Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour

Activity code: HH1

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Duration 1 day, 24, 48 or 72 hour ticket
Locations Multiple Stops
Start Time First full tour from 9:20am
E-Ticket Accepted


  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off fun across London for either 1 day, 24, 48 or 72 hours
  • See some of London’s most iconic sights
  • See Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, St. Pauls, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and many more
  • Take to the waters with your complimentary 24 hour river boat cruise
  • Free cancellations available*


Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
Explore London and see one of the best cities in the world at your leisure! This tour on a famous hop-on hop-off bus, gives you the freedom to explore London at your own pace. Use this ticket to travel around London on a Golden Tours open top bus, hopping on or off at any of our multiple stops across the city.

Check out the incredible Tower of London or see the famous Marble Arch monument from the comfort of your seat and get off at a nearby stop for a stroll through the idyllic Hyde Park. View Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, 10 Downing Street, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and many more. Your ticket gives you the freedom to explore at your leisure.
There is an audioguide on every bus, giving you the unmissable facts and figures about London, as well as some secrets and suprises. A hop-on hop-off tour on an open top bus, is the number one way to sightsee in London. You can select either a 1 day, 24, 48 or 72 hour ticket, to make the most out of your time in London.

The Routes:
  • The Classic Tour (Red route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
  • The Essential Tour (Orange route): Passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as Hyde Park and Regents Park, two of the prettiest parks in London. Operating again from 10th Jan 2022. 
  • The Pick Up/Drop Off Route (Yellow and Green routes): Operating in the morning and late afternoon, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London. 

Route Map and Timetable

Choose the duration of your tour, from 1 day, 24, 48 or 72 hours, pick a ticket duration that suits you. You also have the freedom to select a date when your ticket will start, or you can leave the dates open. 

Complimentary River Tour – valid for 24 hours
Enjoy an exciting sightseeing cruise along the River Thames. Departing from Westminster Pier near The Houses of Parliament and taking you to St Katherine’s Pier near The Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Take in iconic sights and discover interesting facts with a live commentary from the captain and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian. Tickets are valid for 24 hours with unlimited usage within this time. See the schedule tab for the river tour timetable. The river cruise is not included in the 1 day or the 24 hours without cruise ticket options. 

Click here to view map & timetable

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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • Hop-on hop-off bus ticket 
  • Choose either a 1 day, 24, 48 or 72 hour ticket
  • Live guide on selected Red Route departures 
  • Complimentary river boat tour**
  • Free cancellations*

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Entrances to attraction
Please Note:
  • To see our health and safety policy, click here
  • *You can cancel your reservation for this product upto midnight, (UK time) the night before departure and get a refund in full.  
  • Duration valid from when you first hop-on the bus and the boat. Unlimited usage within your chosen timeframe.
  • Boat ticket to be used between Westminster Pier and St Katharine’s Pier or vice versa. Please show your voucher at the Thames River Services ticket booth.
  • **Boat ticket not applicable with the 1 day or 24 hours without cruise Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket options. 
  • Audio Guides in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Indian, Japanese and Arabic
  • Each bus has space for one fold-away pushchair on the lower deck
  • Please view the Schedule tab for bus timetables and other helpful information

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;
Until 17th December 2021:
Mon-Thu: Red Route - every 30-mins.
Fri-Sun: Red Red Route - every 20-mins. 

Live Guide: Every hour from Stop 77.

18th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022:
Daily: Red Route - every 20-mins. No Orange Route 

Live Guide: Every hour from Stop 77.

3rd January to 9th January 2022:
Daily: Red Route - every 30-mins. No Orange Route

Live Guide: Every hour from Stop 77.

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 Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride operated by Thames River Sightseeing.

Boats leave every 30 minutes from:

Westminster Pier (Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH)
Embankment Pier (Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WS2N 6NU)
Festival Pier (Festival Pier, South Bank, London SE1 9PX)
Bankside Pier (Bankside Pier, Bankside, London SE1 9DT)
St Katharine’s Pier - for Tower of London - (St Katharine’s Pier, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD)

Cruise Timetable; 

Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Greenwich Pier 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40, 16:20 & 17:00
Embankment Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Greenwich Pier 11:05, 11:45, 12:25, 13:05, 13:45, 14:25, 15:05, 15:45, 16:25* & 17:05*
Festival Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Greenwich Pier 11:10, 11:50, 12:30, 13:10, 13:50, 14:30, 15:10, 15:50, 16:30* & 17:10*
Bankside Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Greenwich Pier 11:25, 12:05, 12:45, 13:25, 14:05, 14:45, 15:25 16:05 16:45* 17:25*
Tower Bridge Quay to Greenwich Pier 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40 16:20
Tower Bridge Quay to Westminster Pier 12:40, 13:20, 14:00 14:40, 15:20 16:00 16:40 17:20
Greenwich Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Westminster Pier 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10** 16:50**

*These departures are only from Westminster to Tower Bridge Quay returning to Westminster (no Greenwich service)
**(One-Way) – These departures are one-way only without return service to Greenwich

The boat cruise is approx. 30 minutes in duration.