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

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 10 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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 pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
  • Ticket for a London hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Use your hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket on multiple tour routes and transport link services
  • Hop on and off around the city at top London attractions like the London Eye, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge
  • Keep the kids entertained with children’s commentary and activity packs

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

An exceptional value! Your ticket not only gives you access to the multiple routes that the ultra-convenient hop-on, hop-off buses travel, but also to a cruise on the Thames and a fascinating walking tour. An excellent way to get the scoop on all the top attractions.
Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off across the routes
A Hop-on Hop-off Thames river cruise
Audio-commentary in 11 languages
Live guided in English
Free WIFI onboard

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

See itinerary

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Enjoy a hassle-free bus tour of London’s best attraction, monuments, and landmarks by comfortable, double-decker bus. Purchase your pass and redeem it on any date by hopping on the bus at one of the many designated stops such as the Tate Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, or London Bridge. Grab a seat inside or on the open-top deck for panoramic views as you zip through town. Kids delight in lively kids-focused audio commentary and complementary activity packs.

Enjoy ultimate flexibility by traveling on any of the tour routes or transport links. Your ticket comes with an added bonus! Hop off to join a fascinating city walking tour or take a Thames River sightseeing cruise. To end your tour, just disembark at any point along the route.
Itinerary
Duration: 
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Service operates from 10am to 6pm at a requency of every 25 minutes.
Coventry Street
in front of Bubba Gump Shrimp
Pall Mall East
On the left of National Portrait Gallery entrance, stop Z
Westminster Bridge Road
London Eye side of the river, in front of Marriott Hotel, next to lion statue
24 Ludgate Hill
St Pauls Cathedrale Entrance, in front of Cote Brasserie
Tower Hill
Tower of London, Bus Stop in front of Bronze Worker Statue
2 Parliament St
Big Ben side of the river, in front of Westminster Pier
Buckingham Gate
Buckingham Palace, opposite Queens Gallery
Grosvenor Gardens
In front of STA Travel, stop Z6
Marble Arch
Speakers Corner, stop Z
Points of interest passed by on this route
Tower of London
 
Buckingham Palace
 
Tower Bridge
 
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
 
Tate Modern
 
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
 
St. James's Palace
 
St. Paul's Cathedral
 
Millennium Bridge
 
National Gallery
 
Royal Academy of Arts
 
Trafalgar Square
 
The London Dungeon
 
Hyde Park
 
Westminster Abbey
 
Leicester Square
 
Oxford Street
 
Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall
 
Southbank Centre
 
Houses of Parliament
 
Big Ben
 
Changing of the Guard
 
Downing Street
 
Westminster
 
Speakers Corner
 
The Original London Sightseeing Tour
 
Thames River
 
London Eye
 
British Film Institute IMAX
 
Marble Arch Theatre
 
London Bridge
 
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY RDGS PLC.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour.

Traveler Tips


  • "Don't even try to park - you won't find any, so this is a way to get around." See review
  • "If you have time, better to get the 48-hour or 2-day pass to maximize the tour and do it at a relaxed pace." See review
  • "If you are considering this tour, just keep in mind that London traffic is hectic, so you listen to music most of the trip." See review

Reviews

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Limited Stops & Long Wait
bunnytip25
, Feb 2020
The time between each dropoff spot was insanely long and there were only four pick up locations. The worse experience was when we exited the bus at the stop near the Hard Rock Hotel to start a different route and we did not see another bus for over 30 minutes. The brown Big Bus seemed to come around every 5 minutes and we wish that we bought that tour instead of this one.
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Cathedral abd Leeds castle tour to Dover and Canterbury
gsdaniell
, Feb 2020
Keith and Paul did a wonderful job getting us out of London safely, explaining local history along the way and returning. Our day was full of visits to Cathedrals and Castles between London and Dover We saw the Wnite Cliffs, English Channel and entrance to the Chunnell over to France. Jolly good time, mates
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star-4
Information provide
codychana
, Jan 2020
Not clear to getting the route map & info including services close of each route. Exact drop on & off locations could be better improved.
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star-5
So easy
Adam H
, Nov 2019
Probably the best part of my trip abroad. - easy to find stops - easy to get tickets - excellent advice regarding attractions - able to sit and relax whilst watching the sights and listening to the audio, or hop off and explore whichever ones I felt like Would recommend to anyone. In fact, I insist you do it!
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star-5
Hop-on Hop Off Bus Tour
jrpeterson1
, Nov 2019
We have gotten into the habit of participating in the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours in several cities that we have visited. Love the history provided via headphones and if we are on upper level the photo opportunities are available. London's routes are worth the time, all important sites are included.
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star-5
London sightseeing
FarAway18536
, Nov 2019
Enjoyed the overall view and observation on the Hop on Hop off bus. The guide was very informative and answered every question.
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Hop-on Hop Original bus tour
joannechrisg
, Nov 2019
Excellent service by Mark Lester and all questions were answered! We experienced kind and professional staff and appreciated their professionalism! My family and I had a great day!! My son and his wife also had a great time!
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star-2
Not as advertised
Wanderer827578
, Oct 2019
I did my research, reviewing my options and decided that the Original Tour was the service for me as I was very interested in their advertised rock n roll and Jack the Ripper walking tours included with their hop on hop off tours. I was so disappointed when I arrived and was told these walking tours were only available in the summer. I booked my tickets months in advance of my holiday. Nowhere did I see that these walking tours were not available year round. And looking at their website today, these two walking tours are still listed. If I had known these walking tours weren't available, as advertised, I could have made alternate arrangements. Finding out at the last minute was too late for me. I can't recommend The Original Tour London as I don't think I was provided the product I bought. There are other hop on hop off buses and walking tours I would consider in the future.
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star-5
good experience
dustyfeathers
, Oct 2019
Good experience to visit all the sites, and the boat trip was nice added feature. Would do it again and recommend it
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star-4
Room for improvement
maryfR5884BE
, Oct 2019
Bus stop signage needs amended for those stops which are no longer in use. Lots of stops indicate that they are Original Tour pick up points and they are not eg. Outside the V&A museum where we waited for 30 minutes before giving up.
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