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London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

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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See London By Night , Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9BR, UK

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

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. 
Itinerary
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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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Knightsbridge
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
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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
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.
Q:
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.
Q:
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

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star-5
michael is a great tour...
Wallis_B
, Jun 2022
michael is a great tour guide, i don’t have enough to say to fill 100 characters, but michael is a really funny guy and you can tell he loves his job
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Wallis, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are glad that our team did a great job. We work very hard to ensure that our customers get outstanding service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your recent visit. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Night experience
Isabel_B
, Jun 2022
Nice experience. We did the 9:15 because the idea was to see London by night…in June that’s the earliest possible… It was very nice and we had a very funny and knowledgeable guide Recommended
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Isabel, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing it with the rest of the community. Our team works very hard to provide the best service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your visit to our establishment. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-1
Took my money
Samantha_S
, Jun 2022
A mistake was made when I booked my tour with this company. The page refreshed and reset the day of the booking to the night of the day I made the reservation, rather than the day I would be in town to take the tour. A simple mistake caused by the page refreshing. However, when I contacted Viator and the tour provider to remedy the mistake, both were entirely rude and unhelpful. They gave zero options for solving the problem and basically just took my money and said too bad. Horrible customer service and they should be ashamed of taking advantage of the mistake to keep my money for a tour I couldn't have possibly attended.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Samantha, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review and we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience. This tour is not operated directly by us but rather is a partner that we work with. We would like to look into the matter to understand what happened. Please email details of your booking to reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk and we will investigate. Thank you and kind regards, Evan Evans Team
star-4
Meets expectations
Sumit_B
, Jun 2022
London in the evening looks good, but the city administration may consider improving the illumination of the monuments
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Sumit, Thank you for your 4* review, we are glad that you had a good experience. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Highlight of our trip! ...
Melissa_M
, Jun 2022
Highlight of our trip! Great guide, beautiful weather, nice long tour around London. Wish microphone was louder so we could hear better.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Melissa, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a feedback on your tour. Our team work very hard to ensure the best experience is delivered. We are sorry too hear that you were having issues with hearing the guide. As our London by night tour has open roof buses, sometimes the outside noise may disrupt the commentary. We hope to see you again soon on another one of our tours. Best Wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
I enjoyed the live...
MarianBraga_T
, Jun 2022
I enjoyed the live commentary the most but maybe the sound system can be improved? At some points during the trip, the audio fluctuated a bit. It’s a minor thing but I didn’t want to miss the fun and informative commentary.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Marian, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a feedback on your tour. We are sorry too hear that you were having issues with the audio headsets. As our London by night tour has open roof buses, sometimes the outside noise may disrupt the audio. We also make sure the guides have spare audio headsets in case one fails to work properly, so if you choose to travel with us again then please note that wee could replace it for you. If you have any other queries please do not hesitate to contact us on reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk. Best Wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Phenomenal night in London!
James_D
, Jun 2022
Great story telling and sense of humor with historical perspective! The views around the city lit up at night were wonderful!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello James, Thank you for leaving us this fantastic 5* review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
A Perfect Night Tour
Eric_S
, Jun 2022
A great tour! A great way to get around the entire city at night. You will be on an open-air double-decker bus and as you go around the city you will be given a whole bunch of great info about the city. It is a guided tour bus but by a person who is on the bus with you giving you great info that is different than what is being said on the hop on hop off day bus tours. A really cool city to see at night time as everything becomes completely different looking at night. Consider bringing a jacket or a windbreaker as it can get a little chilly and windy at night.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Eric, Thank you for leaving us a fantastic 5* review! We continuously work to create good experiences for our customers, and we are thrilled to see we were able to offer you a memorable day! We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
What a wonderful way to...
Cindy_D
, Jun 2022
What a wonderful way to see London at night with all the beautiful lighting of the city. We loved this excursion, but the only frustration was in the time of departure. Our confirmation and tickets told us to be there at 8:15 pm and others said it was to be at 9 pm. Finally at 9:15 pm, we did leave and were able to experience a wonderful night tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Cindy, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We are sorry that there were some confusion in the departure timings however, we tend to ask customers to meet at the departure location a little early in order to allow enough time for the checking in process. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-4
