Tootbus Must See London Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

90 to 120 minutes (Approx.)
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Our Jubilee special tours! From 21st May to 4th September:

This year, Queen Elizabeth II will be the first monarch to reach the Platinum Jubilee milestone, making her the longest reigning and oldest British monarch. Naturally, this calls for celebration!

So, whether you are a first-time visitor or a born-and-bred Londoner, get involved in this unmissable event, and join us as we commemorate The Queen’s historic reign. Embark on a journey through royal history with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic local experts.

Our Jubilee special tours take place daily with departures from #13 Grosvenor Gardens at 9am, 10am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm. Please note the tours are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Complete your visit to London with a cruise along the river Thames. Hop off at Westminster, take the river cruise to Tower Pier and board the Yellow Route again at the Tower of London.

Upon first validation, your ticket is valid 24 or 48 hours; according to the option booked.


  • Amazing Jubilee special tours on selected days
  • Coronation stories and Royal fun facts by our local expert guides
  • Brand new audio-commentary for adults and bespoke children's audio-commentary
  • Access the Tootbus app giving you real-time bus tracking and the closest stop
  • Free WIFI onboard
  • See London's top landmarks

What to expect


Yellow route

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the Yellow route:
  • Coventry Street - Stop 1 - Coventry Street
  • Pall Mall East - On the left of National Portrait Gallery entrance, stop Z
  • The Queen's Walk - Stop 3 - Westminster Bridge (next to the Lion statue London Eye side)
  • York Road Travel Agency - Stop 4 - York road (outside Gail's Bakery
  • Aldwych - Stop 5 - Aldwych (Outside Aldwych Hotel)
  • 10 Ludgate Hill - Stop 6: Ludgate Hill, St Pauls Cathedral entrance
  • London Bridge - Stop 7 - London Bridge, Monument (stop p)
  • Tooley Street & Potters Fields - Stop 8 - Tooley street (left of Potters Fields)
  • 362 Tower Hill - Stop 9: Tower Hill, Tower of London (in front of bronze worker statue)
  • Victoria Embankment - Stop 10: Westminster Bridge (in front of Westminster PIer)
  • 4 Buckingham Gate - Stop 11 - Buckingham Palace Gate (In front of the Queen's Gallery)
  • The Clermont Hotel, Victoria - Stop 12 - Bukingham Palace Road (in front of Grosvenor Hotel)
  • 52 Grosvenor Gardens - Stop 13 - Grosvenor Gardens (stop Z6 - STA Travel)
  • W1K 7AD - Stop 15 - Marble Arch, speakers corner (stop Z)
  • W1K 7AE - Stop 16 - Marble Arch, Park Lane (Marble Arch bus stop)
Attractions on the Yellow route:

Tower of London / Buckingham Palace / Tower Bridge / SEA LIFE London Aquarium / Tate Modern / Shakespeare's Globe Theatre / St. James's Palace / St. Paul's Cathedral / Millennium Bridge / National Gallery / Royal Academy of Arts / Trafalgar Square / The London Dungeon / Hyde Park / Westminster Abbey / Leicester Square / Oxford Street / Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall / Southbank Centre / Houses of Parliament / Big Ben / Changing of the Guard / Downing Street / Westminster / Speakers Corner / Tootbus London / Thames River / London Eye / British Film Institute IMAX / Marble Arch Theatre / London Bridge

Operates: From 9 January to 1 April, buses are running from 9:00am to 4:20pm from Monday to Thursday and to 5:00pm from Friday to Sunday. Frequency at the stops is 40mins Monday to Thursday and 30mins Friday to Sunday. From 2 to 30 April, buses are running from 9:00am to 4:20pm from Monday to Thursday and to 6:00pm from Friday to Sunday. Frequency at the stops is 20-25mins. From 1 May to 14 July, buses are running from 8:30am to 6:00pm every day. Frequency at the stops is 20mins

Blue Route

Route Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stops on the Blue Route:
  • 52 Grosvenor Gardens - Stop 1 - Grosvenor Gardens (stop Z6 - STA Travel)
  • 4 Buckingham Gate
  • Westminster Bridge Road
  • Westminster Station / Parliament Square (Stop C)
  • 63 Whitehall
  • Old Bond Street / Royal Academy (Stop G)
  • Green Park
  • 9C3XGV32+FJ
  • London Hilton Hotel (Stop Y)
  • 92 Brompton Rd
  • 2 Thurloe Pl
  • Gloucester Road
  • Kensington Road
  • Notting Hill Gate Station (Stop N)
  • Greater London
  • 104 Bayswater Rd
  • 25 London St
  • Balmoral Apartments
  • W1K 7AE
Attractions on the Blue Route:

Westminster Abbey / Houses of Parliament / Big Ben / St. James's / Trafalgar Square / Green Park / Hyde Park / Kensington Palace / Kensington Gardens / Notting Hill / Marble Arch

Operates: From 9 January to 1 April buses are running daily from 9:22am to 4:02pm from Monday to Thursday and from 9:00am to 5:00pm from Friday to Sunday. Frequency at the stops is 40mins. From 2 to 30 April, buses are running from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day. Frequency at the stops is 40mins. From 1 May to 14 July, buses are running from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday and to 5:40pm from Friday to Sunday. Frequency at the stops is 30mins Monday to Thursday and 20mins Friday to Sunday.

Time of tour

4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
3/24/2022 - 10/14/2023
Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Meeting point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Thames River cruise ticket is valid for the same period as your bus ticket only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons


  • Gratuities
  • Restroom on board
  • Food & Drink

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2022

It was great and enjoyable tour. Everything is good but the number of bus is limited. The waiting time is too long. Suggesting to increase the frequency during the public holiday.

April 2022

This experience was not a “bus tour” but rather a ride around London. The driver was not helpful or forthcoming — once we were settled in our upstairs seats, we realized we needed to go back down and ask the driver where we get the headsets for the audio tour. When we asked about the Thames boat ...

April 2022

Didn't take us to the last location Covent Garden which was the whole point of booking as said tour ends at 6. Got on at Paddington and was stuck on it over a hour as traffic not moving. Nothing to see on blue line. Left at least 1/2 hour at stops. Waste of time. Also reject first price the...

Jim t
April 2022

Overall very disappointed. Buses where very infrequent. Guide only on one bus. Earphones didn't work on other buses and where they did 90% was music and didn't reflect the location we where. The drivers never announced the stops to disembark.

April 2022

Bought ticket at tower site. Representatives fromm different companies dressed very similarly. First rep have us a map and then turned us over to a"colleague"who showed us on the map where the river cruises were and suites to see, quoted us a price and sold us tickets for the next day. When we we...

April 2022

So so disappointed, first time into London since before Covid and we were looking forward to catching our tour bus up to the Natural History Museum. I wish I hadn’t paid £71 and bothered, when we did get on a bus, the commentary was 90% music 10% useless anecdotes about Brexit, the cost of Briti...

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