The London Vintage open top bus tour is one of the most fantastic ways to explore the local attractions in London. It is a 75 minute experience that will have you by surprise as you pass by some of the most iconic landmarks that are present in London. The vehicle that you will be boarding is a vintage 1960s open-top Routemaster bus which will definitely teleport you into royal times. An English speaking guide will instruct you as you pass by some of the most majestic structures like Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, The Shard, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. You will explore Saint Paul’s cathedral best known for its baroque structure, murals and dome structure inside.
Another fabulous attraction is the exclusive fort of the Tower of London which is about 1000 years old and has a history which plays a very vital role in London’s past. The house of parliament is also a very vital architecture that you will explore on your tour. Relax back in your seats as you pass by the amusing 72 storey-ed shard, big ben and iconic and chapels with thrilling history told by the guide.
Explore the best of London’s attractions during your 75 mins London vintage open bus tour.
Witness some of the iconic landmarks from your bus tour such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, The Shard and London Bridge.
Listen to the chimes of the biggest bell of clock structure, the Big Ben as you pass through it.
Some of the prominent statues that you will cross through your tour are of General Sir Charles James Napier, Major General Sir Henry Havelock and King George IV.
The custom music and sound effects available in the Routemaster bus ensure the most entertaining sightseeing tour.
London houses a plethora of attractions ranging from historical monuments to modern architecture marvel. On your London Vintage open bus tour, you will witness attractions like the House of Parliament, Tower of London, The Shard, etc. Get awe-inspiring views of the London cityscape, click some pictures and make long lasting memories with your friends and family.
The Tower of London is one of the many first attractions that you will explore in your London vintage open bus tour. This fort is about 1000 years old and has a history which plays a very vital role in London's past. The historic castle is home to a private zoo, white towers, infamous prisons and treasure vaults. During your visit, you can see Crown of Jewel, The Ravens and the Mediaeval Mayhem. Get introduced to the stories of Tower of London and its infamous prison in addition to emperors that ruled over in the past.
The tower bridge is another exquisite and iconic landmark that you will discover in your London vintage open bus tour. The Victorian period bridge is built across the river Thames and was completed in the year 1894. The bridge extends upto a length of 240 metres and has twin towers on either side of the bridge. The bridge has a central lifting system which sometimes lifts itself when a claret sea vessel has to pass by which is an elegant site that you would not want to miss out on.
The House of Parliament plays a very vital role in the history of London and is counted as one of its most iconic heritage attractions that you will witness in your London vintage open bus tour. The House of Parliament standing at the Northern stretch of river Thames has its architecture in baroque style. It is the meeting place for two most important parts of the parliament responsible for decision making which are the House of commons and house of lords. Visit and admire the marvellous interiors while learning about awe-inspiring history of this place which is also known as Palace of Westminster
The shard is another very popular and distinct landmark that you will witness in your London vintage open bus tour. It is a 72 storey building which promises you a 360 degree view of the ethereal London cityscape was designed by the famous Italian artist Renzo Piano. This building is located on the bank of Thames river and has its facade made in extra white glass which makes the building look very vibrant and different all the time. The Shard also houses amusing restaurants, lounge areas and bars that keeps the tourists occupied. Visit the Oblix which is present at the 32nd floor and enjoy delicious British cuisine alongside a splendid view you cannot get over.
The St. Paul’s Cathedral is another exquisite attraction that you will see in your London vintage open bus tour. It is the largest and most famous church of London that is often considered as the masterpiece of English architecture. The Saint paul cathedral also has the mesmerising whispering gallery which has a very intriguing theory. During your visit, you can stand at a distance of 33 metres to listen to something that has been whispered from far away. Watch the entire cityscape of London from the whispering gallery and make amazing memories.
Head to the London Eye, one of the top attractions that you'll see on your London vintage open bus tour, if you want to take in the city's unceasing splendour. There are 32 viewing capsules on this magnificent ferris wheel that provide a panoramic view of London's entire enchanting metropolis. The pods can also be reserved for a private session so that you can unwind while taking in the scenery. This attraction's peaceful height of up to 135 metres, which also makes it one of the biggest ferris wheels in the world, makes it one of the most recognisable sites to visit close to the Tower of London.
One of the city's most beautiful sites that you will see during your vintage open-top bus tour of London is Big Ben. The Big Ben is an enormous clock structure whose hour and minute hands are about 9 and 14 feet long and is known for its accuracy of time. The massive bell weighs around 1.5 tonnes and is known for its striking sound. The tower stands at 72 stories in the middle of the city and strikes every hour.
This massive public square which was established in the 19th century has intriguing attractions that will inspire you. In your London vintage open top bus tour you will discover the best of attractions like square fountains and Nelson's Column which stands in the middle of Trafalgar Square. Some of the most iconic statues that will be found here are of General Sir Charles James Napier, Major General Sir Henry Havelock and King George IV.
Your London vintage open top bus trip will take you past the London Bridge, which is a delightful attraction. The London Bridge, which spans the Thames, attracts a sizable throng due to its mention in numerous works and poems. The bridge, one of the most magnificent examples of the Victorian era, provides a panoramic view of the entire city on one side and a lovely section of the Thames River on the other. Visitors who are lucky enough to see it may also witness the bridge rise, which is done on purpose to allow large watercraft to pass.
Boarding Point: Northumberland Avenue, outside The Grand Hotel, just off Trafalgar Square
Time Slots: 2 time slots of 12:00 PM and 2:10 PM
Activity Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Best time to experience - The best time to experience this fabulous retreat is during the fall(September to November)or spring(March to April) when the weather is mild and pleasant. The tour takes place twice a day, so you can book whichever time suits you the best.
The best time to experience the London Vintage Open Bus tour is during the spring(March to April) or fall(September to November)when the weather is mild and pleasant. The tour takes place twice a day, so you can book whichever time suits you the best.
It is a 75 minute experience which will take you through some of London's most amusing attractions at a glance. During your tour, you will pass by exquisite places like Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, The Shard, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Yes, the tour happens every day.
The best time to visit London is during the summer months when the average temperature is low. It allows one to explore the heritage attractions without having to worry about the dingy and cold weather in London.
It is highly recommended to book your tickets in advance and enjoy fabulous discounts and offers on the prices. Through online booking, you get a confirmed ticket on the choice of your date.