Winter Special Offer: Book and travel between 1 October 2015 and 29 February 2016 and your 24-hour ticket will be automatically upgraded to 48 hours!
The ever-popular London Hop-on, Hop-off tour allows you to see the sites of this wonderful city at your own pace and create your perfect London sightseeing itinerary.
Conducted on an open-topped double-decker bus, the London Hop-on, Hop-off tour, operated by the Original London Sightseeing Company, has 3 routes and more than 60 stops meaning that all the best loved London attractions are covered by the tour. Frequent departures every 20 minutes mean that your precious London sightseeing time is not wasted waiting hours for buses.
Live commentary is offered in English, audio commentary is offered in a further 6 languages via headsets as is a special commentary for children.
What’s more the London Hop-On, Hop-Off tour also includes a Thames River Cruise and you have the opportunity to join a range of organised walking tours.
On this Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own London sightseeing itinerary. This hop-on hop-off tour bus takes three main tour routes.
The Original Tour (Yellow Route):
On this route there is live English commentary and audio commentary in a further 6 languages, a complete loop takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. Highlights of this route include Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
The stops on this route are:
Piccadilly Circus, Statue of Eros, The National Gallery, Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, St James's Palace, Ritz Hotel, Hyde Park, Wellington Museum, Speakers' Corner, Buckingham Palace & the Changing of the Guard, St James's Park, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben & Parliament, Lambeth Palace, The London Eye, London Aquarium, Westminster Pier, Downing Street, Horse Guards' Parade, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul's Cathedral, Bank of England Museum, Monument, London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, London Dungeon, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, Sherlock Holmes Pub
The City Sightseeing Tour (Red Route):
On this route digitally recorded commentary delivered via personal earphones in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian, a complete loop takes 2 hour 15 minutes.
The stops on this route are:
Victoria, Wellington Museum, Hyde Park, Speakers' Corner, Madame Tussauds, Regent's Park, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Statue of Eros, Leicester Square, The National Gallery, Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards' Parad, Downing Street, Big Ben & Parliament, The London Eye, London Aquarium, South Bank Arts Centre, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul's Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Pier, Lambeth Palace, Buckingham Palace.
The Museum Tour (Blue Route):
On this route digitally recorded commentary delivered via personal earphones in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian, a complete loop takes 2 hour 15 minutes. The Blue Route links the centre of London with the museums; most of which are located slightly to the west of the city centre. This route has stops for the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and much more!
The stops on this route are:
Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Baden-Powell House, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Brompton Oratory, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, Hard Rock Cafe, Green Park, Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts, Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly Circus, Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Statue of Eros, Leicester Square, Russell Square, British Museum, Wellington Museum, Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street.
Included Walking Tours:
Your ticket entitles you to join one of these wonderful London walking tours.
Changing of the Guard Walk: See St James Palace, St James Park and arrive at Buckingham Palace in time to see the Changing of the Guard.
Departs daily at 1000h (10:00am) from the Original London Visitor Centre, Trafalgar Square
London Legends: Take a reverent look at places in London that have impacted world history, from where the Beatles were nearly arrested to where tickets for the Titanic were sold.
Departs daily at 1300h (1:00pm) from the Original London Visitor Centre, Trafalgar Square
Jack The Ripper Walk: A must do in London! Follow the trail of fear left by history’s most intriguing serial killer!
Departs daily at 1530h (3:30pm) from the Tower of London stop.
All walking tours last approximately 90 minutes.
Included River Cruise:
The Original Tour is delighted to offer all customers a FREE cruise pass on the River Thames through London.Simply collect your free pass from a member of The Original Tour staff. On arriving at the pier of your choice go directly to the boat and present the pass to City Cruises staff, then hop-on and hop-off the cruise as you please. Passes are collected by the City Cruises staff on the outward journey, so for subsequent journeys you will need to show a valid Original Tour bus ticket. Cruises depart from Westminster Pier (Big Ben) and the Tower (of London) Pier. The hop-on, hop-off passes are valid within the same 24 hours as your bus ticket.
Very convenient We did the red route : beautiful to disciver London...METZ NATHALIE
Great experience. Very informative. The buses are always on schedule and the assistants at all the stops are very helpful....Miss T Govender
We had a lot of fun with the walking tour and the guide was great !!! The bus tour was well organized and at the end of the day at night we did the boattrip to the Tower...R.A.LEFRANDT
Your pass is valid for 24 hours from first use
The Original Tour (Yellow Route): from 8:30am to 8:00pm with a frequency of every 10-30 minutes.
The City Sightseeing Tour (Red Route): from 8:30am to 5:20pm with a frequency of every 10-20 minutes.
The Museum Tour (Blue Route): from 8:45am to 5:10pm with a frequency of every 10-30 minutes.
Duration: Your pass is valid for 24 hours from first use
Full Loop: 2 hours 15 minutes (per route)
You may board the bus at any of the stops once the ticket is validated at the Original London Visitor Centre, Trafalgar Square.
Opening Time: Monday - Saturday: 8:30am to 6:00pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays - 9:00am to 5:30pm.
You may end your tour at any of the stops
E-Tickets (voucher) must be validated at the Original London Visitor Centre, Trafalgar Square before taking the tour.
This tour is operated by the Original London Sightseeing Tour
London is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. While every effort is made to ensure a smooth and frequent service there may be delays, reduced frequency and route alternations due to traffic and road closures.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.
Please note that due to road works, our red route buses will not have access to Southwark Bridge, Southwark Street and Blackfriars Bridge until approximately 18 October. During this period, our buses will follow Upper Thames Street (north of the river) instead of crossing south of the river.
The following bus stops will be closed during this period:
Southwark Bridge Road, Shakespeare’s Globe
Blackfriars Bridge (by the Doggett’s Coat & Badge pub)
Reduced operations are likely on the following days:
24 December: All routes will finish early by approx 5:00pm. No Jack the Ripper Walking Tour.
26 December: No walking tours or Yellow, Green or Black routes operating.
31 December: All routes will finish early by approx 5:00pm.
01 January: Disrupted routes around the New Year's Day Parade route
24 Hours FREE Offer: Book and travel between 1 October 2015 and 29 February 2016 and your 24-hour ticket will be automatically upgraded to 48 hours! This free extension will automatically be given to you upon redemption of your tickets with an Original Tour staff member. This ticket also entitle guests to extend their cruise to Greenwich during the offer period.
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