Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour & The View from the Shard

An adrenaline-filled virtual reality adventure at the top of The Shard and 24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour Ticket

24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Ticket
Free Wi-Fi on all Open Top buses
Free River Thames boat ride valid for 24 hours
View from the Shard
Interactive telescope audio guides in 11 languages at The Shard
Entrances to further attractions
Food and drink, unless specified
Important Information
Please note:

Your 24 hours ticket valid from the moment you get on your first bus

Audio Guides in: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Indian, Japanese and Arabic

Cancellation policy: Once booked cannot be cancelled or amended

Buses depart every 15-20 mins from Main Tourist Points

Free River Thames Boat Ride valid for 24 hours from when you first hop-on the boat with unlimited usage within the 24 hours and only to be used between Westminster Pier and St Katharine’s Pier


Hop on Hop off 24 Hours: Daily
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.

Free Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride
These cruises are operated by Circular Cruise Westminster.
The first boat departs from Westminster Pier at 11am – to view the full timetable including last departure times click here.

Boats leave every 30 minutes from:
Westminster Pier (Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH)
Embankment Pier (Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WS2N 6NU)
Festival Pier (Festival Pier, South Bank, London SE1 9PX) Bankside Pier (Bankside Pier, Bankside, London SE1 9DT)
St Katharine’s Pier - for Tower of London - (St Katharine’s Pier, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD)
Cruise rides last 30 minutes.

The Shard: The View from the Shard:

Until 31st July 2021
Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday).

1st to 31st August 2021
Open daily.

1st September until 31st December 2021
Wednesday to Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday).

Please note entry tickets are not valid after 4:00pm on a Fridays and Saturdays.

Exception: Closed on 25th December


Remarkable London bus tour

Explore imperious London in all its grandeur. This incredible value London Hop on Hop off bus tour grants you the freedom and convenience to explore the city in depth. This tour encompasses world renowned attractions such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe and spectacular Westminster Abbey, as well as, of course, the inimitable Buckingham Palace. You will also see the most eminent regions of London, such as distinguished Regent Street, world celebrated Oxford Street and vibrant Piccadilly.

The Classic Tour (Red route): Covers all the main Central London sights and visits London’s Museum Quarter.

Hop-on Hop-off bus map.

Hop-on Hop-off bus timetable.

Free 24hr River Thames Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride

Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this hop-on hop-off boat ride. Departing from Westminster and taking you to St Katharine’s Pier, 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 and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian. Tickets are valid for 24 hours (unlimited usage within this time) so you can see the best of London at your own leisure!

Click here to see the route map and full timetable.

The View from the Shard Standard Tickets

At almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The Shard offers visitors the chance to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above one of the greatest cities on earth. Situated at the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe at a height of 1,016ft (310m), a 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view reveals London's past, present and future, brought to life with multimedia displays.

Hop-on Hop-off London Bus Tour & The View from the Shard
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