Embark on a guided 1 hour 15 minute adventure around London's classic sights by open-top routemaster bus.

• 75 minute tours are led by a comedy tour guide.

• See Buckingham Palace, Tower of London and more.

• All buses feature audio-visual technology.

• Enjoy music and historical footage of London.


About The Classic London Routemaster Tour:

Operated by the same team that runs the popular London Ghost Bus Tour, the Classic Tour is a brand new sightseeing experience that takes iconic London landmarks and adds a generous dash of comedy.

Tours run every day at: 12:05, 14:10 and 16:10 (also 10:35 on certain days); each one is led by a handpicked comedian tour guide. Over 75-90 minutes (depending on traffic), you'll receive as many interesting facts as you will hearty laughs. See Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey and much more.

Famous sights and live commentary aren't all you can expect. The Classic Tour's refurbished Routemaster buses feature state-of-the-art sound systems and high definition screens. These provide location-specific soundtracks as well as historical film clips, so you can also get an idea of how London has evolved over the course of the 20-21st centuries.

Tours depart from the front of the Grand Hotel (opposite Sherlock Holmes pub), on Northumberland Avenue off Trafalgar Square.

today Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily | Except 24, 25 and 31 December.

headset Commentary:

  • Live English speaking guide.

schedule Tour Times:

  • 10:35, 12:05, 14:10 and 16:10.

place Departure Point:

  • Outside the Grand Hotel at Trafalgar Square (8 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5BY).

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • 75-90 minutes.

accessible Accessibility:

  • Unfortunately, due to the design of the routemaster buses, this tour is not accessible to wheelchair users.

error Tour Policies:

  • No alcohol is permitted on any daily tour, though non-alcoholic bottled drinks are allowed.
  • No food can be consumed during the tour.

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

NOTE: Our Classic London reservations are currently available by request only. If you'd like to book please message (info@cityxplora.com) with the required date, time and participant numbers. Once we confirm that spaces are available we will open the requested slot and also provide you with a 10% discount code (usable at checkout).


To start the Classic London Tour select your preferred date/time and book your tickets.

You will immediately receive a confirmation email, followed by a unique booking ID number within 24 hours. Please present this ID number to staff at the bus stop outside the Grand Hotel (8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5BY).

We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes early. A contact number for the tour operator (Ghost Bus Tours Ltd) will be listed on your initial confirmation email.


• Family tickets include 2 adults and 2 children.

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