London City Tour: Hop-on, Hop-off Ticket including Thames River Cruise and Walking Tours

London City Tour: Hop-on, Hop-off Ticket including Thames River Cruise and Walking Tours

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Tour Highlights

    • Multilingual audio guide in 11 languages
    • Cruise along the River Thames
    • Hop on the bus to see the panoramic views of London
    • Free three walking tours+ River Thames Cruise Pass+ Access to bus tour (Unlimited)
    • Family Pack for two children and two adults is available for every ticket types

Overview & Description

Overview:
The tour consists of six routes including three walking tours and selected routes have a Kids club and River Thames cruise. Explore the best of London at your pace with flexible times and without massive crowds. Hop-on hops off with single/multi-day pass with the date of your choice. The open-top double-decker bus is perfect for sightseeing.


The London City Tour ticket will give you access to London City Tour or branded bus tour. You will have the opportunity to enjoy six bus tours that uncover the facts of different locations in London. (Silver, Red, Yellow (T1 & T2) Orange, Blue & Purple).


The buses have a frequency of 5-60 minutes. For the specific location of stop and route timings check the timetable. The information provided below will help to plan a day out in London. However, the indicated timings are subject to change. For any queries, ask the staff who will help you to plan your day out in London.


Itineraries:
Discover the famous tourist attractions of London with an open top bus. Grab the opportunity to cruise along River Thames. The major attractions include London Eye an observation wheel with thirty-two capsules. Tower of London has played many roles since centuries. It treasures armor and armaments of William the conqueror and famous for Crown Jewels. Buckingham Palace is one of the most favorite tourist destinations. It is the residence of royal family. Enjoy changing of the guard ceremony and if you are lucky, then queen or royal family member may emerge at the balcony.


British museum has a collection of priceless objects of ancient world. See the giant clock with a huge bell known as Big Ben at the top of tower that is 318 foot in height. Houses of Parliament are also present there. London’s National Gallery is one of the famous art museums that treasures European paintings. Uncover the secrets of London’s popular Victoria and Albert Museum, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
 

Red Route:
The Red Route includes the famous central areas of Marble Arch, Hyde Park, and Regents Park. The comfortable shuttle service stops at Baker Street for access to the famous Madame Tussauds.

Stops: Speakers Corner, Marble Arch, stop Z; Park Lane, Outside Bob Forstner Showroom, Marble Arch, Melia White House Hotel, Madame Tussauds, Albany Street, Baker Street Station, Stop C; Opposite Baker Street Station, Marylebone Road, Stop E.


Yellow Original Route T1 & T2:
The Yellow Route covers the top attractions and the key sights of London including St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, London Eye and Leicester Square. The river will be crossed four times and will offer some magnificent views of London’s scenic beauty along the River Thames on this London route. English Live commentary is offered in T1buses. Audio commentary is offered in T2 buses in 11 languages along with the kids English commentary.

Stops:
STA Travel, Grosvenor Gardens, Stop Z6; Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park, to the right of Achilles Statue stop X,Speakers Corner/Marble Arch stop Z; Outside Bob Forstner Showroom, Marble Arch, Park Lane, Pall Mall East, Coventry Street in Front of Shake Shack, Left of National Portrait Gallery Entrance,; Stop Z; Westminster Bridge at the London Eye Side and next to the lion Statue and in front of Marriot Hotel;  York Road, outside Gail’s Bakery; Aldwych, LSE, outside One Aldwych Hotel; Aldwych, Royal Courts of Justice, Stop K; Queen Victoria Street, in front of HSBC Bank, St Paul’s Cathedral Entrance, in front of Cote Brasserie, Stop MD; North of London Bridge, Monument, London Bridge, Stop P; Left of Potters Fields Park, Tooley Street Stop J; Bus stop in front of Bronze Worker Statue, Tower of London, Tower Hill, Opposite Temple Station, Victoria Embankment, Stop W; Horseferry Road, in front of Westminster Pier; Westminster Bridge (Big Ben side), Junction of Thorney Street, Stop NE; Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Gate, Buckingham Palace Road, Opposite Queens Gallery; Outside Grosvenor Hotel,Victoria Station.


Blue Royal Tour:
Uncover the secrets of London’s famous museums and the popular shopping districts. On the route, you will get the opportunity to cruise by Notting Hill, Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly, Houses of Parliament, Kensington Gardens, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Harrods and Victoria and Albert Museum.


The smallest and the densely populated borough in London are the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. There are the most expensive properties in this area along with various cultural institutions and museums (Entry is free in many museums). View the spectacular architecture of this area by hopping off the bus or staying on board.

