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We have resumed operations since 16th April 2021. You can pre-book tickets to our thematic tours now!

The Simple way to see London’s Iconic Landmarks

Stopping for a quick layover or want to get the most out of your time in London? There’s no greater way to see the best bits of the city than a hop-on hop-off bus in London. Your Original Tour ticket makes it super easy to get around. Hop-on and off as much as you like, or complete a whole loop for a fantastic overview of the city on an open top bus. With entertaining live guides, activities for the kids and the chance to explore a lot in little time, take a London open top bus tour and see the city your way with The Original Tour.

Live Guides or Recorded Commentary in 11 Languages

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What’s Included?

With us, you get so much more than a bus tour. Check out these added benefits to make your hop-on hop-off London bus tour one to remember.


Plan your day out in London with The Original Tour. Find everything you need to know about our sightseeing bus tours and discover London your way.

Get to know your way around London, pass the cities famous landmarks and explore by foot on our hop-on hop-off bus tour.

The Original Tour Visitor Centre is near Trafalgar Square and is a good place to start if you’re not familiar with London. You can pop in and speak to a tour operator about directions, West End theatre tickets, day trips out of the city and even pick up a map of London. You can also take a complimentary Thames River Cruise with our 24 hour tickets to get the most out of your visit to London.

If you’ve never been to London before, finding your way might be a little bit tricky at first. Plan your route to the city centre to begin your tour by following our directions.

Within 6 months of buying your ticket, you can use it at any time. Your ticket duration starts from the moment you redeem it to begin your sightseeing tour.

Our open top bus tour of London gives you 360 views of the city from our open-top buses and unlimited hop-on, hop-off access. When you book with The Original Tour you can hop-on or off our buses at over 9 bus stops in central London, access free WiFi onboard, learn all everything there is to know about the city with our tour guides (on some buses) and enjoy our free river Thames cruise. 

We can arrange a private London open top bus tour just for you. Learn more about our group and private tours here and complete a panoramic tour of London on our main sightseeing bus route.

Go to Group Tours.

We have one open top bus routes for our hop-on hop-off tours, with our first at 10am and our last full tour departing at 6pm. Our sightseeing route is the Yellow Route, passing London’s main attractions.

Please note that the Blue Route, the Orange Route, the Red Route, the Purple Route and the Grey Route are not in service at the moment.

London is packed with historic and modern landmarks, so get to know your way around by sightseeing on our hop-on hop-off London bus tour. You’ll be dazzled by Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the West End, Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square, to name a few.

  1. The Original Tour bus tickets are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. Please note these tickets are not valid on Christmas Day 25th December 2020. Tickets redeemed in the days before the 25th will ‘jump’ Christmas Day and begin again on the 26th so they will still get their full validity.

  2. Validate your ticket in London when you are ready to begin your tour. You can use your ticket for the length of time on your ticket once you have validated it.

  3. General terms and conditions apply.

  4. We can’t guarantee a seat on the top deck as all seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

  5. Our free hop-on hop-off river cruise is only available with a valid 24 hour ticket for The Original Tour London. lease note that, from Monday 4th October, City Cruises will be only sailing Friday to Sunday.

Only have a few hours?

Get around all of the sights in a short space of time before you have to leave London.

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Discover London Panoramic Tour

Adult £25

Spend your day-trip in London with The Original Tour and see all of the top tourist attractions on one panoramic open top bus tour.

London by Night

Experience another side to the city as the sun sets and London lights up around you. The perfect end to your day in London.

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London by Night Bus + Boat Tour

Adult £29

Experience another side to the city as the sun sets and London lights up around you. The perfect end to your day in London.