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

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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icon20 minutes to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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 pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
  • Ticket for a London hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket on multiple tour routes and transport link services
  • Hop on and off around the city at top London attractions like the London Eye, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge
  • Keep the kids entertained with children’s commentary and activity packs

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 a fascinating walking tour. An excellent way to get the scoop on all the top attractions.
Enjoy a hassle-free bus tour of London’s best attraction, monuments, and landmarks by comfortable, double-decker bus. Purchase your pass and redeem it on any date by hopping on the bus at one of the many designated stops such as 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. Kids delight in lively kids-focused audio commentary and complementary activity packs.

Enjoy ultimate flexibility by traveling on any of the tour routes or transport links. Your ticket comes with an added bonus! Hop off to join a fascinating city walking tour or take a Thames River sightseeing cruise. To end your tour, just disembark at any point along the route.
Itinerary
Duration: 
20 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Service operates daily every 30-60 minutes throughout the year.
Marble Arch Station / Park Lane
Outside Fine & Country
Speakers' Corner
Marble Arch, Stop Z
Madame Tussauds London
Albany Street
Melia White House Hotel, Stop C
Marylebone Road
Opposite Baker Street Station, Stop E
Points of interest passed by on this route
Hyde Park
 
Baker Street
 
Marble Arch
 
Madame Tussauds London
 
Duration: 
45 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Service operates daily every 30-60 minutes throughout the year.
Holland Park Avenue
Royal Crescent Gardens
Notting Hill Gate
Stop M, Junction of Clanricarde Gardens
Bayswater Road
Outside DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Bayswater Road
Outside Thistle Kensigton Gardens Hotel
Lancaster Terrace
Stop LH, junction of Gloucester Terrace
Marble Arch Station / Park Lane
Outside Bob Forstner showroom
Speakers' Corner
Stop Z, Marble Arch
Bayswater Road
Opposite Tyburn Covent and Church, Stop A
Points of interest passed by on this route
Notting Hill
 
Duration: 
45 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Service operates daily every 20 minutes throughout the year. Operates only from 8am to 9am.
Holland Park Avenue
Royal crescent Gardens
Notting Hill Gate
Junction of Clanricade Gardens
Bayswater Road
Outside DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel
Bayswater Road
Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel
Lancaster Terrace
Stop LH, junction of Gloucester Terrace
Praed Street
Stop H, right of Hotel Mercure Paddington
Praed Street
Left of Hilton Metropole Hotel
Marble Arch Station / Park Lane
Outside Bob Forstner Showroom
Speakers' Corner
Stop Z, Marble Arch
Points of interest passed by on this route
Notting Hill
 
Kensington Gardens
 
Marble Arch
 
Paddington Station
 
Hyde Park
 
Duration: 
50 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Service operates daily every 20-30 minutes throughout the year.
Woburn Place
In front of The Royal National Hotel
Upper Woburn Place
Junction of Euston Road, Stop L
Pancras Road
Eurostar Arrivals, Stop T
Midland Road
Upper Woburn Place
Stop M, in front of Central House
Bedford Way
In front of Logan Hall
Bedford Place
Stop K, Russel Square
Great Russell Street
British Museum, Stop W
Charing Cross Road
Wyndham's Theatre
Duncannon Street
St Martin-In-The-Fields Chuch, Stop G
Aldwych
Outside One Aldwych Hotel
Southampton Row
Stop Y, in front of Victoria House
Points of interest passed by on this route
Covent Garden
 
King's Cross Station
 
The British Museum
 
Leicester Square
 
Trafalgar Square
 
Nelson's Column
 
Duration: 
1 hour 
Operating Schedule:
  Service operates daily every 20-30 minutes throughout the year.
Kensington Road
Kensington Palace, opposite Cabmen's Shelter
Notting Hill Gate
Junction of Clanricarde Gardens, Stop M
Bayswater Road
Outside DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Bayswater Road
Outside Thistle Kensigton Gardens Hotel
Lancaster Terrace
Junction of Gloucester Terrace, Stop LH
Praed Street
Right of Hotel Mercure Paddington, Stop H
Marble Arch Station / Park Lane
Outside Bob Forstner showroom
Buckingham Gate
Buckingham Palace, opposite Queens Gallery
Horseferry Road
Stop NE, Junction of Thorney Street
Lambeth Palace Road
Lambeth Pier, Stop SP
Westminster Bridge Road
In front of St Thomas Hospital
Parliament Street
Stop C, outside HM Treasury
Whitehall
Horse Guards Parade
Cockspur Street
Stop S, Trafalgar Square
Piccadilly Arcade
Picadilly Circus, Stop G
Green Park Station
In front of Santander Bikes
Piccadilly Circus
Opposite Hard Rock Cafe
W1K 1AB
Queen Elizabeth Walk, Hyde Park, right of Achilles Statue, Stop X
Knightsbridge
The Lanesborough Hotel, Stop 13
Brompton Road
Harrods, Stop KA
Thurloe Place
Stop N, opposite Victoria & Albert Museum
Gloucester Road
Stop GS, Opposite Gloucester Road Station
Points of interest passed by on this route
Harrods
 
