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London Sightseeing Bus Family Tour

Experience the capital city with this London sightseeing experience. Take in the famous sights of the city from the comfort of an open top bus, with a walking tour, or by water on a Thames cruise!

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Enjoy a tour of London and witness the famous landmarks with this fantastic sightseeing experience for you and your family! Take your time and explore the capital with an unlimited hop-on hop-off open top bus tour, a pass to experience London by boat on a Thames cruise, and to top it all off, experience London by foot with three walking tours to choose from! This flexible sightseeing experience offers the perfect way to take in London's top attractions for you and your kids. 

Your sightseeing experience begins once you board your bus at one of the 80 conveniently located stops around central London. Relax and enjoy the view as your award winning bus whisks you through the city. Choose from three different routes that provide either a live-guided, entertaining commentary, a digital recorded commentary that's available in a number of different languages, or a specially routed museum tour that provides the perfect way to explore some of London’s best museums, shops and attractions! If that’s not enough, you can hop onto a Thames cruise and enjoy the beauty of London from the water as you sail between Westminster and Tower Hill piers. If you prefer to experience London the good old fashioned way, why not take part in one of the guided walking tours included in this sightseeing experience? Or go wild and do all three! Your sightseeing pass is valid for 24 hours, so you can be sure that you’ll get the most of your day out in London with this exciting experience for your family.

This London sightseeing tour offers the full package when it comes to exploring the capital. The tour makes for a perfect experience gift for Londoners looking to reconnect with the city, or for visitors who want a flexible way to discover all that this wonderful city has to offer. 

 

The open top tour buses are equipt with lower floor disabled access. 


Your sightseeing ticket is valid for 24 hours on the day you choose to use it. It gives you access to the hop on hop off bus tours, walking tours and Thames cruise experiences. 

Tickets bought and used by October 1st 2016 will be valid until the end of service the following day after the tour is taken. After the initial 24 hours of the day the tour is taken on, you can continue sightseeing around London on all bus routes, however tickets will not be valid on to the River Cruise or Walking Tours.

 
The sightseeing bus ride and walking tour are group experiences.  This ticket is valid for two adults and two children only. Additional tickets for adults can be brought here and children here.
This sightseeing experience operates 7 days a week with departures between 8:30am and 5pm every 15- 20 minutes throughout winter. In the summer months, there are more frequent and later departures available. 

Please note:

Walking tours run at the times listed below from Trafalgar Square:

10:30 - Changing of the guard tour
13:00 - Rock n Roll walk 

From Tower of London or Tower Hill, you can take the Jack the Ripper tour at 15:30. 
We recommend that you wear suitable clothing and comfortable footwear on this sightseeing tour to ensure that you enjoy your day, whatever the weather! 
Your sightseeing experience should not be affected by the weather. However, if you are unsure on the day please contact the visitor's centre to confirm your experience will go ahead. 
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This week we were lucky enough to be able to join The Original Bus Tour in London, exploring the city on the classic London transport. We got to see all the classic landmarks on this beautiful sunny day on the open top red bus! Throughout our bus tour we learnt about the history of the different iconic buildings, famous stories about the Royal Family and interesting (and amusing!) facts about London itself. One of the great things about this bus tour is that when you have your ticket, you can hop on and off any of the Original Tour buses for the rest of the day!

Our journey started at Trafalgar Square, which was easy to get to from Embankment tube station. We were greeted by the friendly stewards and shown on to the bus, taking our seats on the open top deck (half of which was covered in case the true British weather decided to make an appearance). We set off and the tour started, the enthusiastic guide talking us through the various roads and landmarks from the top deck.

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We heard about Trafalgar Square's iconic history, the Nelson memorial, its big guarding bronze lions and the two huge fountains. Our next stop was the Ritz Hotel, where we learnt about its celebrity visitors and grand past. The bus took us around Green Park and Hyde Park, stopping at Buckingham Palace. We had come at the right time - the Changing of the Guards was just about to start so we decided to jump off and join the Royal Walking Tour (included in the ticket) to have a look. This really added to the classic London experience, with Beefeaters on horses making their round in front of the Buckingham Palace golden gates. Once the spectacle was finished, we made our way back to the bus (which runs every 10-15 minutes), stepped on and opened our Original Tours map to choose our next destination.

We decided to sit on the bus for a little longer this time, to learn more about the history of Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. We headed to The Houses of Parliament then crossed the Thames over the Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge. Before long we were driving along the classic 'Monopoly board' Fleet Street, passing the Royal Courts of Justice, St Paul's Cathedral, The Monument and The Tower of London. The busy London traffic actually worked in our favour, as we got to take in our surroundings and listen to the guide whilst having enough time to look at the beautiful architecture of the buildings and landmarks.

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Even though we decided to stick to the bus tour, there were two more walking tours available that were included in the ticket. The "Rock 'n' Roll" walking tour which departs daily at 1pm from the visitors centre, and the Jack the Ripper walking tour which departs from the Tower of London everyday at 3:30pm. All three walking tours have different start times, so you can attend all three if you want to!

We finished our tour by the the Tower of London and crossed the road to Tower Hill tube station, where we got on a direct train back to Victoria station. It was a great day out and definitely one of the best ways to explore London and learn about its history - whilst avoiding the busy pavements and all that walking! The bus stopped at all the important places - the landmarks as well as almost all of the museums, galleries and The London Dungeons, Madame Tussauds and Planet Hollywood. The guides were enthusiastic and passionate about their jobs, with incredible knowledge of the city - as well as a great sense of humour!

Individual child tickets, adult tickets and group family tickets are available. Have fun!
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