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London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

Greater London, United Kingdom
London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

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Experience the enchantment of London after hours on a night sightseeing tour. Aboard a double-decker bus, take a trip through the city to see illuminated attractions like Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye. Hear fascinating facts about passing sites and insider tips on where to visit in the bustling capital city from your expert guide.  
  • See top London attractions and illuminations as you travel around the city by double decker bus
  • Listen to entertaining commentary from your expert guide
  • Pass Harrods, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye and more—all beautifully lit up at night
  • Tour central London, taking in Westminster, Knightsbridge, and sights along the Thames River

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

An evening double-decker bus tour lets you see another side of London (and beat daytime traffic jams).
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  • Green Park , Piccadilly, London W1J 9DZ, UK

    Departure Point: See London by Night, Green Park bus stop, next to the Ritz Hotel Return point: Returns to original departure point *If the bus stop is not in use (due to the construction around the bus stop), please wait below bus stop.

  • Green Park , London W1J 8EU, UK

    If the bus stop is not in use (due to the construction around the bus stop), please walk about 80m left of the bus stop in the direction toward Hyde Park is another tourist bus stop where Night Bus will be parked and members of our staff will be there to assist any customers.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    Your night tour through London begins in the city center. Board the double-decker bus and grab a comfortable seat for the ride. Setting off through Piccadilly, get your first views of London magically illuminated. See the lively evening crowd and pass elegant stores like Fortnum & Mason juxtaposed by modern neon billboards. Continue on to Westminster to view the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey wonderfully shadowed by spotlight, and cruise by the Thames River dotted with glittering boats. 

    Soon arrive at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the country's second-biggest church and a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Take a moment to marvel at the magnificent dome set against the city skyline, then catch great views of the illuminated London Eye and the iconic Tower Bridge, spilling golden light down from its two magnificent towers. 

    The final leg of your tour takes you to Knightsbridge, an attractive neighborhood flush with concert venues, museums, and upscale shopping. Pass by Harrods—one of London’s most famous shops—on your way back to Green Park where your tour ends. 
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    See London By Night
    The "See London By Night" Tour has been especially designed to show you the very best of London's famous landmarks, all beautifully lit up in the night sky. Tours are fully guided (in English) and depart from our bus stop on Piccadilly, next to the Ritz Hotel by Green Park underground station. There will be an option to use an audio guide in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and Japanese
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    Fortnum & Mason
    Fortnum & Mason is an upmarket department store in Piccadilly, London, with additional stores at St Pancras railway station and Heathrow Airport in London, as well as various stockists worldwide. Its headquarters are located at 181 Piccadilly, where it was established in 1707 by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason.
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    Bordering vast Hyde Park, Knightsbridge is an upscale area with grand Victorian homes and leafy garden squares. Tourists and well-to-do international residents mingle in high-end restaurants and shops, including the iconic Harrods department store. The Victoria and Albert Museum showcases decorative arts and has blockbuster exhibitions, while the Italianate London Oratory church hosts organ recitals.
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    Tower Bridge
    Tower Bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. Because of this, Tower Bridge is sometimes confused with London Bridge, situated some 0.5 mi upstream.
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    St. Paul's Cathedral
    St Paul's Cathedral, London, is an Anglican cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London and is a Grade I listed building.
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    Green Park
    The Green Park, usually known without the article simply as Green Park, is one of the Royal Parks of London. It is located in the City of Westminster, Central London.
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    Piccadilly Circus
    Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction.
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    Westminster Abbey
    Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
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    Houses of Parliament
    The Palace of Westminster serves as the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
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    London Eye
    The London Eye is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
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    Thames River
    The River Thames, known alternatively in parts as the Isis, is a river that flows through southern England including London. At 215 miles, it is the longest river entirely in England and the second-longest in the United Kingdom, after the River Severn. It flows through Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor.
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    Harrods is a department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England. It is owned by the state of Qatar via its sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority.
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    Royal Albert Hall
    The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London. One of the United Kingdom's most treasured and distinctive buildings, it is a registered charity held in trust for the nation, as it receives no public or government funding. It can seat 5,267.
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    Natural History Museum
    The Natural History Museum in London is a natural history museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history. It is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, the others being the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Daily departures during the winter (October to March 2022) are at 19.30pm and 21.20pm & during the summer (April to September) are 19.30pm and 21.15pm from the Green Park stop next to the Ritz Hotel o Piccadilly.
    • No tours on 25th and 31st December.
    • Audio guides will not be available so all tours will be live guided in English only.
    • During summer months the tours may not be in the hours of darkness due to the sunset time.
    • All dates and tours are subject to availability and the supplier reserves the right to alter its service at short notice. Please check prior to travel. Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange.
    • All passengers are required to wear face coverings.
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Evan Evans Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    See all safety measures taken by London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus.
    What is the policy on sanitization during London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus.

