We have devised some tours to make the most of your time:

To help you decide what you want to see we have created a number of circular routes taking in the main sights and some of the more outlying ones if you have time. We indicate a guide time for each route and the main sights passed. We’ll pick you up where you like, drive to your selected tour, do the tour and return you to your pick up point, or we can do a full tour or part of one and drop you elsewhere. (Allow for the extra time to get to the tour route from where you start and finish!) Or, you are welcome to devise your own route and submit to us, (please observe road sign restrictions!)

Each suggested route has a letter code and phonetic name.

See below for general map and area diagrams. (Letters and arrows on diagrams show the route letter and direction of travel)

click on any map image to enlarge it.

scroll further down for lists of suggested routes.

Tell us the letter code for the tour route you’d like us to run for you in your enquiry submission.

We can provide an open top, part open top or closed top Routemaster type double decker bus for a private tour for you and your guests. We are often asked to suggest a tour route for your bookings; Listed below are a range of routes of different durations, you should find something to suit.

All our planned routes are circular, drivers will pick up at your agreed location, drop into your selected tour at the closest accessible point, complete the circular tour and then drop out to return you to your destination. You may elect to just do part of a circular route if your destination point is different from the start point.

You are very welcome to devise your own route and submit it to us in advance, please respect all road signage restrictions and bear in mind buses can’t get down narrow or tight streets!

A Blue Badge tour guide can enhance your appreciation of the sights with a live commentary, you can bring your own guide or we can contract for a guide on your behalf. If you are bringing a guide, let us know, to ensure we provide a bus with a Public Address system. You may not want a guide if the main purpose is to pass the sights whilst catching up with friends or celebrating.

Our drivers will mostly be driving at a sedate 15mph so you can take in the views and 10mph past the sights so you can take pictures.

Brief photo stops can be made, if you wish, at Buckingham Palace, (short walk to the front view of the palace). Lambeth Bridge, for a classic view of the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral, however, generally, good pictures can be obtained from our bus without stopping.

Bathroom opportunities are limited, please make use of facilities before joining the bus.

 

ROUTE A – ALPHA TourCity, South Side & West End, 75 – 90 mins

ROUTE B – BRAVO TourCity & West End, 60 – 75  mins

ROUTE C – CHARLIE TourCity & West End via Bank – 90 – 100 mins

ROUTE D – DELTA TourCity, West End & Mayfair via Bank – 105 – 120 mins

ROUTE E – ECHO TourCity, South Side, West End, Embassies & Museums via Bank – 115 – 130 mins

ROUTE J – JULIETTE TourCity, South Side, West End, Museums, Mayfair via Bank – 130 – 150 mins

ROUTE  R – ROMEO TourSights, Shops & TheatresWest End via Oxford Street – 75 – 90 mins

ROUTE S – SIERRA TourSights and ShopsWest End via Oxford Street – 60 – 75 mins

ROUTE T – TANGO TourCity, South Side, West End, Museums, Mayfair via Bank – 150 – 180 mins

ROUTE V – VICTOR Tour West End & Museums – 85 – 100 mins

ROUTE X – X-Ray TourWest End – 50 – 60 mins

ROUTE Y – YANKEE TourWest End, Museums & Mayfair – 110 – 130 mins

All times are very approximate and intended as a guide, they can fluctuate significantly due to variable traffic. Road closures may mean some sections of route are inaccessible on the day.

 

ROUTE A – ALPHA TourCity, South Side & West End, 75 – 90 mins

Tower Bridge – Tower of London – Church of St Magnus the Martyr – Thames Embankment – HMS Wellington – Aldwych – Somerset House – Waterloo Bridge – London Eye – Westminster Bridge – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth Tower – Parliament Square – Westminster Cathedral – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – Westminster Bridge – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  National Gallery –  St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – edge of Theatre Land – Australian High Commission/Gringotts Bank – St Cement Dane’s Church – Royal Courts of Justice – Fleet Street – St Pauls Cathedral –  Cannon Street – Monument (to the great fire of London) – London Bridge (Classic Tower Bridge View) – Shard – Tower Bridge.

 

ROUTE B – BRAVO TourCity & West End, 60 – 75  mins

Tower Bridge – Tower of London – Church of St Magnus the Martyr – Thames Embankment – HMS Wellington – Cleopatra’s Needle – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth Tower – Parliament Square – Westminster Cathedral – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – Westminster Bridge – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  National Gallery –  St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – edge of Theatre Land – Australian High Commission/Gringotts Bank – St Cement Dane’s Church – Royal Courts of Justice – Fleet Street – St Pauls Cathedral –  Cannon Street – Monument (to the great fire of London) – London Bridge (Classic Tower Bridge View) – Shard – Tower Bridge.

