London Tootbus Hop on Hop off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

Greater London, United Kingdom

From USD 52.78

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this sustainable hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
  • Ticket for a London hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket on multiple tour routes and transport link services
  • Hop on and off around the city at top London attractions like the London Eye, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge
  • Keep the kids entertained with children’s commentary and activity packs
  • Track buses and locate stops in real time with the app

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

An exceptional value! Your ticket not only gives you access to the multiple routes that the ultra-convenient hop-on, hop-off buses travel, but also to a cruise on the Thames and a fascinating walking tour. An excellent way to get the scoop on all the top attractions.

What's Included

  • 1 Day, 2 Days or 3 Days Hop On Hop Off Pass (depending on option selected)
  • Audio-commentary for adults and bespoke children's audio-commentary
  • Access the Tootbus app giving you real-time bus tracking and the closest stop
  • See London's top landmarks as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral
  • Hop On Hop Off Thames River cruise ticket
  • Gratuities
  • Restroom on board
  • Food & Drink

Meeting And Pickup

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What To Expect

Enjoy a hassle-free bus tour of London’s best attraction, monuments, and landmarks by comfortable, double-decker bus. Purchase your pass and redeem it on any date by hopping on the bus at one of the many designated stops such as the Tate Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, or London Bridge. Grab a seat inside or on the open-top deck for panoramic views as you zip through town. Kids delight in lively kids-focused audio commentary and complementary activity packs.

Enjoy ultimate flexibility by traveling on any of the tour routes or transport links. Your ticket comes with an added bonus! Hop off to join a fascinating city walking tour or take a Thames River sightseeing cruise. To end your tour, just disembark at any point along the route.
Blue Route

19 Stops

11 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: First departure 09:00 AM - Last departure 5:00 PM​​​ Frequency at the stops is 30mins Monday to Thursday and 20mins Friday to Sunday.

52 Grosvenor Gardens

4 Buckingham Gate

Westminster Bridge Road

Westminster Station Parliament Square (Stop C)

63 Whitehall

Old Bond Street / Royal Academy (Stop G)

Green Park


London Hilton Hotel (Stop Y)

92 Brompton Rd

2 Thurloe Pl

Gloucester Road

Kensington Road

Notting Hill Gate Station (Stop N)

Greater London

104 Bayswater Rd

25 London St

Balmoral Apartments


Points of interest passed by on this route

Westminster Abbey

Houses of Parliament

Big Ben

St. James's

Trafalgar Square

Green Park

Hyde Park

Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens

Notting Hill

Marble Arch

The Green Route

12 Stops

9 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Operating Schedule: Daily: First departure 09:00 AM - Last departure 5:00 PM Buses every 30 minutes.

50 Woburn Pl

16 Upper Woburn Pl

Pancras Road

Midland Road

14 Upper Woburn Pl

38 Woburn Pl

23 Russell Sq

40 Great Russell St

1 St Martin's Ct

65 St. Martin's Pl

5 Aldwych

37-63 Southampton Row

Points of interest passed by on this route

The British Museum

St. Pancras International Station

Leicester Square

National Portrait Gallery

Trafalgar Square

Covent Garden

Somerset House

Aldwych Area

L.C.C. Fire Brigade Station Euston 1902

Yellow route

15 Stops

31 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: First departure 08:30 AM - Last departure 6:00 PM​ from Monday to Thursday and to 7:00pm from Friday to Sunday. Frequency at the stops is 15-20 mins.

Coventry Street

Pall Mall East

The Queen's Walk

York Road Travel Agency


10 Ludgate Hill

London Bridge

Tooley Street & Potters Fields

362 Tower Hill

Victoria Embankment

4 Buckingham Gate

The Clermont Hotel, Victoria

52 Grosvenor Gardens



Points of interest passed by on this route

Tower of London

Buckingham Palace

Tower Bridge

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Tate Modern

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

St. James's Palace

St. Paul's Cathedral

Millennium Bridge

National Gallery

Royal Academy of Arts

Trafalgar Square

The London Dungeon

Hyde Park

Westminster Abbey

Leicester Square

Oxford Street

Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

Southbank Centre

Houses of Parliament

Big Ben

Changing of the Guard

Downing Street


Speakers Corner

Tootbus London

Thames River

London Eye

British Film Institute IMAX

Marble Arch Theatre

London Bridge

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Thames River cruise ticket is valid for the same period as your bus ticket only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

If you have time, better to get the 48-hour or 2-day pass to maximize the tour and do it at a relaxed pace.
London's routes are worth the time, all important sites are included.
It is better to ride in the top, for view and pictures.


