Your ticket also includes a FREE Hop-on Hop-off Thames River cruise as well as three FREE walking tours: a Changing of the Guard walk, a Rock 'n' Roll walking tour tracing the history of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and David Bowie and a Jack the Ripper walk following in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer.
- Hop-on-hop-off open-top bus tour of London
- Sightseeing pass valid from 24 hours from first use.
- Includes complimentary Hop-on Hop-off Thames River cruise
- Changing of the Guard walk, Rock 'n' Roll walk and Jack the Ripper walk included
- Buses depart every 15 to 20 minutes from 8:30am to 5pm with more frequent departures in the summer
- Unique Kids Club on the Red and Blue Route, including free activity pack
- Entertaining English live-guided commentary provided on the Yellow Route
Recent Photos of this Tour
London 031Photo by: Jackie R04 2012
Big BenPhoto by: Vanessa M09 2010
The London EyePhoto by: Dia U09 2010
Big Ben, we can see youPhoto by: Angela SSpain, 03 2009
Our stop on River ThamesPhoto by: Angela SSpain, 03 2009
Passing by a PubPhoto by: Kay WUSA, 10 2008
The Girls by the London EyePhoto by: Kay WUSA, 10 2008
Tower BridgePhoto by: Janelle WAustralia, 08 2008
Parliament and Big BenPhoto by: Jana KCanada, 05 2008
Buckingham PalacePhoto by: Vinayen CMauritius, 05 2013
Buckingham PalacePhoto by: Vinayen CMauritius, 05 2013
Big BenPhoto by: Francis M G04 2013
Le pont de LondresPhoto by: bouba5704 2013
Au détourPhoto by: bouba5704 2013
Vue d'en hautPhoto by: bouba5704 2013
Cathédrale St Paul .Photo by: Colette S03 2013
eye LondonPhoto by: jean-luc03 2013
lieu symboliquePhoto by: jean-luc03 2013
trafalgar squarePhoto by: jean-luc03 2013
tower bridge dans la brumePhoto by: jean-luc03 2013
Each route makes frequent stops - simply hop off where you want to, and return to the same stop to continue your tour.
- Madame Tussauds
- Piccadilly Circus
- Leicester Square
- Trafalgar Square
- Downing Street
- Big Ben and Parliament
- London Eye
- Covent Garden
- St. Paul's Cathedral
- Tower Bridge
- Tower of London
- Shakespeare's Globe
- Westminster Abbey
- Buckingham Palace
The City Sightseeing Tour (Red Route)
Madame Tussaud's and the London Planetarium, Regent's Park, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus/Eros Statue, Leicester Square, The National Gallery, Nelson's Column and Trafalgar Square, Horse Guard's Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben and Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Imperial War Museum, The London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Arts Center and BFI Imax Cinema, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Gallery Bankside, Millennium Footbridge, Catamaran Cruisers, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Speakers Corner.
The Original Tour (Yellow Route)
English-speaking fully qualified live guides.
The National Gallery, Nelson's Column and Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards' Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben and Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Imperial War Museum, The London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Arts Center and BFI Imax Cinema, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul's Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Gallery Bankside, Millennium Footbridge, Catamaran Cruisers, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Hyde Park, Speakers Corner, Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts, Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly Circus/Eros Statue, Leicester Square.
The Museum Link (Blue Route)
Main attractions: 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, Shaftesbury Avenue, British Museum, Russell Square, Wellington Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.
Capital Connector (Purple Route)
Holland Park, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington Gardens, Pet Cemetery, Paddington Station, Madame Tussauds.
St Pancras - King's Cross Station - Marble Arch - Paddington Station - Marylebone Station - Euston Station.
The bus leaves St Pancras International at 10.05, 11.05 and 12.05pm; and departs from Marble Arch at 3.50pm, 4.50pm and 5.50pm. Speak to our staff on the day for the latest timetable information.
Central London (Green Route)
Leicester Square - London Eye - Westminster - Piccadilly Circus - Leicester Square This circular service provides a handy link in central London across the Thames.
It operates daily between 09.15 and 15.45.
The Original Tour is the only tour operator to offer commentaries specially designed for children. History made fun - for kids, by kids ... plus the voice of the ghost of London! Every child also gets a "passport" to London and a fantastic free fun pack with activity/quiz book. Look out for the great Kids Club competition in the back of the book where you could win a souvenir of London. The Kids Club Channel is available on the red and blue route.
Members of the Kids club will receive their own free activity pack and a Passport to London. Don't forget to get your passport officially stamped before you board the bus!
Thames River Cruise
Enjoy this hop-on-hop-off cruise down the River Thames with professional commentary. Hop-on-hop-off cruises are available from Westminster, Waterloo, Tower and Greenwich Piers. A great way to explore London's riverside attractions in greater detail... and its completely free! This offer is strictly subject to availability.
FREE Walking Tours
On non-guard change days walks go to Buckingham Palace and to St James's Palace where you can take photos of sentry boxes. The guard change does not take place if it is raining. All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Please note that the Jack the Ripper walk will finish at Aldgate East tube station and not at one of our bus stops.
1. The Changing of the Guard Walk: Daily at 10.30am from The Original London Visitor Centre. See Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and the regiments that guard them in this exciting walk as you march alongside the guards at Buckingham Palace.
2. Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour: Departs daily at 13.00 from The Original London Visitor Centre. Be amazed! The Beatles almost arrested, TV born in backstreet, Jimi Hendrix' last gig, tickets for all the ill-fated Titanic, it's strange, it's true, it's Rock 'n' Roll!
3. The Jack the Ripper Walk: Daily at 3:30pm from The Original Tour stop at Tower of London on Tower Hill. Walk in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer as we reveal his murderous tale from the streets of Whitechapel in 1888.
Reviewed by Cajun Cruise Couple, May 2013
We had limited time in London, and this was certainly the way to see a lot in that time. I really enjoy all the information that the audio portion includes, and the guide on the yellow line was very entertaining. Just gave my Viator voucher to a ticket seller at the Russell Square start point and they printed out our tickets - no problem! Highly Recommended
Reviewed by Susan S, May 2013
Very good and enjoyed it all including the river trip. Our grandson loved being on the top of the open air bus