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The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

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  • Discover London with flexibility on the Original London sightseeing bus tour 
  • Create a personalized itinerary with a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Choose between three routes that cover top London landmarks 
The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off
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Discover London at your own pace without following the rigid structure of a guided tour on a hop-on hop-off Original London sightseeing tour. Family-friendly and flexible, your 24- or 48-hour ticket lets you create a personalized sightseeing itinerary that covers all major London landmarks. Choose from three bus routes, and listen to audio commentary on the red and blue routes, and a live guide on the yellow route. Plus, your ticket includes a Thames River cruise and access to three London walking tours, making it a great value package.
What to Expect
Redeem your 24- or 48-hour ticket at a date convenient to you, and board your sightseeing bus at one of the multiple stops around London. Opt to remain on each bus route for the entire loop, or disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention.

Live or prerecorded commentary brings the capital city’s history to life, while the included River Thames cruise and walking tours reveal a different side to London.

Some popular attractions this hop-on hop-off tour stops at are the London Eye, Big Ben, Madame Tussauds London, Kensington Palace, and Piccadilly Circus. See the Itinerary for a detailed list of stops covered.
Tour – Yellow Route:Explore central London with live commentary. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop, or hop on or off at any of the stops. The route includes all stops mentioned on the Red Route except Madame Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street and Regent Street. These attractions are replaced with the Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts and Fortnum and Mason.

Tour – Blue Route:Discover London’s museums and shopping districts and enjoy comprehensive audio commentary throughout. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop or hop on and off at any of the stops:
Kensington Palace, Baden-Powell House, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Brompton Oratory, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftsbury Avenue, British Museum, Russell Square, Wellington Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street and Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.

Transport Links
Transport Link – Black Route:Use this route to travel between the main London transport hubs of St Pancras, King’s Cross, Marble Arch, Paddington, Marylebone and Euston.
Transport Link – Green Route:This route provides a handy loop around central London, stopping at Leicester Square, the London Eye, Westminster and Piccadilly Circus.
Transport Link – Purple Route:Use this route to travel around west London, stopping at Holland Park, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington Gardens, Paddington and Madam Tussauds.
The following complimentary activities are subject to availability on the day of your tour.
Thames River Sightseeing Cruise:Simply hop off your sightseeing bus at either Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Pier) or the Tower of London, and then walk the short distance to the pier. Show your hop-on hop-off ticket and step aboard the boat to begin your river cruise. Take in spectacular city views from out on deck or relax by the windows inside the boat as you glide up and down the Thames River, with top London attractions such as the London Eye, Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral drifting slowly by.
Walking Tour – Changing of the Guard:Meet your guide at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 10:30am. Stroll past St James’s Palace on your way to Buckingham Palace, and then watch the time-honored Changing of the Guard ceremony taking place. In time to drumbeats, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march in front of the palace in their red tunics and bearskin hats.
Walking Tour – Rock ‘n’ Roll:Start at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 1pm then set off to explore the capital. Discover famous venues and sites linked to rock ‘n’ roll legends of the past few decades. See where the Beatles were nearly arrested, the venue of Jimi Hendrix’s last gig and more.
Walking Tour – Jack the Ripper:Leave the bus stop at the Tower of London at 3:30pm with your guide and walk around Whitechapel in London’s East End. Follow the trail of London’s infamous serial killer, hear murderous tales from the city’s dim and dark past and see the places that gave the Ripper his notorious acclaim.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Not as good as in other cities

I've been on HOHO tours in other cities (Paris, Marseille, NYC) that were just awesome. Maybe because the other ones were in the high season. In November in London, there didn't seem to be many buses running and we had a hard time finding where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeannie S
Reviewed 5 days ago
A good way to get a feel of London when on a short visit.

Time permitting, these tours enable travellers to decide which sights interest them most and so enable them to hop off and on seeing them and bypassing others which are of less interest. The tours are very well organised, the guides are usually informative and amusing,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Bee4
Reviewed 6 days ago

Did a bit of internet researching before booking this company.Their deals looked like the best and I think I might be right! We paid £105 for a two day Hop Hop Off Bus Tour. This included entry /tour of the Tower Of London. What made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KEVIN C
Reviewed 1 week ago
What We Expected

We enjoyed the tour the buses gave. They were easy to navigate and brought us where we needed to be. I'd only suggest doing it if it is your first or second time in the city. It helped us get our bearings but after, navigating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank jonhK3228IP
TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello jonhK3228IP, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

Reviewed 1 week ago
Not as Good as Expected

We actually took 2 separate tours, one with this company and the other on Big Bus (included in our London Pass). This one was interesting, but it was hard to understand the tour operators, and many of the streets were closed due to the bike...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mary V
TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mary V, Thank you very much for your review. We do try to inform our customers about any events or circumstances that could cause disruption to our service and I'm sorry that we didn't manage to do that in your case. We really appreciate...More

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26 November 2018|
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Response from Fussy08 | Reviewed this property |
It’s about 100-150meteres from stop to Buckingham palace. Not far at all ticket includes all Routes. Mapmis accessible online and at the popular spots they have persons trying to sell you the bus ticket. Cheaper if you buy... More
21 November 2018|
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Response from SLindsey1225 | Reviewed this property |
The whole bottom is covered and half of the top is covered only.
2 October 2018|
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Response from barbaradW4367OF | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at it around it and goes over it. Definitely check the schedule, and make sure you are on the right route, the yellow line takes you through this whole area. If the yellow line isn't close to your starting point... More