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

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

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

Book and travel by February 26, 2016 and receive an extra 24 hours free!

See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible, single-day pass, pick any date you’d like to hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers three route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include three city walking tours, a River Thames cruise and local discounts.


  • 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 a hassle-free bus tour of London’s best attraction, monuments and landmarks by comfortable, double-decker bus. Purchase your 24-hour, single-day pass and redeem it on any date by hopping on the bus at one of the many designated stops such at the Tate Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater or London Bridge. Grab a seat inside or on the open-top deck for panoramic views as you zip through town. Kid’s will delight in lively kids-focused audio commentary and complementary activity packs. 

Enjoy ultimate flexibility by traveling on any of the main tour routes (blue, red and yellow; stops listed in the itinerary section below) or the green, purple and black transport links. Your ticket comes with an added bonus! Hop off to join any of three fascinating city walking tours or take a River Thames sightseeing cruise. See itinerary for details. 

To end your tour, just disembark at any point along the route. 

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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 November 2015

Nice bus, frequency is lesser than BigBus tours but OK. Staff and drivers are kind and good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was great. The ability to see an overview of everything and be able to hop off, tour an attraction and hop back on was excellent. The 2 days for the price of one was an added extra that was greatly appreciated.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great tour. It was easy to find and embark and it really gave you a broad view of London and all the sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

highly recommended. Very good for the short trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour. It was a crazy weekend. USA football, World Cup Rugby, so Trafalgar Square was full of people. I did all the three legs of the available tours. Was a great tour, lots of information, amazing tour which was great for a first timer. I saw the highlights of London and then the following day went back to spend more time at some of the sites.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was very convenient, just hop on and hop off. River Cruise was a bonus that come with it!
Really enjoyed it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A must. City is too big not to do this if it and #39;s your first time visiting London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was OK. We had a hard time locating the spot where the bus was parked near Picadilly to start the tour, and there was no one around to direct us to it. Nevertheless the guide and explanations of the places we visited were excellent. The riverboat tour was marvelous!
A. from US

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Best way to get a perspective of London. Enables one to become organized to take in sights in more depth. Outstanding experience and recommended to future visitors.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The guide was very informative. We saw everything that we planned to see.
Excellent trip I would recommend it.

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