While on board the bus audio-commentary will tell you all about the landmarks you are passing by and ensure you don’t miss a thing.
This tour is perfect for those who just want to use the buses and don’t want to pay for elements of a package which they will not use. However if you do want the option with the cruise and walking tours click here to see the details >>
Your ticket is valid for 1 calendar dayStart 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.
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
You can redeem your vouchers at the following locations
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
You may end the 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.
There are 3 routes and 2 feeder routes on the Golden Tours London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, which are as follows:
Essential Tour (Blue Route)
The first bus departs from Victoria at 9:00am.
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)
The first bus departs from Hyde Park Corner at 10:00am.
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 first bus departs from Lambeth Palace at 10;00am.
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 (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.
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.
You can join the hop-on hop-off bus tour from any of the stops by presenting your voucher to the driver. Each of the stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus.
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.
Great. We loved it....Renee English, Australia, 22/Oct/2017
I'm probably a bit unusual in that I did not actually hop off the bus. I got started late due to commitments and wanted to see as much as possible. Originally I was really...Domonique Williams, United States, 29/Oct/2017