V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum
 
V&A Museum of Childhood
 
Science Museum
 
Natural History Museum
 
Hyde Park
 
Kensington Gardens
 
Royal Albert Hall
 
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Service operates at a frequency of every 5-12 minutes in summer and 15-30 minutes in winter.
Grosvenor Gardens
STA Travel , Stop Z6
W1K 1AB
Queen Elizabeth Walk, Hyde Park, right of Achilles Statue, Stop X
Marble Arch
Speakers Corner, Stop Z
Marble Arch Station / Park Lane
Outside Bob Forstner showroom
Coventry Street
In front of Shake Shack
Pall Mall East
left of National Portrait Gallery entrance
Westminster Bridge Road
(London Eye Side), in front of Marriott Hotel, next to lion statue
York Road
Outside Gail's Bakery
Queen Victoria Street
Aldwych
Outside One Aldwych Hotel
Aldwych Royal Courts of Justice (Stop K)
LSE, Stop K
Ludgate Hill
St Pauls Cathedrale Entrance, in front of Cote Brasserie
Queen Victoria Street
In front of HSBC Bank, stop MD
London Bridge Underground Station
Monument, north of London Bridge, Stop P
Tooley Street
Left of Potters Fields Park, Stop J
Tower Hill
Tower of London, Bus Stop in front of Bronze Worker Statue
Victoria Embankment
Opposite Temple Station, Stop W
Westminster Bridge Road
Big Ben Side, in front of Westminster Pier
Horseferry Road
Stop NE, Junction of Thorney Street
Buckingham Gate
Buckingham Palace, opposite Queens Gallery
Buckingham Palace Road
Victoria Station, outside Grosvenor Hotel
Points of interest passed by on this route
Tower of London
 
Buckingham Palace
 
Tower Bridge
 
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
 
Tate Modern
 
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
 
St. James's Palace
 
St. Paul's Cathedral
 
Millennium Bridge
 
National Gallery
 
Royal Academy of Arts
 
Trafalgar Square
 
The London Dungeon
 
Hyde Park
 
Westminster Abbey
 
Leicester Square
 
Oxford Street
 
Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall
 
Southbank Centre
 
Houses of Parliament
 
Big Ben
 
Changing of the Guard
 
Downing Street
 
Westminster
 
Speakers' Corner
 
The Original London Sightseeing Tour
 
Thames River
 
London Eye
 
British Film Institute IMAX
 
Marble Arch Theatre
 
London Bridge
 

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star-2
Limited Stops & Long Wait
bunnytip25
, Feb 2020
The time between each dropoff spot was insanely long and there were only four pick up locations. The worse experience was when we exited the bus at the stop near the Hard Rock Hotel to start a different route and we did not see another bus for over 30 minutes. The brown Big Bus seemed to come around every 5 minutes and we wish that we bought that tour instead of this one.
star-4
Cathedral abd Leeds castle tour to Dover and Canterbury
gsdaniell
, Feb 2020
Keith and Paul did a wonderful job getting us out of London safely, explaining local history along the way and returning. Our day was full of visits to Cathedrals and Castles between London and Dover We saw the Wnite Cliffs, English Channel and entrance to the Chunnell over to France. Jolly good time, mates
star-4
Information provide
codychana
, Jan 2020
Not clear to getting the route map & info including services close of each route. Exact drop on & off locations could be better improved.
star-5
So easy
Adam H
, Nov 2019
Probably the best part of my trip abroad. - easy to find stops - easy to get tickets - excellent advice regarding attractions - able to sit and relax whilst watching the sights and listening to the audio, or hop off and explore whichever ones I felt like Would recommend to anyone. In fact, I insist you do it!
star-5
Hop-on Hop Off Bus Tour
jrpeterson1
, Nov 2019
We have gotten into the habit of participating in the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours in several cities that we have visited. Love the history provided via headphones and if we are on upper level the photo opportunities are available. London's routes are worth the time, all important sites are included.
star-5
London sightseeing
FarAway18536
, Nov 2019
Enjoyed the overall view and observation on the Hop on Hop off bus. The guide was very informative and answered every question.
star-5
Hop-on Hop Original bus tour
joannechrisg
, Nov 2019
Excellent service by Mark Lester and all questions were answered! We experienced kind and professional staff and appreciated their professionalism! My family and I had a great day!! My son and his wife also had a great time!
star-2
Not as advertised
Wanderer827578
, Oct 2019
I did my research, reviewing my options and decided that the Original Tour was the service for me as I was very interested in their advertised rock n roll and Jack the Ripper walking tours included with their hop on hop off tours. I was so disappointed when I arrived and was told these walking tours were only available in the summer. I booked my tickets months in advance of my holiday. Nowhere did I see that these walking tours were not available year round. And looking at their website today, these two walking tours are still listed. If I had known these walking tours weren't available, as advertised, I could have made alternate arrangements. Finding out at the last minute was too late for me. I can't recommend The Original Tour London as I don't think I was provided the product I bought. There are other hop on hop off buses and walking tours I would consider in the future.
star-5
good experience
dustyfeathers
, Oct 2019
Good experience to visit all the sites, and the boat trip was nice added feature. Would do it again and recommend it
star-4
Room for improvement
maryfR5884BE
, Oct 2019
Bus stop signage needs amended for those stops which are no longer in use. Lots of stops indicate that they are Original Tour pick up points and they are not eg. Outside the V&A museum where we waited for 30 minutes before giving up.

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