The Big Bus company operate hop on/hop off sightseeing tours in open top (weather permitting) or closed top double decker buses.
Tickets are valid for the day from the time of first boarding. All tickets also include a free hop on/hop off river cruise (Westminster to Tower of London or vice versa), a walking tour and a bonus card giving discounts at bars and restaurants during the validity of the ticket.
Copies of the Big Bus brochure are available directly from The Big Bus Company on boarding the bus.
• Hop on/Hop off pre-recorded language or live commentary sightseeing tour.
• River cruise.
• Walking tour.
• Bonus card (discounts at bars and restaurants).
Passengers may start their tour at any of the Big Bus stops as indicated in the Big Bus brochure. Brochures are available from the hotel concierge.
The first departure is at 08:30. The last departure varies seasonally from 16:00 during October - March or 18:00 during July - August.
These tours feature either pre-recorded language commentary or live commentary in English.
Language routes are coloured blue, with each bus clearly displaying the service it is operating. Live routes are colour coded red, with each bus clearly displaying the service it is operating. Passengers can use all routes within the day validity of their ticket.
Stops on route vary between 24 and 29 stops on which passengers are able to hop on or off at any time.
While the Big Bus voucher is valid, passengers can take as many free walking tours as they choose from the following three tours: Royal London, The Big Bus Beatles Walk and Ghosts by Gaslight.
Holders of Big Bus tickets may also enjoy a free hop on hop off Thames River Cruise during the validity of their ticket, operated by City Cruises daily every 20 minutes.
This tour operates everyday of the year except 25 December.