Like its competition, it offers three circuitous routes, although two of them (Red and Blue) cover much of the same ground and narration is frequently prerecorded (it’s live on Red, recorded on Blue) with out-of-date information. It doesn’t matter at which of the 50-odd stops you get on, but since drivers often change at Green Park on Piccadilly, you can avoid that wait by starting there. Most people get on at Marble Arch, Regent Street south of Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross Road north of Trafalgar Square, or under the South Bank Lion at Westminster Bridge. Prices can be a few pounds higher if you don’t book ahead.
Big Bus Tours
48 Buckingham Palace Rd., SW1
Our Rating Hours Daily 8:30am–8pm Phone 020/7808-6753 Prices 24-hr. tours £33.30 adults, £17.10 children 5–15 (including City Cruise tour and 3 walking tours); walk-up prices slightly higher; 48-hr. tickets additional £7 adults, £5 children Web site Big Bus Tours
Map48 Buckingham Palace Rd., SW1 London
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.