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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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The Saturday service was simply AWFUL but the Sunday service was unexpectedly good!

We decided at short notice to enjoy a hop on hop off bus trip around London and we selected Golden Tours, in part because of the persuasive sales person on Whitehall (stop 4) on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Midlands UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Took the hop on hop off tour from Victoria on 14th March after a very persuasive salesman induced us to buy tickets. We made a point of asking him if the bus was going to visit Trafalgar Square since we particularly wanted to visit this area. He assured us that it was going to visit the square so we "hopped... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We decided at short notice to enjoy a hop on hop off bus trip around London and we selected Golden Tours, in part because of the persuasive sales person on Whitehall (stop 4) on the Saturday. We were promised that the buses run every 30 minutes but he oddly could not tell us which colour line would arrive first because... More 

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Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, The Netherlands
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Hop-on Hop-off definitely not as promised. The brochure tells u there are buses every 20-30 minutes. On some lines you are lucky when there is a bus every 60 minutes, especially in the weekends. Buses from competitors like original tours and big bus tours depart every 15 min.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Fantastic way to get around in London and visit all areas of interest was really worthwhile and all of the drivers were so helpful and told us when we should be getting off. I'd really recommend using this tour whilst in London.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The good they offer a wide variety of tours around London and in London, our guide in the London and Oxford tour David besides speaking spanish is well informed. The only bad thing I have to say is the seats are really uncomfortable plus having to wear the hardest seat belt ever makes the long trips really uncomfortable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of my nieces was confused but we assured her the bus did actually stop. We devoted one of our early "jet lag" days and the days was a real pleasure - also enjoyed the opportunity to talk to the tour guides on the buses that had them - my nieces were 17 and 13 and it was their first... More 

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goldentoursUK, Guest Relations Manager at Hop on Hop off Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts on your recent open top bus tour, and that you and your nieces enjoyed the experience on their first trip to London. We do find with customers new to the city that this is an ideal way to be able to navigate the city and see what London has to offer.... More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We traveled on the hop on hop off bus in london today. Jo Daly was our guide. She was wonderful. We really enjoyed her humor

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goldentoursUK, Guest Relations Manager at Hop on Hop off Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave you comments with regards to you recent Hop on Hop off bus tour. We are also delighted that you found your guide, Jo, informative with a good sense of humour, It’s always more enjoyable when accompanied by a guide who is knowledgeable and funny, to be able to give inside knowledge and facts... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Dont book the bus tours. They are cheap for a reason. No pick up to take you to bus stop on Sundays (not mentioned). The evening drop off to take you back to you respective locations non existent. Busses did not run every 20 min or so more like once an hr. I seen at least 5 busses from another... More 

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goldentoursUK, Guest Relations Manager at Hop on Hop off Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments on your recent Hop on Hop off bus tour. We are surprised to read that you mention no bus service with pick-ups on a Sunday. All of our 5 routes cover over 70 stops throughout the city, 7 days a week with complimentary collection and drop of service, running every morning and evening. Details of... More 

Orkney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were visiting London for the first time and thought it would be good to do a bus tour first to get our bearings. We went to Euston bus stop which said a bus would come every 10 to 20 minutes. We waited and waited. After two phonecalls to the main office for golden tours and 50 minutes later a... More 

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goldentoursUK, Guest Relations Manager at Hop on Hop off Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent open top bus tour with Golden Tours. It was surprising to read from your comments that you expected our buses to run every 10-20 minutes, our most popular and longest routes are scheduled every 30 minutes. Some routes are presently, over the winter period running every hour.. All timings... More 

South Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour is a must for any tourist visiting London. You get to see all the major attractions and also included in the fare is a canal river cruise. Be prepared for a long day as we were on the bus for 7 hours and if we did it again, we would catch the first... More 

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goldentoursUK, Guest Relations Manager at Hop on Hop off Plus, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to comment on your recent open top bus tour with Golden Tours For customers new to the city we do find that this an ideal way for them to be able to get better acquainted with the city and so navigate around all the areas of interest. Then they are able to pick the places... More 

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