London sightseeing by Bus- discover London at your convenience with less cost on Public Bus

London sightseeing by Bus: See the most popular attractions by using modern Public Bus. You will not only save money but also you can make a plan at your convenience. You can follow the following route or the alternative that suits you. Please visit Government Transport For London website for planning your journey, Bus fare etc.

Suggested route 01: London sightseeing by Bus

Starting Point – Hyde Park Corner/Marble Arch (Buckingham Palace) And Ending Point: Tower of London/Tower Bridge. 

Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, Parliament House, London Eye, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and surrounding attractions

.. and you can complete it in a day. If you have time, complete it in 2 days in a relaxed way. Think also to discover London on Foot or using City Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off Buses

If you don’t want to pay over £20, you can easily use Public Transport (Bus) to see the same sights. What you need is to buy Day Bus Tickets around £4.50/day. You can buy an Oyster Card or use your Visa or Master Card having a wave symbol. We prefer Bus (not underground Tube) as you can see London Attractions & London Daily Life on your way.

Morning: Buckingham Palace & Surrounding

Hyde Park– The Serpentine Lake (inside Hyde Park), The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (inside Hyde Park), Speaker’s Corner(inside Hyde Park), Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, Buckingham Palace, Queens Life Guard Changes (Arrived by 11.15- check the exact time at changing the guard).

From Marble Arch Bus Stop- Take any Bus of the following for Trafalgar Square.

Route 23 towards Liverpool Street,
Route 6 towards Soho or
Route 159 towards Streatham
If you take Bus 159, you need to get off Haymarket from where you can go to Trafalgar Square easily.

Now you see Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch, Nelson Column, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, St. Martins in the Field etc.

Mid & Late Afternoon: Parliament House & Surrounding

You will get plenty buses at Trafalgar Square all are going to Parliament House/Westminster like Bus route #87, 53, 159, 453,12, 11 etc. You will pass through Whitehall Area (all UK Government Offices), Horse Guards, Cenotaph, 10 no. Downing Street. It’s preferable if you walk from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square.

Enjoy the historic Parliament House, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Churchill War Rooms, Bigben (Elizabeth Tower).

From Westminster Bus Stop, take Bus – Bus#453 (towards New Cross or Deptford)/Bus#53 (towards Plumstead)/Bus#12 (towards Dulwich Village)/Bus#148 (towards Camberwell) or Bus#159 (towards Streatham) and get down 1 stop after Westminster Bridge County Hall. I.e. you will cross over the river Thames. You can also walk it here.

Get down to Southbank Pier using stairs. Visit London Eye, Sealife London Aquarium, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Southbank Center. If you walk along the South Bank or pier you will find Hayward Gallery, Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern (Not to be missed, if it’s not possible today come back later) & Southwark Bridge.

Come back to Bankside Pier (at Blackfriars Bridge just before the Southwark Bridge), Take bus 100 towards Shadwell and get down at St. Paul’s Cathedral. See the St. Paul’s Cathedral inside.

Take Bus Route# 15 (towards Poplar) to go to The Tower of London. You can use Bus Route# 25 (towards Ilford) but you need to get down Catherine Cree from where you need to walk to go to the Tower of London. You will also see here the Tower Bridge and the Tower Bridge Exhibition.

Evening: Nightlife London

We can follow the same stated above option 03.

(Take food at your convenience, Drink plenty Water/Soft drinks, Keep Sweet/Chocolate. Cloths to suit the outside weather)

Some Travel-Friendly Bus

Bus Route 11: Starting Point – Liverpool Street and terminate at Fulham Townhall & Vice Versa
This Bus passes some of London’s most famous landmarks: St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade, Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament.

Bus Route 4: Starting Point is Waterloo Station and terminates at Archway Station & Vice Versa
It covers Waterloo, The Royal Court of Justice, St Paul’s Cathedral, Museum Of London and the Barbican.

