London Night Bus Tours
Discover London by Night on an Open-Top Bus Tour
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This tour has now ended. As an alternative, we invite you to enjoy our 6pm tour from Grosvenor Gardens on either our 1-day City Sampler, or should you have more time in London, our 24-Hour hop-on, hop-off tour.
Our Night Bus Tour of London is an open top tour which allows you to experience the beauty of London at night. The tour runs from 6pm-10.30pm each evening until the 3rd of September and passes most of London’s famous landmarks.
The first full tour departing from Grosvenor Gardens leaves at 6pm and the last full tour leaves at 8.55pm. Alternatively, you can start your tour at Coventry Street, Leicester Square, at 6.10pm or take the last full tour at 8.10pm.
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Night bus tour route
The Original Tour of London by night follows the Yellow Route from 6pm until 10.30pm , which also operates during the day. This route will take you past most of London’s famous landmarks and you will also cross the river Thames twice, giving you spectacular views of London by night.
On the Yellow Route, you will pass Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, amongst many other hot spots in central London.
There will be plenty of photo opportunities from either the top of the bus or when choose to get off and you will be able to experience the lights of the city as the sun sets over London.
Tour Times & Landmarks
Our London evening tours run daily from 6pm-10.30pm until the 3rd September.
First bus - 6pm (from stop 1, Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria)
Last full tour - 8.55pm (from bus stop 1, Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria)
Last bus - 22.32pm (from bus stop 25, Grosvenor Hotel, Victoria)
First bus - 6.10pm (from bus stop 17, Coventry St, Leicester Square)
Last full tour - 8.10pm (from bus stop 17, Coventry St, Leicester Square)
Last bus - 8.55pm (to Coventry St, Leicester Square from stop Z6, Grosvenor Gardens)
Some points of interest where you can hop-off the bus to explore include Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. You will have the opportunity to get on and off the bus at your leisure, or you can stay on the double-decker for the full duration of the London night bus tour, which lasts around 2 hours and 20 minutes.
To book your ticket for the London night tour bus, simply select the date you would like to take your tour along with the number of tickets you would like then click ‘Book now’ to enter your payment details.
Your ticket will be sent to you via email along with your booking confirmation all you have to do is print off your ticket or show the email from your phone on the day of your tour.
For younger travellers, our Kid's Club commentary is available on the Yellow Route.
The night tour bus around London is an exclusive evening tour for the summer and only operates between 6pm-10.30pm, so your tickets can't be used during the day. However, if you'd prefer to explore London by day, check out our 24hr or 48hr bus tickets.
The London Night Bus tour departs from The Original Tour stop 1 at Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria, and The Original Tour stop 17 at Coventry Street, Leicester Square. Departure times for full tours leaving from each starting point can be found below:
Stop 1, Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria: 18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 19:55, 20:25 & 20:55
Stop 17, Coventry St, Leicester Square: 18:07, 18:19, 18:31, 18:43, 18:49, 19:04, 19:19, 19:34, 19:40 & 20:10
There are 25 stops along the Yellow Route where you can hop on and off to see London’s most popular parks and landmarks. As you pass over the Thames, enjoy beautiful views of London’s popular attractions reflected into the river including the Shard, Tower Bridge and the London Eye.
As well as seeing London light up, if it is a clear night you will also experience the sunset over the capital city from our nightly open top bus tour. For details of sunset times in London during the summer, please see below:
Sat Aug 4th: 8.43pm
Sat Aug 11th: 8.30pm
Sat Aug 18th: 8.17pm
Sat Aug 25th: 8.02pm
Sat Sept 1st: 7.47pm
Other tours and ticket types
Depending on how long you are staying in London for, you might also benefit from our 24-hour, 48-hour or 72-hour bus tickets. This way you can explore London at your leisure and hop-on and off til your heart’s content, within your allocated ticket time.
With these tickets, you also have the added bonus of 3 FREE walking tours and a FREE river cruise of the Thames. Alternatively, you might want to consider booking your attraction tickets along with your tour tickets to skip the queues and benefit from additional discounts.
Terms & Conditions
2. General terms and conditions apply.
3. Night Tour tickets can only be redeemed at or after 6pm. Tickets are then valid on that day only until the end of service.
4. Seats on-board the Night Tour are available subject to availability.
5. Top-deck seats are available on a first-come first-served basis.