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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
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“yellow route” (291 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Booked a 2 day bus tour including boat trip via Greenwich-Westminster and tickets for the London Dungeons. Plenty of bus stops, interesting commentary and particularly liked the live commentary by an amusing male member of staff one afternoon who managed to get most of the...More

Thank Tibbyhatton
Reviewed 2 days ago

We first took this tour in the summer and we enjoyed it. In London again in November we made a point of using this company again. Drivers were helpful and friendly but we felt let down by three things: we waited over an hour outside...More

Thank 391stephen81
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear 391stephen81, Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not entirely positive. We operate a reduced service during our winter months compared to summer, which is why you noticed such a difference between two experiences. We really...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Walking Tour we went on and the Themes Boat ride were great. We all really enjoyed these (and to impress my 13 yr old is not easy!) Really disappointed with the bus tour and feel the published communication is misleading. We wanted live commentary...More

Thank Joli7074
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Elizabeth V, Thank you very much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not entirely positive. We do try to inform our customers about our tours and its availability through our map, on street staff and website. I'm sorry that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We bought the tickets on our hotel. Valid for 24 hours. There were many different routes. The yellow line was the most central one so that's the one we went with for the longest time. There you can se the bridges and westminister abbey and...More

Thank Rebecka H
TheOriginalTourLDN, Customer Service Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Rebecka H, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service. London traffic is certainly (in)famous and we are always looking into how we can make the experience more positive at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to three different hop on points, and they were closed due to work in the streets around British Museum. It would have been nice if the website could give information of closed stops. We finally found a bus. But due to alot of...More

Thank ARK70
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ARK70, 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. Our website contains all latest service information including upcoming diversions...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super tour and much better than I had anticipated. Cheaper online ticket than buying on the day. We started at the Tower Hill stop and were able to get the top deck, front seat for the best views. Free headphones or you can plug in...More

Thank Lolly C
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lolly C, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab, fab, fab. Great information given by guide worth every penny. Great way to see London and the sights. Great to hop off and on and use the river boat which is included in the price. During winter ticket valid for 2 days.

Thank 177lisae
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 177lisae, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had one day in London and our tour guide Joe mad it amazing. We took his Changing of the Guards and Rock and Roll walking tours. He was full of amazing information and knew all the best places to go. So happy we...More

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

Hi lorilynnreel. Thanks for your great review, it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed Joe's walking tours! Perhaps we'll see you again in London one day! Best wishes from us all at The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had one day in London to experience as much as we could. I booked the hop on/off bus tour since it included walking tours and a cruise down the Thames. We arrived from our train around 9am and we rushed to get to the...More

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

Hi ReelsonWheels. 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 how much you enjoyed Joe's walking tours. Hope we can welcome you back onto our...More

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Thanasis E
10 November 2017|
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Response from Wendy J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I suggest you contact the company
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28n04wwEE
9 November 2017|
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Response from Lolly C | Reviewed this property |
Be aware...online at the moment you can extend the ticket for a further 24 hours I believe for a £9 addition?
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28n04wwEE
9 November 2017|
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Response from Sherryh62 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but it's for 24 hours only. So, you can use it on Tues and then again on Wed until your 24 hrs is up. It's worth it so enjoy the trip!!
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