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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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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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My 2 daughters and I went to London and we were lucky to get Red a Haired Stephen as our commentor for our live bus tour. He was informative, lots of inside information about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

My 2 daughters and I went to London and we were lucky to get Red a Haired Stephen as our commentor for our live bus tour. He was informative, lots of inside information about where certain people used to live, etc. Stephen was funny, and so great, instead of getting off at the Tower of London, we contined the your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We visited London in the last week of May just for a day and found the big bus tour online! What a great way to see this amazing city! I booked tickets online in advance for a better rate, we jumped on the bus at the London Eye and proceeded round all three routes the bus tour had - saw... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

As is usually the case there are good and bad things to say about this company. We started out by boarding a green line bus, wanting to connect to the red line. The location for the changover had been changed from what was shown on their maps and not all of their employees seemed to understand this. So, a bit... More 

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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. Please e-mail us directly at info@bigbustours.com giving as much detail as possible so that we can investigate your complaint. Also please attached a scanned copy of your tickets as proof of... More 

Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

These "hop on, hop off" buses are probably the best way for a tourist to see London. We asked at the hotel reception which company had the most popular tour and they recommended the Big Bus Company and we were not disappointed. Not only was it a great way to see most of London's principal attractionss but several features made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We did this tour and we had no regrets. The upperside of the bus is good when it is good weather. We were lucky and saw all big points of london in a summer day. It was a real great experience!

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We purchased our tickets online combined withLondon Dungeons and although appear expensive they really do offer excellent value. The Big Bus trips are ideal to see all the sights, live commentary is very entertaining.

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Mullingar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great tour.It's 48 pound but you can use it for 2 days and get discounts on entry to some attactions plus a free river Thames cruise. Really enjoyed this!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Used the bus as part of a short family break in half term holiday. Plenty of buses and staff who went out of their way to help us.We saw loads of great sites without having to walk miles or be constantly on and off the tube. River tour was a big hit although be prepared to queue at busy times.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My 12 year old son and I used the Big Bus Company on 27 & 28 May 2015. I purchased our tickets online before we travelled to London. Very easy to do so - the 2 day pass is great value and the River Thames trip as a free addition was a nice touch. We really enjoyed the experience. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A great opportunity to get around hop on and off dependent, and coloured routes to choose from to enable you to see everything the capital has to offer. My girlfriend prebooked this as a surprise. It was an absolutely brilliant way of getting around we had stayed in Putney and used the tube to start our journey from Buckingham Palace.... More 

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