Bus Route 88: Starting Point: The Pavement and terminates at Camden Garden & Vice Versa
It will take you to Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey, Bigben, Parliament Square & House, Horse Guards Parade, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Hamleys Toy Store, Camden

Bus Route 09: Starting Point – Hammersmith and terminate at Aldwych & Vice Versa
This Bus passes Warwick Garden, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park Corner (Buckingham Palace & Hyde Park), Pall Mall/St. James Palace, Trafalgar Square

You will find a bus wherever you want to go to. Visit the Transport For London website. You can make your Journey Plan nicely where ever you want to go by using Underground/Tube or Train or Bus

Suggested route 02: London sightseeing by Bus for major Museums to see

Starting Point – British Museum/Great Russell Street and Ending at Buckingham Palace

British Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Harrods, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and surrounding attractions

If you fancy about Museum or History, you can choose the following option. You don’t need to use Tube, just use Bus keeping your travel cost at a minimum and better viewing London & London Attractions. Viewing Museum is a time-consuming matter but if you stay around 1 hour for each Museum (except British Museum at least 2 hours), you will keep on your schedule.

Here all the Museums we listed are FREE to access

British Museum– Visit the African, Egyptian and Babylonian galleries, the Great Court and the Reading Room as an absolute minimum. Minimum of 2 hours is required to visit this massive Museum.

British Museum to Natural History Museum – take any bus from the following to get down Exhibition Road or South Kensington. Enjoy the Natural History Museum.

Route 10 towards Hammersmith
Route 14 towards Putney Heath

Then come to the Science Museum on a walk (1 minute). This is something you should not miss.

After the Science Museum, you can visit the Victoria & Albert Museum after the 4-minute walk.

You may need to be relaxed so may visit Harrods, the world-famous Shop.

Victoria & Albert Museum to Harrods by Bus. Take Bus Route#14 (towards Warren Street), Route#414 (towards Maide Vale) or Route#C1 (towards Victoria)to get down at Knightsbridge. You are free to visit this shop without any buy commitment. Enjoy the fabulous items with the prices you may not even think.

Come out from Harrods, start again to see famous Royal Albert Hall. Take Bus Route#9 & 10 (towards Hammersmith), Route#52 (towards Willesden). Reach Kensington Royal Albert Hall.

If you are tired you can end of your journey here or cross over the Road, enter Hyde Park. Take some rest and start again.

Enjoy the Hyde Park– The Albert Memorial (inside Hyde Park), The Serpentine Lake (inside Hyde Park), The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (inside Hyde Park), Speaker’s Corner(inside Hyde Park).

Come out from Hyde Park, see Wellington Arch and finally visit Buckingham Palace.

Evening: Nightlife London

We can follow the same stated above option 03.

(Take food at your convenience, Drink plenty Water/Soft drinks, Keep Sweet/Chocolate. Cloths to suit the outside weather)

Suggested route 03: London sightseeing by Bus for viewing Madame Tussaud

Starting Point – Parliament Square Ending Point: Madame Tussaud

Parliament House, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Madame Tussaud, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Wallace Collection and surrounding attractions

Start with viewing Parliament House & Surroundings. Enjoy the historic Parliament House, Parliament Square, Big BenWestminster Abbey, Churchill’s War Rooms

Parliament Square to Buckingham Palace by Bus- you need to be there by 11.15 to see Queens Guards Change.

Route 148 towards Shephard Bush,
Route 159 towards Marble Arch

Take any above bus and get down at Marble Arch. Walk to Buckingham Palace straight.

Buckingham Palace & Surrounding- Buckingham Palace, Queens Life Guard Changes arrived by 11.15- check exact time of Guard Change. Then Constitution Hill, Wellington Arch then enter to Hyde Park, The Serpentine Lake (inside Hyde Park), The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (inside Hyde Park), Speaker’s Corner(inside Hyde Park). Here all the attractions are very near each other, some are in the Park.

Madame Tussaud & Surroundings

Come to Marylebone Road or Baker Street by Bus to visit Madame Tussaud. Usually, there is a long queue here and it is better to take a ticket in advance. You need a minimum of 3 hours to finish the viewing. Route#2 (towards Marylebone) or Route#74 (towards Baker Street) to get down at Marylebone Road or Baker Street.

After finishing Madame Tussaud, you can see around like The Sherlock Holmes Museum (walk 4 minutes), The Wallace Collection (walk 10 minutes) etc.

Evening: Nightlife London

We can follow the same stated above option 03.

(Take food at your convenience, Drink plenty Water/Soft drinks, Keep Sweet/Chocolate. Cloths to suit the outside weather)

London Sightseeing by bus is a cheap option to see London’s top attractions. You will also enjoy the most modern London transports like bus underground tube or train. Mayor’s Transport for London manages the transport system in an organised and timely manner.  If required download the London Map Guide Bus Route in PDF file.

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