The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off

The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off tickets

The Original London Sightseeing Tour

From £32.00 including all fees

See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible, single-day pass, pick any date you’d like to hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers three route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include three city walking tours, a River Thames cruise and local discounts.

Highlights

  • Ticket for a London hop-on hop-off tour, valid for 24 hours of sightseeing 
  • Use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket on three tour routes and three transport link services 
  • Hop on and off around the city at top London attractions like the London Eye, Big Ben and Tower Bridge 
  • Enjoy complete flexibility to explore top London attractions at your own pace 
  • Hear audio commentary on the red and blue routes or a live guide on the yellow route 
  • Use your ticket to enjoy additional activities including a Thames River cruise and Changing of the Guard walking tour 
  • Keep the kids entertained with children’s commentary and activity packs on the three tour routes

The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off - Booking information

Inclusions

  • 24-hour or 48-hour Hop-on hop-off tour, as per selected
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Walking tours Children's activity pack
  • Commentary
  • Professional guide (yellow route only)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hop-on, hop-off Thames River cruise ticket is valid for the same period as your bus ticket only

Departure point

Exchange your voucher for your hop-on hop-off ticket at The Original Sightseeing Tour visitor center in Trafalgar Square, or at the following locations:

  • Start point 1: Piccadilly Circus
  • Start point 2: Trafalgar Square
  • Start point 3: Russel Square and Woburn Place
  • Start point 4: Victoria and Grosvenor Gardens
  • Start point 5: Marble Arch

The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off - Event information

Itinerary

Tour – Red Route: Discover top city highlights in central London with multi-lingual audio commentary throughout. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop, or hop on and off at your leisure at any of these stops: Madame Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Eros Statue, Leicester Square, The National Gallery, Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square, Horse Guard’s Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Arts Centre, BFI Imax Cinema, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Gallery Bankside, Millennium Bridge, Catamaran Cruisers, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Speakers’ Corner.

Tour – Yellow Route: Explore central London with live commentary. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop, or hop on or off at any of the stops. The route includes all stops mentioned on the Red Route except Madame Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street and Regent Street. These attractions are replaced with the Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts and Fortnum and Mason.

Tour – Blue Route: Discover London’s museums and shopping districts and enjoy comprehensive audio commentary throughout. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop or hop on and off at any of the stops: Kensington Palace, Baden-Powell House, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Brompton Oratory, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftsbury Avenue, British Museum, Russell Square, Wellington Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street and Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.

Transport Links

Transport Link – Black Route: Use this route to travel between the main London transport hubs of St Pancras, King’s Cross, Marble Arch, Paddington, Marylebone and Euston.

Transport Link – Green Route: This route provides a handy loop around central London, stopping at Leicester Square, the London Eye, Westminster and Piccadilly Circus.

Transport Link – Purple Route: Use this route to travel around west London, stopping at Holland Park, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington Gardens, Paddington and Madam Tussauds.

 

The following complimentary activities are subject to availability on the day of your tour.

Thames River Sightseeing Cruise: Simply hop off your sightseeing bus at either Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Pier) or the Tower of London, and then walk the short distance to the pier. Show your hop-on hop-off ticket and step aboard the boat to begin your river cruise. Take in spectacular city views from out on deck or relax by the windows inside the boat as you glide up and down the Thames River, with top London attractions such as the London Eye, Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral drifting slowly by.

Walking Tour – Changing of the Guard: Meet your guide at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 10:30am. Stroll past St James’s Palace on your way to Buckingham Palace, and then watch the time-honored Changing of the Guard ceremony taking place. In time to drumbeats, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march in front of the palace in their red tunics and bearskin hats.

Walking Tour – Rock ‘n’ Roll: Start at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 1pm then set off to explore the capital. Discover famous venues and sites linked to rock ‘n’ roll legends of the past few decades. See where the Beatles were nearly arrested, the venue of Jimi Hendrix’s last gig and more.

Walking Tour – Jack the Ripper: Leave the bus stop at the Tower of London at 3:30pm with your guide and walk around Whitechapel in London’s East End. Follow the trail of London’s infamous serial killer, hear murderous tales from the city’s dim and dark past and see the places that gave the Ripper his notorious acclaim. 

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