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The London Eye offers breathtaking views of London from high above the River Thames. See Big Ben towering above the Houses of Parliament, follow St. James Park as it sweeps down to Buckingham Palace. Is the King at home? You’ll spot the flag flying if she is. A Standard Ticket Experience on the London Eye lasts for approximately 30 minutes, the time it takes for the London Eye to revolve completely. Relax in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules and enjoy the London skyline at your leisure.

HM Tower of London

HM Tower of London has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most famous castle keeps in the world, it was built to awe, subdue and terrify Londoners and to deter foreign invaders. It’s now an iconic symbol of London and Britain and one of the world’s premier tourist attractions.

London Hop on Hop off bus tour

This super convenient hop-on hop-off bus ticket is ideal for visitors who want to see as much of the city as they can! Valid for for either an entire working day or 24 hours, across all Golden Tours routes, this handy ticket lets you explore the city of London from the comfort of our open top buses. Spend the whole day exploring the capital, jumping on and off at your leisure or whenever you pass something interesting. See landmarks and attractions such as The London Eye, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben and Piccadilly Circus.

Each bus has an informative and entertaining live English guide or audio guides in eleven languages. The open upper deck is the best way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this glorious city.

You can use any of the routes available:

The Classic Tour (Blue route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.

The Essential Tour (Red route): Passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as Hyde Park and Regents Park, two of the prettiest parks in London.

The Museum Tour (Orange route): Explore London's world-famous museums with the Museum Tour and along the way pass by the beautiful Royal Albert Hall, Harrods and Buckingham Palace.

The Morning and Evening Drop off Service (Yellow and Green routes): Operating in the morning and late afternoon, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London.

Click here to see Hop on Hop off map and timetable.

Boat Ride available with the 24hrs / 48hrs or 72hrs Hop on Hop off bus tour:

Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this City Cruises boat ride. Departing from Westminster taking you to Tower Millennium Pier, or vice versa, 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 or audio guide.

River Cruise Route Map and Timetable

Free Walking Tours

Enjoy the Jack The Ripper Walking Tour and/or the Royal London Walking Tour as part of your sightseeing day out in London. Hear interesting facts about members of the royal family. On your 2-hour tour, you’ll also visit fantastic royal sites and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Or why not play detective by travelling back to Victorian London to investigate the morbid murders carried out by infamous Jack the Ripper. See where vital clues were found and learn more about his victims and possible suspects.

London eye Opening Hours:

The London Eye Open daily from 11:00am to 6:00pm (last entry 5:45pm) Exceptions: 25 December: Closed 31 December: Closed 2nd and 3rd week of January: Closed for annual maintenance Location: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB Nearest tube station: Waterloo

Hop on Hop off London Bus:

Frequency  Every 20 mins on the Red and Blue routes. Every 30 mins on the Orange route. Departure point: You can join the tour from any of our touristic bus stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus. Click here to see Hop on Hop off map and timetable. To view the latest service information please click here Audio guide languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic.

River Thames Boat Ride:

One way ticket with 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours. Operated by City Cruises Boats leave every 30 minutes from: Westminster Pier to Tower Millennium Pier or vice versa Your ticket will be valid for one way journey only and not for a return trip. Your one way boat ride ticket is valid from: -Westminster Pier to Tower Millennium Pier or vice versa. River Cruise Route Map and Timetable

Open All Year except 24, 25, 26 December and 1st January.

Free Walking Tours:

Jack the Ripper Walking Tour Start time: 3:30pm daily (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time) Finish time: 5pm  Departure Point and Directions: Golden Tours Bus Stop 9 - Tower of London, Tower Hill, opposite Tower Hill Station. Return Location: Near Liverpool Street Underground Station Royal London Walking Tour Start time: 10am daily (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time) Finish: 12pm Departure Point: Tourist Bus Stop outside The King's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Gate, SW1A 1AA (Nearest underground station: Victoria and Green Park) Return Point: Westminster Abbey (Nearest underground station: Westminster Station)

Tower of London:

1st March 2022 to 30th October Open Daily Mondays and Sundays: 10.00-16.30. Tuesday - Saturday: 09.00-16.30. Last admission: 15.30. Planned Closures: 24th - 26th December & 1st January (Closed)

Please note:

Cancellation policy. Tickets may be cancelled up to 7 days before travel to receive a full refund. Please only book a Standard ticket if you wish to visit within 4 days of the day of booking, otherwise please book the ADVANCE ticket.


Spot some of London’s famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.
Enjoy the 30-minute ride on one of the Eye’s beautiful glass capsules.
Enjoy 1 day, 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours unlimited access to our Hop-on Hop-off buses.
River Thames Boat Ride.
See the Crown Jewels.
Join the Beefeater tours.


Admission to Tower of London
Audio guides available in 11 languages
A 30-minute ride on The London Eye
1 day, 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours hop on hop off London bus tour
River Thames boat ride valid for one-way


Entrances to any other attractions