Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour - 24 hr Ticket & Madame Tussauds

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  • Additional Information

    What's Included in the tour


    • 24 Hour Hop on Hop off Ticket
    • Free Wi-Fi on all Open Top buses
    • Free Walking Tour
    • Play our fun 3D treasure hunt app on-board to earn extra special promotions and discounts
    • Free River Thames boat ride valid for 24 hours*
    • Admission to Madame Tussauds

    What's Excluded in the tour


    • Entrance to additional attractions
    • Gratuities
    • Additional refreshments
    Please Note:
    • Due to the current high volume of protesters in central London, there may be some delays or alterations to your tour. 
    • Buses Depart Every 5-10 mins from Main Tourist Points and Every 15-20 mins from elsewhere
    • Bus Audio Guides in: 
    • Live English Speaking Guide on the Essential Route
    • * Free 24hr River Thames Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride Valid for 24 hours from when you first hop-on the boat with unlimited usage within the 24 hours on the hop-on hop-off bus and boat and only to be used between Westminster Pier and St Katharine’s Pier
    • Walking tours will only be available in English.
  • Description

    Remarkable London bus tour
    Explore imperious London in all its grandeur. This incredible value London Hop on Hop off bus tour grants you the freedom and convenience to explore the city in depth. This tour encompasses world renowned attractions such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and spectacular Westminster Abbey, as well as, of course, the inimitable Buckingham Palace. You will also see the most eminent regions of London, such as distinguished Regent Street, world celebrated Oxford Street and vibrant Piccadilly.


    The Routes
    The Essential Tour (Blue route): Covering all the main Central London sights, this route includes a live English speaking guide! See Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and so much more, as your live guide informs and entertains every step of the way.
    The Classic Tour (Red route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
    The Grand Tour (Orange route): This route passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as many other Central London sights.
    The Pick Up/Drop Off Route (Yellow route): Operating in the morning, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London.
    The Thames Route (Lilac Route): This route will take you to the doorstep of London’s most iconic landmarks and locations around the heart of the Thames including Parliament Square and St James’s Palace.

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    Free Walking Tour - Special bonus

    Why not follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge or take in the places where the Fab Four worked and played in London. The Walking Tour you decide to go on will surely captivate you, with it being an experience to truly remember.

    Choose from the following Walking Tours:

    • The Royal Walking Tour including the Changing of the Guards
    • The Beatles London Walking Tour
     
    Free 24hr River Thames Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride
    Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this hop-on hop-off boat ride. Departing from Westminster and taking you to St Katharine’s Pier, you’ll get to soak in panoramic views of the capital’s most iconic landmarks for a sightseeing experience like no other! Discover fascinating facts as you cruise with live commentary from the captain and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian. Tickets are valid for 24 hours (unlimited usage within this time) so you can see the best of London at your own leisure!

    Click here to see the route map and full timetable.

    Madame Tussauds
    Madame Tussauds has been making wax figures for over 150 years. Each masterpiece takes four months, and a team of 20 dedicated sculptors, to create. Over 500 precise body measurements are referenced and real head hairs are inserted one by one - all to achieve the kind of astonishing realism that has kept Madame Tussauds world renowned for over two centuries.

    Some of Madame Tussauds’ original work and earliest relics are still on display in London, including the death masks she was forced to make during the French Revolution and the Guillotine that beheaded Marie Antoinette. The oldest figure on display is ‘Sleeping Beauty’, a breathing likeness of Louis XV’s sleeping mistress Madame du Barry sculpted in 1763.

    Optional: two-course meal at Planet Hollywood or a traditional British pub for £15

    What better way is there to take a well-deserved break from all the hopping on and off and to recharge your energy levels than with a delicious two-course meal? For just £15, you have the choice of two menus in two different venues. You can either enjoy some traditional ‘pub grub’ and a quintessentially British menu at selected Nicholson’s Pubs, or have some hearty food and surround yourself with film memorabilia at the iconic Planet Hollywood – just select either option at the checkout and pay at the restaurant!

  • Highlights
    • Hop-on hop-off service with 70 stops on 4 different routes
    • Bus ticket valid for 24 hours
    • Free Wi-Fi on all open top buses
    • Enjoy a sightseeing cruise like no other with your free 24-hour River Thames hop-on hop-off boat ride ticket
    • Bus audio guides in : 
    • Rub shoulders with lifelike figures of your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds
    • See the incredible precision that goes into every figure
  • Schedule

    Hop on Hop off - 24 Hours: Daily

    Departure point: You can join the tour from any of our 70 stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop off/London Tour Bus.

    Hop-on Hop-off bus timetable from 12th May 2019

    Click here to view the latest service information

    Free Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride

    These cruises are operated by Circular Cruise Westminster.

    The first boat departs from Westminster Pier at 11am – to view the full timetable including last departure times click here

    Boats leave every 30 minutes from:

    • Westminster Pier (Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH)
    • Embankment Pier (Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WS2N 6NU)
    • Festival Pier (Festival Pier, South Bank, London SE1 9PX)
    • Bankside Pier (Bankside Pier, Bankside, London SE1 9DT)
    • St Katharine’s Pier - for Tower of London - (St Katharine’s Pier, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD)

    Cruise rides last 30 minutes.


    Madame Tussauds:

    Open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Early opening every weekend from 9:00am

    Extended opening hours during some weekends until 5:00pm

    Extended opening hours during school holidays from 9:00am until 6:00pm