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.

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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.

Days of Service

Daily

Meeting Time

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

Details

Inclusions

  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • 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 Information

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

Schedule and Pricing

Departure/Exchange 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

Duration:

1 day

Return Details

Valid for 24 hours from time of first use

Policy:

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.

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Customer Reviews

Kyrakoel

February 2016

Easy to access and great spots to visit!

Sybil C

January 2016

Great tour guides really helpful an easy way to get around and find out about London. Would definitely recommend it

Malena S

January 2016

GREAT

Brianna M

January 2016

It was fantastic, The best way to tour London we got to see so much more than doing individual tours!!@

Tracy C

January 2016

Great way to see the entire city!

susan n

January 2016

We had a great time paid for 24 hours and got 48 first day we just stayed on the bus it was freezing and rained the second day we got off on different stops well worth it

Sonja B

January 2016

It was super!!!

Brian S

January 2016

great tour, wish i had allotted myself more time for hopping on and off more.

Bruce W

January 2016

Ticket also included a walking tour for the Changing of the Guard which was excellent. We saw both the old and new guards and band marching to the palace. two different sites and a close view of the change at Prince Charle's quarters. London is a crowed city so the bus takes a long time to get from place to place.

Samara Z

December 2015

Awesome worth the money

Maiquel C

December 2015

i did it twice. i also got a night pass to see London at night. great investment. it was magical under the stars and lights

LINDA T

December 2015

I am so glad I booked on line, it's always good to get a savings. The tour was good and we were able to located the office/site to redeem our printed voucher. The next trip I take, hopefully to Rome, I will use your online service. I will refer friends.

Diana G

December 2015

loved it

Chris P

December 2015

The tour was fantastic,Original Tour's personnel was very polite and helpful,will do again this tour.I reccomend this company as the most suitable tour for London sight seeing

Solo

November 2015

Very helpful for those alone or first time in London. Buses are in time. Don't miss an opportunity to take pictures while taking the tour.

Nicole C

November 2015

Great way to see London!

Robin D

November 2015

The tour was fantastic! The stops on the tour were conveniently located and the ability to travel without having a car is nice. The particular tour I purchased had an added bonus of being for two days and included a cruise on the Thames. Very nice!

shaf

November 2015

Nice bus, frequency is lesser than BigBus tours but OK. Staff and drivers are kind and good.

us

November 2015

The tour was great. The ability to see an overview of everything and be able to hop off, tour an attraction and hop back on was excellent. The 2 days for the price of one was an added extra that was greatly appreciated.

Hewy

November 2015

This was a great tour. It was easy to find and embark and it really gave you a broad view of London and all the sites.

Shaun

November 2015

A must. City is too big not to do this if it and #39;s your first time visiting London

NAZEERA N

November 2015

It was very convenient, just hop on and hop off. River Cruise was a bonus that come with it!
Really enjoyed it!

Ying Zhe y

November 2015

highly recommended. Very good for the short trip!

Denise D

November 2015

Great tour. It was a crazy weekend. USA football, World Cup Rugby, so Trafalgar Square was full of people. I did all the three legs of the available tours. Was a great tour, lots of information, amazing tour which was great for a first timer. I saw the highlights of London and then the following day went back to spend more time at some of the sites.