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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

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Address: | The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
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+44 20 8877 1722
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08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour's famous red...

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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This is a convenient and comfy way to see the city and really, who hasn't imagined riding on the top of an open, double-decker red bus? It ticked all the boxes. I'd say that... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner and I are Londoners. We had family visiting with young children for 2 days and were asked to book a hop-on-hop-off bus tour for the day during their 2 day visiting to London for the first time. We were a party of 7, arrived to verify our tickets about an hour and a 40 minutes before a show... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Picked up the tour on the Bayswater Road then got onto the main route on Park Lane. The weather on the day was perfect which helps. The commentary via headphones was interesting and informative the staff were helpful. You can see all the sights in a couple of hours and hop on and off as you please. Overall great value😀

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Thank Craig B
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty good way to get an overview of the history of London. A lot of the info was really interesting and I don't think you would find out a lot of it if you just walked around. Tour guides were knowledgable and witty. Had to wait at one stop over half an hour when it said a bus came every... More 

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Harelbeke, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a busy traffic day this sightseeing tour is becoming more the original traffic jam tour. Luckily a boattrip was included so we could move on a little faster! London is getting too crowded for tours like this. Moreover the airquality is very poor, so these buses should be electric!

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you just want to watch the world go by, then this is for you. If you want to get arround London, take the tube. The traffic is so slow it takes ages to get anywhere, and hence the buses have no chance to keep to any schedule. We did enjoy the half hour cruise on the Thames river included... More 

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Deep River, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time on the bus. We couldn't have seen London​ if we didn't take it. Hop on a d hop off let's us spend time that we needed. The sites were wonderful and live guides did an excellent job. Buses were clean. The drivers were very very knowledgeable. I would suggest that you take the bus that... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They made us change to another bus half way through the tour... And then waited over 30 minutes to get moving again... Terrible experience, avoid this company!!!!

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Delanson, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a convenient and comfy way to see the city and really, who hasn't imagined riding on the top of an open, double-decker red bus? It ticked all the boxes. I'd say that the live guided tours were far and away better than the audio tours. That live interaction can't be beat. One of our tour guides turned our... More 

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Gatton, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We purchased a 48 hour ticket for the Original Tours hop on hop off bus. The person on board commentating as we travelled was terrific and approachable. Note there is only a person doing this on the T1 English bus, the other have audio commentary in a number of languages. We found the bus took a very long time to... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hop on Hop Off provides several different tours of London and different packages. The main tours take you to all the major sights such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, etc. As the name implies, you can get off the bus to explore any sight and then board the next bus to carry on your tour. There is a... More 

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