Hop-on hop-off London Bus Tour

A blue and white Golden Tours double-decker bus passes in front of the London Eye on a cloudless day.
Golden Tours hop-on hop-off bus at The London Eye © Golden Tours
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See iconic London landmarks and explore the city in depth on a hop-on hop-off bus tour.


See London's iconic landmarks from the comfort of a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy unlimited travel around London over 24 or 48 hours and get a free river tour included with your bus ticket.

This handy service allows you to tick off as much sightseeing as you'd like across one or two working days. Simply board the tour bus at one of the designated stops across the city and hop off at the closest stop to the sight you're visiting. Once you're done exploring, get back on the bus and make your way to the next spot! 

What is the bus tour route?

The buses cover four different routes with more than 60 stops, so there's plenty of opportunity to see London's most famous places. You can hop on and off as many times as you want, giving you the chance to explore areas and attractions in more detail. 

  • Classic Tour (Blue route): All central London sights and London's Muslim Quarter. 
  • Essential Tour (Red route): Includes Madame Tussauds, Kings Cross, Hyde Park and Regents Park. 
  • Morning and Evening Drop Off Service (Yellow and Green routes): Available morning and late afternoon, this service operates from popular hotel districts to Central London sights.

Download the hop-on hop-off bus tour route map [PDF size 1.3 KB].

What will I see on the tour? 

Blue hop-on hop-off bus exploring London.

Stopping by all major sights, on this hop-on hop-off tour you'll have the opportunity to see iconic landmarks including: 

  • Tower of London
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Tower Bridge
  • Trafalgar Square

Buses generally operate every 15 to 30 minutes, but this varies by time of year and is subject to change. Be sure to check the most up to date timetable on the day of travel. 

Look out for the designated Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus sign at each stop to ensure you're boarding at the right location. 

Which languages is the tour in?

Live commentary from an on-board guide, or multilingual audio guides in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi and Russian are available. There is also free WiFi available on the bus.

A group of tourists sit on an open top bus going past The Shard and across the river Thames with a local guide.

What is included in the hop-on hop-off tour?

The hop-on hop-off London bus tour includes your bus ticket, audio guides, unlimited travel to over 60 stops across London, and free Wi-Fi on all open top buses. 

Your bus tour booking also entitles you to a free Thames boat ride with certain tickets, allowing you to see London's iconic skyline from the river.

Entrances to all other attractions and optional gratuities are not included. 

How do I get hop-on hop-off bus tour tickets?

A price of a one-day bus tour starts from £32.00, a 24-hour bus ticket starts from £39.00 and a 48-hour bus tour starts from £35.00

Book your hop-on hop-off London tour tickets in advance online.

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Adult ticket From £32.00 per ticket

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