London is a city with so much to see and do that you’ll want to make sure you pack in as much as possible during your trip – from the bright lights of the West End to the green spaces of Hyde Park the pageantry of a trip to Buckingham Palace and the tastes and smells of China Town and the buzzing street food scene.

A great option for sightseers, especially those on their first visit to London is one of the city’s many superb bus tours. These offer a quick whistle-stop tour of some of the major tourist attractions from the comfort of your bus seat and provide a great introduction to the layout of the city for further exploration on foot later.

Keep reading for a few of our favourite London bus tours – all of which are easily accessible from your base at the Piccadilly Hotel London.

Big Bus London

Big Bus London operates fantastic tours which promise to showcase “the capital’s crown jewels” whilst giving you lots of chances to hop on or off and explore the sights. With a variety of ticket options to book either in advance or on the street, the buses come complete with a free walking tour, live guides to explain the landmarks you pass, multi-language commentary and over 50 different stops to choose from.

The Original Tour

The Original Bus Tour is a great option for visitors seeking a flexible way to travel via bus in London. Offering a complete hop-on, hop-off tour with a leisurely pace, the Original Tour also offers a 48-hour travel ticket option for those who want to pick up their travel the next day – ideal for guests at the Piccadilly Hotel London to get around with ease.

The Classic Tour

This 75 minute open-top bus tour offers a classic London Bus and a superb tour of London’s iconic structures including Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and the Tower of London. For those seeking a quick, instructional and fun way of seeing London’s sights, this is a brilliant option and provides lots of photo-ready moments to remember.

London City Tour

The City London Tour is a comprehensive London bus tour combining a 48-hour ticket to a London tourist bus and a variety of ticket options to local attractions, including a Thames River Cruise, Shakespeare’s historic Globe Theatre, the Jack The Ripper Museum and London Bridge. The London City Tour operates three routes: The Tower Loop, the West End Loop and the Camden Loop – all giving a different vision of London. With Silver and Gold ticket options, this tour is infinitely customisable and guests can always be sure to find a bus, as the fleet has 24 in regular operation!