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

London, United Kingdom

From $45.14 USD

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24 to 72 hrs (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 9 more


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 Travelers Choose 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.


  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off on 7 routes
  • More than 100 stops
  • A complementary Hop-on Hop-off Thames river cruise
  • Three complementary walking tours (Changing of the Guard, Jack the Ripper and Rock ‘n’ Roll)
  • Live guided tour on the yellow route (T1)
  • Multilingual commentary available in 11 languages
  • Kids' Club Activity Book & child friendly commentary on-board. *Must collect from Visitor Centre.


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Exchange your voucher for your hop-on hop-off ticket at The Original Sightseeing Tour visitor centre in Trafalgar Square, or at the following locations:
Start point 1: Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus
  Yellow Route: Main departure point on the corner of Coventry Street and Whitcomb Street
  Orange Route: Departs from the corner of Coventry Street and Rupert Street
Start point 2: Victoria, Grosvenor Gardens
  Yellow Route: Departs from outside The Grosvenor Hotel on Buckingham Palace Road.
- Start point 3: Trafalgar Square
  Yellow Route from Trafalgar Square (North Side) - the stop is located opposite The Original London        Visitor Centre at Stop 'Z', by the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.
- Start point 4: Marble Arch
  Yellow Route: Depart from Speakers’ Corner. The stop is located on the Speakers’ Corner side of the      Marble Arch junction. If arriving on the London Underground, take subway exit 3, turn right at street        level and go over pedestrian crossing. You will find our bus stop on the right hand side.
- Start point 5: Russel Square and Woburn Place
  Yellow Route: Depart from the north side of the Tower of London
Alternatively you can use an eVoucher at the following locations:
Tower Hill
Kensington Palace Gate
Russell Square (Woburn Place)
Westminster Bridge
Queen’s Gallery
Charing Cross Road
Bayswater Road
Parliament Street
York Road

Departure Time

Buses depart every 15-20 minutes from 8:30am to 5pm

Return Details

Your voucher is valid for redemption 6 months from the date of booking.
Ticket validity will start at the moment of redemption (on site) for the duration booked (24, 48 or 72 hours)
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hop-on, Hop-off Thames River cruise ticket is valid for the same period as your bus ticket only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Apr 2019

Unfortunately we had a short version of bus tour due to protesters in London blocking the roads
The boat trip for us was the best part of this tour

, Nov 2018

Well worth the price. I did notice that one bus had more/different commentary than another I was on earlier for the same route. For that reason alone, I took the yellow route twice. Enjoyed and would use this service again if I am lucky enough to visit again.

Susan S
, Oct 2018

The hop on hop off bus is something that my husband and I do every where that we travel. This was my children's first time to London and my daughter said this is her favorite part of the vacation.

, Oct 2018

Overall, my experience was good and I enjoyed this tour using the 24 hour pass. I liked that a walking tour for the changing of guards in Buckingham Palace and Thames River Cruise are included in the pass. I managed to do both. I skipped the walking tour and went straight to viewing the changing of guards. It was a long wait though for the boat ride for the river cruise. Wasn't able to complete all lines (missed the orange line) given the limited time. If you have time, better to get the 48-hour or 2-day pass to maximize the tour and do it at a relaxed pace.

, Sep 2018

Great, easy view

Timothy J
, Sep 2018

Very nice tour of London showing all of the major sites on the line. Since London is so large, you can easily transfer to another line so you can see other attractions. It st stopped right in front of Buckingham Palace, etc. It’s a great way to see London on your first day.

Maya Y
, Sep 2018

Unfortunately we had a bad experience with this tour, and it was our only negative experience in an otherwise fantastic city to explore. The hop on hop off stops were not marked well and very hard to find when we finally did find the stop and get on the bus, it stopped for a 15-minute delay for no apparent reason, then by the time it started driving we were deep into rush hour traffic, arrived late to our dinner reservations, and there was no guide nor anyone to talk to. We had nothing but frustration and disappointment with this tour.

Katherine K
, Sep 2018

I found the Hop-on-Hop-Off bus helpful, but I would also say that there were times when it was difficult to find room on the buses. Most of the time we were able to get a seat.

Gary W
, Aug 2018
, Aug 2018

Stops were not as confusing as Rome HOHO with the OMNIA card. A lot of standing at bus stops. A fire broke out in the city at one of the hotels and bus were re-routed. We had to walk a lot to different bus stops looking for this bus. We just grabbed a taxi and went back to the hotel. Only good if you don't get off the bus.

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