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The Kondon is filled to the brim with wonderful places to see and explore, and every year,millions of people visit the city from all over the world.
One big question that goes through all these visitors' minds is probably this: how do I make the most of my trip to London?
Hop on a bus
Hopping on a London open top bus is a great way to see all the different sites of London. Getting on an open top bus tour means getting some fresh air (at least as fresh as London air gets), learning about the different sites on your route from an expert guide, and seeing a whole city in less than a day.
However, spending a few hours on a bus only gives you a glimpse of London's many different landmarks, and it's hard to appreciate all the attractions when you're stuck on a moving bus. Even when you do have time to stop, it's only for a few moments – not nearly enough time to soak in the sights, sounds, and smells that London has to offer.
Take a walk
If you want to learn more about London and some of its famous landmarks, then a walking tour may provide the answer. You can spend hours walking and looking around, and you can really take in the beauty of your chosen landmark.
The problem, of course, is that walking a city as large as London takes time, and you most likely don't have that much. A single walking tour could eat up a whole day, leaving you with no time to visit other sites.
The best of both worlds
Fortunately, you can get the speed and convenience of a bus tour, as well as the freedom to explore London's different attractions in depth, all in one package. Simply book a hop on hop off London bus tour to combine the benefits of walking tours and open top bus tours.
After that, just hop on the bus at any of the designated stops, hop off at the stops you want to visit and explore, then hop on the the next bus when you're done exploring.
Sites to see
Unfortunately, even a 2-day hop on hop off bus tour still doesn't give you enough time to explore all of the different attractions that London has to offer. That's why we have some recommendations for stops to include in your itinerary.
The Tower of London should definitely be one of your stops during your big bus tour. Explore the complex, see the Beefeaters, and maybe see England's crown jewels up close.
In August or September, when the royal family vacations outside London, a visit to Buckingham Palace warrants a stop on your tour. You can wander through all the public areas of the palace, guided by a pre-recorded room-by-room narrative.
If you find yourself at York Road near dusk, make sure you take a ride on the London Eye. One of the city's newest landmarks, the Eye gives you a spectacular view of the London and its different attractions.
These are just three of the stops we suggest you see. You may want to visit some other attractions, and on a hop on hop off London city bus tour, you're free to do so.
A few caveats
It's important to budget both your time and your cash on your tour. With over 35 different stops on some routes, it's easy to spend too much time on one stop, giving you less opportunities to visit other England Tour attractions.
It's also important to note that some places may charge entrance and other fees not covered by your bus tour package. Make sure you have enough cash to cover entrance fees, food, souvenirs, and anything else you might need to spend on during your tour.
Enjoy your tour
Are you ready to book your hop on hop off bus tour? Hop on (and hop off) a bus today!
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