Big Bus Tour — London sightseeing bus

Big Bus Tours, Information Centre, 48 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London 51.496989 -0.144993
Dates & Time:
Every day
Buses run every 10-20 mins from 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM (Mon-Sun, Nov-Feb), 8.30 AM to 5 PM (Mon-Sun, Mar-Oct), 8.30 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun, Apr-Sep)
Tickets & Cost:
Adult £32; Child (5-15) £13; Infant (under-5) free; Family (2 ad+2 ch) £77
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The contact number for Big Bus Tours is +44 (0) 207 808 6753
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Bus routes that go near Big Bus Tours are: 2, 8, 10, 11, 16, 24, 36, 38, 44, 52, 73, 82, 148, 170, 171, 187, 214, 436, 507, C1, C10
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The best London underground train station to visit Big Bus Tours is Victoria
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This traditional open-top sightseeing bus will show you the best landmarks and attractions that London has to offer.

They have a mixture of live guides providing commentary at the front of the bus, or a recorded one delivered through your headphones. The sightseeing tour also includes a river cruise and tickets for a guided walk.

Craig has tried out all of these sightseeing buses on his blog, and if truth be told he thinks they are way too expensive. But if you still fancy it then check out his review of the Big Bus Tour. He has also done one for the Original Bus Tour as well (a rival company). You can find out more information about the Original Bus Tour here. Or how about a bus tour by night?

Note: Whilst the Big Bus Company does have an official information centre, you don't actually have to go there to get a ticket. You should be able to pick one up at one of their many bus stops around town, where a member of their staff is usually waiting.


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GrannyRoars – “I'm not sure if I went around 3, or 4 times, Problem is, I had an undiagnosed fracture of the ankle, and was in agony. It was also my first trip abroad, I simply had to do as much as possible! The one time, I was with my girl friends, the 4 of us wearing sequinned and netted mini-red hats and purple. It was enormous fun! Everyone was asking to take photos with us, or of us, or for us, asking what the occasion was, etc. I was introduced as "Granny of Africa" by way of explanation . The live commentary was my favourite, as you could ask questions too.”

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