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You can choose between tours of London’s top sights, night tours, movie tours, and of course afternoon tea tours. Many tour buses allow you to get on and off the bus so you can visit the attractions, eat, or go shopping.
Here are the different types of bus tours you can take in London:
1. Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour
This is a very popular option for a bus tour, includes both live and recorded comments about the most important historical sites in the city, and the audio tour is often offered in at least 5-10 different languages.
In addition to the tour itself, you can go off to any place and take a closer look.
After you finish the visit, you can climb again and resume your guided tour.
Each tour of this bus includes a map that can help you navigate the city more easily.
For this type of bus there is no guarantee that you will always have a place to stay, all places follow the principle: first come, first served.
Ticket price: varies between £ 30 – 50 for adults and £ 15 – 25 for children. Tickets are available for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days and are usually valid for 9-14 hours a day, depending on the company you choose.
2. Bus tour for unique experiences
Includes some of the most interesting and fun bus tours available in London.
Harry Potter tour
This 2½ to 3-hour tour features many of the filming locations and inspirations from all 8 movies in the series.
Ticket price: £ 30 for adults and £ 21 for children (under 16).
Warner Bros studio tour: How Harry Potter was made
There are several tour operators offering packages for this tour, some of them broadcast Harry Potter movies on this trip to get into the atmosphere.
Ticket price: about £ 80 – 100 per person (less for children).
Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes tour
This 3-hour tour focuses on the true story of Jack the Ripper and the fictional story of Sherlock Holmes.
This scary tour takes place in the evening, providing the perfect atmosphere for recounting the most notorious murders and disturbing legends in London’s history.
Ticket price: £ 30 for adults.
Beatles and rock culture tour
This 3-hour tour will explore the Beatles history, including Abbey Road and other landmarks related to rock music legends such as Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Kinks, Pink Floyd and many more.
Ticket price: £ 40 for adults and £ 25 for children.
Afternoon tour with pastries
A full afternoon tea tour is served on a double-decker bus, which travels through central London with its famous sights, while guests can enjoy sweets and delicious teas.
Ticket prices: seats on the ground floor start at £ 45 for adults and £ 43 for children; prices are higher for upstairs seats.
Landmarks include Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Oxford Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London.
If you want to find out about London’s red bus, check out our article on this topic: 12 interesting facts about London’s red bus.
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