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The Original London City Sightseeing Tour: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket Including Night Tour, Walking Tours & Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Experience the best of London with the hop-on, hop-off bus tour covering major London attractions
  • See attractions like the Big Ben, the Shard, London Bridge, Trafalgar Street and more!
  • Explore the famous attractions of the city as you like with a choice of 24 and 48 hours hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
  • Save on tubes and taxis! The Original London Sightseeing Tour is a great way to get from one London attraction to another
  • Go on 3 action-packed themed walking tours, a hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise and a night tour!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your pass is valid for 24 or 48 hours (as per option chosen)

    Start time

    Buses depart:
    Yellow Route: from 8:30am to 6:30pm, every 10-20 minutes.
    Blue Route: from 8:20am to 5:00pm, every 20-30 minutes
    Green Route: from 9:15am to 3:00pm, every 20-30 minutes
    Orange Route: from 8:15am to 5:30pm, every 20-30 minutes
    Purple Route: from 8:10am to 5:05pm, every 30 minutes
    Black Route: from 9:00am to 6:00pm, every 20-30 minutes
    Timings are subject to change

    Cruise timings:
    Tower Pier – first cruise at 10am – last cruise at 6pm.
    Westminster Pier - first cruise at 10am – last cruise at 5:20pm.
    Tower Pier – first cruise at 10am – last cruise at 6pm

    Meeting Point

    You must exchange physical copy of your booking voucher for bus and cruise tickets at the Original London Visitor Centre (Charing Cross Station) located at 17-19 Cockspur Street Trafalgar Square London SW1Y 5BL.
    Opening Time: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays - 8:00am to 5:30pm. You may board the bus at any of the stops once the ticket is validated.

    Ending Point

    You may end your tour at any of the stops

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    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 6 routes and more than 50 stops meaning that all the best loved London attractions are covered by the tour. Frequent departures every 20-30 minutes mean that your precious London sightseeing time is not wasted waiting hours for buses.

    Live commentary is offered in English on Yellow route, audio commentary is offered in a further 11 languages via headsets on other routes. Kids’ commentary is also available on the Red and Blue routes!

    Enjoy activities galore with this package. The London hop-on, hop-off bus tour also includes a hop-on, hop-off Thames Cruise, 3 exciting walking tours and even a night tour (seasonal)!

    Itinerary

    Hop on the bus at any of the steps to jumpstart you London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour. With 6 routes covering popular London attractions, hop on and off at the well-placed bus stops and visit attractions of your choice. The hop-on, hop-off tour gives you the liberty to customize your own sightseeing itinerary. With a high frequency of buses, you could simply hop off at a stop, spend time at one attraction and then board a bus to reach your next destination.

    The Yellow Route, Purple Route, Blue Route, Orange Route, Black route and Green Route cover some of these attractions:
    Buckingham Palace
    Westminster Bridge
    St Paul’s Cathedral
    Kensington, Palace Gate
    Cromwell Gardens
    Trafalgar Square
    London Bridge
    Royal Albert Hall
    Big Ben
    Hyde Park

    You can simply hop off at a stop to end the tour.

    Choose between a 24-hour and 48-hour ticket and explore the culture, history and attractions of London with convenience and minimum hassle. Also included in the ticket are:

    Hop-on, hop-off Thames Cruise: Enjoy a scenic cruise between Westminster, Tower Bridge and Greenwich. Just simply show your Sightseeing bus pass and hop on board from the pier of your choice. You will get to see the other side of Westminster from the river Thames and enjoy the panoramic views of London from the water.

    3 Walking Tours: Explore London with 3 exciting walking tours.

    Changing of the Guard Walking Tour: Witness the traditional ceremony that is the Guard Change alongside St James's Palace and Buckingham Palace. See the Queen's guards up close and personal and watch the changeover as a new set of soldiers come out to guard Her Majesty's Palace.

    Note: The Changing of the Guard parade will take place at Buckingham Palace on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. On days with no changing of the guard parade, you will be taken to see the changing of the Horse Guard at Horse guard parade, and then to see Buckingham Palace. Departs daily at 9:45am from the Original London Visitor Centre, 17-19 Cockspur Streer, Trafalgar Square

    Jack the Ripper Walking Tour: Recreate the terror of the world's most infamous serial killer. Being in the Whitechapel streets is sure to send a shiver down your spine as your tour guide narrates his murderous acts of 1888.

    Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour: Stand in the very spot where Paul met Linda and soak up the good vibes and rock on as our entertaining guides take you around some of London's finest musical areas. You can't stop the Rock and Roll!

    Also included in the package is the London Night Tour. Discover the charms of London by night on this London night tour. This tour is available between 28 May and 10 September.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 24 or 48 hours London Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket
    • Free Hop-on, hop-off Thames cruise between Westminster and Tower Pier
    • 3 themed walking tours
    • Night Tour (28 May to 10 September)
    • Commentary in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (and Brazilian Portuguese), Chinese, Russian, Arabic
    • English-speaking guide (Yellow Route)
    • Kids’ commentary (Red and Blue Route)

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    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.

    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.

    The Changing of the Guard parade will take place at Buckingham Palace on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. On days with no changing of the guard parade, you will be taken to see the changing of the Horse Guard at Horse guard parade, and then to see Buckingham Palace.

    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.

    Whilst we offer the walk daily, the Guard Change does not take place if it is raining.

    Itinerary is subject to change.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Additional info

    Children aged 4 and under travel free and do not need a voucher, therefore you do not need to make a booking for them.

  • reviews
    • One get to get a full view of all the interested places....

      Adell Halls, United States, 03/Jul/2017
    • My whole family enjoyed the hop on hop off tour in london, it's an easy and convenient way to see a new city!...

      Amy Marincik, United States, 26/Jun/2017
    • Very entertaining commentary and great experience of London.

      Enjoyed the whole experience on the bus and on the river with knowledgeable and entertaining commentary. We tried the Walking Tour but were defeated as the group moved on...

      Mary Nigli, United Kingdom, 06/Jul/2017
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