Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour & SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Activity code: OT15

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  • Hop-on Hop-off bus tour with multiple stops across London
  • All Open Top buses include free Wi-Fi
  • Visit the incredible SEA LIFE London Aquarium
  • Walk the glass tunnel tropical walkway and see thousands of marine creatures
  • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise 
  • Bus Audio Guides in 11 languages


Remarkable London bus tour
This incredible value London hop on hop off bus tour grants you the freedom and convenience to explore the city in depth. See world renowned attractions such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and spectacular Westminster Abbey, as well as, of course, the inimitable Buckingham Palace. It’s the quickest and easiest way to see all the city has to offer.

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

The SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Enjoy entrance to this fantastic experience in the centre of the city, spread over three incredible floors. Along the journey, walk under a stunning glass tunnel walkway, feed the Stingrays, watch diving displays and visit touch pools and discovery zones. Other marine life includes Green Turtles, Seahorses, Octopus, Zebra Sharks and the ever popular Clown Fish. The final highlight is the deeper darker zone of the Pacific Ocean - take a walk on the wild side and watch 10 species of Shark swim beneath your feet from a suspended glass platform.
Free River Thames Boat Ride
Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this one-way boat ride. Choose to depart from Westminster and disembark at either Tower Brisge Quay or  Greenwich Pier or vice versa, you’ll get to soak in panoramic views of the capital’s most iconic landmarks for a sightseeing experience like no other! Discover fascinating facts as you cruise with live commentary from the captain and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian. 

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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • 24 hour or 1 calendar day hop-on hop-off ticket bus ticket
  • Free Wi-Fi on all Open Top buses
  • Free River Thames boat ride
  • Admission to SEA LIFE London Aquarium

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Entrances to additional attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
Please Note:
  • Cancellation policy. A full refund can only be given if tickets are cancelled at least 72 hours prior to your entry time and date.
  • Your 24 hour bus ticket is valid from the moment you get on your first 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;
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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. 

SEA LIFE London Aquarium: Daily

Mon-Fri & Sunday : 10am to 5pm (last entry)
Sat: 9:30am-6pm (Last Entry)


  • 24 December: 9:30am to 3pm (last entry)
  • 25 December: Closed
  • 31 December: 10am to 2pm (last entry)

To note:

  • The Attraction will close 1 hour after last entry