Meeting point: Outside Queens Gallery Entrance, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA.
Buckingham Palace entry time : 10:45am, 12:30pm or 1:45 depending on your selection.
You will then be escorted by a member of Golden Tours staff to Buckingham Palace entrance, where you will be able to enter the Palace.
Departure point: You can join the tour from any of our multiple stops. Each of our stops will be clearly signposted Golden Tours Hop on Hop Off/London Tour Bus. Valid for 1 day, 24 hours or 48 hours from when you first hop-on the bus. Every 20 mins on the Red and Blue routes. Every 30 mins on the Orange route.
Unlimited usage within 1 calendar day, 24 hours or 48 hours.
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Only valid with the 24hrs or 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.
For safety reasons, pushchairs are not permitted in the State Rooms. They must be checked in and reclaimed at the exit. Baby-carriers are available for loan.
A one-way system operates along the entire visitor route for safety reasons.
Use of mobile phones are permitted in the Palace Garden. Mobile phones must be switched off elsewhere on the visitor route.
Photography is not permitted inside Buckingham Palace.
Can be cancelled up to 72 hours before travel and get a full refund.
Clients that require mobility access must book directly with Buckingham Palace.
Tickets purchased from Golden Tours cannot be converted into a 1-Year Pass.
Audio tours are included in the admission price and are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.
Golden Tours Bus:
Live Guide are subject to availability on day.
Audio guides will be available in 11 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic).
No restroom available on board.
No food will be provided on this tour.
Buckingham Palace, the grand and iconic London residence of His Majesty the King is an absolute must-see on any visit to London. A fully working royal palace, housing not only The King, but serving as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household.
The 19 State Rooms are exquisitely furnished with fine examples of French and English antique furniture and display some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including works by Rubens, Canaletto and Rembrandt, sculpture by Canova and porcelain by Sèvres.
Often called the ‘walled oasis in the middle of London', the gardens of Buckingham Palace are a true sight to behold. Home to 30 different species of bird and over 350 different wild flowers, there is plenty to see and enjoy. Visitors finish their tour with a walk along the south side of the garden, taking in views of the famous lake and the west front of the palace.
1 Day, 24 Hours, or 48 Hours Hop on Hop off Bus
Explore the wonderful sights of London with a hop-on hop-off open-top bus tour. Enjoy the freedom to see everything London has to offer – jump on and off at your leisure.
See the most iconic of London landmarks such as Big Ben, The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey and The Tower of London.
You can use any of the routes available:
The Classic Tour (Blue route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
The Classic Tour (Red route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.
The Essential Tour (Orange route): Passes Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross, as well as Hyde Park and Regents Park, two of the prettiest parks in London.
The Morning and Evening Drop off Service (Yellow and Green routes): buses will pick guests from popular hotel areas and bring them to Central London in the morning and drop them off by the end of the day.
With the purchase of a 24hr or 48hr Hop on Hop off Bus tour, you will also enjoy a FREE one-way River Thames Boat Ride!
Boat Ride available with the 24hrs/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.
Image credits: Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III