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London Red Bus Tour - Vintage Routemaster Open Top Tour

Famous Classic London Red Buses, Plus River Cruise & Sightseeing Opportunities

Vintage Red Routemaster London Bus Tour

Vintage Red London Bus Tours - Choose The Tour Reflecting Your Interests

The Vintage Red London Bus Tour is not a rigid format tour, nor is it a hop on, hop off type service on one off London's famous red buses.

The core tour gets you off to great start to the day orientating you to London. After picking you up from your London hotel or a hotel close by, a beautifully restored double-decker bus will take you on a tour of London's highlights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, all brought to life by an expert guide on-board.

After this orientation and many photos later you are taken on a river cruise to see London from a different perspective. Off the boat and its back on board the bus to head for Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard. For afternoon tours there is a photo stop at Buckingham Palace.

What happens after changing of the Guard is up to you. You can just call it a day and continue sightseeing independently or you can select your own afternoon tour to add on. This can take the form of a major London sightseeing attraction like the London Eye, Tower of London or Madame Tussauds or you can venture much further afield, Stonehenge is one possibility.

Vintage red bus open top London bus tour - the core tour (morning or afternoon)

First we offer a hotel pick up service in the morning from 16 major hotels in Central London. The actual tour itself starts at Victoria Coach Station around 7:45 a.m if you wish to join there.

London Red Routemaster Bus

The afternoon tour has no hotel pick-up, the tour starts from Victoria Coach Station at 1 p.m. very easy to get to, a major transport hub and central hotel district.

So, take your seat on our beautifully restored double-decker bus and marvel at all of London's highlights including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, all brought to life by our expert guide.

The tour is also available with audio headsets in 10 languages (French, German, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi and Korean.)

Have your cameras at the ready at Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral where Admirals Nelson and Wellington lie buried and where Princess Diana was married.

Then join us at the Tower of London that was built nearly a thousand years ago and is now home to the Crown Jewels protected by the famous Beefeaters. The imposing former palace was once used as a fortress and a prison and you can see Traitors Gate where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time!

THames River Cruise Boat

Cruise on the River Thames

Next we take a leisurely cruise on the River Thames that passes Shakespeare's Globe, Cleopatra's Needle and London Bridge before we arrive at Westminster pier, rejoin the bus and head for Buckingham Palace.

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official Royal residence of Her Majesty the Queen, and we make our way to the perfect spot to watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony as the Queen's soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies march to military music.

When the guard change does not take place,including afternoon tours we stop instead for photos.

Add-on Opportunities To The Core Tour

You can finish at the end of the tour described above, but you can also take the opportunity to make the Red London Bus Tour just part of one great full day out ...

  • + London Eye: End the tour at the London Eye and save £5 off your London Eye ticket.

  • + London Dungeon: End the tour at the London Dungeon and get priority access.

  • + Stonehenge: End the tour by taking an afternoon tour to Stonehenge in a luxury touring bus.

Morning Hotel Pick Ups & The Main Victoria Departure Point

A hotel pick up service is available on this tour from selected hotels in the most popular hotel districts of Central London for tourists. The vehicles will take you to Victoria Coach Station where you switch to the main tour bus for the day.

London Cruise Shuttle Bus Q&A Forum

You can of course join the tour at Victoria, a major transport hub for London and beyond and very easy to get to.

Hotels available and pick-up times do differ from tour to tour - full lists and departure times are listed on the individual tour detail page for your tour where you also make reservations, (links on price table below).

If you require more assistance working out the best place to join your tour click through on the link below, where we also give more detail if you want to join the tour at Victoria Coach Station.

Hotel Pick-Ups & Working Out Where Best To Join Tour - Full Details

Prices & Tour Reservations

Prices displayed on the table below are the current prices for this tour. Major credit and debit cards are accepted. You will be emailed a confirmation with a booking reference after reservation.

The booking reference and the name of the person ordering is all that you need to quote when joining the tour, there are no paper tickets.

On the tour detail page displayed after selecting the “More Info/Book” buttons below, there is a red “Book This Tour” button at the top right of the page, which when selected displays a calendar depicting which dates still have availability. By selecting your required date you start the reservation process.

London Red Bus Tours - Pricing & Reservations





Morning Tour




London Vintage Red Bus Tour Tickets

Afternoon Tour




London Vintage Red Bus Tour Tickets

Morning Tour + London Eye




London Vintage Red Bus Tour Tickets

Afternoon Tour + London Eye




London Vintage Red Bus Tour Tickets

Tour + London Dungeon




London Vintage Red Bus Tour Tickets

Tour + Stonehenge




London Vintage Red Bus Tour Tickets

† Children (3-16 years)

* Seniors (60 years +)

London's Main Open Top Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Tours
(Discounted On-Line Advance Purchase)


On-Line Advance Ticket Price Adult (Child)

Walking Tours

1 day‡

24 hrs

48 hrs

72 hrs


Original London Tour





Changing of Guard Walk
Rock N Roll Walk
Jack The Ripper Walk

Big Bus





Royal London Walk
Harry Potter
Haunted Mysteries Tour

Golden Tours





Diamond Jubilee Walk
Beatles Walk

* Includes 24 Hours Free (see promotional activity section below)

† No river cruise included in this ticket

‡Valid for one calendar day expiring at the end of the day irrespective of start time


Big Bus - 10% discount code available for 24 and 48 hour tickets at our Big Bus London dedicated page.

Golden Tours - 15% discount code available for 24 hour and 1 day tickets at our Golden Tours dedicated page.

Big Bus, Original London Tour and Golden Tours,
24 hours extra free on 24 & 48 hour tickets that are issued and claimed up to 31st March 2017.

Save Money Combining Leading London Attractions & Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Buses

The Original London Tour as its name implies is the original hop-on hop-off London sightseeing bus service.

The hop-on, hop off sightseeing buses are an excellent first day in London quickly getting you up to speed and orientated with the layout of London and your guide pointing out sights and destinations you might have not previously considered visiting.

But most visitors to London will have their own "must see" list of attractions.

So why not save some money and purchase your hop-on, hop off sightseeing bus tickets and your "must see" attractions as a package. You don't have to use the attraction tickets on the day you use the sightseeing bus either.

Madame Tussauds, The London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium, St Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace, Tower of London and Ripleys are all available.

Original London Tour & Attravtion Packages

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