Enjoy a trip around London with a 1 day hop-on hop-off bus ticket for the Golden Tours open top bus. Combine this with entry into St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge for a day to remember.
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.
Click here to see Hop on Hop off map and timetable.
Audio guide languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Hindi, Japanese and Arabic.
Open Monday to Saturday only
Special services and events may mean that all or part of the Cathedral are closed either in advance or short notice, Please check closures here.
Open daily: 09:30 to 18:00 (last admission at 17:00)
On the 3rd Saturday of every month Tower Bridge opens its doors early for those who prefer quieter spaces, such as those with autism, Aspergers and anxiety, as well as their siblings, families and carers. Entry to Tower Bridge is closed between 10:30am to 11:30am
Tower Bridge is closed between 24 - 26 December and open from 10:00 on 1 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)
St Paul’s Cathedral
A cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood in the highest point of the City of London for over 1,400 years. The current Cathedral (the fourth to occupy this location) was designed by celebrated architect Christopher Wren and is widely considered to be his greatest masterpiece. Completed in 1708, this cross-shaped building has been the backdrop to many key moments in British history and is an essential part of the London skyline thanks to its magnificent dome.
Visitors can discover the beauty of this place and much more with the Cathedral’s new multimedia guide. Featuring commentary from the Dean of St Paul’s, the Conservator and Director of Music and others, the guide cleverly weaves together contemporary photography, archive film footage and the voices of those who work in St Paul’s today.
Current Exhibition - ‘The Great Restoration of the 1920s’
A new exhibition called ‘The Great Restoration of the 1920s’ tells the little-known period in which St Paul’s Cathedral underwent a dangerous renovation process at the start of the 20th century. Featuring archive material and objects from the Cathedral’s collection, this is a chance for visitors to get a fascinating insight into the making of this building and what it took to make the Great Restoration a success.
Over 100 years ago, the Victorians built a bridge that has become one of London's most famous landmarks. High level walkways were built to allow people to cross the Thames whilst the Bridge was lifted to let tall ships sail past. Today these Walkways act as viewing galleries, giving visitors the most spectacular views across an ever changing London skyline.
Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge was instantly hailed as a London icon and one of the great engineering marvels of its age. Come inside to explore its history, uncover its secrets and to enjoy stunning views from its high-level Walkway, situated 42 metres above the River Thames.
The Walkways offer fantastic views of many of London's most famous sights, including St Paul's Cathedral, sky-scraping Canary Wharf, maritime Greenwich and The London Eye. Special viewing windows make photography easy. Victorian Engine Rooms house the original steam engines, awesome machines whose immense power once raised the bascules of the bridge. A “virtual bridge lift” shows how the bascules still rise today to let ships pass beneath the Walkway.
1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour of London
This super convenient one day hop-on hop-off bus ticket is ideal for visitors who want to see as much of the city as they can! If you don’t have time to spare and want to see all the sights in one day, then this is the pass for you.
Valid for an entire working day, across all Golden Tours routes, this handy ticket lets you explore the city of London from the comfort of our open top buses.
Spend the whole day exploring the capital, jumping on and off at your leisure or whenever you pass something interesting. See landmarks and attractions such as The London Eye, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben and Piccadilly Circus.
Each bus has an informative and entertaining live English guide or audio guides in eleven languages. The open upper deck is the best way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of this glorious city.
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 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.
Click here to see Hop on Hop off map and timetable.
Free Walking Tours
Enjoy the Jack The Ripper Walking Tour and/or the Coronation 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.