Ride of Routemaster: A Journey Around Iconic London onboard the Famous Red Bus
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Experience the iconic sights of London on a journey aboard the famous red Routemaster bus. Hop-on and hop-off at top attractions, including Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Tower Bridge.
Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights

Heritage Route T15 (Route)

Operating Schedule: Buses depart upto every 30 minutes from 09:40 - 17:10 at Trafalgar Square and 10:30 - 18:00 at Tower of London.

1. Charing Cross / Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square

2. Southampton Street / Covent Garden (Stop A)

3. The Royal Courts of Justice (Stop L)

4. EC4M 7DE
Get on/off here for St.Paul’s Cathedral

5. St. Paul’s Cathedral

Points of Interest

  • Piccadilly Circus

  • Trafalgar Square

  • Covent Garden

  • Royal Courts of Justice

  • Fleet Street

  • St. Paul’s Cathedral

  • The Monument to the Great Fire of London

  • Tower of London

  • Tower Bridge

What's Included
  • Hop-on, hop-off tour of London’s essential tourist attractions
  • Bus tickets valid for entire day of booking
  • Ride on the iconic London red Routemaster bus
What's Not Included
  • Private transportation
Additional Information

Embark on a journey through London and witness the remarkable sights from the world’s most renowned bus - the red London Routemaster.

Launched in 1956 on London’s roads, these splendid buses, tallying up to 2760, ran in the city until 2005 before the final ones were taken out of regular service. They emerged as emblematic figures of the city, becoming as recognizable as the sightseeing spots you’ll visit during this city tour.

The journey begins at either Trafalgar Square or Tower Hill, both of which are easily accessible via London Underground lines. The route takes you past Covent Garden, the Royal Courts of Justice, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Monument, the Tower of London, and Tower Bridge. You have the option to take a circuitous route or get on and off at numerous attractions along the way.

  • Infants need to be accompanied by paying Adults. The bus is not accessible to strollers unless folded.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Jane_w
Nov 10, 2023
Nice aftermath to my Tower of London visit - Really enjoyed the trip between Tower of London and Trafalgar. The person who took the tickets was very informative and pointed out historical locations and main tourist sites. Well worth the price!! Highly recommend.
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K397fthelenac
Feb 26, 2024
Never showed up - Booked it day before never showed up waited 2 hours was never informed wasn't running rang the office no answer, took our money and had no service running the entire day! Paid for it and never used it I would give Zero out of 5
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Missm812
Dec 17, 2023
Don't waste your money - So disappointing. Waited for a long time, bus finally arrived...no commentary, no explanation when it stopped and the engine was turned off. It appeared the remaining stops has been cancelled due to roadworks in the area of Picadilly circus, so the plan was for the bus to turn around and do the same route we had just done. This was only communicated when we went to locate the driver to enquire why we were no longer moving. Don't waste your money. You can catch a local bus for 1/10th of the price and do this exact trip without having to wait 30 minutes for the bus to show up.
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Mary_o
Oct 29, 2023
Didn't happen for us. - We were never able to locate the stop and waited at various possible locations at Trafalgar /Charring Cross. Saw a bus at one point but it didn't seem to stop anywhere. Finally gave up. The company might consider publishing a map of the route and the locations of the various stops. Can't comment on the bus, or the tour since we were never able to find it.
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