Original London Sightseeing Tour

With this pass, “on the double” means take your time.

Travel to more of London's attractions at your own pace with an open-top double-decker bus that encourages hopping on and off whenever you like. The Original London Sightseeing Tour from Rail Europe lets you go where you want, when you want, without ever worrying about schedules. It’s your chance to peer up at Big Ben in comfort, the breeze in your hair, resting your feet from the stroll around London’s many sites. You’ll travel immersed in panoramic views and the commentary of a live British guide. And you’ll even get a free 50-minute cruise on the Thames for another point of view. Though most important of all may be the chance you’ll have to discover London with a loose plan and a lot of opportunity. Travel with the Original London Sightseeing Tour from Rail Europe. Long live spontaneity!

Here’s what’s included:

    • Includes 24 hour unlimited hop on/ hop off travel on double-decker busses with over 80 stops on 3 routes.
    • Live commentary from a British guide or a choice of 8 pre-recorded commentaries.
    • Daily departures every 5-15 minutes from convenient London locations.
    • Free hop-on hop-off Thames river cruise pass valid for 24-hours from Tower Pier and Westminster Pier.
    • Free walking tours: Changing of the Guard, Jack The Ripper & Rock ‘n Roll.
    • Groups of 10 or more get a 5% discount on Original London Sightseeing Tour.

    And if you exchange your Original London Sightseeing Tour voucher between April 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015, your 24 hour voucher will actually get you a 48 hour ticket for no additional cost!



    • Rail Europe voucher is exchanged for your Original London Sightseeing ticket.
    • Voucher to be exchanged at any of The Original London Sightseeing Tour Stop.
    • Special reduced rate for children ages 5 -15.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 2 months of purchase date.
    • Tour operates daily except December 25. 
    • Tickets are nonexchangeable and nonrefundable.
    • Prices are subject to change.
What are the Starting Points of the tour?

You can board the bus at any of the Original London Sightseeing Tour stops (scattered throughout central London), but it strongly advised to go from one of the main departure points, where you will find helpful staff ready to assist them between 9:00am and 5:00pm every day. These are as follows:

  • Whitcomb Street - Between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square; Tube: Piccadilly Circus
  • Victoria Street - Bus stop T, near Victoria train station; Tube: Victoria
  • Baker Street - on the corner of Baker Street and Marylebone Road; Tube: Baker Street
  • Marble Arch - on Park Lane, subway exit 4 "Speakers Corner"; Tube: Marble Arch
  • Trafalgar Square - on corner Cockspur Street and The Mall; Tube: Charing Cross
  • Original London Visitor Centre – 17-19 Cockspur St, SW1Y 5BL Tube: Charing Cross
  • Russell Square – on Woburn Place; Tube: Russell Square

Is there a map for the Original London Sightseeing Tour?
Yes, to view a PDF version of the map click here.