Golden Tours Open Top Bus Tour


DURATION (APPROX): 1 Day / 24hr / 48hr / 72hr Tickets


  • Unlimited Hop on Hop off - 2 Different Bus Routes
  • See Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London plus much more
  • Free Thames River Cruise
  • Audio Guide in 11 Languages
  • Complimentary WiFi

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3rd October 2021 - Virgin Money London Marathon

Due to the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021 taking place on Sunday 3rd October 2021, you will experience delays and diversions to the service.

First Bus: Daily 9.20am

Last Full Tour: Approx 5.00pm

Red Route: Mon to Sun every 20 minutes

Orange Route: Fri to Sun every 30 minutes (Mon to Thur every 60 minutes)

Departure Location: Any Golden Tours Bus Stop


Make the most of your visit to London, by sightseeing from the top deck of an iconic Golden Tours Open Top Tour Bus. With 2 different tour routes, and buses running every 20 - 30 minutes, your ticket gives you the ultimate flexibility to Hop on Hop off at your favourite landmark or attraction, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus and much more.

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Hop on Hop off Bus

Your 1 Day, 24, 48 or 72 hour Golden Tours ticket gives you unlimited access to Hop on Hop off across all 2 different bus tour routes, plus the hotel shuttle service, connecting you with the main train stations and hotel districts.

With 70+ Golden Tours bus stops, and buses operating every 20-30 minutes you're never far away from your next Golden Tours open top sightseeing bus.

The Tour Routes

  • The Classic Tour (Red tour): Covers all the main Central London sights, including Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square, London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London
  • The Essential Tour (Orange tour): This route passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as many other Central London sights.
  • The Pick Up/Drop Off Route (Yellow & Green routes): Operates in the morning, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London.

Thames River Cruise

Included in your 24hr / 48hr / 72hr ticket is a free Thames River Cruise. Departing from Westminster Pier near The Houses of Parliament and taking you to St Katherine's Pier near The Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Enjoy the iconic London landmarks and learn interesting facts with a live guided commentary from the captain, or multilingual commentary guides are available via your smart phone.

Please Note: The river cruise is not included in the 1 Day ticket.


  • 1 Day / 24hr / 48hr / 72hr Hop on Hop off Bus Tour Ticket
  • Free Thames River Cruise
  • Multilingual Audio Guides

Additional Information

The river cruise is not included in the 1 Day ticket.

Please note these tickets are not valid on Christmas Day 25th December 2021


1 Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour
Child (5-15)£15.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children)£78.00
24hr Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour + River Cruise
Child (5-15)£17.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children)£98.00
48hr Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour + River Cruise
Child (5-15)£20.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children)£120.00
72hr Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour + River Cruise
Child (5-15)£22.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children)£134.00


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"I am satisfied with Golden Tours hop on/off.The driver's and assistents did their best and helped a lot.  "

Five stars V. Zapisochna - Ukraine - 22/06/2021

"Had a really lovely tour, Jo was thoroughly entertaining and knew so much about London. My 5 year old also had a brilliant time Would really recommend the tour for anyone wanting to see the sights of London"

Five stars Ellie - Luton - 30/05/2021

"Had just 5 hours in London so bought tickets for the one day bus tour, its a great tour that takes in all the tourist attractions. Value for money is great, but we ran out of time."

Three stars S.Sykes - USA - 03/03/2020

"Brilliant way to get around the city and see loads of the attractions. Love the way you can swap between routes"

Five stars P. Mullligan - USA - 13/02/2020

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Ticket Information


Simply have your e-ticket scanned from your smartphone or tablet for this tour.