Golden Tours London

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Golden Tours: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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£35.10

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Free cancellation

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Plan your London trip with ease as you hop on and off unlimited times with this hop-on hop-off bus pass valid for 1 day or 24/48/72 hours.
  • The tour includes 3 different routes with buses running every 20 mins.
  • Ready for some thrills? Walk Victorian London's Jack the Ripper sites, stroll past royal spots and cruise the Thames River, all with a 24/48/72-hour pass.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of London from the double-decker buses equipped with a multilingual audio guide and an English-speaking guide on the Blue route.
  • Some of the iconic stops include St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben.

Inclusions

  • 1-day or 24/48/72-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Access to Blue, Yellow & Orange routes
  • English-speaking guide (on the Blue Route)
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese & Arabic
  • River Thames cruise (optional)
  • 2 complimentary walking tours (optional)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mobile app with a detailed map and live bus tracking

Exclusions

  • Entrance tickets to attractions

Please click here for detailed route maps and boarding points.

You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket.

Blue Route

  • First bus: 9:20am from London Eye
  • Last bus: 6:30pm from London Eye
  • Frequency: every 20 mins
  • Popular stops: London Bridge, Parliament Square, Buckingham Palace

Red Route

  • First bus: 9am from Victoria
  • Last bus: 7:22pm from Victoria
  • Frequency: every 20 mins
  • Popular stops: Madame Tussauds, London Zoo, Tower of London

Orange Route

  • First bus: 9:30am from Hyde Park Corner
  • Last bus: 7:30pm from Hyde Park Corner
  • Frequency: every 20 mins
  • Popular stops: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, Victoria & Albert Museum

Thames River cruise

From Westminster Pier

  • First cruise: 10am
  • Last cruise: 6pm
  • Frequency: every 40 mins

From Tower Pier

  • First cruise: 10am
  • Last cruise: 5:15pm
  • Frequency: every 40 mins

Walking tours

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour

  • Departs at 3:30pm from Tower Hill and ends near Liverpool Street Underground Station
  • Duration: 90 mins

Royal Walking Tour

  • Departs at 10am from Tourist Bus Stop outside The King's Gallery and ends near Westminster Abbey
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Tip: At Big Ben, visit the Prison Room which is accessible from the House of Commons and is currently occupied by the Petitions Committee.
  • The buses are equipped with space for one fold-away pushchair and a wheelchair on the lower decks.
  • Your cruise ticket is valid for any day within 7 days from when you start your hop-on hop-off bus tour.
  • Heads up! Bus stops 22, 24, 38, and 39 near Buckingham Palace will be closed from 10am to 12pm on days when the Changing of the Guard ceremony happens. You can use stops 16 or 23 instead during this time.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Golden Tours: Central London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

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  • This is THE classic London experience – high tea and sightseeing, all rolled into a 90-minute bus tour of Central London.
  • See London's popular sights out your window – Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye, you name it, with plenty of Insta-worthy moments along the River Thames.
  • Tuck into some tasty bites like: smoked salmon on toast and scones slathered in jam and cream. Fancy a glass of Prosecco or maybe a cuppa tea or coffee? It's all there.
  • Got dietary needs? No worries! Veggie, vegan, gluten-free, they've got you covered. Plus, pick your fave spot – upper or lower deck!

Inclusions

  • 90-min afternoon tea bus tour
  • Tea menu here
  • Glass of Prosecco or soft drink
  • Souvenir mug
  • Seating on the lower/upper deck (as per option selected)
  • First bus: 11:30am from Bulleid Way.
  • Second bus: 2:30pm from Bulleid Way.
  • Last bus: 4:30pm from Bulleid Way.
  • Popular sights: Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey

Please click here for the detailed route map.

