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London Hop On Hop Off Tour including River Cruise and Walking Tours - The Original London Sightseeing Tour

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Key Highlights

  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your perfect London Sightseeing itinerary
  • Save on tubes and taxis! The Original London Sightseeing Tour is a great way to get from one London attraction to another
  • The tour has 3 routes and you can hop on and off as often as you like
  • Also included are a range of walking tours and a Thames river cruise
  • Book now for travel before 10th September, 2016 and get a free ticket to a fantastic Summer Night Tour
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your pass is valid for 24 hours + free up to 12 hours

    Start time

    Buses depart:
    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.
    Green Route: 10:30am from The Original London Visitor Centre

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any of the stops once the ticket is validated at the Original London Visitor Centre located at 17-19 Cockspur Street Trafalgar Square London SW1Y 5BL.
    Opening Time: Monday - Saturday: 8:30am to 6:00pm, Sunday & Bank Holidays - 9:00am to 5:30pm.

    Ending Point

    You may end your tour at any of the stops

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Book and travel before 31st October, 2016 and get up to 12 hours for FREE! All 24-hour tickets redeemed during this period will have their validity extended until the end of service the following day.

    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 11 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 organized walking tour.

    Download the tour route map


    On this London Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own London sightseeing itinerary. Your upgraded ticket allows you to hop-on, hop-off on four main tour routes – Yellow Route, Red Route, Blue Route and Green Route.

    The major attractions that fall on the routes are as follows: Yellow Route:
    • Covent Garden
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Buckingham Palace
    • St James's Palace
    • Ritz Hotel
    • Hyde Park
    • Westminster Abbey
    • Big Ben
    • The London Eye
    • London Aquarium
    • Westminster Pier
    • The Tower of London
    • Shakespeare's Globe
    • Tate Modern
    • Sherlock Holmes Pub

    Red Route:
    • Victoria
    • Wellington Museum
    • Hyde Park
    • Madame Tussauds
    • Oxford Street
    • St Paul's Cathedral
    • London Bridge
    • Lambeth Palace

    Blue Route - Museum Tour:
    The Blue Route links the centre of London with the museums; most of which are located slightly to the west of the city centre. The major highlights include: • Kensington Palace
    • Baden-Powell House
    • Natural History Museum
    • Victoria & Albert Museum
    • Royal Academy of Arts
    • Piccadilly Circus
    • Ripley's Believe It or Not!
    • Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
    • The Royal Albert Hall

    Green Route:
    • The National Gallery, Nelson's Column • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben & Parliament • Westminster Abbey • Lambeth Palace • The London Eye • London Dungeon • Sea Life London Aquarium • Westminster Pier • Downing Street • Horse Guards' Parade • Piccadilly Circus / Eros Statue • Leicester Square

    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 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 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 3:30pm from the Tower of London stop.

    All walking tours last approximately 90 minutes.

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Pass for the London Hop-On, Hop-Off tour operated by the Original London Sightseeing Tour
    • Pass includes a ticket for a Thames Cruise and you may join range of organised walking tours (One of 3 themed walking tours)
    • English speaking guide (Yellow Route)
    • Digitally Recorded Multi-Lingual in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, German, Japanese, Arabic and Brazilian (Red Route and Blue Route)
    • Special Commentary for kids (Red Route)


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

    Please note

    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.

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

    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.

    All 24 hour tickets redeemed before 31st October, 2016 will have their validity extended until the end of service the following day. After the initial 24 hours validity, your clients can continue exploring London on all 6 bus tour routes, but they will not have access to the River Cruise or Walking Tours.

    For example, if a 24-hr ticket is redeemed at 11am on Monday, it is valid until 11am on Tuesday. With this promotion, tickets will be valid until the end of the day!

    Visitor Centre opening time may change during festive season:

    Toley Street will be closed due to development work of the London Bridge station and the shopping area. There will be slight changes in the route, Click here to download the route map

    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
    • Really good value and enjoyable...

    • Excellent tour!

      Fab 2 days out, gave me a different insight to Lomdon that you miss using the tube to get around! Staff were excellent!...

      Hazel Ingram
    • Fantastic holiday

      I was on holiday with my husband and 2 children. The children had a fantastic time on the Hop on Hop off bus and River Cruise. I would certainly book with this company ag...

      L A Coxford
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