I’ve lived in London my whole life and have explored the city in loads of different ways. I can’t get enough of the gorgeous buildings, amazing culture and the fact that every brick is steeped in history. One way I’ve never explored my city is on a London tour bus. When I’ve visited other cities around the world, I’ve found it a great way to see as much as possible and learn a bit about what you’re seeing. I’ve always wanted to do a bus tour of London as they’re so much fun and a really easy way to spend an afternoon. It’s also the perfect way to take as much of a city in as possible, in a very short time.
A few weeks ago I was invited to a surprise event by the lovely people at Mega Bus, which turned out to be the launch of their brand new service Mega Sightseeing, a fun and affordable London tour bus, exploring the sights of London. The non stopping bus takes you round all the most popular parts of the city and costs from as little as £1! A lot cheaper than some of the other options in the city.
The tour takes around two hours and gives you the opportunity to view some of London’s most beautiful buildings. You can sit back and enjoy the view and listen to the interesting audio guide, or do what we did, in true blogger style and take lots and lots of pictures!
Having lived in London for 32 years, I’ve seen all the buildings and streets we passed through before, but it’s actually quite a different view from the an open top bus, seeing everything from a slightly different angle, so even if you’re familiar with the city I’d definitely recommend giving it a go. Here’s a map of the route.
Highlights include; Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and many more in between. As well as all the iconic structures in London the everyday architecture and all the details are worth taking in too, especially from above. We were lucky to head out just before sunset, so we had some gorgeous golden hour light bathing the city and making it glow. Here are a few details I picked up along the route.
Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast
View from Tower Bridge
All pictures except my own were Kindly provided by Mega Bus
I had such a fun afternoon and would definitely recommend the Mega sightseeing London tour bus to both visitors and Londoners alike. I also think would make a great alternative date idea or something nice to do with a friend.
If you’d like to explore the city on this fantastic new London tour bus, visit the Mega Bus website. Find more on social media using the hashtag #megatours
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