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What to expect

  • Experience the sights of London at night on an open-top London sightseeing bus.
  • See London's most defining landmarks, including the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, lit up together at night.
  • Drive past the world-famous Piccadilly lights and admire the city’s most recognisable landmark, the London Eye, which often changes colour.
  • Enjoy the wonders of the London night sky as you look up from the open-top bus tour.

See the twinkling lights of London with this brilliant live guided tour from See London by Night. Whether you are looking to go sightseeing in London or just want to do something different with your family, this London bus tour is a wonderful way to experience the sights and sounds of the capital. This 90-minute London night bus tour will take you to the city’s major landmarks all beautifully lit up in the night sky.

A view from Westminster Bridge of the London Eye lit up at night.

Starting at Green Park, the tour will take you past the Wellington Arch, which is set in the heart of royal London, before taking you to see Buckingham Palace at night. It’s always extra special seeing the Queen’s residency without the crowds in front. Little adventures will love seeing the Thames’ sparking reflections as you cross the river and enjoy stunning views of the famous Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. Get a glimpse of the historical Tower of London and iconic Tower Bridge, and marvel at the neon lights and the buzzing crowds of Piccadilly. You'll pass Harrods, which is lit up with 12,000 light bulbs! Did you know that 300 need to be changed each day?

You will also see the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey. Don’t forget to take some snaps! See how far into the distance you can see on a clearer night; often you can even see past the twinkling lights of Canary Wharf.

What to know before you go

  • The tour is suitable for children. Kids under 5 can go for free.
  • There are six tours during the summer from April until September at 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9.15pm, 9.45pm and 10.15pm. During the winter from October until March there are two nightly tours at 7.30pm and 9.20pm. There are no services on the 25 and 31 December.
  • Unfortunately, there are no toilets or baby-changing facilities on the bus.
  • There is disabled access on the tour.  
  • You can take a buggy on board the bus.
  • Get something to eat before your tour. There are loads of family-friendly restaurants around Green Park. Bill’s Soho restaurant, which has a great kids’ menu, is a 12-minute walk away.
  • If you are looking for things to do in London in the evening with your family, why not watch the street performers in Covent Garden or go for a stroll along the South Bank.
  • The tour is in English. There are audio guides available in French, German, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Italian and Portuguese.  

Getting there

  • Catch the live-guided tour from the bus stop by Green Park station, next to the Ritz Hotel.
  • Green Park is on the Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines.
  • Bus routes 6, 9, 14, 19, 22, 38 all stop at Green Park station.
  • Please be aware that Green Park is in the Congestion Charge zone. If you are driving, there is a car park on Arlington Street.

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