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Big Bus Tours - London

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Address: London SW1W 9SA, England
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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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Good, but not for 30 £/ person for 24h, save with ISIC card (22 £/person)

The buses run quite often, they were not too crowded (February), plenty of seats on the upper deck available. As for the red tour with the live commentary, you need to be a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The buses run quite often, they were not too crowded (February), plenty of seats on the upper deck available. As for the red tour with the live commentary, you need to be a bit lucky. Some guys do their commentary very good, with lots of British humour, others are just average. The ticket includes 3 guided walking tours, but it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a great walking tour with the guide Kevin. Loved every bit of this tour. Wandering around the streets of London and all areas where filming was taken. Well done

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent tour. We came to London February 2017 and we had a very good experience with Big Bus tour. Highly recommend to anyone visiting London, Mr. Garrett who was an Excellent tour guide gave us good advice on many places to visit.

Thank Mary R
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the bus tour, it was approximately 2.5 hours long and allowed me to see a lot of the city right away. This way I was able to return to my fave spots afterwards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love love love bigbus tours It is so convenient The staff are amazing They are my go to for every trip You can never go wrong with bigbus

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to London for Valentine's Day and booked a bus for one day (with a complimentary 24 hours added). On the first morning, we waited over an hour for a bus to come. We wanted to see Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard Tour at 10. We finally took the underground to the stop nearest the Palace. It... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travel on 17 November 2016 to London and I was confuse what company of Hop-on Hop-off company to book. Finally we book with Big Bus Tours for 24h + 24h free +madame Tussaud. We enjoy so much the tour but the most important it was all the staff of Big Bus who everybody was professional it was amazing the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic trip round London today on Big Bus Tours. The tours were all on time, the gentlemen directing the tours were brilliant and the busses were clean and comfortable. My main positive though, My young daughter managed to leave her favourite bag on one of the busses, a quick phone call and an incredibly kind and helpful lady called... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend avoiding this service , went on two occasions-one the bus was circling the same attractions and the second actually did a u turn after encountering roadworks and got stuck on a traffic island some people actually had to push the bus to free it . You'd be better off in a London cab and its cheaper.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the hop on hop off Big Bus Tour on our first visit to London. It was an excellent way to get oriented to the city and see the sites. The pass is valid for the entire day and so we decided to take a complete circle first on the bus (about 1.5 -2 hours, depending on traffic) and... More 

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