“My lords, ladies and gentlemen, please kindly now hop on board our carefully restored classic 1960s double-decker Routemaster bus, for it is show time” ~ Cheeksworth

Brace yourselves people about town! The Classic Tour is about to whisk you away on an extraordinary laugh-out-loud journey through the city. This isn’t any boring old sightseeing tour, no no no! Prepare yourself for a fabulous blend of historical facts, sensational sights and eccentric comedy that will leave you in stitches

Who said learning about history has to be boring? Our show is designed to be as entertaining as it is educational. Imagine laughing out loud while discovering fascinating historical facts about London. With our eccentric guides, Lord Larksford and Cheeksworth, you’ll experience history in a way that’s lively, interactive, and downright hilarious. Whether it’s through their witty banter, comedic skits, or engaging stories, you’ll find yourself entertained and educated at every turn. This is not just a tour; it’s a theatrical experience on wheels, where history comes alive with a hearty dose of humor.

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Meet your guides

Lord Larksford is a hapless aristocrat with a penchant for storytelling, Lord Larksford’s charm is only outdone by his clumsiness. His humorous anecdotes and larger-than-life personality make every show a joyous occasion.

Cheeksworth, the ever-loyal butler-turned-tour guide, Cheeksworth provides a dry, witty counterpoint to Lord Larksford’s antics. With his sharp wit and impeccable manners, he ensures the show runs smoothly while keeping the laughs coming.

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The Classic Tour provides a unique and entertaining tour on one of the most iconic and historic vehicles of our time – the Routemaster bus. It is seen in all the classic films with London as a back-drop, it is on all the postcards, and though they are no longer in widespread public service, with us you can still experience this thrilling, prestigious and stately ride that allows the most intimate and authentic opportunity to be experience and be part of our great city.


We set sail at Trafalgar Square!

Forget ordinary buses, you’ll tour London in style on a classic Routemaster – a true London icon, just like those red buses in the movies! These beauties aren’t everywhere anymore, but with us, you can experience a thrilling ride on a piece of history. It’s the most fun (and authentic!) way to see the city. One heads-up: while we’ll cruise by many sights, Buckingham Palace is off-limits for buses. But fear not, there’s plenty of royal history on the route!

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Our tours depart from Northumberland Avenue at:

Please Note: Our tours only run on certain days, please check our booking form for the latest date & time information

Please note that tour times are subject to change.


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The Classic Tour departs from outside The Grand Hotel on Northumberland Avenue, just off Trafalgar Square. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross or Embankment. The postcode for the bus stop is WC2N 5BY.

The show lasts between 75 to 90 minutes, depending on traffic.

Pre-booking is highly recommended but not mandatory. You can pre-book online or by calling our office. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets from our street team 15 minutes before the show starts. We advise calling ahead to check availability for walk-up purchases.

No, to ensure you experience all the sights of London with the best views and information, the tour does not include stops for getting on and off.

The tour takes you from Northumberland Avenue to Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, The Shard, The London Eye, Tower Bridge, and London Bridge, before returning to Northumberland Avenue.

Due to the classic design of our vintage Routemaster buses, wheelchairs can only be brought on board if they can be folded and placed beside the seats. The passenger must be able to sit on one of our seats.

Please check our booking page for the most up-to-date show times.

Foldable prams are welcome on board. Luggage can be brought on if it’s a quiet day; please keep it with you during the journey.

Yes, we do! For group bookings or private hire of the bus for a party or special event, please email us at groups@theclassictour.com.

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