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What's Included in the tour


  • 24 hour hop-on hop-off bus ticket 
  • Complimentary river boat tour

What's Excluded in the tour


  • Entrances to attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink, unless specified
Please Note:
  • To see our social distancing and health and safety policy, click here
  • Valid for 24 hours from when you first hop-on
  • Unlimited usage within this time.
  • Boat ticket to be used between Westminster Pier and St Katharine’s Pier
Have an unforgettable tour of London on our hop-on hop-off bus through the heart of the city. Taking you to the doorstep of the capital’s most iconic locations, you’ll get to discover the very best that one of the most famous cities in the world has to offer!

Whether you decide to stay on the open top bus and soak in panoramic views of London’s most iconic landmarks or hop-off at any of the stops dotted across the city, there is much to see and discover.

Be driven through the famous Parliament Square, home to Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, go past the iconic London Eye as you enjoy the hustle and bustle of London’s Southbank area, see the city’s biggest skyscraper, The Shard, visit the golden gates of Buckingham Palace, the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral and much more.

With audio commentary throughout giving you the chance to learn more about the capital, it’s the perfect way to get to know London, regardless of the time or your budget!

The Routes:
  • The Classic Tour (Red route): Covers all the main central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
  • The Essential Tour (Orange route): Will take you to some of the areas north of central, such as King’s Cross, Madame Tussauds and Regent’s Park
  • The Pick Up/Drop Off Route (Yellow route): Operating in the morning, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London.)
Route Map and Timetable

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.

  • Hop-on hop-off service with Multiple stops on 2 different routes
  • Experience a sightseeing cruise like no other with your free 24-hour River Thames hop-on hop-off boat ride ticket
  • No need to print your tickets – E-tickets accepted on all hop on hop off services!
  • Buses depart every 15-20 mins
  • Bus audio guides in : 

Live Guides;
English speaking live guides operate on many of our open top buses. To guarantee travelling with a live guide for a complete loop, please board the bus at stop 77, London Eye, Belvedere Road, SE1 7GH on the hour.

Bus Frequencies;
Until 17th December 2021:
Mon-Thu: Red Route - every 30-mins.
Fri-Sun: Red Red Route - every 20-mins. 

Live Guide: Every hour from Stop 77.

18th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022:
Daily: Red Route - every 20-mins. No Orange Route 

Live Guide: Every hour from Stop 77.

3rd January to 9th January 2022:
Daily: Red Route - every 30-mins. No Orange Route

Live Guide: Every hour from Stop 77.

Departure points:
You can join the tour from any of our multiple stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted with the words Golden Tours sitting below the Transport for London bus stop logo. Each bus stop will also display its stop number. Bus stop numbers can be found in the timetable link; 

Known events or delays that may impact the service;
Click here to view the latest service information

Free Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride operated by Thames River Sightseeing.

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 Timetable; 

Westminster Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Greenwich Pier 11:00, 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40, 16:20 & 17:00
Embankment Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Greenwich Pier 11:05, 11:45, 12:25, 13:05, 13:45, 14:25, 15:05, 15:45, 16:25* & 17:05*
Festival Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Greenwich Pier 11:10, 11:50, 12:30, 13:10, 13:50, 14:30, 15:10, 15:50, 16:30* & 17:10*
Bankside Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Greenwich Pier 11:25, 12:05, 12:45, 13:25, 14:05, 14:45, 15:25 16:05 16:45* 17:25*
Tower Bridge Quay to Greenwich Pier 11:40, 12:20, 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40 16:20
Tower Bridge Quay to Westminster Pier 12:40, 13:20, 14:00 14:40, 15:20 16:00 16:40 17:20
Greenwich Pier to Tower Bridge Quay and Westminster Pier 12:10 12:50 13:30 14:10 14:50 15:30 16:10** 16:50**

*These departures are only from Westminster to Tower Bridge Quay returning to Westminster (no Greenwich service)
**(One-Way) – These departures are one-way only without return service to Greenwich

The boat cruise is approx. 30 minutes in duration.