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Address: 4 Fountain Square, London SW1W 9SH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7233 7030
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

If you are searching for a day tour of London that you will not soon...

If you are searching for a day tour of London that you will not soon forget, this hop on hop off bus tour is sure to fulfill your every wish. Lose yourself in the many landmarks and world celebrated attractions London has to offer, and ‘hop off’, delving into specific attractions in greater depth, before ‘hopping on’ again at your leisure.

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Was at King's Cross Station and decided to use my Hop On Hop Off portion of my LONDON PASS. Got on the Orange Line to get down to the Red Line. 1 hour through heavy traffic... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An excellent tour along the country side, visiting the University as well as Shakespeare's birth place. Kingsley, our tour director, was witty and knowledgeable, making the trip worth its while. Would highly recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had bought tickets in advance online for the Hop On Hop Off Orange Route. Due to our flight being delayed we just missed a tour from beside St Pancras Station (Midland Road). I phoned the company at 3.30pm to be told another would be along in 20 minutes but after 40 minutes of waiting I called them again. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a trip involving a disabled passanger and everything went super smoothly. Thank you very much for your excellent service!

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Avon, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Golden Tour hop-on hop-off tour. In particular, we took the red line. Some notes: - Mid afternoon on a weekday (in late July), the roads were so congested that we mostly sat in traffic. We probably could have walked faster. We certainly could have taken the Underground and gotten from place to place faster. - The big... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I decided to book a London bus tour having been living in London for the last 16 years and never seeing the sights. Saturday, 23rd July 2016 ended up being a gorgeous afternoon in the sun and what an even better way to top up the tan on an open bus! Nicholas, the tour guide was soooooo funny with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Would like to thank golden tours for an amazing tour last night 8pm bus 23rd july 16. The sights were great to see by bus and we must have had the most knowledgeable, bubbly and friendly tour guide in the whole of London . Tabitha was a star from start to finish. She told us so much history and facts... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was at King's Cross Station and decided to use my Hop On Hop Off portion of my LONDON PASS. Got on the Orange Line to get down to the Red Line. 1 hour through heavy traffic without really having any sites to look at. Got off close enough to a Metro station that we continued our journey via Metro. They... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I purchased Hop on Hop off Golden tour tickets using our London Pass. We have used Hop On tours in the past to help us orient ourselves when we travel, but this one was so bad we got off and didn't return. One of the 4 routes advertised live commentary. We went to catch that route and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the Golden Tours as part of the London Pass. I am glad we didn't pay any money for the tour as we quit after an hour and a half. We tried both the orange tour and the blue tour. Both were terrible. First were the accommodations. The seats are so packed in that my knees were pressed into... More 

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goldentoursUK, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Tours, responded to this review

We are pleased to be now working along side London Pass, where customers have the option of a Day on our Hop on, Hop off buses included. However, we are disappointed to learn that you experienced some issues. All of our buses are exactly the same layout and fittings as normal London Transportation and other sightseeing companies, there is no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear Golden Tours and Potential visitors I would like to first take this opportunity to say I do not usually leave feed back etc., However due to a great day myself and the family experienced while visiting London, I felt I should share my joy… Ok to start I am sending a big thank you to one of the Golden... More 

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