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Big Bus Tours - London

48 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W ORN, England (Victoria)
44-0-20-7233-9533
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Ranked #194 of 635 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Traveler Description: Big Bus Tours provides sightseeing tours of London using open-top buses. The Big Bus Tours route travels to all the main London landmarks... more »
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We did this our first day in London to get acquainted with the city and felt it was well worth it. We hopped off at the Tower of London so we could take advantage of the river cruise included in the ticket price. What a great way to see the city. The Blue line has a live English speaking guide... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Rode the Big Bus (Red Tour) several times in London. The tour is as good as the guide....We had an informed, articulate young man at first; unfortunately, he was replaced halfway through by an inarticulate blonde who was trying to be funny, thought she could sing, & seemed to have only a perfunctory knowledge of the city. In hindsight we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Our hotel was on blue bus route but we changed after hopping off for a museum. The Red bus was much better commentary but was only in English. Still thought the blue was good and you need to get it for some places.

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virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I used the big bus tour since they picked up at patting ton station and I didn't want to try to deal with the tube while traveling alone...plus the tube was under some construction while I was in london as well. Plus I wanted an easy way to view all the major sights, get some good history/background on what I... More

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What a great way to see London, we saw all the sights and hopped off and on whenever we wanted to see the places of interest for us. An added bonus was that it included a Thames river boat cruise which was most enjoyable.

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NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was a great way to see the sights of London. It included a river cruise as well and the guide on the river was really entertaining. Well worth it.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I think this is the best way to see London if you have limited time. We took 2 day ticket and in hindsight should have taken a 3 day. Included in the price is the Thames River cruise. We did not go as far as Greenich due to time factor. Bus provides ear phones with commentary in several languages, music... More

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Rhondda, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We did debate whether to go it, but so glad we did. Had a free river cruise aswell. Just wish we had more time to go further on it and have our money's worth, but we were heading home that day. The ticket lasted for 24 hours, and seen lots of places we wish we went to visit in London.... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Two day tour promoted as "second day free" was good just to sit and do the full two and half hour tour the first day and then decided places of interest for a visit the second day. On the expensive side however worth doing.

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Colwyn Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Bought a two day travel pass for the Hop Hop Off service, this proved excellent value for Money as it included a thames river trip to Greenwich and also three walking tours. Joined the main tours from a shuttle bus (Green Route) from the St Pancras area. Found the main boarding points well staffed with helpful staff. On the Red... More

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