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Hop-on Hop-off: Open Top Tour of Windsor

£16
Free Cancellation
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
  • Treat yourself to striking views of Windsor aboard an open-top hop-on, hop-off bus.
  • Hop on and hop off the buses as many times as you'd like for a period of 24 hours.
  • The ticket also gives you access to an audio guide that narrates fun facts about this regal town.
  • Connect to the free WiFi on the bus and upload Insta-worthy photos on the go.
  • The bus routes include many iconic attractions, such as Windsor Castle, Frogmore House, Eton College, Holy Trinity Church, and more.
  • You can check out the complete bus route here.
  • Infants aged 4 and under go for free. Children aged 5-15, students aged 18-25, seniors aged 60+, as well as families with 2 adults and 2 children, enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Golden Tours: London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour + Free Extra 24Hrs

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£32
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
Audio Guide
Guided Tour
  • Grab a hop-on-hop-off bus pass valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours across London
  • Explore London on a bus that departs every 5 - 10 min and discover four dedicated routes with over 70 stops taking you through the best of the city!
  • Choose between a 1Day/24/48/72 Hr Ticket, and get exclusive hop-on-hop-off access, allowing for a hassle-free and flexible journey
  • Enjoy panoramic views of London from the open-topped deck of these double-decker buses, which all come with free wifi facilities and a 3D treasure-hunting game
  • Discover iconic structures such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and celebrated areas of London including Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly
  • Enjoy the services of a live English-speaking guide on the blue route, as well as an audio guide available in 11 languages across all routes.
  • The 24/48 or 72 Hr tickets include a free walking tour, a boat ride on the River Thames, and an extra bonus of 24 hours available for a limited period.
  • Click here and here for the detailed route map and boarding points.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

2-Day Unlimited Thames River Cruise Pass

£21
Instant Confirmation
Mobile Ticket
Flexible Duration
  • Catch sight of London's best attractions as you cruise through the River Thames on this hop-on-hop-off boat sightseeing experience.
  • With this ticket, enjoy unlimited journeys for 2 days. Boats have panoramic windows so you'll enjoy the sights in the most expansive way.
  • You can get off and get on between Westminster, Embankment, Festival, Bankside, Tower Bridge Quay, and Greenwich.
  • Your skipper will point out and explain the history behind key London landmarks such as the iconic Tower of London, and Tower Bridge as well as modern attractions like the Shard, the O2, the London Eye, and the Thames Barrier.
  • Enjoy audio commentary service available in multiple languages via smartphones – English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin.
  • Westminster Pier is a great starting point and is close to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
  • Greenwich Pier is the last pier and a place to see and do a number of interesting things.
  • With departures every 30-40 minutes, check out the daily schedule here.
  • Attraction tickets and visits are not included in this experience.
  • There's a fully licensed bar onboard to purchase hot and cold drinks as well as snacks. You can't take along your own food, only a small bottle of water or soft drink.
  • The boats have heating so you can enjoy the cruise in any type of weather.
  • Dogs and guide dogs are allowed onboard.
  • Majority of the boats are suitable for wheelchair users but please check before starting your experience. This experience is suitable for pram/stroller users.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

London is a city that doesn’t shy away from its rich history and heritage, proudly showcasing everything it has to offer. Everywhere you look, there’s a piece of the past and a reminder of the present and the future, all existing in perfect harmony. From the majestic Big Ben and Tower of London to the iconic London Eye and Buckingham Palace, there’s no dearth of attractions to be visited and experiences to be had. 

But with a total area of 607 square meters and a vast collection of tourist attractions and experiences, London is not an easy place to navigate, especially if it’s your first time in the city. 

This is where a London Hop-On Hop-Off tour comes in handy. Hop-On Hop-Off tours are a brilliant way for tourists to explore the city and offer unparalleled ease of access to the city’s biggest landmarks. Essentially, a Hop-On Hop-Off tour is a tour bus you can take from any of the designated stops and get off at any of the stops, according to your convenience.

Why Choose London Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours?

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There are many reasons to go on a hop-on hop-off tour in London. 