Stops:
Kensington Palace, Kensington Road, opposite Cabmen’s Shelter; Junction of Clanricarde Gardens, Nothing Hill Gate, Stop M; Bayswater Road, Outside Double Tree by Hilton Hotel; Bayswater Road, Outside Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel; Junction of Gloucester Terrace, Lancaster Terrace, Stop LH; Right of Hotel Mercure London Paddington, Praed Street, Stop H; Left of Hilton Metropole Hotel, Praed Street, Park Lane, Marble Arch, Outside Bob Forstner Showroom, Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Gate, in front of Queens Gallery; Junction of Tufton  Street, Horseferry Road, Stop NH; Lambeth Pier, Lambeth Palace, Stop SP; in front of St Thomas Hospital, Westminister Bridge, Outside HM Treasury, Parliament Street, Stop C; Trafalgar Square, Cockspur Street, Horse Guards Parade; Whitehall, Stop S; Piccadilly Arcade, Piccadilly, Stop G; In Front of Santander Bikes, Piccadilly Green Park station; Opposite Hard Rock Café; Queen Elizabeth Gate, Hyde Park, To The Right of Achilles Statue stop X; The Lanesborough Hotel, Knightsbridge, Stop 13; Harrods, Brompton Road, Stop KA; Opposite Victoria & Albert Museum, Thurloe Place, Stop N; Opposite Gloucester Road Station, Gloucester Road, Stop GS.


Orange British Museum Route:
The Orange route will take you to theBritish Library, the British Museum, Covent Garden and Chinatown. In Kings Cross platform 9 ¾ visit the Harry Potter Shop. With this route, you will get easy access to St Pancras, Kings Cross, and Euston train stations. Once you arrive at any of these stations you can take Orange Route to explore central London and take the yellow route to visit the major landmarks of central London.   


The most famous attraction in London is the British Museum where approximately six million people visit every year. This museum is dedicated to art, culture and human history and is home to eight million exhibits from different parts of the world. Also, find many popular places to discover. Some hidden gems include Museum of Comedy, Cartoon Museum and 52 Tavistock Square which is a location of Tavistock Hotel once the home of Virginia Woolf’s.

Stops:
In Front of Royal National Hotel, Woburn Place; Junction of Euston Road, Upper Woburn Place, Stop L;Pancras Road, Eurostars Arrivals, Stop T; Midland Road, Stop S, in front of Central House, Upper Woburn Place, Stop M; in front of Logan Hall, Bedford Way; Russell Square, Bedford Place, Stop K; British Museum, Great Russell Street, Stop W; Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Duncannon Street, Stop G; outside One Aldwych Hotel, Aldwych, in front of Victoria House, Southampton Row, Stop Y.


Purple Shuttle:
This route is suitable for the people who have accommodation in the hotel present in Notting Hill, Bayswater, Lancaster Gate or Holland Park or want to go for shopping at Westfield Shepherds Bush. The route operates frequently in an eastbound direction and gives the opportunity to join routes at Marble Arch at Yellow tour. 

Stops:
Royal Crescent Gardens, Holland Park Avenue; Junction of Clanricarde Gardens, Notting Hill Gate, Stop M; Outside DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bayswater Road; Outside Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel; Opposite Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel, Bayswater Road, Stop D; Bayswater Road, Junction of Gloucester Terrace,  Lancaster Terrace, Stop LE; Opposite DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bayswater Road, Stop S; Park Lane, Marble Arch, Outside Bob Forstner Showroom; Speakers Corner, Marble Arch, stop Z;Holland Park Avenue; Hilton London Kensington, Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush Station, Stop A.Opposite Tyburn Convent and Church, Bayswater Road, Stop A; Opposite Lancaster Gate Station, Stop LC; Opposite Clanricarde Gardens, Notting Hill Gate, Stop N


The Morning Silver Shuttle:
In the morning, this shuttle is like the hotel connector. The shuttle will take you into Marble Arch so you can easily join main tours. It operates between 8-9am and available at every 20 minutes.  

Stops:
Royal Crescent Gardens, Holland Park Avenue; Junction of Clanricarde Gardens, Notting Hill Gate, Stop M; Outside DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bayswater Road, Outside Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel; Junction of Gloucester Terrace, Lancaster Terrace, Stop LE; Right of Hotel Mercure London Paddington, Praed Street, Stop H; Left of Hilton Metropole Hotel, Praed Street; Outside Bob Forstner Showroom, Park Lane, Marble Arch;Marble Arch, Speakers Corner, Stop Z.

