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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.
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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.
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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
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star-5
Great way to see London Landmarks
Jon_L
, Aug 2022
Was a great experience. The crew running the trip were welcoming and knowledgeable. It was a fun way to see some big landmarks and the sights of London at night!
star-5
Great thing to do when you first get to London
Jennifer_H
, Aug 2022
Great tour for the first night to get our bearings. Wasn’t dark at 7:00 pm but made it easier to see the details of the buildings.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note and we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Lovely evening tour
mary_M
, Aug 2022
The guide was interesting and informative. Did a great job of allowing us to get some wonderful evening photos. Bring a jacket, it can get chilly at night.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hello mary_M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your tour. Seeing that you had a 5-Star experience is the best thing we could hope for! Your review means a lot to us. We cannot wait to welcome you onboard another one of our tours in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Great way to see the city!
Amy_E
, Aug 2022
Loved this tour! The evening tour was much cooler than the 90 degree hot temps during the day. We were able to see and hear about most all of the points of interests that we wanted to see without having to walk to them all. This saved us so much time since we only had 2 days in London. After seeing everything on the evening bus tour, we made a plan to go the next day and see the ones that we wanted to spend a little more time on. Arrive early so you get a good spot on the top of the bus. You get the best views and photos from the top. I would definitely recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Amy, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Experience of a lifetime!
Katarina_S
, Jul 2022
This tour was amazing and our tour guid Shay was awesome! He had so much incredible historic and current information to share with us. Seeing all of the city at night was truly a magical experience that I won’t forget. I would recommend getting to your reserved time slot at least a half hour early, as there are not a ton of seats on top, so if you don’t have an hour plus to wait for the next tour to get a top seat, you will be disappointed.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello, Katarina Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy that you took the time to leave us this wonderful note. We do our best to keep our customers happy and we are glad that our hard work has paid off! We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Great for First Time Visit to London!
Gavin_M
, Jul 2022
Excellent evening bus top tour of Westminster and London. Highly recommend this tour to first time visitors to London. Guide was entertaining and made it extra fun.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Dear Gavin_M, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Fun city tour
Christine_A
, Jul 2022
Great overview of the city especially as we had perfect weather. The narrator was informative and funny. He made sure to tell stories about the sites both from history and current events.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Christin, Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
Not to be forgotten at all
Abutaleb_A
, Jul 2022
London which you’ve never seen ever,It as very informative and fun, I also got to see many places like London eye ,London bridge and the queens castle
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Abutale, Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are so happy to hear you had such a good experience with us. Guest satisfaction is our top priority. We're constantly looking for opportunities to exceed expectations. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
star-5
Night Sightseeing Tour
Scott_J
, Jul 2022
My family had a really nice time on the Night Sightseeing Tour. We sat on the upper level of the bus and the tour guide was awesome! She gave us a lot of great information as we drove around key spots in London.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello, Scott Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So, thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-5
John’s the best!
Rikki_J
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide, John, was informative and hilarious: a highlight to our vacation! The lights are beautiful at night!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello, Rikki 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
Funny and informative
Alison_H
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable although some of the jokes were more appropriate for Brits.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello Alison, We are very grateful that you took the time to leave a review. Evan Evans values its customers and we, the staff, are committed to ensure that every customer receives great service. And we are sorry if the commentary jokes were not suitable for you. We hope to see you again on another one of our tours! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
star-1
Our one day in London Ruined
blom1735
, Jul 2022
We flew in from Germany at 2 had hoped to get to hotel and take subway from Heathrow to tourHeathrow was a mess. Long lines at customs. Waited for baggage for 2 hours, 1 was lost. Didn’t gett to hotel in time to make the tour so cancelled.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
First day tour recommendations
norskgirlj
, Jul 2022
Great quick way to get around the city. Highly recommend doing this first. Great guide too. London in a nutshell
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear, Guest 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-4
Comprehensive overview nicely compressed for time
StefanUlrich_S
, Jul 2022
Good overview of the most interesting sights in and around town of London and Westminster. We did this tour on the evening of our arrival day as a precursor to tours on the following days. Audio quality / speaker volume on upper deck was insufficient to understand guide. Other than that, a great tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Stefan, Thank you for your 4* review. This tour is not operated directly by us but rather is a partner that we work with. We will pass your feedback to them. We are glad that you had a great tour and we hope to see you again soon, Evan Evans Team
star-4
Fun!!
Sonia_M
, Jul 2022
Fun tour, Guide was informative and humorous despite children crying and distracting him from doing his job
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Sonia, 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
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

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