Night Tour was NICE!
John_M
, Jun 2022
The Night Tour was nice since we did not have to get off the bus. Yes, that can be good during the day, but was nice to take a night tour and just see the sites.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello John, Thanks so much for giving us your take on how we are doing. We're glad that customers like you are having a good time! We would like to hear from you in regards to how we could have made this experience worthy of a 5*? please email us on Reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk or give us a call on 02079328385 We look forward to hearing from you Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
The tour was a perfect...
Sarah_K
, Jun 2022
The tour was a perfect way to introduce me to the city! We saw beautiful historic buildings as they were illuminated by lights. The tour guide and driver were excellent. I loved their sense of humor.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Sarah, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-4
An enjoyable evening
annaMaria_b
, Jun 2022
We passed through certain areas I had not known of. The live commentary was amazing. The commentator was well read and jovial
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Anna, We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We noticed you rated us a 4*, is there anything we could have done differently to make the tour a 5 * worthy experience? we would like to hear your feedback, please email us on Reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk or you can call us 02079328385 We look forward to hearing from you Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Amazing staff
Curtis_P
, May 2022
The tour guide brought the whole thing to life. The humour made our night. Silly jokes that made everything feel so informative but also chuckle.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Curtis, Thank you so much for this 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a customer and helping to share the word about us. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-3
Better during the day
Susan_G
, May 2022
It was very difficult to follow the tour guide and see what he was talking about. Also, if taking this tour again, I recommend getting there early to have a seat in to open section on the top level of the bus for the best views.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Susan, 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. Would you be able to send us an email to reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk with your booking reference and we will look into your comments with our partner and get back to you? Thank you very much in advance, Evan Evans Team
star-4
Thorough and chilly tour
Vicky_F
, May 2022
This tour delivers on what’s promised. You ride around London in a double decker open top bus, and you see most of the landmarks, most of which are lit up. The tour guide was knowledgeable. If you go at any time other than the warmest months of summer and you want to ride in the open top section of the bus be sure to bring a jacket/sweater and scarf or hat. The bus sometimes travels at ~30 km/hour and it can get cold.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Vicky, Thank you for leaving us feedback. Any feedback we get is important for us as it helps us improve for future visits. While we don't operate this tour directly, we do apologise that it was abit chilly, we will pass on this feedback to our partner. We hope to see you again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
My only criticism is the...
Marjory_M
, May 2022
My only criticism is the ticketing. It really does need to be fully automated. Having to find a printer when you’re on holiday is a no no. Otherwise a fantastic trip, with a lovely & informative host, in a beautiful city. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Marjory, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; we do apologise for the frustration with having to print the tickets. We will pass this feedback on to our partner for future visits. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-3
Just ok but lights are great!
JayJay_H
, May 2022
All the lights are amazing but the bus did not slow down for pictures unless there was traffic. We felt rushed.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Jay, Thank you very much for the time you have taken to write this review. This tour is not operated directly by us but rather is a partner that we work with, so we will make sure they receive your feedback. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you on one of our tours or experiences soon. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Great tour of London at night!
rdissosway
, May 2022
Such a fun tour!! Our tour guide, Michael, did such a good job of informing and entertaining us with his wit. We loved seeing all the sights lit up at night. Highly recommend this tour!!!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear rdissos, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing it with the rest of the community. Our team works very hard to provide the best service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your visit to our establishment. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
A Marvelous Introduction to a Marvelous City
Jeanette_L
, May 2022
What a lovely tour to introduce you to London. Our coach driver handled the driving so smoothly. The tour guide, John, was incredible. He had a wealth of information and conveyed it in an interesting manner. He pointed out highlights as well as perfect photo ops! He was fun to listen to and talk with. He made each of us feel welcomed and valued. It was delightful evening.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Jeanette, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. I am glad that our team did a great job. We work very hard to ensure that our customers get outstanding service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your recent visit. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Excellent experience- must do tour!
Anuradha_S
, May 2022
The detailed commentary by the tour guide and the great weather that allowed us to sit on the open upper deck !
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Anurad, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing it with the rest of the community. Our team works very hard to provide the best service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your visit to our establishment. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team

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