To start planning your trip to London, the first thing you should do, in my opinion, is to decide if there are three things you want to do or not, which are: ride the tourist bus, take the river cruise and ride the London Eye. .
Our recommendation, if you come for a few days and want to save time, is to take the tourist bus, since it is not very expensive and will give you many possibilities.
What will you find in this article?
- Tourist bus, London Eye and cruise on the Thames in London in the same Combination Ticket.
- Ride the tour bus
- Take a river cruise
- Riding the London Eye
Tourist bus, London Eye and cruise on the Thames in London in the same Combination Ticket.
1. Ride a tour bus
Highly recommended if you are visiting London for a short time. It is very comfortable and includes headphones to listen to the explanations in different languages. They also give a very useful map where the most important tourist spots are highlighted and they usually give offers and discounts to use in specific museums or attractions. Some companies, such as Big Bus Tours , include a free river cruise and different guided tours of the center in the price of the tourist bus ticket.. The tourist bus passes the most important sites such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge etc… and you can also get off and on as many times as you want, so if you come just for a couple of days you will not need another method of public transport to move around London.
If you buy the Tickets online now with our extra 10% Discount, you can redeem them any day within 6 months from the date of purchase.
2. Take a river cruise
One of the experiences that I personally liked the most when we visited London for the first time. Normally you take a boat in the port of Westminster (next to Big Ben) or in the London Eye, depending on the company, and you can take a round trip or just one way. It is advisable to get off at the Tower of London and visit that area. From the river there are spectacular views, being able to see all the buildings that are on both sides of it and a guide explains what you see. Among them, you can see Shakespeare´s Globe, the famous Tower Bridge, Millennium Bridge, the town hall (round glass building), the OXO tower, the Embankment station….
3. Ride the London Eye
The views on a clear day are impressive. It takes about 30 minutes to make a complete turn, and I have to say that you hardly notice that it moves. There is a bench in the center of the cabin to sit on. By buying tickets in advance you can get them cheaper and save yourself the long queues. Here are some websites where you can buy them.