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.
4 Hours, 1 Day or 24 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 24 Hour Hop on Hop off Bus tour, you will also enjoy a River Thames Boat Ride!
Boat Ride available with the 24hrs Hop on Hop off bus tour:
Enjoy an enthralling sightseeing cruise along the heart of London’s River Thames with this hop-on hop-off boat ride. Departing from Westminster taking you to either Tower Bridge Quay or Greenwich, 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 and audio guides available via your Smartphone in Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German and Italian.
London by Night Tour at 8pm
Sit back and relax as one of our well-ventilated open-top buses reconnects you with your favourite London landmarks. Glide past the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus in this 90 minute fully guided tour of Central London.
This tour is not Hop-On Hop-Off and guests will be required to remain on the same bus for the duration of the tour. We will be providing compulsory masks and gloves however, customers may wear their own if they wish.
The buses will be running at reduced capacity and tickets will be sold in specific time slots to avoid overcrowding.
Join us in reconnecting with this great city!
Please note you will be booked on the 8pm London by Night tour departing from London Eye, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7GH
Meeting point: Outside Queens Gallery Entrance, Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA.
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.
4hrs, 1 day or 24hrs Hop on Hop off Bus :
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 24 hours from when you first hop-on the bus. Buses run every 20 minutes.
Unlimited usage within 4hrs, 1 calendar day or 24 hours.
Free River Thames Boat Ride: (included with 24hrs bus ticket only)** :
One way ticket with 24hrs and return ticket with 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.
London by Night Tour:
Departure Time: 8pm
Please arrive 15min prior to your departure.
Departure Points: London Eye, Belvedere Road, Tourist bus, London SE1 7GH (nearest tube and train station is Waterloo, 2 minute walk).
Duration : 90min approx.
This is not a Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour and customers will need to remain on the bus for full loop.
During summer months the night tour will operate mainly in daylight.