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 6 bus tour routes around different areas of London (Red, Silver, Yellow (T1 & T2), Blue, Orange & Purple).

All these routes run at a 5 - 60 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. Red Shuttle

  2. Yellow Original Tour

  3. Orange British Museum Tour

  4. Purple Shuttle

The Red Shuttle Route covers the key central areas of Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Regents Park. This convenient shuttle service also stops at Baker Street for easy access to the popular Madame Tussauds. 

- Main departure: Marble Arch, Park Lane, Outside Bob Forstner Showroom

- Start time: 09.00 / End time: 17.00

- Frequency: every 30- 60 minutes

The Yellow Original Tour Route presents the key sights and top attractions of London including the Tower of LondonTrafalgar SquareSt Paul’s CathedralLondon Eye, The ShardTower Bridge and Leicester Square. Crossing the river four times you are guaranteed some spectacular views of London’s stunning scenery along the Thames on this London tourist route.

T1 buses offers Live commentary in English (Guide)

T2 buses offers audio commentary in 11 languages plus Kids commentary only in English.

- Main departure: Grosvenor Gardens, STA Travel, Stop Z6.

- Start time: 8.30 / End time: 18.00

- Frequency:  every 5-20 minutes

The Orange British Museum Tour loops around the British Museum, the British Library, Chinatown and Covent Garden. Don’t miss Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾ in Kings Cross. The route also provides easy access to Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations. If you arrive at one of these major train stations you can hop into our Orange Route to travel into central London to switch into the Yellow route, which covers all the major sights and attractions of central London.

The British Museum is 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 theatre land 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: Woburn Place, in front of Royal National Hotel

- Start time: 08.35 / End time: 17.30

- Frequency: every 20 minutes

The Purple Shuttle is useful if you are staying in a hotel located in Bayswater, Notting Hill, Holland Park or Lancaster Gate or wish to go shopping at Westfield Shepherds Bush. 

Operating in both eastbound and westbound directions, the Purple Route operates more frequently in an eastbound direction, enabling you to join our Yellow sightseeing tour routes at Marble Arch.

- Main departure: Holland Park Avenue, Royal Crescent Gardens.

- Start time: 09.30 / End time: 17.00

- Frequency: 30 – 60 minutes