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Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

1. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivaled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square. With all ticket types you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction). Departure times vary for the river cruise. You can board the river cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 16), Greenwich Pier, Westminster Pier (near stop 18) and the London Eye Pier (near stop 11). Big Bus route highlights include Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Covent Garden, Bank of England, Monument, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, City Hall, Lambeth Palace, British Museum, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace and Notting Hill.

London: Private Highlights of the British Museum Tour

2. London: Private Highlights of the British Museum Tour

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is the world’s largest national public museum attracting an incredible 6 million visitors a year. Whilst entrance to the museum is free, it is home to one of the finest collections in existence with over 8 million objects spanning 2 million years of human history. Whilst here, your dedicated Blue Badge guide will make sure to cover all of the must-see highlights. The museum opened to the public on the 15th of January 1759 following the gift of 71,000 objects bequeathed by Sir Hans Sloane to King George II. The original collection included books, manuscripts, coins, medals, prints and drawings, and in the early part of the 19th century there were a number of high profile acquisitions, including the Rosetta Stone (1802), the Townley collection of classical sculpture (1805), and the Parthenon sculptures (1816). The Museum has played host to 15 film sets including the more recent "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" (2014), as well as the "The Wakefield Cause" (1921), "Day of the Jackal" (1973), and "Blackmail" (1929). The museum even had its own tube station for over 30 years, up until Holborn Station opened a few yards away in 1933.

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What people are saying about British Museum

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Worth the money. I really enjoyed every part of it and it felt like I knew London immediately after this full day activity. I saw landmarks that I wouldn't have in case I hadn't booked the activity. The cruise was a very pleasant touch to it. We did the full bus tour in the morning. We got on the cruise around 1pm and then continued half the tour by bus once again until at 4pm when we had the slot for the London Eye.

Well organised activity london eye/river cruise/ open top bus tour. Staff helpful and friendly. The river cruise was fab. The staff were knowledgable and funny. Made trip very interesting. Would highly recommend. Had a mix up with ticket dates and customer service sorted it with no hassle. Well worth money. Had a very enjoyable day. Thank you to all.

Absolutely brilliant, so worth investing in the package deal. everyone was so helpful and kind. My personal favourite was the boat, the information was so interesting and the skipper who delivered it was funny and informative but my 12 year old adored the London Eye. Just a great way to view the iconic sites.

Great, the guide for the river cruise was so excellent, provided us with whole information needed and important slot’s information for London main sites, kids friendly also

Great ! The Big bus is really to do to have an overview, the nice boat for a view from the Thames and the eyes London an essential activity for a view from above.