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London Hop-On Hop-Off Routes, Stops, and Maps

Convenient stops near London’s popular attractions and transit points, frequent buses, and audio guides to keep your journey informative - what more do you need to explore London? Get your London hop-on hop-off pass now and stop fretting about navigating its public transport. These passes let you board and deboard at any of the stops as many times as you need, making commuting effortless. And the London hop-on hop-off timetable is well-scheduled so that your next bus is never too far away. Read on to learn more about the routes and stops offered by various hop-on hop-off operators in London. 

City Sightseeing London hop-on hop-off stops, routes, and maps

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Blue route
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  • Best suited for: Tourists seeking London's iconic attractions 
  • Major sights: Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, London Eye
  • First bus: 8:30am (from Belvedere Road)
  • Last bus: 7:35pm (from Belvedere Road)
  • No. of stops: 20
  • Frequency: Every 10 to 20 minutes
  • Full loop duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Best suited for: Museum, park, and shopping lovers
  • Major sights: Kensington Palace, Harrods, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall
  • First bus: 9am (from Hyde Park, Queen Elizabeth Gate)
  • Last bus: 6pm (from Hyde Park, Queen Elizabeth Gate)
  • No. of stops: 9
  • Frequency: Every 10 to 20 minutes
  • Full loop duration: 1 hour

  • Best suited for: Museum lovers; travelers using major transit points like Euston Station, King's Cross Station
  • Major sights: The British Museum, The Foundling Museum, Royal Opera House, London Transport Museum
  • First bus: 9:17am (from Belvedere Road)
  • Last bus: 4:17pm (from Belvedere Road)
  • No. of stops: 14
  • Frequency: Every 20 to 30 minutes
  • Full loop duration: 35 minutes

Recommended tours:

1-Day/24/48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of London with Optional Thames River Cruise

Big Bus London hop-on hop-off stops, routes, and map

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Blue route
Green route

  • Best suited for: Central London explorers, history buffs
  • Major sights: London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace
  • First bus: 8:15am (from Stop 1: Green Park Underground)
  • Last bus: 6pm (from Stop 1: Green Park Underground)
  • No. of stops: 24
  • Frequency: Every 10 to 20 minutes
  • Full loop duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

  • Best suited for: Nature, museum, and shopping lovers
  • Major sights: Kensington Palace and Garden, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, Harrods, Marble Arch
  • First bus: 8am (from Victoria, Nova Complex)
  • Last bus: 6pm (from Victoria, Nova Complex)
  • No. of stops: 39
  • Frequency: Every 15 to 20 minutes
  • Full loop duration: 3 hours 35 minutes

  • Best suited for: Travelers to central London from the northern part of the city; people using train stations like Euston Station
  • Major sights: British Museum, Temple Church, King's Cross Station, Euston Station, St Pancras Station
  • First bus: 8:30am (from Woburn - Northbound) 
  • Last bus: 6pm (from Woburn - Northbound)
  • No. of stops: 10
  • Frequency: Every 30 to 60 minutes
  • Full loop duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Recommended tours:

Big Bus: 24/48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off London Tour with Optional Cruise

Tootbus London hop-on hop-off stops, routes, and maps

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Royal blue route
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Tootbus - Night tour
Tootbus - Kids tour

  • Best suited for: Travelers wishing to visit central London’s top attractions
  • Major sights: London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace
  • First bus: 8:30am (from Coventry Street)
  • Last bus: 4pm (from Coventry Street)
  • No. of stops: 18
  • Frequency: Every 15 to 20 minutes

  • Best suited for: Travelers wishing to explore central & west London; parks, museums & shopping lovers
  • Major sights: Parliament Street, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, Notting Hill
  • First bus: 9am (from Grosvenor Gardens)
  • Last bus: 6:20pm (from Grosvenor Gardens)
  • No. of stops: 22
  • Frequency: Every 15 to 30 minutes

  • Best suited for: Travelers wanting to connect to the yellow route from north London transit points like King's Cross & St Pancras; Museum-seekers
  • Major sights: British Museum, British Library, Covent Garden, Royal Opera House
  • First bus: 8:35am (from Wyndham's Theatre)
  • Last bus: 7:30pm (from Wyndham's Theatre)
  • No. of stops: 12
  • Frequency: Every 30 to 45 minutes

Tootbus: 90 Mins London Night Bus Tour

Every pretty street and landmark in London shines extra bright when enveloped in twinkling lights at night. Traverse the city as it comes alive at night on this tour taking place on open-top buses. 

