Hop on Hop off London Bus Tour (48 hr) + The View from the Shard †

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, 4 Fountain Square, Victoria, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9SH
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Bus tour departs approximately every 15-20 minutes between 9am and 4.30pm. Various departure points available (see below).
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Hop on Hop off London Bus Tour (48 hr) + The View from the Shard Cram in as many of London's wonderful sights with this 48 hour Hop-on Hop-off service from Golden Tours, which takes the capital's most famous attractions while giving guests the freedom and convenience to explore the city at their own pace. Highlights along the route - which includes 74 stops - include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Shakespeare's Globe. The double decker open-top buses also run along some of London's most celebrated streets, such as Regent's Street, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street. Guests can benefit from a live or audio guided tour (in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Japanese) and enjoy a free Walking Tour and a free River Thames Boat Ride.


The View from The Shard - Morning Entrance
At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The Shard offers visitors the chance to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above one of the greatest cities on earth. Situated at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe at a height of 1,016ft (310m), a 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view reveals London's past, present and future, brought to life with multimedia displays.

Choose from the following free Walking Tours:
The Royal Walking Tour
The Beatles London Walking Tour

Free River Thames Boat Ride
With our Free River Thames Boat Ride, you can have a break from the bus and spend some time sightseeing from the water! This relaxing boat ride passes some top London riverside attractions, giving an attractive alternative perspective on the city.

Highlights

  • Hop-on hop-off service with 70 stops on 4 different routes - ticket valid for 24 hours
  • Enjoy an extra 24 hours for FREE on our hop-on hop-off bus with our current offer
  • Free 24-hour River Thames hop-on hop-off boat ride ticket
  • Buses depart every 5-10 mins from main tourist points and every 15-20 mins from elsewhere
  • Bus audio guides available in the following languages:
  • Situated at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in western Europe at a height of 1,016ft (310m)
  • Twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, offers a 360 degree, 40 mile view

Schedule

Hop on Hop off 24 Hours: Daily

Departure point: You can join the tour from any of our 70 stops. Each of our stops will beclearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop off/London Tour Bus.

Hop-on Hop-off bus timetable from 7th December 2019

Click here to view the latest service information

Free Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride

These cruises are operated by Circular Cruise Westminster.

The first boat departs from Westminster Pier at 11am to view the full timetable including last departure timesclick here.

Boats leave every 30 minutes from:

  • Westminster Pier (Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH)
  • Embankment Pier (Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WS2N 6NU)
  • Festival Pier (Festival Pier, South Bank, London SE1 9PX)
  • Bankside Pier (Bankside Pier, Bankside, London SE1 9DT)
  • St Katharines Pier - for Tower of London - (St Katharines Pier, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD)

Cruise rides last 30 minutes.



The Shard: The View from the Shard: Daily

Open 10:00am 10:00pm 7 days a week. Last entry 9:00pm.

Exception:Closed On 25th December 2019.

Click hereto view early closures

Additional Information

What's Included in the tour


  • 24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Ticket
  • Free Walking Tour
  • Free Wi-Fi on all Open Top buses
  • Play our fun 3D treasure hunt app on-board to earn extra special promotions and discounts
  • Free River Thames boat ride valid for 24 hours*
  • View from the Shard
  • Interative telescope audio guides in 11 languages at The Shard

What's Excluded in the tour


  • Entrances to further attractions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink, unless specified

Please Note
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  • Audio Guides in:
  • Cancellation policy: Once booked cannot be cancelled or amended
  • Buses depart every 5-10 mins from Main Tourist Points and every 15-20 mins from elsewhere
  • *Free River Thames Boat Ride valid for 24 hours from when you first hop-on the boat with unlimited usage within the 24 hours and only to be used between Westminster Pier and St Katharines Pier
  • Walking tours will only be available in English.

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Hop on Hop off London Bus Tour (48 hr) + The View from the Shard images

Hop on Hop off London Bus Tour (48 hr) + The View from the Shard † The Shard spire, photo courtesy of Sellar Property Group †

Hop on Hop off London Bus Tour (48 hr) + The View from the Shard  - The Shard spire, photo courtesy of Sellar Property Group

Hop on Hop off London Bus Tour (48 hr) + The View from the Shard The Shard spire, photo courtesy of Sellar Property Group†


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