Best London Sightseeing Tours by Public Bus

Take a London bus tour and go sightseeing on London’s public red buses!  London has a fantastic public bus network passing through many of London’s famous landmarks and tourist sights.  Mix with the locals and catch the proper London red buses for a day of sightseeing.

London’s public red buses have more frequent services than the hop-on hop-off tourist buses and cost only £1.50 per bus trip (or a maximum of £6.80 for a day’s use of London’s buses, tube and trains within zones 1 and 2).  If you don’t have the Oyster TFL smartcard, don’t worry, any major contactless debit/credit card will work (cash is not accepted).  Why pay £20 for a day’s pass on the touristy Big Bus London or the Hop-on Hop-off London bus tour ?

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Most London buses are double deckers and many are new Routermasters that enable you to hop on and hop off the bus easily.  Over 8,000 buses serve more than 700 routes and 19,000 bus stops in the city , we have selected some excellent bus routes to help you decide which is the best London bus tour for you to enjoy the sights, scenery and major landmarks of London.

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Shit things to do in London

London is a great city to explore whether you’re a traveller, a tourist, or a local.  However there is a lot of shit that people still continue to do or see in my lovely home city.  If you’re coming to London I implore you to avoid the following, they are some of the worst things to do in London.

The Shit Guide to London

Oxford Street

A busy street full of high street shops is one of the most visited “tourist attractions” in London.  Why??? If you really want to shop for major brands that can be found pretty much anywhere in the world go to a more spacious and clean place i.e. Westfield.  They have one in west London and east London, so there’s no excuse.  Plus you won’t be tempted by the hundreds of tacky souvenir shops selling all sorts of crap with the Union Jack or Wills and Kate plastered all over it.

Piccadilly Circus

It’s just a bunch of advertising signage that lights up.  That is all.

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Baltic Coach Trip (and some Sea and Air)

From Finland To Poland, travelling through Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

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Planning our itinerary around South East Asia got us thinking about our Baltic trip largely done via coach. During our research it’s become obvious that travelling around SE Asia is not the quickest.  Our Baltic coach trip was the complete opposite, and also cheap and comfortable to boot.

Lux Express, one of the largest coach operators in the Baltic region allowed us to travel quickly, cheaply and in great comfort between Tallinn and Parnu in Estonia, through to Riga in Latvia, and then onto Vilnius in Lithuania.

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