  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 4 years.
  • Keep in mind luggage and large bags are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!
  • Guests may have to share tables.
  • You must contact the activity provider at least 72 hours prior to the travel date to confirm your choice of menu (general or vegetarian) or you will be served the general menu.
  • Keep in mind this activity does not have a tour guide although the staff onboard will highlight points of interest and famous landmarks.
  • Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • The route is subject to change due to road closures and traffic conditions.
  • Alcohol will only be served to those aged 18 and over, valid ID is required.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 72 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Golden Tours London

Golden Tours London offers comprehensive sightseeing experiences in the UK capital, including hop-on-hop-off bus tours covering major landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, and more. They also provide day trips to popular destinations such as Stonehenge and Windsor Castle, ensuring a memorable visit to London and beyond.

Why choose the Golden Tours London?

Comprehensive sightseeing

Golden Tours London offers extensive routes covering key landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, and the London Eye, ensuring you see the city's highlights.

Flexibility

With hop-on-hop-off options, you can explore at your own pace, getting on and off at any designated stops whenever you choose.

Frequent departures

Frequent departures and flexible schedules ensure minimal waiting times, allowing you to maximize your sightseeing experience without long delays.

Comfortable travel and value for money

Their modern, comfortable buses offer panoramic views, ensuring a pleasant and connected journey. Golden Tours also offers competitive pricing and special deals, providing excellent value for your money.

Expert guides and audio commentary

Knowledgeable guides provide engaging and informative insights, enriching your understanding of London's rich history and vibrant culture. Audio commentary in multiple languages is also available.

Golden Tours London routes, stops and maps

Blue Route

The Blue Route is the main tour route, covering central London's most famous sights. It starts at Trafalgar Square and makes stops at attractions like the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London.

Overview

  • First stop: London Eye
  • Timings: 9:20am to 6:30pm
  • Frequency: Every 20 minutes
  • Number of stops: 24
  • Full loop duration: 2 hours

Red Route

The Red Route focuses on the West End, providing access to shopping, dining, and entertainment hubs. It includes stops at Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, and Leicester Square.

Overview

  • First stop: Victoria
  • Timings: 9am to 7:22pm
  • Frequency: Every 20 minutes
  • Number of stops: 35
  • Full loop duration: 3 hours

Orange Route

The Orange Route explores the Southbank area, taking passengers to landmarks like the London Eye, the Tate Modern, the Globe Theatre, and the Imperial War Museum.

Overview:

  • First stop: Hyde Park Corner
  • Timings: 9:30am to 7:30pm
  • Frequency: Every 20 minutes
  • Number of stops: 35
  • Full loop duration: 2 hours 10 minutes

Suggested Golden Tours London Itineraries

London in 1 day/24 hours
London in 2 days/48 hours
London in 3 days/72 hours

If you have just one day in London, explore the Blue Route of Golden Tours to discover these top attractions:

  • Start at Victoria and hop off at Buckingham Palace, witness the iconic Changing of the Guard.
  • Head to the Tower of London, delve into the rich history and see the Crown Jewels.
  • Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, marvel at its stunning architecture and panoramic city views.
  • Stop at the London Eye for breathtaking views of the city skyline.
  • End your day at Trafalgar Square, explore the National Gallery and vibrant local culture.

Explore London in 48 hours with Golden Tours, dedicating the first day to the Blue Route and the second day to the Red Route:

Day 1: Blue Route

  • Start at Trafalgar Square, admire the iconic fountains and Nelson's Column.
  • Hop off at Westminster Abbey, tour the historic church and royal burial site.
  • Visit the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, take in the Gothic architecture.
  • Continue to Buckingham Palace, watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
  • Explore St. James's Park, enjoy the tranquil gardens and lake.
  • Hop back on the bus to the Tower of London, tour the medieval castle and see the Crown Jewels.
  • End the day at the Tower Bridge, walk across the glass floor and take in the views.

