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Big Bus Tours - London

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Address: 110 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7808 6753
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Hop on board an open-top bus with 360-degree views and explore all that...

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 rich history and culture of the English capital.

Explore London and enjoy the ultimate freedom to take in the city at your own pace. A choice of live guided commentary in English or personal commentary 12 languages are available.

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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Good overview of London

The Big Bus tours give a good overview of London We took the red tour and took the suggestion of getting off the tour at the Tower Bridge and taking the boat that is also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just re-checked Big Bus Tours website – I got on the Blue Tour with a choice of recorded multiple languages. The commentary were off in so many places, not very descriptive, often would describe the monument we already passed. In addition the bus moves with the traffic flow, never stops for a chance to see the site. Could be different... More 

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Big Bus tours give a good overview of London We took the red tour and took the suggestion of getting off the tour at the Tower Bridge and taking the boat that is also included in the tour down to Westminster. Total time was about 3 hrs.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great day weather wise & a great tour. We arrived at Trafalgar Square & after a little bit of confusion we found the right place to pick our bus up - there are different colour tours doing different but similar routes. Our blue tour took us around practically everywhere in London we wanted & the weather made the difference, the... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our two children 12 and 9 on this tour thinking it would be a good intro to London but we had to get off because we were going nowhere and they got bored. The guy doing the live audio on the red line was uninspiring and difficult to hear. Not worth the money I'm afraid but it did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative! Would recommend this tour to anyone who is traveling into London and wants to explore the city. Hop on, hop off. Also included a river tour! The younger tour guides (like Carl, and a few other) are hilarious and informative. We had a couple older tour guides who were decent, but the younger ones brought some real personality... More 

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auckland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a good way around this chaotic city. It does take quite a while for a full loop though and they don't really have their stops very well sign posted.

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Lauren S, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours - London, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Big Bus Tours London. We appreciate your feedback and will ensure this is passed on to the correct department. Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always take these tours if I visit a new place or I'm with someone visiting the place for the first time. Nice buses and good service. They offer multilingual commentary including Arabic language. The only thing was I bought attraction tickets from them for madame Tussauds, London eye and London dungeon, I asked the employee if they all a... More 

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Lauren S, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours - London, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on Big Bus Tours London, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your day! We hope to see you on one of our buses again soon! Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got on the Bus on Baker Street and stayed on until Tower Bridge. We then had the river boat trip & got back on the Big Bus at Westminster & went back to Baker Street going westwards. We had a wonderful day & I would recommend the Red Tour as all 3 guides which we had were really interesting... More 

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Lauren S, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours - London, responded to this review

Dear Alison W, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your positive feedback on our Tours. I am very glad you enjoyed your day. We look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon! Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took this tour the other day with my wife and it certainly did not disappoint. I think this is one of the best values for tours in London. The buses were great and open air, the guide was funny and certainly knew the answer to every question I asked. The ability to get on and off and the fact that... More 

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Lauren S, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours - London, responded to this review

Dear Don W, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your positive feedback on our Tours. I am very glad you enjoyed your day. We look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon! Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best way to see sites of london £29 hop on hop off service buses do fab see everything you want hop off at stops ans walk rd see all the famous sites

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Lauren S, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours - London, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on Big Bus Tours London, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your day! We hope to see you on one of our buses again soon! Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

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