London Bus Tour

With your London City Tour ticket, you will have access to any of London City Tour or Original Tour Branded buses. This ticket will give the right to enjoy 7 bus tour routes around different areas of London (Red, Pink, Yellow (T1 & T2), Blue, Orange & Purple).

All these routes run at a 10-30 minute frequency. Do also check our timetable for specific stop locations and route times.

The information below is designed to help you plan your day out in London. All times are subject to change and traffic conditions. If you have any questions on the day, please do ask our friendly and knowledgeable on-street staff who are on hand to help you plan your perfect day in London!

  1. Tower Red Tour

  2. Pink West End Tour

  3. Yellow Original Tour

  4. Blue Royal Borough Tour

  5. Orange British Museum Tour

  6. Purple Route - Capital Connector

The London City Tour Tower Red Tour will take you to the city’s most well-known tourist area. The London City Tour crosses the Thames from London Eye to Big Ben to make sure you enjoy both sides of the river. The Red Tower Tour will introduce the city’s most historic side to you.

 

- Main departure: London City Tour bus stop - Waterloo Road

- Start time: 09.00

- End time: 18.00

- Frequency: every 30 minutes

Discover London’s most cosmopolitan and lively entertainment area – the Pink West End Tour – with the London City Tour. The London tourist bus will take you around this tourist route brimming with leisure and culture as you enjoy the best theatre, musicals and some of the leading museums such as the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery or Madame Tussauds. London City Tour bus stop: Waterloo Road.

 

- Main departure: The Original Tour bus stop - Waterloo Road

- Start time: 09.00

- End time: 18.00

- Frequency: every 30 minutes

The Yellow Original Tour presents the key sights and top attractions of London including the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, The Shard, Tower Bridge and Leicester Square . Crossing the river twice, you are guaranteed some spectacular views of London’s stunning scenery along the Thames.

 

- T1 buses offer commentary in English.

- T2 buses offer recorded commentary in multiple languages together with our English language Kids Club.

- Main departure: 

 

   - Spring: Grosvenor Gardens

        - Start time: 8.30

        - End time: 16.00

        -Frequency:  every 15-20 minutes

 

   - Summer: Grosvenor Gardens

        - Start time: 8.30

        - End time: 20.55

        - Frequency:  every 5 - 10 minutes

The Blue Royal Borough Tour covers the popular shopping district of Kensington with the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nicholls department stores as well as the museums in Kensington including Victoria & Albert MuseumScience MuseumNatural History Museum and the Design Museum.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the smallest borough in London but also one of the most densely populated. Nicknamed ‘Albertopolis’ after the husband of Queen Victoria, the area contains some of the most expensive residential properties in London along with a large number of museums (many with free entry) & cultural institutions. 

 

- Main departure:  

     - Spring: Kensington Palace Gate

        - Start time: 8.30

        - End time: 17.30

        - Frequency:  every 20-30 minutes

 

     - Summer: Hyde Park Corner

        - Start time: 8.42

        - End time: 17.52

        - Frequency:  every 20 - 30 minutes

The Orange British Museum Tour covers the most popular attraction in London with over 6 million visitors per year. Dedicated to human history, art & culture, the museum houses over 8 million exhibits (not all of them on show at one time!) from all over the world. You’ll also find several popular sights and places to visit including the British Library, Chinatown and the home of London’s theatreland with several renowned theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue. You may also find some hidden gems on the orange route including the Cartoon Museum, Museum of Comedy and 52 Tavistock Square which is the site of Virginia Woolf’s home, now the Tavistock Hotel. 

 

- Main departure: Russel Square

- Start time: 08.25

- End time: 18.00

- Frequency: every 30 minutes

The Purple Route - Capital Connector  is useful if you are staying in a hotel located in Bayswater, Notting Hill, Holland Park or Lancaster Gate, wish to go shopping at Westfield Shepherds Bush, want to visit the famous Madame Tussauds attraction or want to connect with our Blue Route.

 

- Stops  

     - Ner 49 - Holland park Avenue

        - Start time: 8.00

        - End time: 18.00

        - Frequency:  every 20 minutes

 

     - Ner 24 – Marble Arch

        - Start time: 08.51

        - End time: 18.27

        - Frequency:  every 20 minutes

 

     - Ner 64 – St Georges Church, stop C

        - Start time: 9.18

        - End time: 18.38

        - Frequency:  every 20 minutes