London Vintage Bus Tour, Thames Cruise, Fish & Chips

4.7 / 5

12 reviews

London Vintage Bus Tour, Thames Cruise, Fish & Chips

From $72.16 per person

Enjoy a 3.5-hour tour of England's capital aboard a vintage open-top bus and riverboat. See the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, London Bridge, and more! Witness Buckingham Palace's Changing of the Guard followed by fish and chips in a London pub.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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  • See London from a beautifully restored 50-year-old vintage bus
  • Witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Take a trip on the Thames
  • Enjoy fish and chips at a traditional central London pub
Full description
There can be few better ways of viewing the English capital than from one of its traditional double-decker buses. See all the city's highlights from its open top, with lunch and a river cruise included. See Westminster Abbey, then head to Buckingham Palace – the official Royal residence of Queen Elizabeth II – where you'll witness the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, as the Queen's soldiers, dressed in their fabulous tunics and busbies, march to the might of the accompanying military music. In the event of no ceremony taking place, the tour will still stop at the palace for photographs. Following your vintage open-top bus ride you can enjoy a Great British pastime with some of the tastiest fish and chips London has to offer in a traditional Central London pub. From Buckingham Palace, your vintage open-top bus ride will finish up at a pub in Victoria, where you’ll enjoy an iconic feature of London cuisine. Although they're no longer served in newspaper, you can’t possibly leave London without sampling a plate of crisply battered fish and piping hot chips!
  • Open-top bus tour with live guide
  • River Thames cruise
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Fish and chips at a traditional pub
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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      Meeting point

      Tours depart from gate 19-20 at Victoria coach station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London.

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      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes

      Not allowed

      • Pets
      • Luggage or large bags

      Know before you go

      • A vegetarian option is available but must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance – no alternatives to fish and chips will be available on the day
      • Please note that this is an open top bus tour - please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
      • On rare occasions the open top bus may be changed to a closed top bus
      Customer reviews

      Overall rating

      4.7 /5

      based on 12 reviews

      Review summary

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      More walking than expected, and chaos to find the bus, but worth it!

      Make sure you phone the company the day before your trip, they will send you the phone number. We didn't and the bus station was absolute chaos. Richard our tour guide could talk solidly all day, and mostly it was relevant! I was expecting to just sit on the bus, but there were lots of times when we were off the bus walking around as well, better for us but there were a few people struggling a bit with this. Boat trip was short, and I would have booked another if I had known. All in all, recommend this as a very good trip.

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      August 20, 2015

      slightly disappointed

      I did not choose the option I needed.Guide very nice but the tour was a little too academic for my taste. At each place go down in groups and have a commented visit that was educational and a bit long. The changing of the guard did not take place that day, a pity not to have been warned.tour sieves and delicious chips.

      August 20, 2017

      The guide is really a love

      This tour is absolutely unforgettable; the guide is a real cream I recommend eyes closed

      May 2, 2017

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