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Big Bus Tours - London

Address: 110 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA, England (Victoria)
Phone Number: +44 20 7808 6753
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Ranked #256 of 1,022 Activities in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Owner description: Visitors can tour London by hopping on and off these open-top...
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Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Owner description: 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The trip costs more than 30 pounds. Yet it is a good introduction to the city. I took the ride on my first day of arrival, to get an overview of the city. If you are not afraid of the cold during winter, you can go to the second level of the bus and enjoy the pretty scenery, and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

It's a must do,in my view. A great way to get a lay of the land, see the sights, listen to a local speak proudly about their amazing city. I highly recommend it.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We would recommend the hop on and hop off London tour buses as an excellent way to see London with full commentry. There are also some excellent deals you can purchase making this an excellent cheap way to see London and the sights.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I've done both this tour and the Original Tour, so I can give a fair comparison. This tour may be a few pounds cheaper, but I would never take it again. Instead of giving you actual tickets or wristbands as proof of tour purchase, they give you a skinny little receipt. If you misplace the receipt, they could care less.... More 

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Thamesford, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We have used this tour in Paris as well so looked forward to seeing London by bus. Red line has a live guide who was so helpful with subway advice as well. The tour covers all the main attractions in old London and using a two day pass is the best deal. Traffic is always a problem and late afternoon... More 

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Monkton, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

It was my first time in London, and I only had 36 hours. There was a stop near our hotel. This was a great way for me to see as many landmarks as possible in one day. It gave me a good idea of what I would like to see in more detail when I have more time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We often take this tours and this one was very good. Friendly staf, a long tour, even with a boat cruise and several walking options, recommended. The ticket was valid for two days so good value for money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Even though it seemed that competitors had more buses and more available hours it was ok. Good description for the most important things. Would choose it again if your into that kind of tours. Red line had a live commentary tour.

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George Town, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Good value and one of the best way to see London. The open top Red Big Bus takes you to all of London's top tourist attractions & iconic landmarks. Famous stops include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. There are more than 50 locations where you can hop-off the bus to visit attractions or explore places... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I'm a loyal trip advisor follower - I contribute when I can and make a reasonable number of travel decisions from it. Unfortunately, this is a misplaced travel award. The tour is nice and the stops are reasonable. But they are by far not the best. (1) the bus frequency is lacking >>20 minutes per bus (2) the hours of... More 

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