Megabus tour in London
Even having lived in London for over ten years, I know there’s always more to see and learn. I’m already a big fan of the Sandeman free walking tours so I decided to try a London bus tour for a change.
I found that Megabus has started doing bus tours! They are already great for cheap coach travel across the UK and US, so I was happy to check out their 2-hour London bus tour with a friend. Tickets start as low as £1, and you can easily find tickets for £5 per person.
Here is the info from the website:
See London for less when you experience our non-stop bus tour, which will take you to up to 50 of the capital’s most famous sights in the space of just 2 hours. Prices start from just £1 plus a booking fee.
You’ll be able to get onboard one of our open top double-decker buses in central London every day of the week, every hour between 10:00 and 17:00. And you can start and end your tour from three locations:
- The London Eye
- Tower of London
- Park Lane
Why choose megasightseeing.com for your open top London bus tour?
- 2-hour tour – you’ll see all of London’s best bits in two hours
- Non-stop – we’ll take you through the city, minus the pit-stops
- Mega Value – prices start from £1 plus a booking fee, subject to availability
- Seat available upstairs – so you get a great view of all of London’s best bits
- Easy to use – just get on at your choice of three locations
- Book online – you can book online right up to time of departure
- Departures every hour – find the time that suits you best
- English Commentary – we’ll give you all the fascinating facts about London with a special appearance from Sid.
I booked the tickets online. I foolishly made some booking errors and was able to correct them easily online for a fee of £2.50. Our pick up point was at Hyde Park Corner, a couple of minutes from the underground station. Our bus was late by 15 minutes because of traffic, luckily it was a beautiful sunny day so we waited in Hyde Park.
We sat at the top of the bus and there was a clear recorded commentary throughout the tour. It was really awesome! We had great views and went past loads of things like Trafalgar Square, the new Bloomberg building, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye.
Overall, this Megabus tour was definitely a big HIT. It was cheap, simple to book, easy to find, then you can just sit back and enjoy! I did learn lots of new interesting info, like the spike monument at London Bridge station (pictured below with the Shard in the background) is to remember all the beheadings that used to take place there… before the heads were placed on spikes along the bridge! How times have changed!!
Bear in mind when booking that there are various pick up points. Make sure you pick the right one! And take a brolly. We did get a few minutes of rain, but what’s a summer day in London without a sprinkling of rain??