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January 25, 2006
If you have a layover, as I did, London tour companies offer hop-on, hop-off tours for 16 pounds. I chose the Big Bus Company tour. The guides are knowledgeable and try to entertain as well. LHR offer luggage storage for about 5 pounds per bag, good to know if you’re planning on leaving the airport. Most tours and hotels revolve around the Piccadilly Line, which the Express Train does not go to without a transfer. The Tube is slower but cheaper and direct.
Big Bus tours are located 2 blocks over on Coventry, once you come above ground (from taking the Tube exit the Piccadilly Circus stop). A return adult Piccadilly Line ticket on the Tube is 7.60 pounds. Be prepared for the crowds on the Tube. It is a major source of commuting for many Londoners.
From journal Day Tour in London on a Layover
MEXICO CITY, Mexico
October 14, 2005
From journal Global Exchange Guides
by Sarah the Expat
London, United Kingdom
May 16, 2005
From journal An American Expat In London
March 23, 2005
From journal Three Weeks in London
November 25, 2004
From journal London Sightseeing
June 12, 2004
From journal London on the quick
January 27, 2004
You can buy your ticket online or at one of the designated bus stops (see their website). Once you buy your ticket, you can ride along all day and hop on and off where ever you like. The upper deck fills up quickly but offers the best view on a clear day. The tour gives you an excellent overview of the city and its history.
There are three different routes you can take. You really need a full day to take advantage of all three and the various sites you can take in. The bus runs by Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Marble Arch, Picadilly Circus, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and others.
If you had only one day, or a limited time in London, I would say the Big Bus is a must if you want to take in the major sights of the city.
From journal Fun in London
New York, New York
July 18, 2002
The driver was great at giving detailed information and had a great personality which made the tour all the more fun.
The tour operaters sell tickets to all the main sites so you don't have to wait in ticket purchase lines when you visit the attractions. This will save you quite a bit of time over the course of the day.
Note: Don't lose your ticket or you don't get back on the bus!
From journal Long Weekend in London
October 6, 2001
Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, so if you start at noon, you can come back the next day and ride in the morning.
This tour also includes a free boat cruise with live commentary (not the Catamaran Cruises tour I described in another section, but very similar) from either Embankment Pier to the Tower Pier, or the other direction.
From journal London and Vicinity
Hoboken, New Jersey
March 29, 2001
From journal Lonely in London