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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: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

2. London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Discover what London has to offer on a hop-on hop-off tour of the English capital. Pass iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, London Eye, and Big Ben with audio commentary available on board. Choose from a selection of tickets and routes. You can also explore London on foot with a live guide with a choice of 3 daily walking tours (included in Premium & Deluxe tickets). Walking Tours last about 1.5-2 hours. Changing of the Guard Walking Tour – 10 AM – Stop 7 (Trafalgar Square) Royal Platinum Jubilee Walk – 1 PM – Stop 1 (Green Park Underground) Jack the Ripper – 4 PM – Stop 16 (Tower of London) Classic Ticket Hop-on, hop-off for 1 day (24 hours from time of redemption) Single river cruise between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction Premium Ticket Hop-on, hop-off for 2 days (48 hours from time of redemption) Single river cruise between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction Panoramic evening tour A choice of 3 live guided walking tours Deluxe Ticket Hop-on, hop-off for 3 days (72 hours from time of redemption) Single river cruise between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction Panoramic evening tour A choice of 3 live guided walking tours Discover London via 3 specially-designed routes covering over 45 stops: Red Route The Red route takes in the best of historic London including Big Ben, the London Eye, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Frequency: approx. every 10-20 minutes. Blue Route The Blue Route is a comprehensive route covering all of central London from Kensington Palace in the West to the Tower of London in the East. Stops include Harrods, the South Kensington Museums, and Madame Tussauds. Frequency: approx. every 10-20 minutes. River Cruise A Classic ticket includes a river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction) whilst the Premium and Deluxe tickets include a Single river cruise between Westminster and the Tower of London (in either direction). The river cruise includes live commentary in 8 languages. See top London attractions lining the Thames, including Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Tate Modern. Departure times for the river cruise are approximately every 45 minutes. Panoramic Evening Tour The panoramic evening tour is included in the Premium & Premium Plus ticket types. Discover the magic of London as the city becomes illuminated in the evening. Hop on for a one-round panoramic tour past London's top landmarks as the sun begins to set. The tour departs daily at 06:00 PM from bus stop 11 at The London Eye.

London: Private British Museum Tour

3. London: Private British Museum Tour

In the company of a live guide, explore the highlights of the British Museum, one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. Avoid wasting time stuck in long lines with skip-the-line entrance and make the most of your time in the museum to see treasures such as the Rosetta Stone. After your tour, spend the rest of the day exploring the rest of the museum at your own pace. During your tour, see the museum's most sought-after pieces and learn more about their importance in the modern art scene and as historical collection pieces. From the well-preserved Egyptian Mummies to the mysterious Lewis Chessman, admire collections from around the world and understand what makes these artifacts so unique.

London Private Family & Children British Museum Tour

4. London Private Family & Children British Museum Tour

Visiting the British Museum with a special children’s guide is a fantastic way to give kids a taste of this important museum. Visited by up to six million visitors per year, it is one of the largest and busiest, museums in the world and an important landmark in London. In addition to the vast collection, the museum’s special exhibition, displays and events are all designed to advance understanding of the collection and cultures they represent. Your tour guide will focus on tow to three exhibits to keep the kids from becoming overwhelmed and losing interest. Experiencing your visit of the British Museum as a family will be a fascinating and memorable moment. You will also be able to take advantage of the museum’s range of family-friendly activities throughout autumn and winter.

London: British Museum Private Guided Tour

5. London: British Museum Private Guided Tour

Discover the British Museum, the world’s first national public museum, with a private guide. Travel back to Ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, journey to the heart of Mesopotamia, and experience an unbelievable collection of objects that tell the tale of a world long gone. Upon meeting your guide, your tour will take you on a journey through the coins and pottery of the Ancient Romans from their settlement of Britain to the frontiers of their empire. See artifacts of the Egyptian Afterlife, the hieroglyphic code-cracking Rosetta Stone, the Museum’s founding collection and so much more. With your private guide to bring it all to life, unlock the stories behind these astounding relics of the human experience, all under one roof.

London: Private Kid-Friendly Tour of the British Museum

6. London: Private Kid-Friendly Tour of the British Museum

Meet your qualified tour guide by the entrance of the British Museum. Entry to the museum is free. This is a private tour for you and your family of up to 6 people including 4 children max. The tour is suitable for children between the ages 6-12 years old. Your child(ren) will receive a clipboard with a list of things to find and questions to answer. Your tour guide will then take you to eight highlights at the museum, provide fascinating stories and insights and help you find all the clues necessary to take home a small prize. Have you ever seen a merman? Why is the Rosetta Stone so important? Can you spot the birthday girl Athena amongst the Parthenon Marbles? And which animal does the golden belt buckle remind you of? Your child(ren) will have so much fun finding all the answers they will not know they are learning so much history at the same time! Your guide will be Julia. She is Austrian and has lived in London for almost 20 years. She qualified as a City of London and City of Westminster Guide and has also gained the prestigious Blue Badge guiding qualification. A Mum of three she knows exactly how to keep your kids entertained.

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What people are saying about British Museum

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.

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

Super convenient and the drivers and other employees are super friendly. The translation is top notch and we discover London at our own pace.

Wit had the bus for 3 days and it took us everywhere. We needed only 1 x a public. Bus, everything else with Bit Bus Tours and walking

Really enjoyable . See all major attractions in comfort but the commentary is a bit juvenile !