The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off - London

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Overview

Discover top London attractions at your leisure on this flexible the original London sightseeing tour. With three family-friendly routes and three transport link services available at hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of London. This hop-on hop-off bus in London offers a perfect day of London sightseeing. Admire Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Big Ben 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 tour in London and three London walking tours.

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Highlights

  • 24-hour or 48-hour Hop-on hop-off London tour
  • Thames River sightseeing cruise tour in London
  • London Walking tours
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors with guide
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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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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Inclusions for The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off - London

  • 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)

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Exclusions for The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off - London

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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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.

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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

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • On 25-Jul-2017

    Great tour see London the best way when you come for a week end

  • On 24-Jul-2017

    Great way to see London, especially when you don't have a lot of time.

  • On 24-Jul-2017

    The traffic in London is horrendous. You spend more time sitting on the bus in silence in traffic than you do listening to commentary about the city. Walk, use the tube, hail a cab --all will get you to the sites for less money.

  • On 23-Jul-2017

    If time allows, definitely go with the 2-day tour. You'll be able to travel all the different routes and hop on and off as much or as little as you like. The yellow line is the longest route and holds the most attractions to see, despite where one might be staying. The river cruise aspect of the ticket is a must-do.

  • On 23-Jul-2017

    Bus not easily recognizable. difficult to know the different station where you hop on for the next stop.

  • On 20-Jul-2017

    The inclusive riverboat trip from Tower Pier to Westminster was excellent with an amusing commentary in English except that the connecting bus at Westminster had been diverted and we had to walk to Victoria! The potentially very good bus tour was a disaster as it was the day of the State Visit by the King and Queen of Spain to Westminster and Buck Palace and also the FI car procession to Piccadilly - many London streets were closed which meant many diversions for the bus and gridlock traffic in general. Whilst this was beyond the control of the bus tour company, as we only booked the tickets the day before, we should have been warned about the congestion so that we could arrange for a different day sightseeing. Whilst my two Spanish guests saw the irony of the Spanish state visit, they were totally unimpressed with London.

  • On 19-Jul-2017

    The best thing about this tour was the complementary Jack the Ripper walking tour. Our guide was great! He really provided a lot of history and insight while encouraging us to research and come to our own conclusions. Walking through the East End of London, which is still kind of dodgey today, brought some real prospective to the tour. This is so much better than the fake productions that attempt to scare you. We would definitely do it again! They should pay this guide extra!
    The bus was kinda of typical. The commentary did not match the pace of the bus. The buses were not regular, the bus stops were not always easy to find or had been temporarily relocated. You had to go to specific starting points to begin the tour which were not conveniently located near our hotel despite the tour routes offered. No one answered the telephone number for tour information, you were to leave a message for them to return your call? The bus routes ended in the evening without completing the full course so we were left to walk half way through the route. Basicallly all the stuff they don't tell you in the things you need to know.

  • On 15-Jul-2017

    Plan your day in advance, get maps and locate highlights you want to see before you actually get on the bus that day. We had a action plan that I arrange the night before so we knew exactly what busses to get on, what attractions to see, and group them accordingly. Some people will tell you to take the bus around once and then the second time get off where you want to tour but DON'T DO THIS!!! You waste too much time. By planning ahead we were able to see 4 major attractions including 3 museums in one day. Try to pack a lunch and save time at the end of the day for a stop for dinner and be mindful of bus route times that end early.

  • On 12-Jul-2017

    Having taken hop on, hop off buses around the world and enjoying them, this was a major disappointment. The buses having the taped commentary rather than the live person were consistently telling you through the headphones what you passed at least 2 blocks behind you. After being annoyed at missing the sights we were hearing about too late, we got off that bus and tried another. Same situation. So we tried the live commentary - which could only be heard if you were sitting on the top of the bus, not down below. And the 3 people we listened to over the course of our 2 day ticket were not understandable, or were trying to be funny and entertaining to the point we again were not learning about what we were passing. There are other hop on bus companies - I would try one of them over The Original.

  • On 10-Jul-2017

    Meeting point in Piccadilly is actually between Piccadilly and Leceister Square and look for the reps near a bus stop for the Original London Sightseeing Tour. Nice overview of London

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