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The Original Tour London: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket Including River Cruise & 3 Walking Tours!!

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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 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours hop-on, hop-off bus ticket
  • Save on tubes and taxis! The Original London 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.
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Your pass is valid for 24, 48 hours or 72 hours(as per option chosen)

    Start time

    Buses depart:  Apr to Oct :

    Yellow Route: from 8:30am to 6:30pm, every 10-15 minutes.
    Blue Route: from 8:15am to 5:30pm, every 15-20 minutes
    Orange Route: from 8:15am to 5:30pm, every 10-20 minutes
    Purple Route: from 8:15am to 5:05pm, every 20 minutes

    Nov to Mar:

    Yellow Route: from 8:30am to 6:30pm, every 15-30 minutes. 

    Blue Route: from 8:15am to 5:30pm, every 15-30 minutes

    Orange Route: from 9:00am to 5:30pm, every 20-30 minutes

    Purple Route: from 9:00am to 5:05pm, every 20-30 minutes

    Timings are subject to change

    Cruise timings:
    Tower Pier – first cruise at 10:00am – last cruise at 6:00pm.
    Westminster Pier - first cruise at 10:00am – last cruise at 5:20pm.
    Tower Pier – first cruise at 10:00am – last cruise at 6:00pm

    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 4 routes and more than 60 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.

    Multilingual recorded commentary available on  Yellow, Blue, Orange routes in 11 different languages- English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Brazilian Portuguese. Live commentary is offered in English on Yellow route. Kids’ commentary is also available in English on Yellow, Blue and Orange 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.

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    Itinerary

    Hop on the bus at any of the steps to jumpstart you London Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour. With 4 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.

    Some of the attractions covered by the 4 routes are :
    Buckingham Palace
    Westminster Bridge
    St Paul’s Cathedral
    Kensington, Palace Gate
    Cromwell Gardens
    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, 48-hour, 72-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!


  • 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
    • Commentary in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (and Brazilian Portuguese), Chinese, Russian, Arabic
    • English-speaking guide (Yellow Route)
    • Kids’ commentary (Red, Blue and Orange 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 provided to 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.

    The Changing of the Guard parade will take place at Buckingham Palace on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. On the days when visit to the Changing of the Guard Parade won't be available you will be taken to see the Changing of the Horse Guard at Horse Guard Parade followed by visit to the 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 will not take place if it rains.

    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.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Fabulous tour!

      Relaxed and informative,...

      sarah fairbairn, United Kingdom, 06/Jun/2018
    • It was a really great tour.

      Very nice guides, we'd a lot of fun....

      Martin Petro, Slovakia, 24/May/2018
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      Govindji gudka, United Kingdom, 23/May/2018
    • Purchase was easy enough, but seems like it's a little antiquated with needing the paper tickets. Other than that, very smooth and easy.

      Zane Zylstra, United States, 21/Jun/2018
    • Purchasing the tickets were easy online but you do have to go into an office to get the actual printouts. When booking online you get a voucher that needs to be submitted. But there are kiosks along the routes which makes it ideal.

      Dana Russo, United States, 20/Jun/2018
    • Frequency of buses on routes other than yellow could be better

      Raymond Lim, Singapore, 01/Sep/2016

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