The Original London Sightseeing Tour

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.

What You Can Expect

Marvel at St Paul's Cathedral on a hop-on hop-off London tour
Marvel at St Paul's Cathedral on a hop-on hop-off London tour

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.

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.

Days of Service


Meeting Time

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



  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Walking tours
  • Children's activity pack
  • Commentary
  • Professional guide (yellow route only)


  • 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 Information

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

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point



1 day

Return Details

Valid for 24 hours from time of first use


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

Ticket is valid for 24-hours From
$ 47.66

Customer Reviews


July 2015

Great way to get around in the city, even when stuck in a traffic jam we had great fun with our guides!


July 2015


Karmela M

July 2015

Great way to see London. We used the Blue Line to get around to the Museums. Loved the commentary on the Yellow/Green can't remember which colour Line.

Deanna H

July 2015

This is the way to see London. I cannot recommend this highly enough! The tour bus guides are knowledgeable, and this method of touring London gives you the flexibility to stop and spend time where you want before hopping onto another bus to the next location. Then at the end of the day, this bus will drop you off right back where you started, not leaving you in a location you have never seen before, wondering how to get from there back to your hotel as other tours do.

Kathleen B

July 2015

So easy to use. Buses were clean and drivers so helpful. There are two excellent walking tours including in the price for this attraction! Highly recommend!

Joseph C

July 2015

Very enjoyable tour. Was able to visit all the sights we wanted. The running commentary was excellent.

Debbie L

July 2015

This was a great bus tour letting you experience a lot of London. Very knowledgeable. Would recommend to everyone.

Megan G

July 2015

Get to view all the major attractions in London. The audio guide is very informative.

James P

July 2015

We have used this service in other countries and was not disappointed. The bus drivers were always very helpful and the guides on board made it a fun ride.

Janet R

July 2015

For our one day in London, this was the perfect way to see a lot in less time. Also traveling with my mother it was great that we could ride and see. We got off when we wanted and it was easy to get on again.


July 2015

It was an awesome way to see in london a day.
Dean from the cruise was awesome

Gary H

July 2015

Great way to see ALL of London. 4 different lines. Run regularly and highly recommend it.

Alison O

July 2015

Well Informed Friendly Staff Available At A Number Of Stops.
Loved The Cruise Staff Too.
Very Good Value For Money.

dona b

July 2015

this tour was awesome especially since there was a special offer for a extra day,,,, loved the boat ride and the walking tour...would do it again

John P

July 2015

This tour at first was hard to find but when I did it was worth it London is very large and lot to see and this is the best way to see it and you also get a free Thames boat tour and a night tour included which they do not advertise here so an extra bonus.

Kim P

July 2015

Fabulous! An awesome way to get a taste of London. We had a fantastic guide Shane, he was funny and super knowlegble.

Rob P

July 2015

Great tours. Easy to get on and off and covered all the areas that you need to see. Was extra value with a free river cruise that we enjoyed.

Ronny a B

July 2015

We had a snag due to customs taking a while so that we missed our accommodations reservations and came by the next day. The office was very flexible sorting out our problems and we had an ideal tour via the bus. The weather was fantastic and the descriptions equipped us with all the details to refine our plans. It was an excellent tour.

Wallace J W

July 2015

No problems--our vouchers were immediately recognized and tickets issued. Great way for introductory London.

Harry B. B

July 2015

London was great especially the Thames River cruise.

Michael Y

July 2015

Very guide value for money, a must starting point for someone new to London.

Barbara C

July 2015

Great way to see london

Nabil E

July 2015

very good enjoy it too much


July 2015

This was a great way to see the major attractions in London, and to get a good orientation of the locations for each. The tour guide on the yellow route was very good. Had a great sense of humor that kept people engaged and interested.