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Big Bus Tours - London

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Address: London SW1W 9SA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7808 6753

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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awesome journey

loved this journey by big bus tours, i can see around all over London such a famous iconic and lots of amazing places.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Bali, Indonesia

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

loved this journey by big bus tours, i can see around all over London such a famous iconic and lots of amazing places.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & sons used a different company in August & it made their visit to London a very interesting one, so much so that he wanted my daughter and I to enjoy the experience too, especially as it was our first visit. London itself was fabulous, sadly Big Bus Tours left a very sour, expensive taste in our mouths.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This journey would not have been the same if we had another guide than Barry. Thanks to Barry we had a woderful tour of London with our family. I would definitely recommend this tour.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were waiting about 20 minutes for the first bus and on arrival it was jam packed. We did eventually manage to get a seat in the open air but the bus didn't seem to move very far for the first hour what with traffic lights, the sheer volume of traffic and road closures! Eventually we did make it to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We bought the 48 hours ticket and had the best 2 days of london. Took the red tour for 2 times and everytime you see different things. The red one is with live commentary. Cheereo to Rick! and James the driver. Best guys ever. Liliana was a bit too loud for our sense of humor! You get insights you never... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Right from the start on the kerb at Green Park all the way around the three routes it was great. Great value and convenient. The live commentary is varied and add to the value hello to JoAnne and Sid good work. At Green Park we found a very good example of a great business being made by great people but... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were waiting for more than one hour just to get on the first bus. Later in the day we were waiting for 45 minutes, and they say that a bus will arrive at every stop every 10-20 minutes. You cannot do a lot of hop offs and hop ons during one day with that much waiting time.... This bus... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

£££ not cheap for this tour. Boring gossipy commentary, London has so much history everywhere you look and this tour explained very little of it, seemed to focus more on who lived where. Our ticket included a river cruise and commentary was done by the staff and not an audio guide ok if you can understand English but then a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

At the Tower of London there were two buses at the curb. Neither would acknowledge us our let us board. The attendant wasn't very apathetic. Waited for over an 60 minutes at the London Eye stop. During this time 4 London City Tour Buses came by and three Eye Tour buses. Called the number on the pamphlet to complain -... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very dissapointed! The guys who are supposed to held were very rude even though I was there with my mother! The even laugh at us and pretend to guess the country we come from and it went beyond limits of fun (none of them British...). We decided to change the company. We felt very disappointed. It is unexceptable from anybody... More 

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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 leave your feedback for Big Bus Tours London. I can only apologise for the problems you encountered on the tour. Please email us directly at info@bigbustours.com with the date and time of travel, the location you boarded the bus and a description of the member of staff. Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

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