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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

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Address: | The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
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+44 20 8877 1722
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun 09:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour's famous red...

Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour's famous red open-top buses. London's most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital and includes entertaining English-speaking guides, an unrivalled fleet of superb modern buses, three main tour routes, two of which offer full multi-lingual commentary, 3 fascinating free walking tours, a fantastic free Thames Hop-on Hop-off river cruise pass, and an exclusive Kids' Club. All hop-on hop-off tickets are valid for 24-hours or 48-hours across over 80 conveniently located stops

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To start off, I really do recommend this tour to anyone who wants a bus tour that is highly informative and relaxing. They have bus stops all over London in the tourist hotspots... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bradley H
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My son and I stayed in London for 3 days and used this service, sightseeing all over London. Value for money with discount for buying online and the free walking tours and the Thames cruise included. Never waited more than 15 minutes for a bus. Staff polite and helpful and so easy to hop on and off the different routes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the Original tour bus for two days and was a great experience.with not much time to properly visit everything the Original bus gave us the chance to see most of the attractions.And the Thames cruise was a bonus we totally enjoyed! Will definitely recommend and use again on our next visit and !!!

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Thank Moni R
Hereford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very poor, buses not very frequent (whilst waiting lots of buses for rival tour group passed). Changed seats numerous times to hear commentary but most seemed broken. Difficulty finding bus stops (rival company employees helped). Would never use them again

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To start off, I really do recommend this tour to anyone who wants a bus tour that is highly informative and relaxing. They have bus stops all over London in the tourist hotspots and has excellent tour guides. A MUST DO FOR ANY TOURIST!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked the 24-hour bus tour and got an additional 24 hours for free. The tour comes with 3 walking tours, and a river cruise. I took two of the six bus tours, and did one walking tour, and the river cruise (I only had 48 hours in London). This was definitely worth the money. The Yellow line generally has... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Got on yellow route at 9:00 ( buses every 30 mins not frequent ) trying to transfer over to blue route, seems simple but our bus driver missed off the stop so that left us with a 10 min walk which is annoying also staff not very talkative on bus but audio brill overall there are better services

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yesterday I booked Tesco vouchers to use today in London with my daughter. I have to say everyone who represented your Company were so helpful and friendly. We got on the bus (red line I think) at Marble Arch and the team there were lovely. We took a boat trip from Parliament to the Tower and the commentary had the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Originally booked the river cruise and got the bus for free. Paid with Tesco vouchers. Good service on the bus although it was a bit breezy on the top deck. The river cruise was excellent - but didn't go all the way to Greenwich due to time, good tour guide. Walking tours included in the ticket but didn't do any... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this tour, it was so interesting. The ticket lasts for 48 hours and includes a river cruise. I highly recommend it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having just done the Dublin hop on Off tour, this Original London tour was a big disappointment. At the price of 30 GBP which is way more than in other cities, there was not even free wifi. Most people today want to at least send a pic or two to family and friends. All over Europe wifi is freely available,... More 

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