London Eye, Big Bus and Thames River Cruise

Enjoy the magnificent landscapes of London and stroll around the city at your own pace on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Marvel at 360-degree views from the London Eye, the world's highest observation wheel, and admire the city from the water with a scenic cruise along the River Thames.
Group
24 hours
Group size up to 50 persons
Mobile ticket
Full refund for cancellations up to 24 hours
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English

Explore the best parts of London with a hop-on, hop-off excursion onboard a double-decker bus with an open top. An interesting trip on the London Eye is included in your ticket. On the river cruise along the Thames, which is also part of your ticket, get maximum relaxation and enjoy views of local landmarks.

On a hop-on, hop-off tour, learn about all the famous sights of London at your own pace. This excursion gives you unlimited stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit, including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye and have a breath-taking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. Admire the city's well-known attractions, such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, from an bird's-eye view.

Start your adventure at any of the Big Bus stops. The most common reference points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station, and Trafalgar Square.

There are a lot of ticket types for a boat cruise along the River Thames. A classic ticket offers a single river cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier (in either direction).

The Big Bus route will take you to the following basic highlights: Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Covent Garden, Bank of England, Monument, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, City Hall, Lambeth Palace, British Museum, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace and Notting Hill.

Important information:

  • Infants under 3 can go on the tour free of charge
  • All buses are equipped with ramps for wheelchair users
  • Ticket is valid for 1 day (24-hours), after booking
  • You must prebook your time slot for the London Eye after booking
£60
per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Online Booking
Price
Adult (Age 16-99)
£60
per person
Children (Age 5-15)
£54
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

• 24-hour hop-on hop-off ticket with 3 routes
• Entrance ticket to the London Eye
• Thames river cruise
• Digital audio commentary in multiple languages
• Free wifi on-board every bus

What is not included

• Hotel pickup
• Food and drinks

Activity schedule

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

What places you will see

• Buckingham Palace
• Houses of Parliament
• Big Ben
• Westminster Abbey
• 10 Downing Street
• Whitehall
• Piccadilly Circus
• Oxford Street
• Regent Street
• Trafalgar Square
• London Eye
• London Dungeon
• Sea Life London Aquarium
• Madame Tussauds
• Covent Garden
• Bank of England
• Monument
• St Pauls Cathedral
• Tower of London
• Tower Bridge
• The Shard
• City Hall
• Lambeth Palace
• British Museum
• Marble Arch
• Mayfair
• Green Park
• Hyde Park Corner
• Harrods
• South Kensington Museums
• Kensington Palace
• Notting Hill

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB

How long your tour will be
1 day
Photos
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Reviews by travellers
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Myla M.
Really enjoyed our trip to London and our package we purchased. We wanted to do the London Eye and hop on hop off bus - the river cruise was an additional extra thrown in and ended up being the highlight. We ended up walking most of the way around the city, only using the bus twice - both times to go just one stop. Magnificent views from the London Eye - but the cruise was just wonderful. We went from Tower Bridge to Westminster. The guy speaking was really funny and the facts super interesting. The baileys hot chocolate on board also delicious. Would absolutely recommend.
2 days ago
Delilah S.
Worth the money. I really enjoyed every part of it and it felt like I knew London immediately after this full day activity. I saw landmarks that I wouldn't have in case I hadn't booked the activity. The cruise was a very pleasant touch to it. We did the full bus tour in the morning. We got on the cruise around 1pm and then continued half the tour by bus once again until at 4pm when we had the slot for the London Eye.
8 days ago
Stefan W.
Trying to get your tickets was a nightmare. The location was changed, so we went to the location and no one was there!! We were told to go to another location by a representative for another company, which we did and finally managed to find someone! When you’ve never been to London and it’s a boiling hot day with two kids you don’t want to be tracking around London for tickets!!! Maybe an idea to send electronically to people emails!! When we finally spoke to a representative he went on to say London eye was fully booked, but we explained we booked!! In the end he scanned our tickets and realised we had booked but had a 5 mins panic!! If you book make sure you book your time slot straight away for London eye, as some people weren’t as lucky as us and didn’t get on! The actually activity London eye and the boat trip was amazing! We weren’t impressed with the bus trip at all, so wouldn’t waste your time with that! Everything is within walking distance from London eye.
10 days ago
Regan N.
The tour was great and great value. We did the London Eye and the cruise first thing. Then stopped at the London Tower and took a bus to Buckingham. I only wished the bus run a bit later. We wanted to take the West tour at 6 and there were no more buses. I had to take the underground.
11 days ago
Harper D.
Well organised activity london eye/river cruise/ open top bus tour. Staff helpful and friendly. The river cruise was fab. The staff were knowledgable and funny. Made trip very interesting. Would highly recommend. Had a mix up with ticket dates and customer service sorted it with no hassle. Well worth money. Had a very enjoyable day. Thank you to all.
15 days ago
Nathan M.
River cruise was short but sweet - Not too much commentary and somewhat hard to hear. We took it from the Tower of London to the London Eye. Then caught the London Eye. And then started the bus tour. Don’t worry too much about your time stated on the Eye tickets - they will just let you in by just showing the ticket - just make sure you get a time and have the bar code to scan on your phone. The bus tour is a nice way to tour around the city the first day just to get to know your bearings and see the city without going through the tube. Realize a one day ticket is valid for 24 hours from when you first get on a bus so you can do an afternoon and then the next morning. You can start from anywhere there is a bus stop. Just show them your tickets on your app and they will scan.
16 days ago
Natan B.
Highly recommend this day out. The Big Bus is awesome and the commentary is great - for young and old. It’s convenient and you can just plan your day as you wish. Don’t forget to book your time slot for the London Eye online. The cruise was good - a nice way to see the sights - especially The Tower of London. We added St Paul’s Cathedral entrance tickets and stopped there along the way - unbelievable. A must do!
24 days ago
Evelyn C.
I would definitely recommend this full day activities. Keep in mind to start early if you have kids. They will keep stop you every now and then for the food and etc. We started the big bus tour in the last hour. Otherwise, it was great day around London, and it’s worth it.
30 days ago
Montgomery D.
We loved seeing London on the Big Bus and enjoyed the cruise. Unfortunately, we did not make it on the London Eye; maybe next time! Two things that could be improved: 1. The audio on the Big Bus can be very annoying. Just stick to the facts of the sights without all the joking and music in between. 2. It would be nice if the cruise would go round-trip instead of one-way.
about 1 month ago
Harley W.
Well organized tour, very fun and exciting experience, the bus runs all day and you can get on and off whenever you want at the indicated stops. This way we toured all over London! Too bad the queue at the London Eye which unfortunately limited the time for the cruise, but considering the period between Christmas and New Year's it is understandable. Highly recommended tour, everyone is very kind and helpful.
about 1 month ago
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