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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:1 day (approx.)

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Price displayed includes a 11% discount off the local admission price!

The flexible and open-dated hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour is a convenient and hassle-free way to see the significant sights of London in family-friendly fashion, with its three routes as well as three transport link services. On the hop-on hop-off bus tour, you can see key landmarks — such as the Tower Bridge, Big Ben, London Eye and Westminster Abbey — while you’re seated comfortably in a roomy double-decker bus with an open top. Included in your hop-on hop-off tour ticket are additional activities, such as three walking tours of London and a Thames River sightseeing cruise.


  • Ticket for a London hop-on hop-off tour, valid for 24 hours of sightseeing
  • Use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket on three tour routes and three transport link services
  • Hop on and off around the city at top London attractions like the London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge
  • Enjoy complete flexibility to explore top London attractions at your own pace
  • Hear audio commentary on the red and blue routes or a live guide on the yellow route
  • Use your ticket to enjoy additional activities including a Thames River cruise and Changing of the Guard walking tour
  • Keep the kids entertained with children’s commentary and activity packs on the three tour routes

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An exceptional value! Your ticket not only gives you access to the multiple routes that the ultra-convenient hop-on, hop-off buses travel, but also to a cruise on the Thames and three fascinating walking tours. Excellent way to get the scoop on all the top attractions.

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What You Can Expect

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

Marvel at St Paul's Cathedral on a hop-on hop-off London tour

Enjoy sightseeing flexibility when you redeem your London hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour voucher. Simply board the comfortably sized double-decker bus, featuring an open top, to admire key London attractions at your leisure and on your timetable. This ticket grants access to blue, red and yellow tour routes. Also included are transport links for the green, purple and black routes. The tours are designed for families, with kid-friendly commentary and children’s activity packs available.

Included in your sightseeing ticket are a hop-on hop-off cruise of the Thames River and three different daily walking tours. See Itinerary for details.

Tour – Red Route:
The red route includes full audio commentary as the double-decker bus passes by London’s top highlights. Ride the entire loop (about two hours), or hop on and off as you wish at any stop:

Madam Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Eros Statue, Leicester Square, the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square, Horse Guard’s Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Arts Centre, BFI Imax Cinema, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Gallery Bankside, Millennium Bridge, Catamaran Cruisers, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Speakers’ Corner.

Tour – Yellow Route:
The yellow route features a live guide who delivers expert commentary as you explore central London. Enjoy the full loop (about two hours) or hop on or off at any stop. The route includes all stops on the Red Route (see above) except Madam 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:
Audio commentary is featured on the blue route, which highlights London’s shopping districts and museums. Remain on board for the full loop (about two hours) or hop on and off at the attraction stops:

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Transport Links

Transport Link – Black Route:
Take the black route to travel among London’s main transport hubs of St Pancras, King’s Cross, Marble Arch, Paddington, Marylebone and Euston.

Transport Link – Green Route:
The green route is a convenient loop around central London, with stops at Leicester Square, the London Eye, Westminster and Piccadilly Circus.

Transport Link – Purple Route:
Use the purple route to make your way around west London, stopping at Holland Park, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington Gardens, Paddington and Madam Tussauds.

The following activities are included on the day of your tour but subject to availability.

Thames River Sightseeing Cruise:
Take advantage of an included Thames River sightseeing cruise by hopping off your double-decker bus at the Tower of London or Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Pier), and walking to the nearby pier. Simply show your sightseeing ticket to board the boat and discover a wonderfully different perspective of the city as you cruise the river. Choose to sit on the outdoor deck or inside by the big windows, keeping your eyes peeled for major London attractions including the Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral and London Eye.

Walking Tour – Changing of the Guard:
To see the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, meet your guide at 10:30am at The Original London visitor center, located in Trafalgar Square. You’ll pass by St James’s Palace before admiring the Queen’s Foot Guard in a coordinated, regimented march while wearing their famous bearskin hats and red tunics.

Walking Tour – Rock ‘n’ Roll:
Fans of rock ‘n’ roll won’t want to miss this tour that features the site of the Beatles’ near arrest as well as the venue of Jimi Hendrix’s final gig. Meet your guide at 1pm at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square to begin your exploration of the capital on this musically themed walking tour.

Walking Tour – Jack the Ripper:
Hear macabre tales about London’s notorious serial killer on this walking tour that begins at 3.30pm at the Tower of London. With your guide, you’ll explore the Whitechapel district in London’s East End and visit sites that lead to the Ripper’s infamous acclaim.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellente routes. Buses allways available.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a perfect way to see London and to be able to get around at our pace. I would highly recommend Viator and the Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing Tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Booked this tour as our first one to get acquainted with the city. It was fun to hop on/ hop off which we did to transfer from the various colored bus lines. We covered the red, yellow and blue lines in one day and took the River Thames cruise, too, which is included in the price of the tour. We thought we might ride again the following morning before our ticket expired, but felt that we covered most of the city sights on the first day. If you want to ride for a second day, I heard it was only 7 pounds more. Cruising the River Thames was relaxing and informative while listening to live commentary. Highly recommend this tour for getting your photos of the famous sights! You have to sit on top to get the better photos!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Very well organised. There is actually a person answering the help line! She gave us exact directions of the bus stop location. The audio naration is excellent and there is a children channel too. If you take the yelloow line with live commentator be aware that you must keep the noise down. This may be hard if you have children with you. The children enjoyed the ride and were really greatful that they didn't have to walk as much. The stops are very close to major atractions.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent way to spend our first two days, we found everything we wanted to go back to later in our trip and the buses were great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Perfect for seeing the major sights of London. Multiple routes easy to transfer.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Do this and let the traffic move around you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a wonderful experience! I dont usually bother writing reviews, but I am so pleased with this, and I wanted to share. 1 Very well-organized 2 Takes you to all of the best places 3 Funny and entertaining tour guides 4 All the staff bus drivers, information center, phone calls were very patient, friendly, and helpful. I highly recommend this! You can go at your own pace and the bus stops are easy to find perfect for first-timers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great way to see London. Staff where very helpful, commentary informative and the best way to see the main sites of London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very useful! Aside from the easy Underground train, the hop on hop off bus will take you to the major attractions!

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