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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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Two wonderful days in London

It a good chance to know London and prepare your visits plan. also you will get free cruise and nice discounts in some places when showing the ticket of this tour. I think it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dublin
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked this and used two separate times during the one day. First time used the red line and the woman giving the commentary seemed to have very little knowledge about the area, quite poor... Second time we used the blue line and got on at about 5pm. At 7pm we were told about 10 stops before the end we had... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent value for money, the man done us a deal which was two days or bus tours, free river trip and two dungeons tickets for £50 each! Tour guides upon the buses are full of knowledge and very helpful, will use this service again to sight see around London! :)

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Essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to go on an open top bus tour as we we're visiting London and thought it would be a good way to see lots whilst transporting us to where we had planned to go. Using the Big Bus Tour website and maps we had it all planned - which route and where we would pick up the bus... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the city night tour while in London and frankly is it not worth the 18 British Pound. Apart the London Bridge that is illuminated and impressive and Regent street, there is not much to see for a 2 hour tour. That is an attraction I would not recommend while in London.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you do use, book online to save some money. I would suggest trying another company though, while we waited for our bus the other companies buses came and went time and time again. The first bus we were on had the live commentary which was very good and entertaining however the second bus we got on was just audio... More 

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Benidoleig, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have just returned from a London visit where we used Big Bus Tours. The day tours were wonderful, but the night tour spoiled everything; you are very much left alone with a bus driver who has no care for the clients, I can only suggest that there should also be a tour guide on the bus too. We were... More 

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A brilliant way of seeing the city - lots of buses in circulation, a river cruise included - all in all an excellent package. We had a great guide on one of the buses - Peter (Holbrook?) - who was funny, informative and made our trip. Thank you! Would definitely do this again, highly recommended.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It a good chance to know London and prepare your visits plan. also you will get free cruise and nice discounts in some places when showing the ticket of this tour. I think it was very helpful to be have brief about London historical places ( in more than 10 languages ) and was joyful the same time to spent... More 

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Tour Bus was awesome and a great learning experience as well. On my bus, we had Leanne who was hilarious full of energy and very knowledgeable of the city! I also had help from Yuness and Phil who knew all the details of the tours and where each route could take you. Great Tour Bus!

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had some family staying with me that want to visit London. So we decided to take a day trip to London. Due to the time we had we decided the best way to see the sights was to jump on a bus tour, this would of also been easier as we had four young children with us (aged4to7). They... More 

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

Dear Km1304, 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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