A group of people standing in front of a building

Big Bus Tours London {Days Out}

August 2, 2014

Last month Roo and I had a fabulous day out together in London, whilst I had some events that I needed to attend Roo was happy to accompany me for the day. The one thing she was looking forward to throughout the day was the planned mini tour on the BIg Bus Tours London.

Roo and I have been to London several times in the past few years and every time we see one of the tour buses pass us by she will ask if we can go on it so that we can see all the big London sights. Unfortunately she gains the same response every time ‘maybe next time darling’ – not this time though she knew that getting up early to catch an early train to London would be worth it as she was finally going on a bus tour.

Big Bus London

The Big Bus Tours London were holding a special event which Roo and I were lucky enough to attend. Starting the evening off at Ripley’s Believe It or Not for a quick tour (we were kindly gifted tickets to return at a later date so that we can enjoy the venue at our on pace) before heading on to the highlight of the evening a mini tour around London on one of the Big Bus Tours.

Big Bus London - Roo

The guided tours are spread over two tour routes, Classic Red Tour that comes with a live English commentary which is what we were partaking on with the lovely Phil as our tour guide for the evening and very entertaining he was too. The Big Blue Tour offers commentary in a choice of 12 languages.

Whilst on our tour Phil pointed out all the major and not so major highlights of the buildings and attractions that we were driving past. Roo especially loved the big blue cockerel that is sitting in Trafalgar Square.

Big Bus London - Blue Cockerel

A tour around London won’t be complete with seeing Big Ben…

Big Bus London - Big Ben


Why choose Big Bus Tours?

  • Less is more… Big Bus offers two easy to use routes ensuring you see all the major sights without the need to change lines.
  • The largest fleet of fully open top buses in London
  • All inclusive ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours
  • Live commentary on every Red Tour guaranteed
  • A choice of 12 digitally recorded languages on every Blue Tour
  • Free cruise on the River Thames
  • Free fully guided Walking Tours (Royal London, Harry Potter, Ghosts by Gaslight – worth £7 each)
  • Free reward voucher book (includes a range of great offers and discounts)
  • Fast entry tickets for major attractions

River Cruise

Simply show your Bug Bus Tour ticket to a member of City Cruises’ staff at your chosen boarding point. Departures from Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich Piers – Cruises depart approx every 35 minutes

Walking Tours

Discover London’s history on a guided walking tour – see the famous ‘Changing the Guard’ ceremony, discover movie locations from the Harry Potter films and visit authentic British pubs and learn about London’s notorious murderers and haunted alleyways – Walks last 1.5-2 hours, simply show your Big Bus Tour ticket:

  • 10.20am Royal London Walk
  • 2.00pm Harry Potter Location Tour
  • 6.00pm Ghosts by Gaslight

Ticket prices and availability

You can purchase your Big Bus Tours 24 or 48 ticket direct at any of the tours stops or online (please note that it is cheaper to purchase tickets online for a fixed date)

24 Hour Tour

Adult Child Family

Flexible Date Price

£32.00 £12.00 £76.00

Website Price – fixed date ticket

From £24.00 From £12.00 From £60.00


48 Hour Tour

Adult Child Family

Normal Price

£38.00 £15.00 £91.00
Website Price – fixed date ticket From £30.00 From £15.00 From £75.00

Disclosure: We were invited to a Big Bus Tours event, in which we received a free mini Big Bus Tours guided tour

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