London Night Bus Tour
Discover London by Night on an Open-Top Bus Tour
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What is a London night bus tour?
A London night bus tour is an evening tour of England’s capital city. 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 along our Yellow Route every day from 4.30pm to 7.45pm and you can use any bus along this route with a valid hop-on hop-off ticket. See most of London’s famous landmarks on our London by night open top bus tour such as The Shard, Tower Bridge, The London Eye and much more.
To complete a full loop of this tour and see the London skyline by night, the last full tours of the evening leave at the following times:
Stop 1, Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria: 5.15pm daily
Stop 17, Coventry Street, Leicester Square: 5pm daily
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London Night Bus Tour route
The Original Tour of London by night follows the Yellow Route from 4.30pm until 7.45pm, which also operates during the day. This route takes you past most of London’s famous landmarks and crosses the river Thames twice for spectacular views of the city when night falls, making this one of the best London night tours.
On the Yellow Route, you will pass Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London, along with many other hot spots in central London.
There will be plenty of photo opportunities from either the top of the bus or when you choose to get off for some London night sightseeing. You will be able to experience the twinkling lights of the city as the sun sets over London.
Tour Times & Landmarks
Our London evening tours run daily from 4.30pm-7.45pm until the 28th February 2019. This tour will not run on the following dates:
Christmas Eve: Monday 24th December 2018
Christmas Day: Tuesday 25th December 2018
Boxing Day: Wednesday 26th December 2018
New Year's Eve: Monday 31st December 2018
For those wishing to complete a full loop of this tour, the last full tours of the day depart from:
Stop 1, Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria: 5.15pm
Stop 17, Coventry St, Leicester Square: 5pm Monday-Thursday and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday
Some points of interest where you may want to leave 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 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 and 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 London by night open top bus tour is an exclusive evening tour running from 4.30pm-7.45pm, so your tickets cannot be used during the day. It is valid for any of our buses along the Yellow Route and passes most of London’s famous landmarks. However, if you'd prefer to explore London by day, check out our 24-hour or 48-hour 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. For those wishing to complete a full loop of this tour, the last full tours of the day depart from:
Stop 1, Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria: 5.15pm
Stop 17, Coventry St, Leicester Square: 5pm Monday to Thursday and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday
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 autumn/winter, please see below:
25th - 28th: between 5.33pm and 5.38pm
1st - 6th: between 5.40pm and 5.48pm
7th - 12th: between 5.52pm and 5.59pm
13th - 21st: between 6.01pm and 5.14pm
22nd - 30th: between 6.18pm and 6.29pm
1st - 8th: between 7.33pm and 7.44pm
9th - 16th: between 7.46pm and 7.58pm
17th - 25th: between 8pm and 8.13pm
26th - 30th: between 8.14pm and 8.21pm
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 as much as you like, within your allocated ticket time, to enjoy some beautiful London walks.
With these tickets, you also have the added bonus of 3 FREE live guided 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 4.30pm. 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.