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London Hop On Hop Off Tour including Thames 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
  • Explore the famous attractions of the city as you like with 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
  • Also included are a range of walking tours and a Thames river cruise
  • 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
    Orange Route Extension Route: from 10:00am to 6:15pm, 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

    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 7 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.

    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.

    Itinerary

    On this London Hop-On Hop-Off tour, you have the freedom to plan your own London sightseeing itinerary. Your 24 or 48 hours ticket allows you to hop-on, hop-off on seven tour routes – Yellow Route, Purple Route, Blue Route, Orange Route, Orange Route Extension, Black route and Green Route.

    Some of the stops of the routes are as follows:

    The Original Tour - Yellow Route:
    • Victoria, Grosvenor Gardens, stop Z6
    • Buckingham Palace, Queen's Gallery z
    • Horseferry Road, Millbank, stop NH z
    • Abingdon Street, Victoria Tower Gardens, stop M
    • Westminster Bridge, County Hall, London Eye
    • Waterloo Station, York Road, South Bank
    • Aldwych, No. One Hotel, OT Stop
    • St. Paul's Cathedral
    • Queen Victoria Street, Bank Station, stop MD
    • Tooley Street, London Bridge Station
    • Tooley Street, City Hall, stop J
    • Tower Hill, Tower of London
    • Temple Station, stop W
    • Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment

    The Royal Borough Tour - Blue Route:
    • Palace Gate, Reston Place, stop RP
    • Gloucester Road, Cromwell Road, stop GZ
    • Gloucester Road Station, Stanhope Arms, stop GS
    • South Kensington Station, Harrington Road, stop D
    • Cromwell Gardens, V & A Museum
    • Brompton Road, opposite Harrod's, stop KB
    • Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, stop R

    Capital Connector - Green Route:
    • Leicester Square, Charing Cross Road
    • Whitehall, opposite Trafalgar Studios
    • Whitehall, Banqueting House, Wales Office
    • Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Pier
    • Westminster Bridge, County Hall, London Eye
    • Northumberland Avenue, Garfunkels, stop X
    • Piccadilly Circus, Rupert Street
    • Cambridge Circus, Leicester Square Stn, stop J

    King’s Cross Link - Orange Route Extension:
    • Russell Square, Woburn Place, Royal National Hotel
    • Upper Woburn Place, Euston Station, stop L
    • King's Cross Station, Pancras Road, stop T
    • St. Pancras Station, Midland Road, stop S

    Capital Connector - Purple Route:
    • Holland Park Avenue, Royal Crescent
    • Notting Hill Gate, Palace Gardens Terr., stop M
    • Bayswater Road, St. Petersburgh Place
    • Bayswater Road, Porchester Terrace
    • Lancaster Gate, Columbia Hotel, stop LE
    • Paddington Station, Praed St, stop H

    Capital Connector - Black Route:
    • Marble Arch, Cumberland Gate
    • Baker Street Station, Madame Tussaud's
    • Albany Stret, White House Hotel, stop C
    • Baker Street Stn, Univ of Westminster, stop E
    • Marble Arch, Park Lane, inbound coach stop
    • Marble Arch, Cumberland Gate

    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.
    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

    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.

  • 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
    • One of the 3 themed walking tours
    • English speaking guide (Yellow Route)
    • Recorded multi-lingual commentary in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian,
    • Japanese, Portuguese (and Brazilian Portuguese), Chinese, Russian and Arabic

    Exclusions

    • 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.

    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.

    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.
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