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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

| The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
+44 20 8877 1722
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Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour's famous red open-top buses. London's most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital and includes entertaining English-speaking guides, an unrivalled fleet of superb modern buses, three main tour routes, two of which offer full multi-lingual commentary, 3 fascinating free walking tours, a fantastic free Thames Hop-on Hop-off river cruise pass, and an exclusive Kids' Club. All hop-on hop-off tickets are valid for 24-hours or 48-hours across over 80 conveniently located stops
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  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
Westminster
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Reviewed yesterday

Book online for the best rates and discounts. Ticket also includes a river cruise as well as 24 or 48 hour ticket to 6 bus routes around London. Found this really useful to hop on and off at various places and also get back to...More

Thank sixtyschick
Reviewed 2 days ago

The live guides were great. The routes and buses weren't great. We were routinely kicked off at certain points of the tour to walk a block to the next stop to catch a different bus. This was NOT indicated on the map, and appears to...More

Thank Kestrel27
Reviewed 3 days ago

We hopped on this bus tour after a day of sight seeing when everyone was tired and their feet were wiped out. It was a perfect choice. Our goal was to stay on the whole time to get a good overview of London and that...More

Thank mmfred
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you don't have earbuds, be sure to pick up a pair. The commentary is good though not all of the commentary boxes work so choose a seat carefully. The tour does give you a good overview of the sights of London. Even though we...More

Thank fudgbug
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Fudgbug, Thank you so much for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service. Earphones are available free of charge on every...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A pleasant experience on The Original Tour today with my wife and son. We took the bus from Baker Street and changed at Marble Arch which was fairly simple. From there we went to Tower Hill where we took the City Cruise. Tim and Alice...More

Thank Ben J
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Ben J, Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are very proud of our team and it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour and the staff who you met on the day. Hope we can welcome you back...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The buses were infrequent and when one did turn up it was so slow as to be useless, in fact we got off after 3 hrs and we'd only done half the route. To be fair the number of traffic jams caused by roadworks was...More

1  Thank CBSteve
Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner & I visited London in July 2017 and bought a 48hr ticket for The Original London Sightseeing Tour. It was a great decision because not only did it take us around to see everything (so that we could get our bearings) but also...More

Thank BeccaOtten
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear BeccaOtten, Thank you so much for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time in London. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service. Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time. We used this tour as a family which included grandparents and teens. All of the staff we encountered throughout the day were very helpful and friendly. A gentleman called Lul was very helpful and advised us and helped us plan...More

1  Thank slburkitt
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi slburkitt. Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are very proud of our team and it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour and the staff who you met on the day. It's lovely to hear that all generations...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My elderly parents were visiting London from Australia and wanted to take a bus tour of central London. I purchase online tickets for the Original tour because of the advertised children's pack and commentary they claim to offer. Together with my 5 year old, we...More

Thank MsMoz
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi MsMoz. Thanks so much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not positive and I am concerned to learn of the conduct you encountered from some of our staff. We take a very dim view of any team members who...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We normally just use the tube and just walk around looking at the sights on foot. As we were travelling to London by train with Greater Anglia we took advantage of their 2 for 1 offer and purchased a city sampler ticket with the original...More

Thank Andrew L
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Andrew. Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are very proud of our team and it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour and the staff who you met on the day. Hope we can welcome you back onto...More

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kanana86
Where can I get a refund? Absolutely a terrible service. I live in London and have used other companies before but like to switch around. I had family visiting and opted for this company. Nobody informed us of the route changes. We stood like idiots in a few points waiting to be picked up. I know to a certain point protests are out of your hands guys but its your job to inform paying customers they're not getting what they paid for or of changes in your services (ex have someone stand in the points of pick up the service is never coming or send an email). We paid for this bus and ended up riding tubes and buses because you couldn't even have the decency to answer the damn phone. When after walking for hours I finally made it to waiting for the purple route at 7:45 pm (was never told there wouldn't be one at this hour because when they sell you the tickets they say the last bus is 9 pm, so you assume it applies to all busses). A reimbursement should be the minimum courtesy I should get, it was a wasted last day in London for my relative visiting. He even missed a walking tour with a different company as we took a ridiculous detour for 20-30 min in the opposite direction (back on westminster bridge through God knows where), which I get is not your fault, I get it, but the problem is NOT INFORMING YOUR CUSTOMERS. We could have gotten off before but didn't know what was going on.
2 July 2017|
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Response from Carol F | Reviewed this property |
Get on Twitter and tell everyone. I too waited at bus stops where the route had changed...even if no staff to be there and tell you, surely some info on the bus stop sign would be minimum courtesy?
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Houghie1
10 May 2017|
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Response from TheOriginalTourLDN | Property representative |
Hi Houghie1, our buses do stop at Kings Cross station in the morning and in the evening (Orange Route). And yes, you can hop-on hop-off as many times as you want. Best regards, Max
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hyeraz
2 May 2017|
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Response from roypat2 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, sorry !!
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