Over 80 Bus Stops Across London

Tickets Include ALL 6 Bus Routes


FREE River Cruise

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London’s Original bus tour

Pass iconic landmarks and attractions on a sightseeing bus tour of London

Want to see the best bits of London but don’t know where to start? If you are planning a trip to the capital, it can be tricky deciding the best way to see all of the major sights. By taking a London bus tour with The Original Tour, you will have multiple sightseeing routes to choose from in central London between the Tower of London and Shepherd’s Bush. Pass all of the major landmarks on an open-top bus with The Original Tour London.

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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.

With so much to do and see, London can be an overwhelming city to visit. Our advice is to organise your time in advance. That way you can get to all your must-see landmarks and attractions. Start planning your adventure around the capital the moment you book your London bus tour tickets. Don't forget to accommodate for travel between landmarks and any special events.

Taking a London bus tour with The Original Tour is simple. With three tickets to choose from, we have 24 hour, 48 hour and 72 hour tickets available, so book now and step on board!

No matter what London sightseeing ticket you choose, it will be valid for the entire duration of your tour. For example, if you validate a 72 hour ticket on Wednesday at 10.30am, you can make as many trips as you want until 10.30am on Saturday.

By booking your tickets right now, you will benefit from a discounted online price. However, if you’d prefer to wait until you're in London on the day of your tour, you can buy tickets from our street staff, bus drivers or The Original Tour Visitor Centre in Trafalgar Square. 

To validate your tickets, show your ID and eVoucher at any Original Tour bus stop. As soon as you’ve validated your ticket, you can hop-on hop-off tours in London as many times as you like for the duration of your tour ticket.

Our London bus tour runs seven days a week across six different routes, with two tours on the Yellow Route. Our tour routes vary in duration, and you should always make time for the inevitable London traffic when planning your journey too. To make it easier to plan your route around London, take a look at our tour times below.

Yellow Route

First Bus: 8.22am

Last Bus: 8.22pm

Orange Route

First Bus: 8.25am

Last Bus: 6.37pm

Blue Route

First Bus: 8.20am

Last Bus: 8.07pm

Purple Route

First Bus: 9.30am

Last Bus: 4.44pm

Red Route

First Bus: 9am 

Last Bus: 5.28pm

Grey Route

First Bus: 8am 

Last Bus: 9.25am

London bus tours are a great way to get your bearings in a new city. On our sightseeing buses, you can hop-on hop-off in London as many times as you want and visit as many iconic London landmarks as you wish. Alternatively, you can take a full tour on one of our routes to see the top landmarks all in one go. Take photos from the bus or the street and step back on board when you’re ready to see more of London.

Some of the landmarks you’ll see on our routes include:

When you’ve seen all of the major landmarks, we have plenty of attraction tickets on offer too. For history fans, the Tower of London is a great choice. SEA LIFE London is lots of fun for families, and architecture lovers might enjoy a visit to St Paul's Cathedral. You may be spoilt for choice with so many things to do, but you definitely won’t be bored!

Booking your attraction entry tickets with The Original Tour is a good idea if you know in advance what attractions you want to visit in London. With our attraction deals, you can save money by purchasing combo tickets. Remember, the more tickets you book, the more money you could save.

The Original Tour bus stops near London attractions such as:

When you have selected and paid for your London sightseeing tickets, we will send you an eVoucher by email. You can use this straight away by showing the voucher on your mobile phone, or you can print it off and bring the voucher with you on the day of your tour.

There are plenty of tours to do in London, so don’t be fooled into thinking that your London sightseeing ticket means you will be stuck on a bus all day long. As well as a London bus tour, your ticket includes extras like our free walking tours and Thames river cruise so you can explore London by foot and boat too.

All 7 Bus Routes

Our main London tour route takes you to all of the best landmarks. Or, switch between routes to explore specific areas.

80+ Bus Stops

With over 80 stops across the city, you’re never far away from the next bus or landmark on your list.

Free London Walking Tours

Experience the Changing of the Guard, retrace Jack the Ripper’s footsteps and learn about London’s musical history with a tour guide.

Free Thames River Cruise

Our free Thames river cruise with City Cruises takes you as far as Greenwich by showing your bus ticket.

  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 2019. 

  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 and three London walking tours are only available with a valid 24, 48 or 72 hour ticket for The Original Tour London.

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

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The City Sampler

Adult £29

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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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Night Bus Tour

Adult £20

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