Sightseeing in London for £1 on Megabus UK’s Open-Top Bus Tour

Imagine you arrive in London for a quick stop over and you want to see all of London’s best sights as quickly as you can. Or, you have friends and family visiting from abroad and you want to show them London’s most iconic landmarks. Sure, you can walk all over London by foot or you can see all of London’s famous spots on the new Megabus UK’s open-top sightseeing tour for just £1 per seat!

I was lucky to experience the new Megabus UK London sightseeing tour a few weeks ago. It was the hottest day of the year and the sun was setting. It was a stunning evening and touring London by bus, seeing all its quirky buildings and charms, made me remember why I fell in love with this city in the first place.

I was skeptical at first when the invitation popped through my email, as I wondered how it was so cheap and what the catch was. I’ve never been a huge fan of the typical hop on, hop off bus tours as they seem to be never ending, but the Megabus UK London tour is different – you hop on and stay on. In just a couple of hours, you will see so many different parts of London. Intrigued, I decided to give it a go and I am pleased that I did because it dispelled my thoughts completely about London bus tours and gave me a fresh perspective on this gorgeous city we live in.

c/o megabus
c/o megabus

We kicked off our journey at the London Eye. We made our way to the rooftop of the double decker bus and away we went, off to see the sites in one fell swoop, cameras and the ready! In just two short hours, we saw The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London and drove across Tower Bridge, just to name a few world-famous landmarks we experienced. The view from the top is incredible, especially on a sunny day.

c/o megabus

Wind through our hair, we soaked up more than 50 of London’s historic sites during the two hour, non-stop trip across London. It’s unlike any other sightseeing bus in London, where you hop on, hop off and can be a costly £25 per ticket. I personally liked staying on the bus, seeing as much as possible in a short amount of time. It’s perfect for those who are pinched for time, who still want to see as much as they can of London. In fact, it’s ideal for a lot of different scenarios – those with long layovers in London, school groups, tourists, Londoners, photographers (you can get a lot of amazing shots from new heights), and anyone simply looking to tick off their London sightseeing bucket list.

It’s the most affordable bus tour in London, it’s quick and non-stop, so if you’re in a time crunch you can just wizz through the city minus all the pit stops. I don’t know any other tour in London where you can see more than 50 sites in just two hours, which is mega. 

You can hop on board a double decker bus in central London every day of the week between 10am and 5pm. The tours start from three locations: the London Eye, Tower of London and Park Lane. Book your tickets on the Megabus website – and be sure to guarantee yourself a top deck spot, trust me, you’ll want it!

I was invited to experience the new Megabus London open-top bus tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own. You can’t beat the incredible views from up top either!