Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour & St Paul's Cathedral

Activity code: OT5

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Highlights

  • Discover London’s most iconic landmarks and locations
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the top deck of our open top bus
  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off tour. Choose a 1 day, 24 or 48 hour ticket
  • See Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London & step inside St Paul’s Cathedral 
  • Discover London with a free cruise down the Thames
  • Audio guides available on the bus in: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Hindi, Arabic and Japanese

Description

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the very best of London with a Hop-on Hop-off open top bus tour. Hop-on or off as much as you like within your chosen timespan, valid from the first time you Hop-on a bus at any of our multiple stops across central London. Sit on the top deck and glide by Christopher Wren’s masterpiece St Pauls Cathedral, the Queen’s London home Buckingham Palace, the historic Tower of London, where Anne Boleyn met her fate. No need for a map as we drop you off on the door step of London’s best attractions, the best way to get the most out of London!

The Routes:
  • The Classic Tour (Blue route): Taking you to all the main Central London landmarks, passing Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and much more.
  • The Essential Tour (Red route): Explore the centre and North of London. Covering Hyde Park, Regents Park, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as many of the Central ‘must-sees’.
  • The Morning and Evening Drop off Service (Yellow and Green routes): The morning and late afternoon drop-off services conveniently transport you from the hotel region of West London, into the centre. Making your day as effortless and enjoyable as possible. 

Route Map and Timetable

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the very best of London with a Hop-on Hop-off open top bus tour. Hop-on or off as much as you like within 24 hours, valid from the first time you Hop-on a bus at any of our multiple stop across central London. Sit on the top deck and glide by Christopher Wren’s masterpiece St Pauls Cathedral, the Queen’s London home Buckingham Palace, the historic Tower of London, where Anne Boleyn met her fate. No need for a map as we drop you off on the door step of London’s best attractions, the best way to get the most out of London!

St Pauls Cathedral

Enjoy entrance to Christopher Wren’s masterpiece of architecture St Pauls Cathedral. Re-built after being engulfed by the Great Fire of London (1666), Wren’s design was completed in 1711 and has dominated the London skyline ever since. As well as marvelling at the exterior, visitors can step inside and walk under the famous dome, explore the tombs and galleries and the numerous beautiful chapels.   

Complimentary one-way River Boat Ride valid with the 24 and 48 hour bus tickets

See London from a unique perspective on a complimentary river boat cruise. Departing from Westminster Pier and sailing along the Thames, you will choose to disembark at either Tower Bridge Pier of Greenwich Pier, or vice versa.  Live commentary from the captain will give you a comprehensive commentary as you cruise the waves. 
 
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Additional Information

What You Get


  • Coose from a 1 day, 24 or 48 hour hop-on hop-off tour
  • Wi-Fi on all open top buses
  • Complimentary river tour valid with the 24 or 48 hour bus tickets
  • Admission to St. Paul's Cathedral

What You Don't Get


  • Entrances to additional attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Please Note:
 
  • Your bus tour ticket is valid from the moment you get on your first bus
  • St Paul’s Cathedral offers complimentary entry for a visitor with a disability and an accompanying carer or necessary companion – these tickets should be requested on arrival
  • The Whispering Gallery at St Paul's Cathedral is temporarily closed until further notice
  • Board at Westminster Pier and disembark at either Tower Bridge Pier or Greenwich Pier or vice versa
Schedule

Hop- On Hop- Off Bus

Live Guides;
English speaking live guides operate on many of our open top buses. To guarantee travelling with a live guide for a complete loop, please board the bus at stop 77, London Eye, Belvedere Road, SE1 7GH on the hour.

Bus Frequencies;

26th March onwards 
Full service

Departure points:
You can join the tour from any of our multiple stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted with the words Golden Tours sitting below the Transport for London bus stop logo. Each bus stop will also display its stop number. Bus stop numbers can be found in the timetable link; 

Known events or delays that may impact the service;
Click here to view the latest service information

Free Boat Ride operated by Thames River Sightseeing.

Boats leave every 30 minutes from:

Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH
Tower Bridge Quay, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD
Greenwich Pier, London, SE10 9HT

The boat cruise is approx. 30 minutes in duration. 

St. Paul's Cathedral 

Monday to Saturday
The Cathedral is open to sightseers between 12:00am - 4:30pm (last admission 4:00pm) 
The galleries are open to sightseers from 9:30am - 4:15pm (last admission) (Gallery will remain temporarily closed)
Please note that the Cathedral is not open for sightseeing on Sundays.

Special services and events may mean that all or part of the Cathedral are closed either in advance or short notice, Please check closures here.