11 — London’s cheapest sightseeing bus

Address:
The City, London 51.513086 -0.088435
Dates & Time:
Every day
Buses run every 10 minutes (approx)
Journey time from Liverpool Street: 30 mins to Trafalgar Square; 35 mins to Westminster; 45 mins to Victoria; 65 mins to Chelsea &ndash
Journey time from Bank: 25 mins to Trafalgar Square; 30 mins to Westminster; 40 mins to Victoria; 60 mins to Chelsea
Tickets & Cost:
This is a normal London bus, so you just have to pay the relevant bus fare
Parking:
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Minicabs:
Minicab companies near The City
Buses:
8, 11, 21, 23, 25, 26, 43, 47, 48, 76, 133, 141, 149, 242
London bus fares 2015
Trains:
Bank Cannon Street Mansion House Monument Moorgate St. Paul’s
Note: The closest train station to The City is Bank
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Train journey to The City
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If you can't afford to spend 25-30 quid on a sightseeing bus then do not fret, because there's a much cheaper alternative -- the No.11 bus. For just a couple of quid you can take in most of the sights that you'd see on the tour bus, without all that annoying chatter from the tour guide.

We recommend boarding the bus at Liverpool Street station, and bagging yourself a seat on the top deck. You can then enjoy a 40-minute ride all the way to Chelsea.

The route takes you through the heart of The City, going down Threadneedle Street (for the Bank of England, Royal Exchange and Mansion House) and Ludgate Circus (St. Paul's Cathedral). If you look to the left as you pass St. Paul's you can also get a glimpse of the Tate Modern across the Thames.

Next up is Fleet Street and the Royal Courts of Justice. The Strand will then take you down to Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square (for the National Gallery and Nelson's Column). Turning left, the bus will then take you down Whitehall towards Parliament Square, where you can see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. (Remember to look out for Banqueting House, Horse Guards and Downing Street along the way.)

You will probably want to get off at this point, as your little bus tour will have less interest once you pass Westminster. But if you stay on until the end then you'll get a glimpse of Westminster Cathedral, Sloane Square and King's Road before heading into Fulham.

Lots of people will dismiss this "tour" as being a waste of time... it's just a bus, they will say. But take a tip from us -- it's definitely worth doing. Drummerboy has been on it himself and written a review of what you can see. If you'd like to compare the details with a proper sightseeing bus, then check out the Big Bus Tour and Original Bus Tour.

 

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