3,570 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 3,570 reviews
Horrible!! Do not use Toot bus!!!
Kathleen_P, May 2023
It was a horrible experience. It was nearly impossible to get help to find out where the stops were. The bus drivers were rude and uncommunicative, and didn’t stop at all the designated stops. And then the bus broke down. A total nightmare. Never again!
We also had 20 minute waits at several stops
Denise_J, May 2023
Our bus driver got off the bus, left the engine running, didn’t say a word to anyone & didn’t return for 15 minutes!!! He left to find a bathroom it turns out. Also you advertise wefi but there wasn’t any. When I asked the bus driver, he told me to use my earbuds.
Not real happy
Teresa_N, May 2023
Hated the back round music and didn’t give as much info like the big buses. You could do a lot better
Bus stops were not easy...
Bruce_M, May 2023
Bus stops were not easy to find. The narrative was dated and silly. The upper deck was not covered, unlike other tours, and it was raining.
London in 1 1/2 days.
Ray_W, May 2023
Missed the cruise due to weather but were able to see a lot of London in a short period of time. We are pleased with our experience.
Tour bus stopped and dumped us with no warning
eric_c, May 2023
Horrible company. A bunch of us got on at Westminster Abby, the Blue line, to end up at the London Eye. One other guest how long and the driver said 2hrs. Bus didn't follow the shown route completely, then at an hour an a half, pulled the bus over and said it was the end of the line and we all had to get off. We were effectively dumped in the middle of London. Drive said there would be a yellow bus pick up several blocks down. There was a family with a toddler and a baby, stuck. I had to call and pay for an Uber to get me to the starting point and by that time the Eye had closes, so I lost money on the Uber and the London Eye ticket. Do not go qith this company, go with the Big Bus or Cirty tours, saw thos guys running all over the place. Shame on Viator for not vetting the companies they recommend.
Don’t Waste your Money
JWilliam_L, May 2023
Schedule was not adhered to, it was a waste of money no signage the web site/ app is useless. Hop on hop off had way more buses and seem to be always available verse Tootbus none existent. Road 2 partial segments of a 3 day pass couldn’t t even get around the whole yellowing route in over 2 hours, made it through 11 of 22 stops then the driver headed to stop 1 because it was shift change.
It is a lie that buses stop by every 20 minutes
Orlando_E, May 2023
Supposedly they have buses stopping at the signaled stops every 20 minutes but it wasn't the case. I had to wait 45 minutes to catch mine, and when I contacted customer service, they blamed it on some protest. I'm not sure I believe it because the competition, across the road, had multiple buses stop by when I was waiting to catch mine.
Excellent city tour
Michele_G, Mar 2023
This is a great way to see the city and hear the history! The tour guides see very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend! Buses run frequently and we never had to wait long for one to come by when we’re ready to move on to the next stop.
Excellent experience
Sarah_D, Feb 2023
Arrived in London followed the toot bus app to find the 1st stop (yellow route )was greeted by a lovely gentleman who told us exactly how long it would be to the next bus we got on enjoyed the tour and the commentary would highly recommend for families .
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you for the 5 stars! We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with Tootbus!
myft6tzbj4, Oct 2022
Used the bus throughout the day. Make sure you know exactly where the bus stops are before booking to make sure you will use it and know where to get off and on. As for the river cruise, we never got on. We got in line for the last one for the night (5:15p). Waited until 5:40p and got out of line. No one updated the big group waiting on anything. We couldn’t wait any longer, so we left.
Well worth it!
Melinda_S, Oct 2022
Easy to find the stops and the audio on the bus was fantastic! Friendly drivers and one stopped for us to jump off at a pub that wasn’t even a planned stop!
Tooting around London
David_W, Sept 2022
What a great way to see the key sites of London especially if you are at an advanced age and you are a little slower on your feet. The yellow original tour covered almost every site we wanted to see.
It took forever for the...
Lori_S, Sept 2022
It took forever for the bus to show up. Many people were getting very upset. Some people left because they were sooooo frustrated
Not a good memory, bus...
Harry_M, Aug 2022
Not a good memory, bus was always late, no air conditioner. That’s why we canceled the other trip. My airport driver left us there and what he said: was that my fly came late, it wasn’t true. I’m going to depute it with my bank.
Go and enjoy your day
Steve_W, Aug 2022
Great service throughout our trip. Hop on and off worked fantastically. Nothing missed the children loved ever minute with the boat trip being a special part of the day.
Great Day One Overview of the city
Amy_D, Aug 2022
Wish I had only booked one day instead of 3, but it was good for day one to get the lay of the land see the big sights. My kids were not interested in the audio tour but I liked it.
Good option
Marcia_L, Aug 2022
We spent 2 days in London prior to cruise departure. The Toot Bus was a great way to see London and was a welcome rest from all the walking we did. My only negative observation would be that they were not quite as frequent as some of the other Hop on Hop Off brands.
Eduardo_G, July 2022
Just a few buses , bad service to. Audio guide os bad and Many seats are broken. We wating in the some points and the bus never come back
Beware of add ons
Jill_P, July 2022
The bus was great until we arrived at the Tower of London and were suckered into buying tickets to enter the tower at a discount since we bought toot bus tickets. Since the river cruise is one way we didn't get back to the tower until the they were closing for the night.

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