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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3225 reviews by the users

  • Great way to get around and see the iconic sights of London. Try and get on a bus with a live guide, they are heaps of fun and offer a different perspective.

  • Best way to see the entire city with information about all of the sights. Helps you get an overview of city to then determine where you want to go back and tour an area. The bus tour guide or earphones tell you information of each site you are seeing in your own language. The drivers were very helpful if you needed information about your location to get on and off for various sites. This bus ticket also allowed for one boat ride down the River so that you could go to Tower of London and quickly ride back on a boat during busy street traffic to Center of Town.

  • Excellent in every respect!

  • This was a great experience for us. Easy to find and easy to hop-on hop-off/

  • HORRIBLE hop on, hop off. Very little commentary and when it was on, it didn't match the destination. We passed many very old buildings/churches where there was no commentary....just listened to French music....and the same music over and over and over. The worst hop on we've ever taken.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Great hop on, hop off tour. The audio guide gave lots of history and good info. Easy to find.

  • Very Good.

  • The bus, driver,commentary was great however the traffic was so congested that travel time between stops was much longer than necessary. This reduced our available time at the many attractions.

  • Bought the 48 hour tour for the weekend with the intention of riding the full circuit on 3 routes. Several times at least three, we were told to get off the bus and get on another bus. This occurred on both days. Worst of all, on Saturday afternoon, we were doing the Yellow Tour. We got off the bus at Tower of London to spend time there, with the intention of finishing our hop-on hop-off route afterwards. According to the map provided on the buses, at some point, we were supposed to cross the Thames on the London Bridge and come back over the Tower Bridge Saturday and Sunday only. This never happened. Seems like the drivers were changing routes as they went. After the Tower of London, when my wife and I boarded another Yellow Tour bus, the driver failed to tell us that he was quitting for the day! He left the stop, drove straight down the street, stopped near Westminster Underground Station, and told us to get off. At this point, my wife and I had had enough. We gave up and took the Tube back to our hotel. Next time, we'll use Big Bus tours.

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