The Original London Sightseeing Tour

The Original Tour has become established as THE essential introduction to London. This complete London Experience includes 24-hour tickets for three entertaining Hop-on Hop-off bus tour routes, free walking tours and a Thames River Pass.

Welcome to London and to The Original Tour. We provide more than just a great way to travel around the capital, founded nearly 60 years ago at the time of The Festival of Britain and now the largest and most popular open-top sightseeing bus operator in the world.

The Complete London Sightseeing Experience includes

• Tickets valid for 24-hours (from the time you enter your first bus)

• Three superb bus tour routes

• Hop-on & hop-off ticket covers all tours

• LIVE guided & multi-lingual commentaries

• FREE Walking Tours

• FREE Thames River Pass

• FREE Kids' Club & activity pack

• Superb modern open-top bus fleet

The Original Tour has become established as THE essential introduction to London. We invite you to experience all the magical sights and sounds of London in a comfortable and secure environment.

Your ticket entitles you to hop-on and hop-off ALL of our award winning tour routes. To learn more please read the information below:

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FREE Bus Sightseeing Tours

The Original Tour (Yellow Route)

The Original Tour takes you to the best of London's sights with an entertaining and informative 'live-guided' commentary in English.

Main attractions: Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Downing Street, Big Ben, London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London & Westminster Abbey.

Commentary: English recorded & live guides.

Duration: approx. 2 hours.

The City Sightseeing Tour (Red Route)

The City Sightseeing Tour is highly recommended for overseas visitors and children. It covers the best of London's sights with an informative commentary in a choice of languages. Also available on this tour is the Kids Club, with a unique commentary designed for children and free activity packs.

Main attractions: Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Downing Street, Big Ben, London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London & Westminster Abbey.

Language commentaries: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, plus Kids Channel in English.

Duration: approx. 2 hours.

This tour departs every 20 minutes from 8:30 am to 5:20 pm.

The Museum Tour (Blue Route) gives you easy access to many of London’s top Museums, shops and attractions. This tour operates between 08:15am and 4:40pm every 20 minutes and provides an informative commentary in a choice of languages.

Main attractions: Kensington Palace, Baden-Powell House, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & 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 & the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.

Language commentaries: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian & Japanese.

Duration: approx. 1½ hours

The Loop Line (Green Route) conveniently connects London's West End with Westminster and Waterloo Train Station. This route operates between 08:15am and 2:35pm every 30 minutes.

Main attractions: National Gallery, Nelson's Column & Trafalgar Square, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Pier, British Airways London Eye, Lambeth Palace, Big Ben & Parliament, Downing Street, Horse Guards' Parade & Piccadilly Circus.

Duration: approx. 50 minutes.

The Station Connector (Black Route) service provides a free link into our flagship tour routes from the St. Pancras Station, King's Cross Station, Marble Arch, Paddington Station, Marylebone Station & Euston Station. The Black Route runs between 10:00am and 12:05pm every 60 minutes. Speak to our staff on the day for the latest timetable information.

Main attractions: St. Pancras Station, King's Cross Station, Marble Arch, Paddington Station, Marylebone Station & Euston Station.

Capital Connector (Purple Route)

Our courtesy Capital Connector service provides a free link into our flagship tour routes from the Holland Park, Lancaster Gate and Paddington. Speak to our staff on the day for the latest timetable information.

Main attractions: Holland Park, Notting Hill, Kensington Gardens, Paddington Station

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FREE Walking Tours

The Original Changing of the Guard Walk

Departs daily at 10.30 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.

** 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.

Royal Weddings Walk

Departs daily at 13.00 from The Original London Visitor Centre.

Old romantic? Hardened cynic? Either way, The Original Tour’s exciting new Royal Weddings Walk will fascinate, enlighten and perhaps even inspire!

As you stroll through fragrant parks and palace-lined boulevards, absorb enchanting tales of passion, tragedy, betrayal and romance, with a few princely stag parties thrown in for good measure.

From the infamous excesses of Henry VIII and his multiple matrimony, through Victoria and her beloved Albert, to the modern-day Wales’, this captivating tour explores royal marriages made for love, money, politics and status against the stunning backdrop of London’s noble and ceremonial heart.

Your expert guide will accompany you around the historic landmarks and landscapes which have stood witness to countless royal ceremonies, including:

Buckingham Palace
The Mall
St James’ Park
Birdcage Walk
Westminster Abbey
Parliament Square & Big Ben
Horseguards’ Parade
Whitehall

The Original Jack the Ripper Walk

Departs daily at 15.30 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.Jack the Ripper walk will finish at Aldgate East tube station.

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FREE River Cruise Pass

Every customer also receives a FREE 24-hour River Cruise Pass to enjoy a cruise on the River Thames. The cruises are operated by City Cruises. Offer strictly subject to availability.

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Remember that one ticket allows you to travel on all of these exciting tours and is valid for 24 hours (during operating hours) PLUS you get free Walking Tours and a 24-hour River Cruise Pass!

You can board the bus at any of our stops, but we strongly advise you to go from one of our main departure points, where you will find our helpful staff ready to assist you between 9:00am and 5pm every day.