Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour - 24hr Ticket & Westminster Abbey + FREE Extra 24hrs

More information about Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour - 24hr Ticket & Westminster Abbey + FREE Extra 24hrs tickets

  • Additional Information
    Please Note:
    • Please note Westminster Abbey is closed on 2nd & 5th August 2019.
    • In order to gain entrance to Westminster Abbey you must print your ticket - all redeemable tickets/vouchers must be printed and exchanged at the entry.
    • A security search exists on entry for all visitors to the Abbey.
    • Special services or events may close all, or part, of the Abbey at short notice – Please check the website for further detail.
    • The Abbey audio guide is included in the price of your ticket.
    • Westminster Abbey is a working church and subject to occasional closures due to Special Services.
    • Walking tours will only be available in English.
    Inclusions:
    • Entrance to Westminster Abbey 
    • 24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off ticket
    • Play our fun 3D treasure hunt app on-board to earn extra special promotions and discounts
    • Free Walking Tour
    • Free River Thames boat ride valid for 24 hours*
    Exclusions:
    • Entrances to other attractions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drink, unless specified

    *Please Note
    • Valid for 24 hours from when you first hop-on the boat
    • Unlimited usage within the 24 hours 
    • Only to be used between Westminster Pier and St Katharine’s Pier
  • Description
    An essential addition to any visit to London and set in the heart of the city, Westminster Abbey is legendary and iconic. Boasting a rich history that spans over one thousand years, the current gothic masterpiece has stood there for about 700 years.

    Glorious Architecture
    The imperious gothic master work is truly breathtaking and the intricate stained glass is some of the most beautiful in the UK.

    Coronation Chair
    The oldest piece of furniture in the country that is currently used for its original purpose, the sacred chair was created for King Edward I in 1296. The throne has played host to the coronation of every single monarch since 1308. Queen Victoria was crowned here, as well as Elizabeth II, our current reigning Queen.

    Poets’ Corner
    This section of the south transept of the abbey is so called due to the large amount of writers and poets buried there, including Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. The corner is also decorated with many memorial stones and busts dedicated to the likes of William Shakespeare and poet laureate Ted Hughes.

    Your Westminster Abbey audio guide will ensure that you don’t miss any of the details.

    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.

    For a limited time only you can enjoy an extra 24 hours for free on our hop-on hop-off bus – don’t miss out!

    The Routes

    • The Pick Up/Drop Off Route (Yellow route): Operating in the morning, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London.
    • 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.

    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.
  • Highlights
    • Hop-on hop-off service with 70 stops on 4 different routes
    • Ticket valid for 24 hours
    • Enjoy an extra 24 hours for FREE on our hop-on hop-off bus with our current offer
    • Bus audio guides available in the following languages:
    • Westminster Abbey’s history spans more than a thousand years
    • See the Coronation Chair and the memorials in Poets’ Corner
  • Schedule
    Westminster Abbey Visiting Times:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 09.30 to 15.30
    Wednesday – 09.30 to 18:00
    Saturday – 09.30 to 13:00
    Sunday - closed

    The Abbey closes for visiting one hour after the above times.

    Guests are free to visit the Abbey at any time of the day that the ticket is valid for.

    Please Note timings for 2019:
    • Monday to Friday:  Due to daily service there will be no entry between 12:00pm to 1:00pm. However visitors already in the Abbey do not need to leave during this time.
    • The Abbey is a fully working church therefore we are subject to closures at short notice.
    • Monday 02 December: Open time 09:30-15:30
    • Tuesday 03 December: Open time 09:30-13:00
    • Friday 06 December: Open time 13:00-15:30
    • Monday 09 December: Open time 09:30-15:30
    • Wednesday 11 December: Closed all day
    • Thursday 12 December: Open time 09:30-13:00
    • Monday 16 December: Open time 09:30-12:00
    • Tuesday 17 December: Open time 09:30-13:00
    • Friday 20 December: Open time 09:30-13:00
    • Monday 23 December: Open time 09:30-12:00
    • Tuesday 24 December: Closed all day
    • Wednesday 25 December: Closed all day
    • Thursday 26 December: Open time 10:00-15:30
    • Wednesday 01 January: Open time 10:00-15:30
    • Saturday 07 March: Closed all day
    • Monday 09 March: Closed all day
    Hop-on Hop-off Services Run 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 7th December 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.


    The Royal Walking Tour (operates daily departing at 10AM from Golden Tours Visitor centre – Leicester Square)


    Days of Operation: Daily

    Departure Point: Golden Tours Visitor Centre - Leicester Square - 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP
    Nearest Underground Station: Leicester Square Station

    Return Point: Westminster Abbey
    Nearest Underground Station: Westminster Station

    Start: 10.00am
    Finish: 12.00pm

    The Beatles London Walking Tour (operates daily departing at 1PM from Golden Tours Visitor centre – Leicester Square)

    Days of Operation: Daily
    Start: 01:00pm

    Departure point: GTVC - Leicester Square - 11a Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EP
    Nearest Underground Station: Leicester Square