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Address: 4 Fountain Square, London SW1W 9SH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7233 7030
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Description: If you are searching for a day tour of London that you will not soon...
If you are searching for a day tour of London that you will not soon forget, this hop on hop off bus tour is sure to fulfill your every wish. Lose yourself in the many landmarks and world celebrated attractions London has to offer, and ‘hop off’, delving into specific attractions in greater depth, before ‘hopping on’ again at your leisure.
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Waiting for buses all day

We used golden tours for our day trip to London. The buses were reasonably new and clean and the drivers were friendly. It was a hop on hop off service but unfortunately each time... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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London Pass|Includes entry to 60 of London's world-class sites
Tower of London
Tower of London
National Gallery
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Room...
Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey
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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We bought a 48 hour pass and didn't even use the first day. We needed to pick up London Pass and it was easier to take the tube from our hotel to the Pass pick up point then walked the rest of that day. The next day we walked to our first attraction then went to Hop On. Well WE... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We used golden tours for our day trip to London. The buses were reasonably new and clean and the drivers were friendly. It was a hop on hop off service but unfortunately each time we went to get back on we had to wait at least half an hour for a bus - they should be every 15-20 minutes and... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This was as great way to see the sights of London. Just as the trip title says you could hop off whenever you wanted to explore a particular attraction then just get back on again to continue the tour. On coach guide was very good and knowledgeable with lots of interesting snippets you wouldn't of known and of course a... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited London with my French exchange as we wanted to impress him with the capital of England. We started off with the "Hop On Hop Off One Day Ticket" which was terrible. We struggled to find a Golden Tour bus in London although there was a bus time table, it was completely in accurate. We must off waited for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

I live in London and decided to play tourist for the day by doing a bus tour. On their web page, Golden Tours seemed fantastic, it was just a shame the reality couldn't be more different. We tried to join the tour at York Road (near Waterloo), and this was our experience: 1) the staff at the stop had no... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited London on Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th April, purchased the hop on hop off ticket for 2 adults and 2 children from Golden Tours. They promise in their 'customer charter' that they give the ultimate customer experience. Its the total opposite, we only saw 3 Golden tour buses in the 2 days we were in London. We went... More 

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Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I booked 48 hour one for my parents. They were really disappointed with low frequency. They claim that their buses come at 5-10 mins at popular destinations. But it took more than 35 mins at Buckingham Palace. Services of other bus tours were a lot lot more frequent. They were told that it takes 20 mins to reach Baker street... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Terrible experience! The busses take forever to arrive at the stops. The "tour" recording was not in sync and causes you to miss stops and is very boring and dry. Waste of money and time! We ended having to walk for miles one day because a bus never showed up after 40 min and the next day we took a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

A well worth buy, fantastic views of London especially as the sun was shining and hot, tour guides fantastic knowledge of London is really interesting while taking in the sights, went from Westminster up to greenwich which is a stunning place with brilliant history, would recomend this your to anyone wanting to avoid the busy streets it's great to sit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you have unlimited time, money and enjoy waiting endlessly at bus stops, then this is the thing for you! Be prepared to sit in traffic and in seats that aren't large enough for an eight year old. We waited for the bus at one stop for the correct route for 45 minutes. Many buses came and went, just not... More 

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