 

ROUTE C – CHARLIE TourCity & West End via Bank – 90 – 100 mins

Tower Bridge – Tower of London – Church of St Magnus the Martyr – Thames Embankment – HMS Wellington – Aldwych – Somerset House – Waterloo Bridge – London Eye – Westminster Bridge – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth Tower – Parliament Square – Westminster Cathedral – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – Westminster Bridge – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  National Gallery –  St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – edge of Theatre Land – Australian High Commission/Gringotts Bank – St Cement Dane’s Church – Royal Courts of Justice – Fleet Street – St Pauls Cathedral – Christchurch Greyfriars church remains – Museum of London Rotunda – Bank of England – Monument (to the great fire of London) – London Bridge (Classic Tower Bridge View) – Shard – Tower Bridge.

 

ROUTE D – DELTA TourCity, West End & Mayfair via Bank – 105 – 120 mins

Tower Bridge – Tower of London – Church of St Magnus the Martyr – Thames Embankment – HMS Wellington – Aldwych – Somerset House – Waterloo Bridge – London Eye – Westminster Bridge – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth Tower – Parliament Square – Westminster Cathedral – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – Westminster Bridge – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  Piccadilly – The Ritz – Green Park – Bomber Command Memorial – Hyde Park Corner – New Zealand War Memorial – Duke of Wellington – Park Lane – Hyde Park Queen Elizabeth gate – 7/7 memorial – Speakers Corner – Marble Arch – Grosvenor Square – 9/11 Memorial Garden –Berkley Square – Mayfair – Savile Row & Fashion District – Regent Street – Piccadilly Circus –  National Gallery –  St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – edge of Theatre Land – Australian High Commission/Gringotts bank – St Cement Dane’s Church – Royal Courts of Justice – Fleet Street – St Pauls Cathedral – Christchurch Greyfriars church remains – Museum of London Rotunda – Bank of England – Monument (to the great fire of London) – London Bridge (Classic Tower Bridge View) – Shard – Tower Bridge.

 

ROUTE E – ECHO TourCity, South Side, West End, Embassies & Museums via Bank – 115 – 130 mins

Tower Bridge – Tower of London – Church of St Magnus the Martyr – Thames Embankment – HMS Wellington – Aldwych – Somerset House – Waterloo Bridge – London Eye – Westminster Bridge – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth Tower – Parliament Square – Westminster Cathedral – Eaton Square – Belgrave Square (Home of many Embassies) -– Lanesborough/Wellesley/Berkley Hotels – Knightsbridge Royal Albert Hall – Natural History Museum – Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) – Harrods – Hyde Park Corner- Duke of Wellington – New Zealand War Memorial – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – Westminster Bridge – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  National Gallery –  St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – edge of Theatre Land – Australian High Commission/Gringotts bank – St Cement Dane’s Church – Royal Courts of Justice – Fleet Street – St Pauls Cathedral – Christchurch Greyfriars church remains – Museum of London Rotunda – Bank of England – Monument (to the great fire of London) – London Bridge (Classic Tower Bridge View) – Shard – Tower Bridge.

 

ROUTE J – JULIETTE TourCity, South Side, West End, Museums, Mayfair via Bank – 130 – 150 mins

Tower Bridge – Tower of London – Church of St Magnus the Martyr – Thames Embankment – HMS Wellington – Aldwych – Somerset House – Waterloo Bridge – London Eye – Westminster Bridge – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth Tower – Parliament Square – Westminster Cathedral – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – Westminster Bridge – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  Piccadilly – The Ritz – Green Park – Bomber Command Memorial – Hyde Park Corner – New Zealand War Memorial – Duke of Wellington – Lanesborough/Wellesley/Berkley Hotels – Knightsbridge Royal Albert Hall – Natural History Museum – Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) – Harrods – Park Lane – Hyde Park Queen Elizabeth gate – 7/7 memorial – Speakers Corner – Marble Arch – Grosvenor Square – 9/11 Memorial Garden –Berkley Square – Mayfair – Savile Row & Fashion District – Regent Street – Piccadilly Circus –  National Gallery –  St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – edge of Theatre Land – Australian High Commission/Gringotts bank – St Cement Dane’s Church – Royal Courts of Justice – Fleet Street – St Pauls Cathedral – Christchurch Greyfriars church remains – Museum of London Rotunda – Bank of England – Monument (to the great fire of London) – London Bridge (Classic Tower Bridge View) – Shard – Tower Bridge.

