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Hop on board an open-top bus with 360-degree views and explore all that London has to offer – by bus, by foot and by river! From historic sites and iconic architecture to bustling streets and the world famous River Thames – immerse yourself in the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
110 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The only reason this tour is poor is due to the narrow streets and amount of traffic. For those reasons it took FOREVER to get to your next stop.(We used the big bus tour in Paris and it was perfect) As for London we found...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I bought a 2 day ticket, but we bought from a stand near Westminster abbey because we thought a stop was near by but we had quite a walk and on new year day they didn’t have enough buses on and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Coronation11
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got the evening tour Saturday with Big Steve. He was phenomenal!! Great energy, fantastic humour. Even recommended some places to eat afterwards, and walked us to one to check it out. Amazing guy!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Boardfreak25
Reviewed yesterday

It was pretty easy to hop on and off, and we never really had to wait long to get on another one. Stopped at all the big areas that you want to check off your list.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank skajungle
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got a two day bus tour ticket and today was day 1. We took the red tour and we really enjoyed it. Nobby the tour guide was great, funny and full of information. Really enjoyable experience....well done Big Bus Tours!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FloridaJac
Reviewed 2 days ago

I will be honest. I have through the years only gone on this type of bus maybe 3 or 4 times before. So I am not a expert in this type of service. But this can not be ok. Busses are not coming in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WaltD66
Reviewed 2 days ago

Thanks for all the details and stories Emma. Great time on the red line tour with you, hope to have time to see the other trips next time in London.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnJoeJack
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was on a quick trip to London for work and had a morning off before getting back to reality, and picked this bus up at the Tower of London stop and did the red route around back to the Tower of London stop; if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour itself was fantastic - the bus drivers are skillful and amazing where they can squeeze their busses. We had both live commentary and audio commentary. The commentators were incredibly knowledgeable and ours had quite a sense of humour. There were staff at all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Julie M, Head of Marketing at Big Bus Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear RJNelson50, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us. Regarding your purchase of London Eye tickets, please do write us at info@bigbustours.com with a copy of your ticket so we can...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great way to see a great city. A special 5+ stars to Nick who is an excellent historian. We intended on riding the red route for only a few stops, however due to Nicks superior knowledge and story telling we stayed on the entire tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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January 12, 2019|
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Response from robert o | Reviewed this property |
no there is no real point of getting on any stop will do .Although tower bridge is a good starting
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Southport, United Kingdom
London Pass? Big Bus Tours? Please help! (6 Replies)
I will be visiting London for a weekend in September. I haven't been for donkeys years, and in 2 days would like to see as much as possible. ( yes, I know it's not long enough! ;-)) Could you please advise me on which attractions I should make sure I see. I have been looking at the London Pass. Do you think it is worth the money for just 1 or 2 days? I am concerned that to get my moneys worth I will have to visit a lot of attractions each day. Is it really possible to do so at this time of...More
August 10, 2015|
Response fromRojBlake|
I am not a fan of the London Pass, but some people seem to make it worth for them. I'd have thought that for a short visit there would be less chance of getting value from it, as I'm sure there will be things that you want to do that don't cost anything at all, or aren't covered by the Pass. I recommend you avoid the Pass and the bus tour and instead pay as you go and use the public buses to travel between the places you want to go to. I think that the biggest danger from the Pass is...More
Need to clarify last pickup for Big Bus Tours (14 Replies)
I was originally planning on taking the Big Bus tour starting my first full day (Sunday), but now I'm thinking about catching it mid-afternoon on the day I arrive. I arrive at 11:00 a.m. and I think by the time I get checked into my hotel it's going to be around 2:00 p.m. I'm thinking about boarding the bus mid-afternoon to begin my orientation to London by making the full loop on the blue tour. The Big Bus schedule indicates that in September the last bus is 1800. Does that mean the last bus...More
June 09, 2005|
Response fromadamhornets|
The summer leaflet isn't clear. If no one can come up with the definitive answer by tomorrow, I will try to call them.
London, United Kingdom
London Bus Tours - promo code (1 Replies)
Hi there Does anyone know the current promo code for Big Bus Tours for London? We want to do it tomorrow and up for saving a few pounds where possible. Many thanks
September 04, 2014|
Response fromadamhornets|
The HOHO bus companies don't need to discount in a big way but a Google search seems to indicate that you might be able to save up to 25% by booking online.