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FAMILY PASS MEMBER ONLY: London Open Top Sightseeing Tour - A Favourite Treat for the Whole Family, 20% off

See London on board an original 1960’s Routemaster bus

Suitable for 5+ years

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Keeping the kids entertained can be hard work so why not discover all you can about a city that's full of adventures. Hosted by award-winning comedians and the finest tour guides in the city aboard a specially designed 1960s Routemaster bus that has been transformed into a state of the art open-top sightseeing experience.
You can see London in a whole new way as these performers bring you a comedy tour like no other while the high definition screens and the exclusively designed sound system will immerse you in footage of London through the ages and site-specific music and songs.

  • Perfect activity for the weekends and school holidays
  • Discover London in 1 hr 15 mins
  • Bring London’s iconic landmark’s to life with the kids
  • See London’s iconic buildings including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, the Tower of London and The Shard
  • Great for seeing London with the little ones tire easily.
  • First Class comedic tour guides
  • An entertaining and educational tour of London
  • On board an original 1960’s Routemaster bus.
  • A day of classic fun for the whole family!

Reviews:

“What a fantastic experience, I can’t recommend this tour enough. The tour guide was very informative and comical at times. He was very helpful too. We travelled with 2 young children who really enjoyed it as much as we did. We got to see all London’s top attraction as well as parts we never knew about. The tour made our day and would definitely book again.” ★★★★★ TripAdvisor

"Very amazing and entertaining tour. Our guide was Joe and he was fantastic. So many interesting things we found out about the main places: Big Ben, Trafalgar square, House of parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and other statures and buildings. You could sense his passion about London history. " ★★★★★ TripAdvisor

"The tour guide was funny and full of interesting anecdotes. I enjoyed the tour very much. It was nice not to have the bus constantly stopping to drop off and pick up passengers and the tour was just the right length. Highly recommended." ★★★★★ TripAdvisor

“Had a fantastic experience on this tour. The tour guide was brilliant – he delivered a comic and informative take on London.” ★★★★★ TripAdvisor

LittleBird Top Tip

The tours start and finish point is a great location, just a hop, skip and a jump from Trafalgar Square and the National Portrait Gallery - free entry all year round, and on a nice day, why not head to St James Park.

Price Info

Dates:

Tour Times: 

  • Running daily at 12.05pm, 2.10pm & 4.10pm
Additional tours are available at:

  • 4.10pm everyday during the holiday seasons.
  • 10.35am Every Saturday and Sunday during the holiday seasons.
Please note that tour times are subject to change.
Please book as early as possible to ensure you get the dates you want.
You must pre-book your tour.

Price Information:

  • £12.80 for Child Ticket (5-15yrs), 20% off
  • £19.20 for Adult Ticket, 20% off
  • £48.80 for Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children), 20% off
  • £14.40 for students, seniors, concessions, 20% off
  • Under 5s Go Free. Please note only one child under 5 years old per adult may travel for free provided they do not occupy a seat to the exclusion of a fare-paying passenger
  • Choice of seats and deck are given on a first-come first-serve basis.

Need to Know
  • Subject to Availability.
  • Booking is necessary via email.
  • Seating on the upper deck is not guaranteed.
  • Please book as early as possible to ensure you get the dates you want.
  • 75-minute tour of London
  • Under 16’s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Only one child under 5 years old per adult may travel for free provided they do not occupy a seat to the exclusion of a fare-paying passenger
  • Customer must arrive 10 minutes before the start of the tour as the bus cannot wait for latecomers and tickets are non-transferable.
  • Tour leaves from Northumberland Avenue, outside the Grand Hotel, just off Trafalgar Square. The Nearest Tubes are Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Please take/ wear appropriate clothing as no refunds will be given for bad weather
  • Smoking, eating, and drinks other than bottled water are not permitted on the bus.
  • Our buses are classic 1960s Routemasters which are unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
    • For any enquiries please call 0844 318 7655 
    Plan your Visit

    Address and Contact Info

    The Classic Tour
    Northumberland Avenue
    London
    WC2N 5BY

    Nearest Station: Charing Cross Station
    Nearest Park: St James Park