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The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour provided by The Original London Sightseeing Tour

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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 pass lets you create a personalized sightseeing itinerary that covers all major London landmarks. Choose from multiple bus routes, and listen to live or audio commentary. Plus, your ticket includes a Thames River cruise and access to a free London walking tour, making it a great value package.
Highlights
  • Discover London with flexibility on the Original London sightseeing bus tour 
  • Create a personalized itinerary with a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Choose from multiple routes that cover top London landmarks 
  • A Thames River cruise and access to a walking tour are included
What to Expect
Redeem your pass 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 Thames River cruise and a walking tour reveals 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.
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Important Information
Inclusions
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off across the routes
  • A Hop-on Hop-off Thames river cruise
  • Audio-commentary in 11 languages
  • Live guided in English
  • Free WIFI onboard
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Thames River cruise ticket is valid for the same period as your bus ticket only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Maria G wrote a review 11 Sep
2 contributions
Covered all important sights and I was lucky to have had a sunny day that made it all the better. Recommend the seats st the front, on the upper deck.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from TOTCustomerService, Customer Support Team at The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Hello, B6703ECmariag Thank you for your positive review! We are glad you enjoyed your time on board of The Original Tour buses in London. Hope we can welcome you back one day! The London Christmas Lights Bus Tour is coming soon! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour.
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Michelle S wrote a review Aug 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom31 contributions
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My advice would be not to book during Covid. They are running a very reduced service that we only found out about after we got on and tried to get off! Only the yellow route is running! We paid for 48 hours and only used it twice. Limited amount of stops so you can’t “hop on and
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from TOTCustomerService, Customer Support Team at The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello michellesM3227IT, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are trying to inform all our customers about the reduced service caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and I'm sorry that we didn't manage to do that in your case. We really appreciate all customers reviews and will use them to continue improving our service. Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour
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Lucy M wrote a review Aug 2020
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
Well organised and set out. We had two tour guides, Cliff was head and shoulders better than any tour guide I’ve experienced before - his knowledge of the city was quite frankly unbelievable. Roland, who was driving, paced the speed just right too enabling us to get a great view
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from TOTCustomerService, Customer Support Team at The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello lucym868, Thank you so much for your positive review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. I will be sure to pass on your praise to Cliff and Roland. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour
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Jack Pearson wrote a review Aug 2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom88 contributions
+6
I did the yellow route and it was wonderful. Great commentary which explained clearly what was around me I won’t say exactly where we went but all of the pictures I contributed were taken on this tour.
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Response from TOTCustomerService, Customer Support Team at The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello JEP253, Thank you so much for your feedback and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour
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WRM wrote a review Aug 2020
Hampstead Norreys, United Kingdom1 contribution
Steven was very informative and funny. Enjoyed every bit. Starting point was relatively easy to find
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from TOTCustomerService, Customer support Team at The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Responded 10 Aug 2020
Hello Paperboat0044, Thank you so much for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. I will be sure to pass on your praise to Steven. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour
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_dragonka3
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No!
Horrible polish driver rafal drgas taking painkillers and antibiotics during his work, in front of our very eyes, s
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dionnet280
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Nice activity
Would recommend to book on line. Tour covered all important landmarks. All important facts giving with humour. Al
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N5415KXjenniferh
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Great London bar bus
The bar bus was a great experience, made even better by the friendliness and knowledge of Peter & Jez. Nothing was
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charsi16
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Not very nice
Not a good team on ground, sparse info provided. Buses are not kept clean. Also the river cruise was only one way a
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LisaSherwood
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Lovely Day!
I headed to London with my little ones with the intention to do a bus top tour! I had tried to book online the big
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catherine B
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Fantastic
We took this tour to celebrate my daughters birthday this week. Absolutely gorgeous! No problems with social distan
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markcleav
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Tour review
Just spent a weekend in London booked a trip on the original tour bus I have to say it was excellent from the ticke
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MariW627
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The Original Tour was a disappointment beyond words
Buying the 48 hour tour tickets was the only positive experience of this day. We selected the Blue line to visit We
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B1467NHjenniferm
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Disappointing and expensive
Tour was disappointing to say the least, we had to change buses as our earphone system wasn’t working, on the next
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oyl2017
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Tour was good, booking company was horrible
So, we booked this tour the night prior with the company the website directed us to (Isango). Everything seemed goo
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MichelleJ3260
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Informative and a great way to see the city highlights
Was a great way to see the city highlights, the Original hop on tour has more stops than some of the other hop on b
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Welshsaxon
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Better than expected
I had hesitated about going with these guys today, as the recent reviews haven’t been great. But it was pretty goo
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Workingmom2boys
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Do not choose this service
leaving another review; the yellow line had more stops, but the recorded commentary still did not work. Later in t
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beautyhaven
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Child’s first trip to London.
Our little girl is 7 and never been to London. The buses was a great way to see the sights with a young child. The
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amandamandyp
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To expensive!
So expensive! We told the seller we had 2 hours to spare, I didn’t realize how much he had charged us until it was
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Key Details
  • Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and 29 more
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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