  • In a city like London, it can be a challenge to visit every attraction and explore every landmark given the sheer number of sightseeing spots.
  • A great way to see all these highlights and conveniently travel from one site to another is by taking a hop-on hop-off bus.
  • Tourists vouch for the convenience of pre-set routes, affordable pricing along with comfortable transport that the HOHO buses offer. 
  • There are a number of bus routes running across the city, and the next bus is never too far away. 
  • The Hop On Hop Off buses or the HOHO buses are a favorite choice of tours for millions of tourists in London each year.

Your London Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Options Explained

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Big Bus

  • Choose between 24-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus tours and see the best of London.
  • Hop on and off at the 35 stops along the routes and visit all the city's major attractions.
  • There are three different routes, the Red, Blue, and Green Routes as well as an Evening Tour and a River Thames cruise.
  • Popular stops include London Eye, Kensington Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and Madame Tussauds
  • An audio commentary is available in 5 languages.

Flexible Cancelation Policy: Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours in advance.

Discounted Ticket: Children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing.

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Golden Tours

  • Choose between 24-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour hop-on hop-off tours in an open-topped double-decker sightseeing bus.
  • With over 70 stops, you will be able to visit all the city's major attractions.
  • There are four different routes the Blue, Red, Yellow, and Green Routes, plus a complimentary River Tour. 
  • Popular stops include Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • You will get an audio guide in 10+ languages.

Flexible Cancelation Policy: Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

Discounted Ticket: Children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing.

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City Tour

  • Choose between 24-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour tours through London on bright red open-top, double-decker buses.
  • Hop on and off wherever you want between 80+ stops across 6 distinct routes, the Yellow, Orange, Silver, Blue, Red, and Purple Routes.  
  • Enjoy complimentary experiences like walking tours and a River Thames cruise with your ticket
  • Popular stops include London Eye, Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and Madame Tussauds 
  • Listen to the onboard audio guides, along with the live commentary on select routes

Flexible Cancelation Policy: Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 48 hours before the schedule.

Discounted Ticket: Children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing.

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Original Tour

  • Choose a pass that will help you explore the historic city of London from one of the oldest HOHO Tours in London.
  • Hop on and off at any of the 30+ stops and visit all the city's major attractions from  comfortable, wifi-enabled, double-decker buses.
  • There are two different routes, the Yellow and Blue, as well as a special kid's route.
  • Popular stops include Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Palace, and the Tower of London.
  • An audio commentary is available in 10+ languages to make your sightseeing tour more informative.

Flexible Cancelation Policy: Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours in advance.

Discounted Ticket: Children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced ticket pricing.

London Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Timetable

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Big Bus

  • Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes

Golden Tours

  • Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM.
  • Frequency: Between 20 and 30 minutes.

City Tour

  • Timings: 8:30 AM to 6 PM
  • Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes

Original Tour

  • Timings: 8:30 AM to 1 PM
  • Frequency: Every 15-20 minutes

London Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Route

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Highlights of the London Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

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Buckingham Palace

Visit the Queen’s residence at Buckingham Palace. Stroll through the vast palatial gardens and witness the Change of Guards ceremony, at this treasure trove of royal experiences.

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London Eye

Experience a breathtaking view of London from atop the 443-feet high London Eye observation wheel located near the River Thames,  for a unique perspective of London.

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Westminster Abbey

One of the UK’s most important religious buildings, Westminster Abbey the burial and memorial site of writers, actors, scientists, thinkers, and other famous historical significant figures.

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London Bridge

Just off the banks of River Thames, the London Bridge area is famous for its restaurants and the Tower Bridge. Often confused with the London Bridge, the Tower Bridge has stunning river views.

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St. Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of Europe’s largest cathedrals Listen to the haunting acoustics in the Whispering Gallery and soaking in the breathtaking views offered by the Stone and Golden Galleries.

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River Thames

Explore the beautiful River Thames on a  River Cruise. Travel under the London Bridge, see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and admire the Festival Hall and the London Eye.

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Parliament Square

Parliament Square has some of the capital’s most iconic buildings including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and statues of famous leaders and historical figures.

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Madame Tussauds

Home to lifelike wax figures of over 250 celebrities,at  Madame Tussauds you can see the Royal Family, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Bond, and more.

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Tower of London

The Tower of London is a historic castle located on the North bank of the River Thames. Built in 1070, it has served as a prison, treasury, armory, residence, and even a zoo. Today, it also houses the Crown Jewels.