  • Timings: Fri, Sat & Sun: 7:30pm in March & April | 8pm in May | 8:30pm from Jun to Aug | 7:30pm in Sep | 7pm in Oct | 5:30pm in Nov
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Starting point: Coventry Street, London W1D 6BH
  • Recommended ticket: Tootbus: 90 Mins London Night Bus Tour

Tootbus: Kids Tour of London with Live Guide

Why should adults have all the fun? Let your kids explore and learn about London with live and engaging commentary and go back home with tales to tell. 

Recommended Tootbus hop-on hop-off tours:

Tootbus: 24/48/72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of London with Optional Night Tour

Tootbus: 24/48/72-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour of London with Thames River Cruise

Uber Boat by Thames Clipper London hop-on hop-off stops, routes, and maps

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Eastbound

  • Best suited for: Cruise enthusiasts based in east London; those looking for a unique perspective of London
  • Major sights: House of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, London Eye, Oxo Building
  • First boat: Weekdays: 5:30am (from North Greenwich); Weekends: 8:10am (from Barking Riverside) 
  • Last boat:  Weekdays: 9:20pm (from Barking Riverside); Weekends: 9:30 (from North Greenwich)
  • No. of stops: Varies with the boat, boarding point & time of the day
  • Frequency: Every 30 minutes
  • Duration: 1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes (depending on stops en route)

  • Best suited for: Cruise lovers based in west London; those looking for a unique yet fun experience in London
  • Major sights: St Paul’s Cathedral, House of Parliament, London Eye, Oxo Building
  • First boat: Weekdays: 6:30am (from Putney); Weekends: 8:30am (from Battersea Power Station)
  • Last boat: Weekdays: 10:32pm (from Embankment); Weekends: 10:40 (from Battersea Power Station)
  • No. of stops: Varies with the boat, boarding point & time of the day
  • Frequency: Every 20 minutes (weekdays); Every 30 minutes (weekends)
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes - 1 hour 30 minutes (depending on stops en route)

Recommended tours:

Uber Boat By Thames Clippers Hop-On Hop-Off Tour in London




Book London hop-on hop-off tickets

Big Bus: London Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Thames River Cruise
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City Sightseeing: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Tootbus: London Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour with Thames River Cruise
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Tootbus: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Evening Bus Tour
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Big Bus: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with London Eye Tickets & Thames River Cruise
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Golden Tours: London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Big Bus: London Evening Bus Tour
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Golden Tours: Central London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
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Frequently asked questions

Can I connect to the hop-on hop-off bus routes directly from the train stations?

Yes, most hop-on hop-off tour operators have planned their routes so that all the major train and bus stations like King's Cross, St Pancras, Euston, and various London Underground stations are all linked to the attractions. So hopping onto the bus from transit points is easy.

What does full loop duration mean?

Full loop duration is the time taken for one hop-on hop-off bus to complete one full route - first stop to the last. If you have time, we recommend taking this full loop once without getting off the bus to get the feel and pulse of London and then going again, hoping off at places you want to visit.

How can I keep track of the bus's location and upcoming stops?

You can usually find audio guides in multiple languages, and printed or digital maps to keep track of the stops on the way. The upcoming stops are often announced as well.

Can I get off at any stop and explore, then catch the next bus?

Yes, get off at any of the stops on the bus route, and explore the attractions near it. Use the same pass to hop back on the next bus to check out the next destination. 

Which all areas of London does the hop on hop off tour cover?

Much of London including attractions and transit hubs in central, west, and north London is usually covered by hop-on hop-off buses. You can check the specific routes offered by each operator for more information. 

What should I keep in mind when planning my trip with the hop-on hop-off buses?

Account for traffic when you plan your London hop-on hop-off journey. Leave ample time for traveling from one stop to another, especially while purchasing timed tickets for attractions.

Is the London hop-on hop-off tour worth it?

Navigating a new city, even ones that have exceptional transport networks like London, can be overwhelming for a tourist. With structured routes covering all of London City’s famous attractions, frequent services, and the flexibility to hop on and off as much as you want, hop-on hop-off tours are totally worth every penny. It is especially useful for those in the city for a short span as you can see much of London's attractions at least from the outside.