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Big Bus Tours - London

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Address: 110 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7808 6753
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Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: Visitors can tour London by hopping on and off these open-top...
Visitors can tour London by hopping on and off these open-top, double-decker buses, with a choice of live commentary in English or personal commentary in many different languages.
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Great way to see London

We took the big bus tour with our kids and the in laws. The kids liked the buses with headphone commentary and amused themselves flipping between the languages, the olds preferred... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great time taking the two day tour. Highly recommended for a first time London visitor to get the lay of the land in a fun and entertaining way. We booked the two day package that included the river cruise and enjoyed the cruise as well. We had a number of guides but the best one by far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

the big bus tours are a great way to see the city if you are there for a weekend, you can just hop on/off where every you want. The commentary is also good, although the music between the sites and the man speaking gets annoying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We took the big bus tour with our kids and the in laws. The kids liked the buses with headphone commentary and amused themselves flipping between the languages, the olds preferred the live guide (who was very good, funny and friendly). As part of our ticket we got a boat ride down the Thames which dropped us handily for the... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

SO glad I chose this company, couldn't fault it. Spent from 12midday until 6pm on a busy, sunny Saturday jumping on and off these buses. Never waited for more than a few minutes. There were friendly, funny and informative staff at the stops and on board. Thanks to Jason, and a young man who has only been a guide for... More 

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour, hopped on and off when we wanted....much better than tube ;-). Great staff and very informative....

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The hop on/hop off bus tour is a great idea, and ths company does it well. Excellent commentary for the most part. Some of the drivers were fair on rude, but that was only a couple, the rest of the staff was lovely. I lost my camera and they got it back to me the next day. Def the best... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

comfortable and very funny, it is included also the tour on boat from london eye peer to Greenwich peer . kind the bus driver!!!

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Worcestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited London a few weeks ago with our 2 children aged 8 & 4 and thought a Bus tour would be a great way to see everywhere. Although my husband & I have visited many times it was the first time for our 4 year old. The Bus company were very professional, and the Buses were very clean. There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I took my parents on the bus tour of London. This was poor and not good value for money. The tour only lasted as long as it did because of the amount of hop on hop off stops there were. The commentary was too quiet even when on full volume and was sporadic comments rather than a commentary. Very little... More 

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Caroline W, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours - London, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on Big Bus Tours. It appears that you experienced some problems and that your day did not go as well as we would expect. The tour lasts as long as your ticket is valid, you can hop on and off the Blue and Red tours and the Green link. Also included with your ticket are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Loved our tour and the guides are amazing! Shout out to Chris (bus guide) and Kevin (walking ghost tour). These guys were great!!

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