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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

#384 of 1,522 Tours in London
London, United Kingdom
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About The Original London Sightseeing Tour
We invite you to experience the magical sights and sounds of London in comfort and safety aboard our hop-on hop-off bus tours. The Original Tour has been presenting London to our guests for more than 65 years and is one of the most recognizable and most popular open-top red sightseeing bus tour operator in the world! London's most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital and includes entertaining English-speaking guides, an unrivaled fleet of superb modern buses, three main tour routes, offering a 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 65 conveniently located stops. We look forward to welcoming you to London!
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Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and River Cruise

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.
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2 hours
from US$49.63

London by Night: Non-Stop Sightseeing Bus Tour

Experience the city as the sun begins to set and London lights up around you.
A non-stop tour combining a live guided bus tour and a river cruise. A great tour to rediscover the city under a new light, the best of London by bus and boat.

The city bursts into life at night and London looks spectacular with twinkling lights cutting through the darkness. Watch the city come alive as the sun sets and as famous monuments such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye light up. From the comfort of the top deck, to a tranquil seat on the river, don’t miss out on the perfect night experience.

Some of the landmarks on our night tour include:
Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and many more.
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1 hour 15 minutes
from US$35.45

The Original Tour London: Kids Tour

Even the thought of taking a family bus tour of London can be enough to fill you with worry, especially when you have young children to entertain. You want them to see as much as possible and learn all about the city but probably dread the phrases ‘I’m bored’ or ‘I need a wee’. That’s why we’ve created an open top bus tour especially for kids which is the perfect introduction to central London.

Our 45-minute non-stop tour passes major landmarks and we have a live guide on-board to tell stories about the history and culture of the city on this fun London tour. If you are searching for the best London tours for families, this might just tick all of the boxes, especially if you’re visiting London during the school holidays.
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45 minutes
from US$21.27
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Charlie wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom6 contributions13 helpful votes
We joined the hop on hop off tour to help us get around London. It was good listening to the commentary although most of it I'd heard before or knew already. Felt very safe with the bus driver and everyone was spaced apart. Probably more worthwhile if you only have a day in London and need to see everything at once.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded 30 Oct 2020
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
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Adventurelover1990 wrote a review Oct 2020
34 contributions52 helpful votes
We love an open top bus as a way to start our stay in any big city as it offers a flavour of the sights, the opportunity to hop off and visit them and allows us to get a feel for the city. The commentary from all the guides was excellent and very interesting. River cruise was a bonus. Would highly recommend especially for first time visitors to London.
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Responded 24 Oct 2020
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
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Isobel H wrote a review Oct 2020
8 contributions14 helpful votes
We went on the Night Bus Tour on Saturday evening. Our tour guide Jez was brilliant and very informative but also made us laugh. We felt very safe with the Corona situation, would definitely recommend!
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Response from TOTCustomerService, Customer Support Team at The Original London Sightseeing Tour
Responded 13 Oct 2020
Hello Isabel! Thank you very much for such a great review! We have been working really hard to keep offering the best customer service despite of this Corona situation, so I am happy to see that reflected on your last visit. I will make sure that Jez gets the recognition he deserve. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour
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Valegirl81 wrote a review Sep 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom26 contributions36 helpful votes
Fantastic tour for kids. The safety measures were wonderfully reassuring during COVID. Special shout to the people selling the tickets for ensuring social distancing & to a fantastic tour guide Shane, fantastic age appropriate tour with lots of fun facts.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from TOTCustomerService, Customer Support Team at The Original London Sightseeing Tour
Responded 28 Sep 2020
Hello Valegirl81, Thanks so much for your review; it is great to hear you had fun on The Original Tour Kids London. We work really hard to offer a safe and pleasant experience to our guests so I am happy to see that reflected on your visit. I will make sure that Shane gets the recognition he deserves. We hope to see you again soon! The Christmas Lights Tour is coming soon!
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Linda W wrote a review Sep 2020
21 contributions35 helpful votes
One of the safest ways to see London, seating was socially distanced and buses received regular sanitising at Leicester Sq. Its also a great way to see the sights from the top of a double decker bus. The tour guides gave fascinating insights into the history of the city and tell you in advance of the best photo opportunities. My ticket included a free river cruise so I got to see the city from two different perspectives. I found it a relaxing and informative way to see the city, so much so that I bought another ticket the following day to enjoy the experience again.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from TOTCustomerService, Customer Support Team at The Original London Sightseeing Tour
Responded 25 Sep 2020
Hello Linda W, Thank you very much for your rating. Indeed, The Original Tour buses are one of the easiest and safest way to travel around London. We work really hard to offer the best service to our customer so I am happy to see that reflected on your visit. We hope to see you again soon! You can try our London Bar Bus! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour
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