Welcome to Londonand to The Original Tour. We provide more than just a great way to travel around the capital, founded nearly 60 years ago at the time of The Festival of Britain and now the largest and most popular open-top sightseeing bus operator in the world.
The Complete London Sightseeing Experience includes
• Tickets valid for 24-hours (from the time you enter your first bus)
• Three superb bus tour routes
• Hop-on & hop-off ticket covers all tours
• LIVE guided & multi-lingual commentaries
• FREE WalkingTours
• FREE ThamesRiverPass
• FREE Kids' Club & activity pack
• Superb modern open-top bus fleet
The Original Tour has become established as THE essential introduction toLondon. We invite you to experience all the magical sights and sounds ofLondonin a comfortable and secure environment.
Your ticket entitles you to hop-on and hop-off ALL of our award winning tour routes. To learn more please read theinformation below:
FREE Bus Sightseeing Tours
The Original Tour (Yellow Route)
The Original Tour takes you to the best ofLondon's sights with an entertaining andinformative 'live-guided' commentary in English.
Main attractions: Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Downing Street, Big Ben, London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London & Westminster Abbey.
Commentary: English recorded & live guides.
Duration: approx. 2 hours.
The City Sightseeing Tour (Red Route)
The City Sightseeing Tour is highly recommended for overseas visitors and children. It covers the best ofLondon's sights with aninformative commentary in a choice of languages. Also available on this tour is the Kids Club, with a unique commentary designed for children and free activity packs.
Main attractions: Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, The National Gallery, Downing Street, Big Ben, London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London & Westminster Abbey.
Language commentaries: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, plus Kids Channel in English.
Duration: approx. 2 hours.
This tour departs every 20 minutes from 8:30 am to 5:20 pm.
The Museum Tour (Blue Route) gives you easy access to many ofLondon’s top Museums, shops and attractions. This tour operates between 08:15am and 4:40pm every 20 minutes and provides aninformative commentary in a choice of languages.
Main attractions: Kensington Palace, Baden-Powell House, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Brompton Oratory, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue, British Museum, Russell Square, Wellington Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street & the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.
Language commentaries: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian & Japanese.
Duration: approx. 1½ hours
The Loop Line (Green Route) conveniently connectsLondon's West End withWestminster and Waterloo Train Station. This route operates between 08:15am and 2:35pm every 30 minutes.
Main attractions: National Gallery, Nelson's Column & Trafalgar Square, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Pier, British Airways London Eye, Lambeth Palace, Big Ben & Parliament, Downing Street, Horse Guards' Parade & Piccadilly Circus.
Duration: approx. 50 minutes.
The Station Connector (Black Route) service provides a free link into our flagship tour routes from the St. Pancras Station, King's Cross Station, Marble Arch, Paddington Station, Marylebone Station & Euston Station. TheBlack Route runs between 10:00am and 12:05pm every 60 minutes. Speak to our staff on the day for the latest timetableinformation.
Main attractions: St. Pancras Station, King's Cross Station, Marble Arch, Paddington Station, Marylebone Station & Euston Station.
Capital Connector (Purple Route)
Our courtesy Capital Connector service provides a free link into our flagship tour routes from theHollandPark, Lancaster Gate and Paddington. Speak to our staff on the day for the latest timetableinformation.
Main attractions:HollandPark, Notting Hill,KensingtonGardens, Paddington Station
FREE Walking Tours
The Original Changing of the Guard Walk
Departs daily at 10.30 from The Original London Visitor Centre.SeeBuckinghamPalace, St James's Palace and the regiments that guard them in this exciting walk as you march alongside the guards atBuckinghamPalace.
** On non-guard change days walks go toBuckinghamPalaceand to St James's Palace where you can take photos of sentry boxes. The guard change does not take place if it is raining.
Rock 'n'Roll Tour
Departs daily at 13.00 from The Original London Visitor Centre.
A 90 minute walk through the heart of the capital's rocking heritage: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols — it's only Rock 'n' Roll, but I like it!
The Original Jack the Ripper Walk
Departs daily at 15.30 from The Original Tour stop atTowerofLondonon Tower Hill. Walk in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer as we reveal his murderous tale from the streets of Whitechapel in 1888.Jack the Ripper walk will finish at Aldgate East tube station.
FREE River Cruise Pass
Every customer also receives a FREE 24-hour River Cruise Pass to enjoy a cruise on the River Thames. The cruises are operated by City Cruises. Offer strictly subject to availability.
Remember that one ticket allows you to travel on all of these exciting tours and is valid for 24 hours (during operating hours) PLUS you get free Walking Tours and a 24-hour River Cruise Pass! You can board the bus at any of our stops, but we strongly advise you to go from one of our main departure points, where you will find our helpful staff ready to assist you between 9:00am and 5pm every day.