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Overview

Discover top London attractions at your leisure on this flexible open dated hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London. With three family-friendly routes and three transport link services available, this hop-on hop-off bus in London offers a perfect day of sightseeing. Admire Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and more from the comfort of your spacious open-top double-decker bus. As a bonus, use your London hop-on hop-off tour ticket for a range of additional activities including a Thames River sightseeing cruise and three London walking tours.

Highlights

  • Popular choice with kids
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water


  • What You Can Expect

    Redeem your voucher, ride around London aboard your spacious open-top double-decker bus and enjoy the flexibility to plan your day exactly how you like. Your London sightseeing ticket can be used on three tour routes — red, yellow or blue — as well as the transport links: black, green and purple. Tour routes are great options, with entertaining commentary for all ages plus children’s activity packs.

    Your ticket also includes a hop-on, hop-off Thames River cruise and three walking tours – all of which take place daily. See Itinerary for details.

    Tour – Red Route:
    Discover top city highlights in central London with full audio commentary throughout. Stay on board for the full loop (approx two hours), or hop on and off at your leisure at any of these stops:

    Madam Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Eros Statue, Leicester Square, the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square, Horse Guard’s Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Arts Centre, BFI Imax Cinema, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Gallery Bankside, Millennium Bridge, Catamaran Cruisers, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Speakers’ Corner.

    Tour – Yellow Route:
    Explore central London with a live guide. Stay on board for the full loop (approx two hours), or hop on or off at any of the stops. The route includes all stops mentioned on the Red Route except Madam Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street and Regent Street. These attractions are replaced with the Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts and Fortnum and Mason.

    Tour – Blue Route:
    Discover London’s museums and shopping districts and enjoy comprehensive audio commentary throughout. Stay on board for the full loop (approx two hours) or hop on and off at any of the stops:

    Kensington Palace, Baden-Powell House, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Brompton Oratory, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftsbury Avenue, British Museum, Russell Square, Wellington Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street and Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.



    Itinerary

    Tour – Red Route:
    Discover top city highlights in central London with multi-lingual audio commentary throughout. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop, or hop on and off at your leisure at any of these stops:

    Madame Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Eros Statue, Leicester Square, The National Gallery, Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square, Horse Guard’s Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Arts Centre, BFI Imax Cinema, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Gallery Bankside, Millennium Bridge, Catamaran Cruisers, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Speakers’ Corner.

    Tour – Yellow Route:
    Explore central London with live commentary. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop, or hop on or off at any of the stops. The route includes all stops mentioned on the Red Route except Madame Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street and Regent Street. These attractions are replaced with the Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts and Fortnum and Mason.

    Tour – Blue Route:
    Discover London’s museums and shopping districts and enjoy comprehensive audio commentary throughout. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop or hop on and off at any of the stops:

    Kensington Palace, Baden-Powell House, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Brompton Oratory, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftsbury Avenue, British Museum, Russell Square, Wellington Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street and Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.

    Transport Links

    Transport Link – Black Route:
    Use this route to travel between the main London transport hubs of St Pancras, King’s Cross, Marble Arch, Paddington, Marylebone and Euston.

    Transport Link – Green Route:
    This route provides a handy loop around central London, stopping at Leicester Square, the London Eye, Westminster and Piccadilly Circus.

    Transport Link – Purple Route:
    Use this route to travel around west London, stopping at Holland Park, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington Gardens, Paddington and Madam Tussauds.

    The following complimentary activities are subject to availability on the day of your tour.

    Thames River Sightseeing Cruise:
    Simply hop off your sightseeing bus at either Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Pier) or the Tower of London, and then walk the short distance to the pier. Show your hop-on hop-off ticket and step aboard the boat to begin your river cruise. Take in spectacular city views from out on deck or relax by the windows inside the boat as you glide up and down the Thames River, with top London attractions such as the London Eye, Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral drifting slowly by.