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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace’s rich royal history dates back to the 17th century. Once the birthplace of Queen Victoria, you can visit the State Apartments, Royal Wardrobe Collections, and Kensington Gardens.

British Museum

The British Museum in the Bloomsbury area of London is a public museum. It has one of the largest permanent collections of art, history, and culture in the world, with over eight million works.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a public square in Central London. It is home to Nelson’s Column, commemorating Admiral Nelson’s victory at Battle of Trafalgar, as well as many other statues and the National Gallery.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in South Kensington exhibits a vast range of specimens from various areas of natural history. It is famous for its dinosaur skeletons and thousands of other exhibits.

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design and is named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Nearby is the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in Central London. Covering 350 acres, it connects to Kensington Gardens in the west. Don’t miss the Serpentine lake, Hyde Park Corner, and the nearby Marble Arch.

Notting Hill

Notting Hill is a neighborhood in West London that is famous for the annual Notting Hill Carnival as well as being home to a number of restaurants, cafes, and shops, including the Portobello Road Market.

Hop On Hop Off London Visitor Tips and Guidelines

  • Check the validity – HOHO tour companies have different validity options. Big Bus Tour HOHO is valid for calendar while Original Tour and Golden Tours tickets are valid for a number of hours. Choose your ticket wisely depending on how long you are going to be in London. 
  • Use freebies according to bus schedule – All the HOHO tour companies offer walking tours and river cruises with your ticket. Check the timings of the walking tours and river cruises and ideally use them before or after the bus timings, so that you can make the most out of the bus service. 
  • Sit on the right side – Traffic in London is right-hand side driving and if you want to take a closer look at the monuments and attractions it’s best to sit on the right side of the bus. Also, the likelihood of getting top deck seats is higher when you get on to the bus from the first point of departure. 
  • Be prepared for the weather – Most HOHO tours offer open-top double-decker buses which are open to the elements. They run all through the year irrespective of the year and hence it’s best to keep yourself protected. Umbrellas are not allowed so pack raincoats instead, plus get warm clothing for the winter. 
  • Keep your baggage in lockers – HOHO buses do not allow you to bring large luggage or suitcases on board, also a lot of attractions do not have locker rooms for big storage. You can use a locker service in prime locations across the city. Some of the services you can use are BagBnB, LuggageHero, or Stasher
  • Advance booking of attraction tickets – London’s attractions have long queues and the only way to avoid them is by booking tickets in advance. You can use the exclusive discounts offered by the HOHO companies or book skip-the-line tickets from Headout. 
  • Plan your day ahead – You will have a limited time when the attractions are open and you do not want to waste it getting onto the wrong stop or wrong timings. Make sure you download the maps and bus routes from the website, Big Bus even has a mobile app for the same. Plan your day’s itinerary and the stops you need to use. 
  • Do the round loop – Sometimes taking a round loop of the HOHO buses is the best way to maximize your time and draw value from the pass. You could hop on and hop off on a longer route and then just on a round trip on a completely different route so you don’t miss out on viewing the attractions.

Frequently Asked Questions About London Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours

Q. Does London have a hop-on hop-off bus tour?

A. Yes, London has four hop-on hop-off bus tours, each with a number of routes.

Q. Where can I buy London hop-on hop-off tickets?

A. You can purchase London Hop on hop off bus tour tickets online.

Q. Are London hop-on hop-off tickets available online?

A. Yes, you can buy London hop-on hop-off tickets online here.

Q. How much does hop on hop off bus cost in London?

A. There are two hop-on hop-off bus tours, both of which begin from £16.

Q. How do hop on hop off buses work in London?

A. Hop-on hop-off buses are tourist buses that allow you to board and leave whenever you like and sightsee at your own convenience

Q. How often are the hop-on hop-off buses in London?

A. London hop-on hop-off bus tours run at a frequency of 15 to 30 minutes.

Q. Are there audio guides on the London hop-on hop-off bus tours?

A. Yes, you will get access to audio guides available in up to 20 languages for a comprehensive overview of the city.

Q. Are London’s hop-on hop-off bus tours accessibility-friendly?

A. Yes, London hop-on hop-off tours are accessibility-friendly for wheelchair users.