Tower of London Tour: Explore History with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and River Cruise
90 Ratings
Immerse yourself in London's rich history with a Tower of London tour. Hop on a sightseeing bus, visit iconic landmarks, and cruise along the Thames River. Book now!
Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

Red Route (Route)

Operating Schedule: Buses depart every 10-20 mins. The first bus departs from Stop 1 - Green Park Underground at 8:45 and the last bus departs at 18:00.

1. The Ritz Restaurant
Stop 1 - Green Park Undergound

2. Old Park Lane Hard Rock Cafe (Stop C)
Stop 2 - Hard Rock Cafe

3. W1K 1AB
Stop 3 - Queen Mother Gates

4. Hyde Park
Stop 4 - Marble Arch

5. Baker Street Station (Stop D)
Stop 5 - Baker Street

6. 290 Regent St.
Stop 6 - Oxford Street

7. 1 Heddon St
Stop 7 - Regent Street

8. 74 Regent St.
Stop 8 - Piccadilly Circus

9. 5b Pall Mall E
Stop 9 - Trafalgar Square

10. South African High Commission Home Affairs Consular Section
Stop 10 - Craig’s Court

11. Horse Guards Parade
Stop 11 - Whitehall

12. 4 York Rd
Stop 12 - London Eye

13. 28 York Rd
Stop 13 - Waterloo (Eastbound)

14. 1 Aldwych
Stop 14 - Covent Garden

15. 26 Ludgate Hill
Stop 15 - St Paul’s Cathedral

16. 362 Tower Hill
Stop 16 - Tooley Street

17. WC2R 2PH
Stop 17 - Tower of London

18. WC2R 2PH
Stop 18 - Temple Underground station

19. SW1A 2JH
Stop 19 - Westminster Pier

20. Lambeth Palace Road
Stop 20 - Lambeth Palace

21. Abingdon Street Gardens
Stop 21 - College Green

22. 43 Tothill St
Stop 22 - Tothill Street

23. 1 Buckingham Place
Stop 23 - Buckingham Palace

24. 49 Buckingham Palace Rd
Stop 24 - Victoria, Nova Complex - Currently out of Service

25. Victoria Station (Stop R)
Stop 25 - Victoria Station

  1. Stop 38 - London Eye (Westbound)

Points of Interest

  • Madame Tussauds London

  • Tower of London

  • Buckingham Palace

  • Tower Bridge

  • Big Bus Tours

  • Regent’s Park

  • St. James’s Park

  • Kensington Gardens

  • Trafalgar Square

  • Westminster Abbey

  • Leicester Square

  • Big Ben

  • Royal Albert Hall

  • Marble Arch

  • The Shard

What's Included
  • Complimentary earphones
  • 30-minute scenic river cruise
  • Flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Multilingual recorded commentary (5 languages)
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information

Experience London via a double-decker Big Bus with an open top on this stop-and-go sightseeing expedition, plus gain entry to the Tower of London with your ticket. Plan your own route with your 24 Hour - 48 Hour pass, choosing from a variety of potential stops like Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and others. Get an unrestricted view and listen to onboard narratives while exploring the city’s highlights. Alight to explore the Tower of London, gawk at the Crown Jewels, and opt for a one-direction Thames River Cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier or vice versa.

  • Tickets are valid from the first date of redemption
  • Buses are equipped with ramps for wheelchairs or strollers
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops. You will be issued with a bus tour ticket and a Tower of London entrance ticket
  • Infants (age 0-4) can go on the tour free of charge
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(90 Ratings)
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Aug 20, 2023
Big Steve is the best Big bud tour guide - Big Steve is the best tour guide ever! We did the walking tour for changing of the guard. He showed us all kinds of hidden gems throughout London, we feel he went above and beyond. If you could ever request him, definitely do, he got us to see the changing of the guard close up.
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Feb 7, 2023
Amazing - It was amazing. I left my bag on the bus and Wajih was an absolute gem helping me locate it and all over great. The walking tour with ‘sexy’ Nick was filled with humour and history and overall too good.
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Nov 9, 2022
Walking tour - Julia was an excellent tour guide. Seek her out, if you can. Incredibly informed and a true expert on every aspect of the tour.
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Aug 6, 2022
Julia is wonderful! - I am rating this 5/5 for the walking tour of London City of Past and Present with Julia. She was wonderful! It makes a huge difference having a real person commentate.
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Jul 20, 2022
Fantastic - Walking tour guide Julia was amazing. Had a tour with her from St. Paul’s cathedral to Tower of London. She was knowledgeable, engaging, charming and made the tour the best experience of the tours we took. The prerecorded parts of the Big Bus tour was not as personal nor engaging as having a tour guide like Julia to bring to life the experience of London.
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Jul 8, 2022
Great time with the walking tour!! - The best part of our tour was the walking tour with Julia.. Julia was very informative, knowledgeable and and friendly.. We encourage anyone taking Big Bus tours to definitely get off the bus and take the walking tour, maybe you'll get lucky and get Julia.
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Jul 31, 2023
Beware of the 2-day pass - The tour itself was fine, although our bus was a little worn down. The first seat we chose had the volume stuck very high for the audio but we moved to another seat and it was fine. But beware of the 2-day pass. Despite having an app, they give you a paper ticket for the 2nd day and if you lose it, they won’t let you on the bus even though you can prove what you bought and when you bought it within the app. They’ll happily sell you another pass at the door, though 😏
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Oct 9, 2021
Just do the cruise! - The river cruise was fantastic. Lovely staff and a live commentary which was amusing and informative. The bus tour I would only give 1 🌟. The automated commentary is awful!! Due to the nature of London being busy, you can get diverted, as we did, meaning there is no recorded commentary available for the diverted route. This meant we had long periods sitting in traffic, where we didn't know where we were and had to listen to a music sound track over and over again until you are able to rejoin the original route. I have done these tours before with a live guide and they were fantastic and fun. This was definitely not worth the money!
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Jul 8, 2022
Terrible waste of money - What a waste of £41 went round in circles No live commentary. Pre recorded rubbish pointing out a few random facts Got to river cruise 3pm it was too late last cruise had left Spent more time changing buses Many too packed with mo seats Don't waste your money
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Jun 5, 2022
Uncaring Company - Was unable to go-was ill -company would not reimburse me. I have fibromyalgia. chronic pain, chronic fatigue and am a senior citizen -I don’t understand why I could not be reimbursed.
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up to 9 guests
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April 2024