 

ROUTE  R – ROMEO TourSights, Shops & TheatresWest End via Oxford Street – 75 – 90 mins

Marble Arch – Oxford Street – passing Bond Street – Oxford Circus – Regent Street – Hamleys – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  Shaftsbury Avenue – Theatre Land – China Town – Leicester Square – National Gallery – Trafalgar Square – St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – Aldwych Theatres – Australian High Commission/Gringotts bank – St Cement Dane’s Church  – Thames Embankment – Cleopatra’s Needle – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth II Tower –  Parliament Square – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  Piccadilly – The Ritz – Green Park – Bomber Command Memorial – Hyde Park Corner – New Zealand War Memorial – Duke of Wellington Arch – Queen Elizabeth Gate – 7/7 memorial – Animals at War – Marble Arch.

 

ROUTE S – SIERRA TourSights and ShopsWest End via Oxford Street – 60 – 75 mins

Marble Arch – Oxford Street – passing Bond Street – Oxford Circus – Regent Street – Hamleys – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  National Gallery – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column – Horse Guards – Women at War Memorial – Downing Street – Cenotaph – Parliament Square (all sides) – Big Ben – Houses of Parliament – Westminster Abbey – Westminster Cathedral – Victoria – Palace Gardens – Hyde Park Corner – Duke of Wellington Arch – Queen Elizabeth Gate – 7/7 memorial – Animals at War – Marble Arch.

 

ROUTE T – TANGO TourCity, South Side, West End, Museums, Mayfair via Bank – 150 – 180 mins

Tower Bridge – Tower of London – Church of St Magnus the Martyr – Thames Embankment – HMS Wellington – Aldwych – Somerset House – Waterloo Bridge – London Eye – Westminster Bridge – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth II Tower – Parliament Square – Westminster Cathedral – Eaton Square – Belgrave Square (Home of many Embassies) – Wellesley/Berkley Hotels – Knightsbridge – Royal Albert Hall – Natural History Museum – Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) – Harrods – Hyde Park Corner- Duke of Wellington – Park Lane – Hyde Park Queen Elizabeth gate – 7/7 memorial – Speakers Corner – Marble Arch – Grosvenor Square – 9/11 Memorial Garden – Berkley Square – Mayfair – Savile Row & Fashion District – Regent Street – Piccadilly Circus – Piccadilly – Buckingham Palace Garden view – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – Westminster Bridge – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  –  National Gallery –  St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – edge of Theatre Land – Australian High Commission/Gringotts bank – St Cement Dane’s Church – Royal Courts of Justice – Fleet Street – St Pauls Cathedral – Christchurch Greyfriars church remains – Museum of London Rotunda – Bank of England – Monument (to the great fire of London) – London Bridge (Classic Tower Bridge View) – Shard – Tower Bridge.

 

ROUTE V – VICTOR Tour West End & Museums – 85 – 100 mins

London Eye – Waterloo I-Max – Westminster Bridge – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth Tower – Parliament Square – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros – Piccadilly – The Ritz – Green Park – Bomber Command Memorial – Hyde Park Corner – New Zealand War Memorial – Duke of Wellington – Lanesborough/Wellesley/Berkley Hotels – Knightsbridge – Royal Albert Hall – Natural History Museum – Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) – Harrods – Buckingham Palace Garden view – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – London Eye.

 

ROUTE X – X-Ray TourWest End – 50 – 60 mins

London Eye – Westminster Bridge – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth Tower – Parliament Square – Westminster Cathedral – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – Westminster Bridge – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros –  National Gallery –  St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – edge of Theatre Land – Australian High Commission/Gringotts bank – St Cement Dane’s Church – Somerset House – Waterloo Bridge – London Eye.

 

ROUTE Y – YANKEE TourWest End, Museums & Mayfair – 110 – 130 mins

London Eye – Westminster Bridge – Big Ben / Queen Elizabeth Tower – Parliament Square – Westminster Cathedral – Buckingham Palace Road (side view of palace) – Westminster Abbey –  Parliament Square – Houses of Parliament – Lambeth Bridge – Lambeth Palace – Westminster Bridge – Whitehall – Cenotaph – Downing Street – Women at War Memorial – Horse Guards – Trafalgar Square – Nelsons Column / Fountains / Lions  – Piccadilly Circus – Eros – Piccadilly – The Ritz – Green Park – Bomber Command Memorial – Hyde Park Corner – New Zealand War Memorial – Duke of Wellington – Lanesborough/Wellesley/Berkley Hotels – Knightsbridge Royal Albert Hall – Natural History Museum – Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) – Harrods – Park Lane – Hyde Park Queen Elizabeth gate – 7/7 memorial – Speakers Corner – Marble Arch – Grosvenor Square – 9/11 Memorial Garden –Berkley Square – Mayfair – Savile Row & Fashion District – Regent Street – Piccadilly Circus –   National Gallery –  St Martin in the Fields – Charing Cross Stn – Strand – Savoy – Waldorf Hilton – edge of Theatre Land – Australian High Commission/Gringotts bank – St Cement Dane’s Church – Somerset House – Waterloo Bridge – London Eye.