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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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We invite you to experience the magical sights and sounds of London in comfort and safety aboard our hop-on hop-off bus tours. The Original Tour has been presenting London to our guests for more than 65 years and is one of the most recognizable and most popular open-top red sightseeing bus tour operator in the world! London's most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital and includes entertaining English-speaking guides, an unrivaled fleet of superb modern buses, three main tour routes, offering a 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 65 conveniently located stops. We look forward to welcoming you to London!
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  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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| The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
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Visited London this weekend and decided to use The Original Tour as our sightseeing transport. Totally expected to sit in traffic for a while but waiting times at certain stops were too long. The recorded commentary was ok with some interesting facts but it didn’t...More

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Dear Leanne W, Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not entirely positive. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service. Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

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Great time on board and saw all the sights but I didn’t know they didn’t have tour guides until the weekend. Happy they gave us an extra 24 hours, so I had a chance to try a tour guided bus.More

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Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you so much for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. I am happy to hear you had the opportunity to experience one of our tours with our fabulous tour guides! During our off...More

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We are family of six, with four young children. Decided the best way to see the sights was using one of the tour buses. After a quick search bought tickets on line with these guys. Purchased them that morning and headed off to Westminster to...More

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Dear Geoff D, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you were not satisfied by our Customer Service Departments resolution to your case. Unfortunately, having fully investigated your case they were unable to support your claims. As expressed on our website, all...More

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I took this tour for the first time in 2009 and remembered it being a great way to see the city for the first time in order to get an in-depth once over. Thinking this would still be the case nine years on I bought...More

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Dear AU-UGA, Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not entirely positive due to the difficulty of hearing our tour guide with other passengers on board. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to...More

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Travellingmuslimah
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Dear Travellingmuslimah, Thank you for your questions. Headphones are available on all our tour buses and are located near the entrance by the driver. Our recorded commentary is only available on our T2, T4, T5, T6 and T7... More
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zachsmum
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Our changing of the guard walking tour returns to our starting point, The Original London Visitors Centre in Trafalgar Square.
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I think you can do the river trip first all the staff will do is tear off the ticket for the river trip and leave you with the bus tour 🚌tickets to use whenever 😎I hope you enjoy the river trip we did very informative and... More
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