the designated stops convenient to you to end this tour.

    Thames River Cruise (with 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours ticket):

    Cruise the Thames between Westminster Pier (next to “Big Ben”) and Tower Pier (next to the Tower of London). Enjoy extended cruise to historic Greenwich (with 48 hrs option) where you may see Royal Observatory, Old Naval College and so on. Sit back, relax and listen to commentary onboard. On arriving at Westminster Pier or Tower Pier, give your cruise ticket to City Cruises' staff.

    Three Walking Tours FREE (with 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours ticket): 

    Experience London on foot with three fun filled walking tours. Each of the walking tours are 90 minutes long.

    Changing of the Guards: Our Guide will join you and would take you through St. James’s Palace and Buckingham Palace. You will visit St James Palace & Horseguards Palace on days when changing of the guards is not operational.

    Rock "N" Roll: In 90 minutes, our guide will bring to life London’s impressive music history, from the swinging sixties to the present day.

    Jack the Ripper : We will take you back in 1880's to the streets of Whitechapel when the streets were chilling and fear was everywhere, it will surely give a tingling to your spine, we promise. 

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket valid for 1 day, 24 hours,48 hours or 72 hours(as per option booked)
    • Audio guide in English, Spanish, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and Brazilian
    • One way Thames River Cruise (as per option chosen)
    • FREE Walking Tours (as per option chosen)
    • Kids Commentary on selected routes in English
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Admissions to any attraction covered by the tour route
  • Please note

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. 

    This tour is wheelchair accessible. All London City Tour buses have access ramps and spaces for wheelchairs inside the vehicle. Each bus has the capacity to carry a maximum of one wheelchair. Please remain seated throughout the tour for your own safety

    Tickets are non-refundable and their validity starts upon redemption of the ticket on the bus.

    Possession of a ticket does not guarantee a seat.

    Only small suitcases are allowed on the bus. Suitcases, wheelchairs and children’s strollers must be left (folded when possible) in the space designed for them on the lower deck.  Keep the tickets handy since they must be produced for inspection to an authorized Company Officer at any time. If it is lost or altered, you lose the right to use the service.

    Refunds and exchanges are not allowed unless the service is cancelled.

    Alterations to the service due to events or reasons beyond the control of London City Tour will give passengers no right to a refund of the cost of their tickets.

    London City Tour reserves the right to make changes to the itinerary or schedule at any time without notice. Any changes will not give anyone the right to a refund of any kind.

    1 day or the City Sampler ticket is only for the hop on hop off bus ride and can only be used on the same day.

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