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The London Classic Tour: Sightseeing Tour in Vintage Bus provided by The Classic Tour

The London Classic Tour: Sightseeing Tour in Vintage Bus

The London Classic Tour: Sightseeing Tour in Vintage Bus
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
1h 15m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
36
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6743P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • 8 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5BY, UK Outside the Grand Hotel, off Trafalgar Square. Opposite Sherlock Holmes Pub. Nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Embankment. Post Code for pick up location is WC2N 5BY
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 8 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5BY, UK Outside the Grand Hotel, off Trafalgar Square. Opposite Sherlock Holmes Pub. Nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Embankment. Post Code for pick up location is WC2N 5BY
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The tour cannot wait for late passengers and they cannot be admitted once the show has started.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    8 Northumberland Ave
    8 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5BY, UK
    Outside the Grand Hotel, off Trafalgar Square. Opposite Sherlock Holmes Pub. Nearest tube stations are Charing Cross and Embankment. Post Code for pick up location is WC2N 5BY
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Tower of London
    Buckingham Palace
    St. Paul's Cathedral
    Houses of Parliament
  • 1
    Tower Bridge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Trafalgar Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.0
18 reviews
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Corinne W
London, UK4 contributions
We choose (for our business visitors from Canada) the classic tour as part of a program of events for them to experience all things London - and we weren't disappointed; in fact our group are still talking about how much fun they all had onboard the Classic Red London Routemaster bus.

Our tour guide was humourous, chivalrous and knowledgeable; he provided us with over an hour of pure entertainment of the history of London whilst delivering his patter in a classic British BBC/Breakfast Radio dulcet tones. The driver was polite and charming whilst he kept us safe and moving through the traffic of London to see as much as we could during the tour time.
Why book a set audio bus tour when you can experience something bespoke and private for your group with beverages onboard a classic open-top London red routemaster bus.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our guests have a wonderful memory to take away from their first visit to London. THANK YOU
Written 10 November 2021
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elcltrips
New York City, NY38 contributions
We’ve been coming to London every couple years to visit friends and decided it was time to do something touristy. Didn’t want to hop on and off. Just wanted a pleasant ride throughout London in an open air bus on a beautiful day. This was perfect! Dave, who narrates the tour and told us about what we were seeing, was knowledgeable and funny. We saw so much. It was a fun, easy way to get an overall sense of London.
Written 24 August 2019
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Emma B
Lincoln, UK24 contributions
We went on Friday 22nd march 2019 honestly it's amazing the condocter was truly amazing. Had such a talent for the voice. Had us laughing from start to finish. We will definitely do this tour again. 5* well done.
Written 23 March 2019
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Mich
London, UK217 contributions
A very mediocre tour, stuck in traffic for some lengthy parts of the tour with the guide running out of facts so very little interaction at times.
Especially as only people sat on the right hand side of the bus able to hear as some speaker's on the right must have been broken as unable to hear the guide.
When not stuck in traffic went past the lights so fast you missed them?
You can do virtually the same tour for £1.50 on the number 6 bus from Edgware road to Charring cross, please see pics.
Written 31 December 2019
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Hi Mich, Hope you are well. Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your Christmas Lights Tour. It sounds as if your tour was significantly affected by a faulty microphone, which has since been replaced, but I’d like to apologise on behalf of the team that this affected the tour that you attended. There are public buses which do cross our route, but it is the guided tour that makes the experience special. Please, if you would be so kind as to get in touch with feedback@theclassictour.com, we would be more than happy to look into a solution for you. Sorry to hear that you found the bus to move too fast when not in traffic as well. We would love to be able to take our time to view every landmark and sight on the tour, but unfortunately due to the nature of London traffic, this would cause far too much disruption and would be a hazard to other drivers. This is mentioned in our terms and conditions.
Please do get in touch with the email cited above, and we will look into this situation further. Many thanks, Best wishes, Max
Written 20 January 2020
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tryanythingonce2015
London, UK46 contributions
Booked Christmas lights tour with my 90 year old mother and family including g
2 year old grandson The tour was cancelled at the last minute when we had waited 30 minutes in the cold. Told to phone to get refund and that cost £8 from mobile phone No customer service at all
Written 25 February 2020
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Hi there, Hope you are well. Sorry to hear that your tour was cancelled on the day. We always try to give as much notice as possible, so as not to inconvenience customers, however this is not always possible, but it is regrettable that if effected your parties day out. But as for your issue regarding the telephone charge, please see the below text from the Ofcom website which will give you some more information: 084 numbers These service numbers are used by organisations for sales or enquiry lines. The cost of calling 0843, 0844 and 0845 numbers is made up of two parts: an access charge going to your phone company, and a service charge set by the organisation you are calling. The service charge for calls to 084 numbers is between 0p and 7p per minute. The access charge – which is additional to the service charge – will vary depending on your phone company, and can range from 8p to 65p per minute. Choose a provider from the table below for more information on their pricing. 
 If you follow this link: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/phones-telecoms-and-internet/advice-for-consumers/costs-and-billing/how-much-does-a-phone-call-really-cost to the Ofcom website it has a breakdown on how you will be charged calling 0844 numbers, depending on who supplies your phone service. Many thanks and apologies again, Best wishes, Max
Written 2 March 2020
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Mark G
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1 contribution
We booked the tour on line from our phone as we arrived in London. I had looked at Google on the train journey down and this tour appealed to us rather than the hop on hop off tours as it was concise and it’s duration was said to be 75 minutes.

