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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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We enjoyed it but lots and lots of waiting

It was nice to get to see al the sights in one day. The bus stops many places so you can see a lot, but the bus stops many places! The downside is that it will randomly take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I was short on time having lost a whole day because of a 12 hour flight delay. This allowed for me to see as many sights as possible. The ticket also included a river cruise tour on the Thames. The guide, Ken, was awesome he provided knowledge with a nice dose of humor and provided some helpful hints. The company... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It was nice to get to see al the sights in one day. The bus stops many places so you can see a lot, but the bus stops many places! The downside is that it will randomly take breaks or wait for people to switch drivers sometimes 15-20 wait at some stops. That got really annoying and ended up taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The audio commentary was really good - even when it wasn't a real person. It somehow knew where we were. Well worth the money. Being able to hop off for lunch and then hop on again helped to see the whole city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We rode this on our first day of a 4 day trip. Since we had never been to London it was a great way to see the city! Free head phones.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

What a tour. Took the blue route, and it is absolutely huge. You can get on and off the buses throughout the tour, and easily see all the main attractions in London. Well worth the money charged. Would recommend you use the whole day, in order to see it all, and get off the bus at selected points before continuing.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

They charged us for the full tour and gave us very little if any. Apparently there were road closures in London due to an event. The drivers were ill prepared to explain the situation. The buses did not have narration as promised. Most of the stops in the City of London were diverted. In summary, they did not deliver what... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Researched online before visiting London in July to see what the best tour bus operator was and decided on big bus. When we boarded I asked for 2 two day tickets and the driver told me the 48 hour ticket was not available only 24 hour for £32 or 72 hour for £39. I said I could have bought the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

would recommend taking this tour for sure, do take the tour if its your first or second visit to London.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were very short on time. Stayed on the bus for the entire red route and saw everything we wanted to see. My only disappointment was Buckingham Palace, we only got a glimpse of the gates. If we had more time and could have gotten off the bus, it would have been much better. The traffic in London is horrendous,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Big bus tours cover many of the must visits in London. The bus route is long and extensive. It is adviseable to plan one's ride in advance. This way the visitor can really make use of the hop on hop off facility. Do not forget to take the weather into account. The upper deck is great if you can... More 

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Address: 110 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7808 6753
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Belgravia

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Home to the vast majority of embassies and diplomatic residences in London, sophisticated and upscale Belgravia also boasts a wealth of luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and some of the city’s most stroll worthy lanes. While the prices here are high, taking a leisurely stroll through the streets of picturesque and elegant white stucco houses is free. Hyde Park and the Buckingham Palace Gardens are only a stone's throw away to the north, and some of Europe’s best shopping is nearby as well.
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