Days of operation: Daily
Closed: 24th - 26th December & 1st January
Nearest Underground: Tower Hill / Nearest Train Station: Fenchurch Street or London Bridge
Bus Routes: 15, 42, 78, 100
Every 20 mins on the Red and Blue routes. Every 30 mins on the Orange route.
Departure point: You can join the tour from any of our touristic bus stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus.
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Audio guide languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic.
One way ticket with 24hrs and return ticket with 48hrs bus ticket.
Operated by City Cruises
Boats leave every 30 minutes from: Westminster Pier to Tower Millennium Pier or vice versa
Your ticket will be valid for one way journey only and not for a return trip.
Your one way boat ride ticket is valid from:
-Westminster Pier to Tower Millennium Pier or vice versa.
River Cruise Route Map and Timetable
Open All Year except 24, 25, 26 December and 1st January.
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour
Start time: 3:30pm daily (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time)
Finish time: 5pm
Departure Point and Directions: Exit Tower Hill Station, London and wait at the Ice Cream Refreshments stand next to the station exit
Return Location: Near Liverpool Street Underground Station
Royal Walking Tour
Start time: 10am daily (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time)
Departure Point: Tourist Bus Stop outside The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Buckingham Gate, SW1A 1AA (Nearest underground station: Victoria and Green Park)
Return Point: Westminster Abbey (Nearest underground station: Westminster Station)
The Tower of London is one of London's most famous landmarks and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Initially built to terrify Londoners, now the Tower of London is one of the most-visited locations in the city!
Hop-on Hop-off Tour of London
Explore the very best of London with our open top bus tour of London. Hop-on or off with multiple stops to choose from. Whether you want to see London’s glistening skyscraper, the Shard, see the illuminations of Piccadilly Circus, venture through the famous Trafalgar Square or visit the historic Tower Bridge, you will get to enjoy it all! If you choose to stay on the bus as you adventure through the capital, you’ll get to enjoy spectacular panoramic sights of St Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and many more alongside fascinating onboard audio commentary!
The Classic Tour (Blue route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
The Essential Tour (Red route): Passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as Hyde Park and Regents Park, two of the prettiest parks in London.
The Museum Tour (Orange route): Explore London's world-famous museums with the Museum Tour and along the way pass by the beautiful Royal Albert Hall, Harrods and Buckingham Palace.
The Morning and Evening Drop off Service (Yellow and Green routes): Operating in the morning and late afternoon, this route travels from the popular hotel districts to Central London.
Choose the duration of your tour, from 1 day, 24 or 48 hours, pick a ticket duration that suits you.
Boat Ride available with the 24hrs or 48hrs Hop on Hop off bus tour:
Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this City Cruises boat ride. Departing from Westminster taking you to Tower Millennium Pier, or vice versa, you’ll get to soak in panoramic views of the capital’s most iconic landmarks for a sightseeing experience like no other! Discover fascinating facts as you cruise with live commentary from the captain or audio guide.
Free Walking Tours
Enjoy the Jack The Ripper Walking Tour and/or the Royal Walking Tour as part of your sightseeing day out in London. Learn about King Charles’ Coronation and coronations of the past as well as interesting facts about members of the royal family. On your 2-hour tour, you’ll also visit fantastic royal sites and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Or why not play detective by travelling back to Victorian London to investigate the morbid murders carried out by infamous Jack the Ripper. See where vital clues were found and learn more about his victims and possible suspects.