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Big Bus Tours - London

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Address: 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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Enjoyable rides with interesting guides on Red routes.

Being a solo tourist I was very comfortable on the buses listening to the live guides on the Red routes. The recorded audio was clear and easy to understand. I especially... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First, we were met by a guide who saw us standing in an incorrect place and he took the time to walk us all the way around the park to the meeting spot. Thanks Phil. We like these quick bus tours because they give us an idea of what we might like to see in more detail. it's a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were told that this was the best way to see the city, especially if you were only in town for a few days. I couldn't agree more! My wife and I enjoyed a survey of many of the major sites and attractions of the city. Patrick guided us on the bus and on a walking tour the next day.... More 

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Thank John N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being a solo tourist I was very comfortable on the buses listening to the live guides on the Red routes. The recorded audio was clear and easy to understand. I especially enjoyed the walking tour with "Big Steve". He was personable informative and fun to walk with. Even though it was a Sunday morning and no changing of the guards... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This one can be an amazing tour or a pretty dull one, it all depends on who you get as a guide and driver on the red route. For me it was Kevin and Mike and I've got to tell you they were amazing. I took a couple of other buses on other routes and, let's face it, pre recorded... More 

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Thank Omar N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We can recommend this hop on hop off day tour if you want to see the best of London without spending time commuting. You just sit down, put on the earbuds and relax and the guide gives you lots of interesting facts, mostly historical. We hopped off at Trafalgar Square and joined the Harry Potter guided walk which was included... More 

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Thank Patrick N
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Dear Patrick N, I am very happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and thank you for taking the time to leave feedback which will be passed on to the correct department. I will alsure ensure your review is passed on to Tom and his manager, they'll be delighted! Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were tired when we arrive but eager to get out. The Big Bus tour is a great place to start to get a feel for the City. Guides were informative and witty, as it helped us plan thereafter the places we wanted to go.

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Dear Panda6551, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your positive feedback on our Tours. I am very glad you enjoyed your tour. We look forward to seeing you on one of our buses again soon! Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After walking around for 2 1/2 days we needed a rest, what better way than on top of a bus. Had used Big Bus whilst in Paris the day before so decided to go with them instead of the traditional "red buses". The commentary is very good, although dependent on the traffic it can be too far ahead. Diversions are... More 

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Dear DebC1967, Thank you for your feedback on Big Bus Tours London, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your few days with us! We will take your comments into consideration and hope to see you on one of our buses again soon! Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

Swansea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fabulous time making our way around London on Big Bus Tours. The staff were really friendly & helpful. I would really recommend them for visiting the best of London's tourist attractions!

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Dear Nat L, Thank you for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback. We hope to see you on our buses again soon! Kind regards, Big Bus Tours London More 

Kinsale, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a cold day so advise wrap up and gloves and hat a must. A few nibbles also important as traffic may be heavy. It was a great incite into London and all the historical information given was great. T The only thing i wished is that they announce before you arrived at the different places, so that you... More 

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Dear TrishFogarty, Thank you for taking the time to leave your positive feedback on our Tours, we will ensure this is passed on to the correct department. We're so 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 

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see london then you need a hop on hop off bus. The red line for Big Bus has a live tour guide on it. There are four different lines to see with one ticket. A one day pass gave us a second day free plus a premium Thames river cruise. It was a long tour on... More 

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Dear Brian N, 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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