The London Bar Bus is operated by The Original Tour.

Launching July 2019, The London Bar Bus is a unique experience which transports guests to a magical rooftop bar...on a bus.

Enjoy stunning views of the capital on a 90minute journey with the option to enjoy a few drinks whilst doing so.

The experience will be launching on a “Bring Your Own” (BYO) drinks basis (policy below) with pre-paid drinks packages being introduced shortly (date TBC) subject to Licence approval.

When booking, we will confirm the basis that your selected departure will be operating on:

1. BYO drinks basis

2. Pre-paid Drinks Packages available

3. To be confirmed - we will contact you with more information

These terms & conditions are specific to The London Bar Bus experience, and are in addition to our general terms & conditions which are available to read here.

 

Bookings / Amendments

All sales are final & are non refundable. In the event that you need to change the date or time of your booking, please contact our Customer Service team.

Changes can be made up until 2 weeks before departure date subject to an admin fee of £10 per booking.

Adult tickets are for those aged 18+, Children are defined as those under 18.

Children accompanied by an adult (18+) are welcome on departures before 6pm. Tours departing after 6pm are for those 18+ only.

 

Supply of Alcohol / Age Verification

It is illegal to supply alcohol to anyone under the age of 18.

We operate a strict “Challenge 25” policy and we will ask for photo ID to verify your age if you appear to be under 25. We are unable to offer refunds if you are unable to provide suitable ID, if required, when boarding. Acceptable forms of ID are: Photo Driving License, Passport or proof of age card with PASS hologram.

 

Seating

We cannot guarantee seating in specific areas of the bus. We will try our best to accommodate groups of 4+ on one of our booth tables, subject to availability. If your group is split over two tables, we will endeavour to sit you on tables adjacent to each other.

 

Please advise us of any special requests at the time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

Group Bookings

We offer attractive rates for groups of 10+ guests. Please contact our Customer Service team to make your Group booking.

 

Stag / Hen Parties

We only accept stag/hen parties on private hire services. Please contact our Customer Service team for more details by emailing info@theoriginaltour.com or calling +44 208 877 1722.

 

Cancellations

In the unlikely event that we need to cancel your tour a full refund will be made onto the payment card that was used for the booking. A 15% discount will also be offered against a future booking.

 

Arrival for your London Bar Bus experience

Public transport and traffic in London can be unpredictable, please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before your arrival time to avoid missing your departure.

The bus cannot wait for latecomers and refunds will not be given in the event of a “no show”.

Please ensure you bring your vouchers for both the tour & drinks packages (if applicable) either printed or downloaded on your mobile phone.

 

Challenge 25

If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, you will be asked to show either valid drivers license, passport or valid photo ID with the Pass hologram upon boarding the bus.

 

BYO Policy (if applicable to your departure)

A rooftop bar is not a bar without a few drinks! For a limited launch period, the London Bar Bus will be operating on a “Bring Your Own” (BYO) drinks basis.

To ensure your safety, there are some limits to the alcohol permitted onboard...

 

  • 4 canned or plastic bottled drinks OR

  • 1 bottle of wine/sparkling wine OR

  • 2 miniature bottles (max 5cl) of spirits per person

 

Soft drinks are, of course, fine in plastic bottles or cans.

 

 

Drinks Packages (if applicable to your departure)

Drinks Packages are non-refundable but any unopened drinks not consumed during the experience may be taken with you.

If you are unable to provide valid photo ID if requested and you have purchased an alcoholic drinks package, we will substitute your drinks for soft drinks. No refund will be made.

Due to licencing laws, all alcoholic drinks must be purchased in advance. The sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited on-board the bus.

Drinking water will be available free of charge during the experience, please just ask your host.

We reserve the right to substitute drinks within our packages for a similar product to that which was advertised at the time of booking.

 

Once on-board

The experience is 90minutes (approx). The Original Tour shall not be in any way liable to the ticket holder for loss, damage, inconvenience or delay in consequence of any failure, alteration, suspension, cancellation or termination of service.

The route may change due to operational constraints - e.g. road closures due to events or protests.

Please note there is no tour commentary. Your hosts will however be more than happy to answer any questions you have during the experience.

The British weather can be unpredictable but the show must go on! Please come prepared if the weather is not looking good - there will also be a limited amount of wet-weather gear available to borrow on-board.

 

Health & Safety:

Please stay in your seat during the tour and keep arms inside the bus.

No smoking or vaping is allowed on-board the bus at any time.

 

Behaviour:

We ask that you are respectful of other guests during the experience. 

We will refuse carriage to anyone who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. 

We will not tolerate abusive, rude or threatening behaviour towards our staff or guests, and reserve the right to eject anyone during the tour. No refunds will be given under these circumstances.

 

Facilities:

Please note there is no toilet on board the bus.

If you need to leave the bus at any time please speak to your host. Your driver will pull over when it is legal and safe to do so. 

If you leave the bus at any point we will not be able to wait for your return.

Complimentary WiFi is provided on-board the bus and has no commercial value. No refund is available if the WiFi does not operate.

 

Accessibility

The Original Tour prides itself on having a fully wheelchair accessible fleet of buses.

The London bar bus has space for 1 wheelchair on the lower deck. Please contact the customer service team directly to book.

For recipients of Disability Living Allowance, we offer a 30% discount on all our tours for yourself plus one carer. Please contact our Customer Care team for more details.

Due to limited storage space please only bring small bags with you. Items will need to stowed under your table or chair.

We can not guarantee storage space for large items such as pushchairs or suitcases. Please avoid bringing large items with you. Please note there are no storage facilities at the bus departure point.

 

No pets except assistance dogs allowed on-board.