    Walking Tour – Changing of the Guard:
    Meet your guide at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 10:30am. Stroll past St James’s Palace on your way to Buckingham Palace, and then watch the time-honored Changing of the Guard ceremony taking place. In time to drumbeats, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march in front of the palace in their red tunics and bearskin hats.

    Walking Tour – Rock ‘n’ Roll:
    Start at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 1pm then set off to explore the capital. Discover famous venues and sites linked to rock ‘n’ roll legends of the past few decades. See where the Beatles were nearly arrested, the venue of Jimi Hendrix’s last gig and more.

    Walking Tour – Jack the Ripper:
    Leave the bus stop at the Tower of London at 3:30pm with your guide and walk around Whitechapel in London’s East End. Follow the trail of London’s infamous serial killer, hear murderous tales from the city’s dim and dark past and see the places that gave the Ripper his notorious acclaim.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

Laura M

22-Apr-2017

What I usually dont like about this type of tour is the non-stop commentary from the guide. This was not at all the case with our tour. Our guide was very informative, but knew when to be quiet and let us take in the sights. The tour route is well planned and we saw all the main London sights, as well as places we had never heard of, but ended up going back to on foot. This was a perfect way to be re-introduced to London. I highly recommend The Original London Sightseeing Tour!

Michelle R

18-Apr-2017

Awesome! There are so many buses and it is so easy and convenient to literally hop-on and off! Get to experience great views of the city! I would 100 recommend, especially if it is your first time in London!

Joy S

13-Apr-2017

Loved it! Great guides! Would recommend!

Patricia P

13-Apr-2017

Highly recommended, London is very large. Like to see things vs underground in the Tube. Easy to get to any location.

Chelsey L

08-Apr-2017

Great tour! Saves a lot of money on public transport and allows you to see all the most important things on your list! I wish it ran longer into the evening, but for what it is during the day, it was well worth the money! Sadly we didn't get to try the boat tour, but we were impressed that had we stayed in London beyond one day, that the pass was extended from 24-48 hours as a promo going on. Definitely recommend this to anyone with little time to spend in the city or if you want to see a lot that you may have not thought of outside the typical London sites.

Details


Inclusions

  • 24-hour or 48-hour Hop-on hop-off tour, as per selected
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Walking tours
  • Children's activity pack
  • Commentary
  • Professional guide (yellow route only)

  • Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
      • Hop-on, hop-off Thames River cruise ticket is valid for the same period as your bus ticket only

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Exchange your voucher for your hop-on hop-off ticket at The Original Sightseeing Tour visitor center in Trafalgar Square, or at the following locations:

        Start point 1: Piccadilly Circus
        Start point 2: Trafalgar Square
        Start point 3: Russel Square and Woburn Place
        Start point 4: Victoria and Grosvenor Gardens
        Start point 5: Marble Arch

        Alternatively you can use an eVoucher at the following locations:
        Piccadilly Circus (Coventry Street)
        Victoria (Grosvenor Gardens)
        Tower Hill
        Kensington Palace Gate
        Russell Square (Woburn Place)
        Westminster Bridge
        Queen’s Gallery
        Charing Cross Road
        Bayswater Road
        Parliament Street
        Aldwych
        York Road

        Departure Time

        Buses depart every 15-20 minutes from 8:30am to 5pm

        Duration

        1 day

        Return Details

        Valid for 24 hours from time of first use


Tour Options

24-Hour Ticket

Code: 1DAY

Ticket is valid for 24-hours
Starting From 2385
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48-Hour Ticket

Code: 2DAY

Ticket is valid for 48-hours
Starting From 3130
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Picture Gallery

  • London Eye
  • Tower Bridge
  • London 031
  • Big Ben
  • The London Eye
  • Big Ben, we can see you
  • The Girls by the London Eye
  • Tower Bridge
  • Parliament and Big Ben

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Special Price for Group ?

(Above 9)