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    • "Obviously the provider can't control the weather, but the sort of bus it was combined with the weather made it a disappointing tour." See review


    388 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    Good fun night light tour of London
    , Dec 2021
    The tour guide was very good. His Knowledge of London and he kept it very entertaining. The lady driver kept journey smooth. Altogether a very enjoyable tour of London night lights
    Stunning sights!
    , Dec 2021
    Visiting at Christmas time was amazing, so much more magical. Lights were stunning. Tour guide very good and knowledgeable.
    Beautiful route giving a...
    , Dec 2021
    Beautiful route giving a great overview of the two cities of London. Driver excellent and guide smart, funny and very informative. Highly recommend!
    The tour guide was very...
    , Oct 2021
    The tour guide was very pleasant and funny. The sights were amazing at night such a beautiful city I was with my daughter and we both truly enjoyed it
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Hello Helen, Thank you for the 5* review! We take pride in providing the best service possible and are quite happy that this reflected during your most recent visit. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
    Booked the trip but only...
    , Oct 2021
    Booked the trip but only after booking in fine print is: mobile device barcode not accepted - must be printed on paper !!
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Dear David, Thank you very much for the time you have taken to write this review. See London By Night is not operated directly by us but rather is a partner that we work with and unfortunately at the moment they do require paper tickets. It does state this on the booking information however, if you are traveling, we can see the frustration with not having access to a printer. We are looking into paperless solutions with all of the attractions which we sell (some of them are already paperless). We would love to make this change not only from a logistics and customer service perspective but also from an environmental perspective. Thank you for bringing this up and we are looking at our different options with renewed energy. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
    Speaker rocks
    , Oct 2021
    Wonderful speaker on the bus. Really made the history come alive and gave us more than a few wonderful bits of travel advice.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Hello Laura, Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us. We're happy you had a fantastic time with us! We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
    London by Night Tour
    , Oct 2021
    Great experience. We were looking for something to do in the evening that would not be lots more walking. Comfortably sat on the top of a double decker bus, while we were given the grand tour of all the London landmarks lit up at night. A great way to get a feel for the city or just experience all of the landmarks in a different way in the evening. Highly recommend it.
    icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
    Hello Sarah, We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful review. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad to see that we did not disappoint. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
    Brilliant tour!
    , Sep 2021
    Such a great tour! The guide was so personable and funny, plus knew tonnes of interesting facts. We loved the whole experience, definitely worth the price paid.
    icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
    hello Laura, thank you so much for the positive feedback and 5* rating. we are thrilled to see that you had a great experience with us, we will pass on the compliments over to the guide. we hope to welcome you again on one of our tours best wishes Evan Evans Tours
    Take a Pass if you don’t get 1st Class!
    , Sep 2021
    There is a marked difference between the experience in the open top section vs below decks. We were hugely disappointed that the price we paid for steerage was the same as for first class. No pics!!!
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    60’s on tour
    , Aug 2021
    A very quirky and informative tour. London by night upstairs and outside. Good value saved us walking.

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