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London Hop On Hop Off: Original Sightseeing Tour

Bus front+Big Ben

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With over 80 stops, 3 main sightseeing routes and countless photo opportunities, The Original Tour really is the finest way to see London and her landmarks!

  • Bus front+Big Ben
  • Bus + Big Ben (2)
  • Bus + London Eye
  • Cruise 2
  • Cruise 1
  • Passengers on board-05 - LR
With one fantastic 24 hour ticket you can take part in a truly comprehensive sightseeing experience! On foot, by boat and on board a marvellous fleet of London’s famous red buses. From historic sites and attractions, to some of the most famous views in the world, let The Original Tour take you where you want to go.

The Original Tour has 3 main tour routes available:

The Original Tour: Yellow Route

- Commentary: English Live Guided
- Bus Times: The Original Tour departs every 20 minutes from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (More frequently & later during the Summer months).

The City Sightseeing Tour: Red Route

- Commentary: Digitally Recorded Multi-Lingual in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Japanese & Kids' Channel.
- Bus Times: The City Sightseeing Tour departs every 20 minutes from 8:30 am to 4:50 pm (More frequently & later during the Summer months).

The Museum Tour: Blue Route
- Commentary: Digitally Recorded Multi-Lingual in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Japanese & Kids' Channel.
- Bus Times: The Museum Tourruns between 8:30 am and 5:15 pm every 20 minutes and links directly into their other tour routes (More frequently & later during the Summer months).

Also explore London with FREE Walking Tours and FREE Thames Crusies available with every ticket.

- Changing of the Guard Walk: Departs daily at 10:30 from The Original London Visitor Centre, Trafalgar Square.

- Rock 'n' Roll Walk: Departs daily at 13:00 from the Original London Visitor Centre, Trafalgar Square.

- Jack the Ripper Walk: Departs daily at 16:00 from The Original Tour stop at the Tower of London on Tower Hill.
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Are my tickets valid for 24 Hours?
  • YES - standard tickets are valid for 24 hours. 24 hours begins when you first board the tour. If you board the tour at 11am Monday, tickets will then be valid until 11am Tuesday.
Will children enjoy the London Hop On Hop Off: Original Sightseeing Tour?
  • Yes. You can relax and enjoy the tour listening to an adult commentary whilst your children are entertained and informed by the highly acclaimed "Kids' Club" commentary and their free London activity packs. The Original London Hop-on Hop-off Tour is the only tour operator to offer commentaries specially designed for children. Every child gets a 'passport' to London and a fantastic free fun pack with activity/quiz book. Look out for the great Kids Club competition. Kids Club Channel is available on our Red Route and Blue Route.
Is my ticket valid on all tour routes aboard the London Hop On Hop Off Bus?
  • Yes. You are free to travel on all of our tour routes with the same ticket. Chose from three tour routes.
Can I hop-on and hop-off the bus in London?
  • Yes. Your tour tickets are completely unrestricted. You can travel on any of the famous London open top hop-on hop-off tour buses. Each route makes frequent stops - simply hop-off at any of our 80+ bus stops, then hop back on at the bus stop of your choice.
Are there different languages available on the London Hop On Hop Off: Original Sightseeing Tour?
  • Yes. Yellow Route provides live commentary in English. Blue and Red Routes provide recorded commentary in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian Japanese, Portuguese and Mandarin. There's a Kids Club Channel on our Red Route & Blue Route. The London walking tours are in English only. Your ticket is valid across all routes.
Will I recognise the hop-on hop-off buses?
  • Yes. All buses are clearly branded with either 'The Original Tour' or 'City Sightseeing' logos. You'll see some images of the tour buses when you purchased the tour. The red double-decker buses all have The Original Tour logo on them. Your ticket is valid for all these buses, as well as those that have City Sightseeing branding.
Will I see all the major sights of London with this hop-on hop-off bus tour?
  • Yes. Tour routes are the most comprehensive way to see the best that London has to offer including the spectacular panoramic views from seven River Thames bridges, Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Madame Tussauds, London Bridge and much more.
Does my ticket include a Thames River Cruise?
  • Yes. A fantastic river cruise pass is included completely FREE with your hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket. The river cruise staff will collect / tear off the river cruise portion of your ticket, the first time you board the boat. To use the river cruise more than once simply show your valid Original Tour bus ticket.
Can we do the hop-on hop-off bus tour, London walking tours and Thames river cruise all within the same 24-hour period?
  • Yes, with the standard 24-hour ticket.
Does the London Hop On Hop Off: Original Sightseeing Tour run a year-round service?
  • Yes, except Christmas Day. London hop-on hop-off tours run 7 days a week with departures from 8.30am until 5.20pm (or later in the summer months).
Will I recognise The Original Tour bus stops?
  • Yes. Look out for 'The Original Tour' marked on our own bus stops or regular London bus stops.
Are your hop-on hop-off buses wheelchair accessible?
  • Yes. The majority of the buses are wheelchair accessible. One 'reference wheelchair' (maximum dimensions 3'11” (L) X 2'4" (W) X 4'5"(H)) may be carried in the designated space, facing forwards, using the wheel clamps fitted. On other buses or if the space is unavoidably occupied the carriage of unfolded wheelchairs is not permitted. Folded wheelchairs may be carried, where space permits, in appropriate stowage areas. Although it is not necessary, it is recommended that customers who require wheelchair access should go to either Victoria (Grosvenor Gardens) or Piccadilly Circus (Coventry Street) start points as a member of the on-street management team will be on hand to assist with information on the next available bus.
Can you direct me to your bus stop from the major London airports ?
  • Yes. From Heathrow Airport you could get the Piccadilly Line on the underground to Piccadilly Circus (Main Departure Point) or get the Heathrow Express into Paddington Station, from which you would need to take the Bakerloo Line to Baker Street where we have a stop.

    From Gatwick Airport, you may catch the Gatwick Express into Victoria train station which is near our Victoria (Grosvenor Gardens) main departure point.

    From Stansted Airport, you can get the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street Station where the nearest departure point would be a 15 minute walk to our Tower Hill stop.
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