Day 2: Red Route

  • Start at Trafalgar Square, visit the National Gallery to see masterpieces by Van Gogh and Rembrandt.
  • Hop off at Oxford Street, shop at flagship stores and explore the bustling atmosphere.
  • Visit Madame Tussauds, take selfies with wax figures of celebrities and historical figures.
  • Continue to Regent's Park, enjoy the beautiful gardens and visit the London Zoo.
  • Hop back on the bus to King's Cross Station, visit Platform 9 3/4 and explore the Harry Potter shop.
  • End the day at Piccadilly Circus, take in the bright lights and lively atmosphere.

Explore the best of London over 3 days with Golden Tours, focusing on the Blue Route for Day 1, the Red Route for Day 2, and the Orange Route for Day 3:

Day 1: Blue Route

  • Start at the London Eye, take in the panoramic views of the city.
  • Hop off at the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, admire the Gothic architecture.
  • Visit Westminster Abbey, tour the historic church and royal burial site.
  • Continue to Buckingham Palace, watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
  • Explore St. James's Park, enjoy the tranquil gardens and lake.
  • Hop back on the bus to the Tower of London, tour the medieval castle and see the Crown Jewels.
  • End the day at the Tower Bridge, walk across the glass floor and take in the views.

Day 2: Red Route

  • Begin at Madame Tussauds, meet lifelike wax figures of celebrities and historical figures.
  • Hop off at London Zoo, discover diverse wildlife in Regent's Park.
  • Visit Kings Cross Station, see the famous Platform 9¾ from Harry Potter.
  • Explore the British Museum, immerse yourself in extensive collections of art and antiquities.
  • Stop at Covent Garden, enjoy street performances, shops, and eateries.

Day 3: Orange Route

  • Start at the Natural History Museum, explore the fascinating exhibits on natural history.
  • Explore Kensington Palace, delve into the royal history and beautiful gardens.
  • Visit Hyde Park, relax in one of London's largest green spaces.
  • Continue to the Royal Albert Hall, marvel at the iconic concert hall and its rich history.
  • Hop back on the bus to Notting Hill, stroll through the charming neighborhood and browse the colorful shops.
  • End the day at Harrods, explore the iconic department store and its luxurious offerings.

Golden Tours London tips

  • Pre-book: Secure your spot and avoid long queues by booking your tickets online ahead of time.
  • Plan your route: Review the routes and schedules to prioritize attractions, ensuring you make the most of your time.
  • Start early: Begin your day early to maximize your sightseeing experience, especially for popular attractions with long queues.
  • Use the app: Download the Golden Tours app for real-time updates, maps, and audio guides to enhance your tour experience.
  • Stay hydrated and comfortable: Bring water, wear comfortable shoes, and dress appropriately for the weather to enjoy your tour comfortably.
  • Explore on foot: Use the hop-on-hop-off feature to explore areas on foot, giving you a closer look at attractions.
  • Check attraction timings: Verify the opening hours of attractions you plan to visit to avoid disappointment.

Golden Tours London: FAQ's

How do Golden Tours London work?

Golden Tours London offers hop-on-hop-off bus tours with multiple routes, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace, getting on and off at any stop.

What is included in a Golden Tours London ticket?

The tickets include unlimited hop-on-hop-off access, a choice of multiple routes, free Wi-Fi, and multi-language audio guides.

How often are the Golden Tours London hop-on hop-off buses?

Buses run every 20 minutes.

How many Golden Tours London routes are there?

Golden Tours London operates three main routes: the Blue Route, Red Route, and Orange Route, covering major landmarks and attractions.

Are there audio guides on the Golden Tours London hop-on hop-off buses?

Audio guides are available in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and more, to enhance your sightseeing experience.

Are the Golden Tours London hop-on hop-off buses accessibility-friendly?

The buses are equipped with space for one fold-away pushchair and a wheelchair, making them accessible for visitors with limited mobility.

How long is my ticket valid for?

Tickets are typically valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from the time of first use, depending on the ticket type purchased.