London Bus Tours
News & Updates / October 21, 2016
London is famed for its buses and there can be no doubt that they make a wonderful way to explore London while you are on your vacation staying in some luxuries Aparthotels London. Ordinary buses will take you all over the city and are an inexpensive way to travel. Buy an oyster card from one of the many newsagents to be found in every district and press it against the pad as you enter the bus.
Alternatively, try one of the many Open Top Bus Tours. These are designed specifically for tourists and travel around the key locations. You can get on and off at different points for example if you wish to visit the Tower of London, Oxford Street or Piccadilly Circus. This allows you to explore at your own pace – just make sure you get on the right bus when you rejoin it! A guided commentary can be listened to via special earphones, given to you on entry to the bus. You need to choose your language, as the audio guides tend to be available in a wide variety of languages including French, Mandarin and German. The audio guide provides an informative, and interesting commentary on the areas through which the bus is passing, retelling background stories and related history. Thankfully, there are many Serviced Apartments London where you can drop your luggage off, relax for some time and then catch a bus.
There are several different operators providing Open Top Bus tours. Check out online the different ones, to find the routes that you prefer. Special discounts are sometimes provided. Typical operators include Golden Buses, London Sightseeing Bus Tours and Big Bus Tours. Tickets are normally valid for 24 hours from the moment you begin to use the ticket.
Many of the operators have several routes available, and it is usually possible to combine routes to suit yourself. For example, the London Bus tour has colour identifiable tours – the Blue route deals with key buildings in Central London, while the Red route goes out to the British Museum and surrounding area. The Orange route is longer still as it takes in Madame Tussauds and Kings Cross.
Sitting on the top of the bus is the most popular method of travel, as it provides a good way to get photographs of iconic buildings.
For something much more different, you can opt for the Ghost Bus Tour. These black double decker buses only travel at night with just two tours starting from Northumberland Avenue at 19.30 and 21.00. These tours offer a very different type of commentary, as it highlights the grim and ghastly past of London. This is the London you might imagine in nightmares, with murderers, ghosts, the Plague and other terrible things. Even the central streets will appear in a totally new light when taking this popular tour bus.
So while you are staying at Presidential Marylebone Mayfair, make sure to take any of the bus tour to explore the city.