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Full Day London Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour - Golden Tours

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • On-board audio commentary will ensure you do not miss a thing
  • Frequent departures mean your valuable time is not wasted waiting for a bus
  • This low-priced offering is ideal for those who just want the bus tour
  • Explore the city on open-top buses with free WiFi on board
  • Hop on and off at over 60 stops on 5 routes – explore London your way
  • Overview
    This super-value ticket is your pass to spending an unforgettable day exploring the treasures of London. You will have unlimited access to a city-wide bus route that covers all the major London attractions. Five intertwined routes and 60 stops provide easy access to everything you could want to see, from the gleaming-modern Shard to the ancient Tower of London. Hop-off when you get to something that interests you and once you’ve finished exploring simply hop back on the bus – its that simple!

    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 >>

    Click here for the route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 1 calendar day

    Start 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.

    Last departure:
    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

    Meeting Point

    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

    Ending Point

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1 day ticket for the hop-on, hop-off bus
    • Live English Speaking Guide on the Essential Tour (Blue route) only and multilingual audio guide available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese & Russian
    • Free Wi-Fi on all Open Top buses


    • Entrances to the attractions mentioned
  • Please note

    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.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Customer Reviews
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      Kaushik Ghosh, India, 05/Jun/2018
    • Great tour, highly recommended

      Great tour, takes you all around London. Allow plenty of time as London traffic can be super busy. Audio was very helpful. Would recommend to anyone visiting London....

      Michael Davis, New Zealand, 25/May/2018
    • Great experience, covered all the highlights while giving us time to browse the areas we like

      Great tour , great way to see London...

      Noel Conway, Canada, 25/May/2018
    • Weather terrible, but tour facilities very good. Red route is a little long and unnecessary but good experience

      Nicholas cushing, United Kingdom, 04/Apr/2018
    • Again this service is good but source it when you are in London as we could have bought it cheaper.

      Mark Campbell, UK, 27/Jul/2017
    • 3 routes to choose from commentary in many languages very informative and close enough to all the attractions DEF gonna do this again excellent value

      Mr Ellis, UK, 14/Nov/2016