1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket + Return Cruise

Activity code: OT36

Book Now


  • 1-day ticket on our Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour
  • Unmissable rides through the heart of London on our open top buses
  • The flexibility and freedom to explore the best landmarks of the city
  • Choose from 4 routes and 70 stops
  • A picturesque cruise ride along the River Thames


Experience all the history, beauty and excitement that London has on offer with this exclusive online deal: a 1-day hop-on hop-off London bus tour ticket with a return cruise! 

1 Day Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour

London has undeniably some of the world’s most famous landmarks – and what better way to see them in all their glory than on our open top, hop-on hop-off London bus tour? With 4 routes and a whopping 70 stops, this is an excellent chance for you to get impressive views of and go face-to-face with must-see places like Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Our variety of routes and stops gives you the freedom to explore as much of London as you wish. If you’re pressed for time, this 1 day ticket will help you get just the right dose of the capital!

The Routes
  • The Essential Tour (Blue route): This route includes a live English-speaking guide and covers all the main sights in central London. The guide will enlighten and entertain you every step of the way as you see Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and more.
  • The Classic Tour (Red route): As well journeying through all the main London landmarks, this route visits London’s Museum Quarter – where you’ll find the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum.
  • The Grand Tour (Orange route): This route passes by Madame Tussauds and the vibrant King’s Cross area, as well as many other Central London sights and locations.
  • The Thames Tour (Lilac Route): This route will leave you right on the doorstep of London’s most iconic landmarks and locations next to the River Thames, including Parliament Square and St James’s Palace.
  • The Pick-up/Drop-off Services (Yellow route and green routes): Operating in the morning and evening, these services travel to and from popular hotel districts into Central London.
View the map of all our routes here.


A gorgeous way to enjoy London and its best sights, swap our bus for a hop on a cruise and sail through the heart of the city, the River Thames, to get a unique perspective of the city. 
Departing from Westminster and taking you to St Katharine’s Pier, discover fascinating facts about the city as you cruise along with live commentary from the captain and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian.

Click here to see the route map.

BONUS – Free Walking Tour

As part of this package you also get a free walking tour through London! If you’re a fan of the royals you’ll love The Royal Walking Tour, which includes watching the iconic ceremony that is the Changing of the Guards! Or perhaps you’d like to see what The Beatles got up to on The Beatles London Walking Tour?

Free Hop-on Hop-off Treasure Hunt App

Download our exciting 3D hop-on hop-off treasure hunt gaming app for free from the Google Play Store or the App Store for an adventure through London like no other! Help the Queen find the missing Crown Jewels and save the British monarchy by completing British trivia and bonus rounds.
Read More

Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • One day hop-on hop-off bus ticket that can only be used on one calendar day
  • Free Wi-Fi on all Open Top buses
  • Professional guide on the Essentials tour
  • Ticket to one cruise
  • Free walking tour

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Gratuities
  • Food and beverages unless stated otherwise
  • Admissions to sites and attractions

Please Note:
  • The Hop-on hop-off bus ticket can only be used on one calendar day.
  • You must use these two products on the same day.
  • Buses depart every 5-10 mins from the main tourist points and every 15-20 mins from elsewhere.
  • Various major events take place in London - these may cause route changes and/or disruptions. These events can take place at short notice.
  • Cruise is only to be used between Westminster Pier and St Katharine’s Pier.
Hop-on Hop-off buses operate on a daily basis.

Departure point: You can join the tour from any of our 70 stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop off/London Tour Bus.

Choose between one of the below FREE walking tours.

The Royal Walking Tour:

Available until April 2021

Days of Operation: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sunday

Available until May 2021

Days of Operation: Daily

Departure Point: 
Golden Tours Visitor Centre Leicester Square - 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP

Nearest Underground Station: 
Leicester Square Station

Return Point: Westminster Abbey

Nearest Underground Station: Westminster Station

Start: 10:00am


The Beatles London Walking Tour:

Available until April 2021

Days of Operation: Mon, Wed, Fri and Sunday

Available until May 2021

Days of Operation: Daily

Departure Point: Golden Tours Visitor Centre Leicester Square - 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP

Nearest Underground Station: Leicester Square Station

Return Point: Westminster Abbey

Nearest Underground Station:
 Westminster Station

Start: 1:00pm


Departure Point: Departing from Westminster Pier to St Katharine’s Pier (via Embankment Pier, Festival Pier and Bankside Pier) 
7 days a week every 30-40 minutes. 
First boat leaves Westminster Pier at 11:00am
Not available 25 and 26 December

This product is currently not operating, please contact us for further information