Tour Schedule

Red Shuttle:
Main departure: Marble Arch, Park Lane, Outside Bob Forstner Showroom
Start Time: 09.00
End Time: 17.00
Frequency: Every 30-60 minutes


Yellow Original Route T1 & T2:
Main departure:  Grosvenor Gardens, STA Travel, Stop Z6.
Start time: 08.30
End time: 18.00
Frequency: 5-20 minutes


Blue Royal Borough Tour:
Main departure: Kensington Road, Kensington Palace, opposite Cabmen’s Shelter
Start time: 08.00
End time: 18.00
Frequency: Every 15-20 minutes


Orange British Museum Route:
Main departure: Woburn Place, in front of Royal National Hotel
Start time: 08.35
End time: 17.30
Frequency: Every 20 minutes


Purple Shuttle:
Main departure: Holland Park Avenue, Royal Crescent Gardens.
Start time: 09.30
End time: 17.00
Frequency: 30 – 60 minutes


The Morning Silver Shuttle:
Main departure: Royal Crescent Gardens, Holland Park Avenue.
Start time: 08.00am
End time: 09.00am




Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 1 Day, 24/ 48 / 72 Hours validity Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket (as per option booked)
  • Audio Guide in 11 languages: English, Spanish, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic and Brazilian.
  • FREE Walking Tours (Based on option chosen)
  • Thames River Cruise - One Way (Based on option chosen)
  • English Kids Commentary on selected routes

Exclusions

  • Entrance Fee
  • Meals
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Any service that is not mentioned

Important Info

Ticket Redemption:
You must carry printed vouchers. You can board the bus at any stop and voucher can be exchanged directly with the driver.
Mobile or E-vouchers are not accepted.
 

Additional Information:
Wheelchair Access with Manual Ramp
Pets are not allowed on the buses.
Both routes depart and end at Plaça Catalunya but you can hop on and hop off at any bus stop.

Operational Details:

KIDS' CLUB ACTIVITY PACK & CHILDREN’S COMMENTARY

KID'S CLUB COMMENTARY:
Available on our Yellow (T2), Blue & Orange Routes
The younger passengers will enjoy listening to the adventures of Lucy and Jack as they explore London.
Learn about the capital’s magical stories and listen out for the voice of the ghost of London.
The Kids’ Club commentary channel is available in English.

KID'S CLUB ACTIVITY PACKAGE:
This packages will be handed at the Yellow, Blue & Orange Route's buses.
Jam-packed full of exciting stories, games and quizzes, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your tour of London knowing everyone is having a good time.


WALKING TOURS:
Explore London on-foot and experience three walking tours free of charge when you purchase a 24 hour, 48 hour or 72 hour bus ticket.
Each of our three walking tours are 90 minutes long and offer something completely different!


CHANGING THE GUARDS:
Daily at 10am from the Original London Visitor Centre 17-19 Cockspur Street, Bus Stop 35 (Trafalgar Square).
Join our expert guide and admire two of London’s most royal sites. Firstly, you will stroll past St. James’s Palace; the most senior royal palace in the UK. The palace was built as an elaborate gesture by King Henry VIII to his then-wife, Anne Boleyn - before he beheaded her of course. It’s here that the ceremony begins, as the New Guard set off for Buckingham Palace. On non-guard change days the tour will visit St James’s Palace & Horseguards Parade.


ROCK N' ROLL:
The Rock 'n' Roll walking tour departs daily at 1pm from The Original London Visitor Centre 17-19 Cockspur Street, Bus Stop 35 (Trafalgar Square).
See star-studded Soho in a whole new light, with our Rock n Roll walking tour! In 90 minutes, one of our experienced guides will bring to life London’s impressive music history, from the swinging sixties to the present day.


JACK THE RIPPER:
Departs daily at 4pm from The Original Tour bus stop 15 at the Tower of London on Tower Hill (finishes at Aldgate East Tube Station).
Join us, in the streets of Whitechapel as we take you back in time to 1888. A time when the streets were chilling and tensions ran high.


RIVER THAMES SIGHTSEEING CRUISE:
The River Thames Sightseeing Cruise departs every 40 minutes.

24 hour ticket holders can:
Cruise the Thames between Westminster Pier (next to “Big Ben”) and Tower Pier (next to the Tower of London).

48 hour ticket or 72 hours holders can:
Cruise the Thames between Westminster Pier (next to “Big Ben”) and Tower Pier (next to the Tower of London),

Enjoy an extended cruise to historic Greenwich where they can see the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark, the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Park and the National Maritime Museum.

Once on board, listen to the commentary and enjoy the spectacular views of many attractions and sights including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Houses of Parliament and "Big Ben".


How to do the cruise?
On arriving at Westminster Pier or Tower Pier, give your cruise ticket to City Cruises' staff.
For subsequent journeys, simply show your valid bus ticket.
Please note that the cruise is offered as strictly subject to availability.


Cancellation Policy:
No cancellation charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. If cancelled, 24 hours or less prior to travel date or in case of no-show.

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