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Big Bus Tours - London

48 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W ORN, England (Victoria)
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Ranked #184 of 617 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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Regina, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
53 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Overall the tour in itself is fine. It is a very long day so be prepared. The bus drivers are amazing navigating their buses. You receive lots of information which makes it interesting. All the lines except the red line are pre-recorded commentary which you listen to with ear phones. This works great as you hear everything. The red line... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I was only going to be in London for a week and as I wanted to cram in as much as possible into this short time i decided to get on a tour bus! a few friends has recommended Big Bus so i decided to go with them (There are a few cheaper options too, but they seemed to have... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We did the Big Bus Tour in both London and Paris and loved it. Good information and highlighting most of the important things that people would want to visit. It was much easier than using public transportation to see multiple sites. I especially liked the fact that there are both the blue and red tours in London, allowing for some... More

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The double decker red buses were plentiful and seem to be everywhere. We were fortunate and had a lovely sunny day, so the perfect way to see many of the sights in London. Unfortunately, there was an event going on in mid-Westminster, but not one of the bus drivers announced it, or had the detoured routes posted. We jumped off... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Hop on, Hop off bus tours in large cities are often slow paced due to traffic congestion. London Big Bus is no exception. We spent far too long on the bus to do the entire circuit. Save time and money by taking the Underground directly to where you want to visit. Both our buses had prerecorded audio guides which were... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We thought a 2 day pass would be great just to use the bus for transportation. Not worth it. Get the one day pass and do the whole tour. Great way to see the city in a relaxing way. Good tour guides. Hop on hop off allows you to pick and choose what to see. There seemed to be times... More

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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You have seen them all around the world. These open top deck busses that whip around town ... these guys from Big Bus Tours have it down to a science. This company has the experience from operating in 16 major cities all over the world so it is no wonder why in general I felt I got a better service... More

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Karachi, Pakistan
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After reviewing all the possible options to roam around in London I decided to take the BigBus tour, there were some mixed reviews about BigBus but to anyone reading my review, don't be fooled by negative reviews. It was an amazing experience to witness everything in London. You can hop-on and hop-off at any point and within 3-5min you will... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I take this city tour every time I come to London just to see what has changed since the last time. It is fun to hop off wherever you think might interest you, and there are stops at all points of interest. Also important, it allows you to see the layout of the city and make notes on places where... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We recently had 3nights/4 days in London. Before we travelled we decided to prebook the Big Bus hop on hop off bus tour around London. Apart from the savings we were unfamiliar with London and this was a great way to save time without waiting. We just printed up our tickets and followed the downloaded map to find our starting... More

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