Everyone was so helpful. From the young lady on the phone who I had to ring as we didn’t receive an email confirmation and reference number- my chubby fingers had keyed in the email address incorrectly!!!! The young lady helped us with super efficiency, confirmed our booking and sent the email again this time to the corrected address.

Our tour guide was Peter. What a very friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable young man. We felt like he was our own personal guide. Every question he answered with ease and had a vast knowledge of all the sights and a lot of trivia style facts that made it all very interesting.

Also not forgetting the driver Chris who drove the bus expertly around the route.

A very enjoyable afternoon, saw plenty of attractions both old and new and would definitely recommend to anyone.

Well done all. This made the start to our weekend in London a very pleasurable one .
Written 7 April 2018
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AnaMoyers
Grand Island, NE20 contributions
Great way to see it all quickly! I loved our guides passion about showing us his city and dad jokes were on POINT. loved it! I think the morning tour is perfect because there is very little traffic
Written 9 August 2022
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Ian W
3 contributions
Excellent tour, great way to spend an hour.
Host was amazing and very knowledgeable, we learnt so much more about London it was fantastic.
Written 24 February 2020
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littlemissrandom
Minneapolis, Minnesota2 contributions
We had a FABULOUS time on a bright January day on the top of the bus! Peter is hilarious, incredibly knowledgeable and made the time fly! Zach was our driver and I’m still impressed at how he navigated the mayhem that is London traffic. I HIGHLY recommend this tour ❤️
Written 12 February 2020
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Andamos_bien
Palmerston North, New Zealand121 contributions
This was an open top bus tour of London - excellent way to get an overview of the city when you don't have much time. Definitely recommend it.
Written 7 February 2020
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Huckleberry
Huckleberry
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Not great for older kids
The tour was really cringe worthy. The energy was there but the comedy was meh and the ghost stories were not scary
AdiS_Traveler
AdiS_Traveler
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Not worth it, internet can give u more details
First thing - we waited almost any hr before the bus arrived. The bus that arrives was the next show which was at 9
Journey56710814586
Journey56710814586
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Unique experience 🖤
We had a great time! Tour wasn’t super scary, but was funny and entertaining. Loved the bus…it was very unique. T
D8397HRsuzannes
D8397HRsuzannes
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Fun for all
I thought this bus tour was fun and entertaining. The tour guide was really good and entertaining and the bus was g
amygM3713US
amygM3713US
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Fun with Fred
I went on this with my three daughters and we loved it! Fred Krueger was hilarious. It was a great way to see the c
Crystal S
Crystal S
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Teen friendly, educational, corny
It was corny but our group of 13 laughed a lot. We got there 15 min early and the top of the double decker was tak
J4428NZlindaa
J4428NZlindaa
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Basic London tour
Its a bit pricey for what it is. Our tour lasted an hour and that was with some random stop where the bus stopped f
rcurl1966
rcurl1966
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Avoid absolutely awful
Awful!!!! The tour was a waste of time and money, and I was really upset about this tour. It didn't last the 75 min
E1025TKmichaelh
E1025TKmichaelh
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Terrible
It was terrible. Being in London knowing the history it was useless. Not very scary with few real historical refere
suzannevalverde1
suzannevalverde1
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Tried to cancel
I tried to cancel and the app wouldn't let me so I was disappointed I couldn't cancel and get a refund
Lexusmo
Lexusmo
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Awful..
Driver should have been on time, traveled 2 hours to get there and 2 hours back and no driver turned up, the bus wa
Joanne G
Joanne G
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So much fun!
Was a great tour! Loved the theatrical humour! Charlie did a wonderful job keeping everyone on the bus entertained
622bella
622bella
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Spooky fun
Enjoyed our ghost bus tour on Monday evening. Hosted by the very spooky but entertaining "Fred Kruger". We laughed
360carrim
360carrim
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Very funny commentary
Great fun last night. Freddy Kruger the host hilarious cheesy jokes. Had me chuckling for an hour! Great stories we
Demothesis
Demothesis
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Reasonable.
Standard - some fun moments but kinda expected more? Enjoy the tour but at 1 hour for £25 per person, felt it was
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