Over 80 Bus Stops Across London

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London’s Original bus tour

See the most famous landmarks and attractions in London on our bus tour

Visiting London is always exciting. Whether it is your first time in the capital or you have been before, there is always something new to see. By taking a London sightseeing bus tour with The Original Tour, you can pass all of the city’s most famous landmarks and attractions and hop-on hop-off in London as much as you like to explore London by foot. With seven sightseeing routes between the Tower of London and Shepherd’s Bush, journey through the city on a London sightseeing bus with The Original Tour.

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What’s Included?

With us, you get so much more than a sightseeing 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.

Before your London adventure, it’s a good idea to make a list of everything you want to see and do when you’re in the city. That way, you can find the best way to see as much as possible. With London sightseeing bus tours with The Original Tour, you will certainly get to see a lot in a short space of time.

London bus tours are a great way to explore the capital. With 24 hour, 48 hour and 72 hour open-top bus tours on offer, we have lots of trips available to suit your visit to London. Once you’ve bought your ticket, you have six months to redeem your eVoucher from your original purchase date.

If you validate a 48 hour ticket, for example, at 11am on Tuesday, you will have until 11am on Thursday to use The Original Tour hop-on hop-off buses as many times as you like.

By purchasing your London sightseeing bus tickets right now on our website, you will receive a discounted rate. Or, if you’d prefer to purchase on the day, you can buy tickets from our bus drivers, street staff or by visiting The Original Tour Visitor Centre in Trafalgar Square.

When you're ready to begin your tour, simply validate your ticket by showing your eVoucher and ID at any of our bus stops. Once your ticket is valid, you can use any of our hop-on hop-off buses as many times as you like for the duration of your ticket.

There is so much to see and do in London and cramming it all in on a short trip can be tricky. With six bus routes for our London sightseeing bus tours, including two separate tours on the Yellow Route, The Original Tour can get you to all of the main attractions. The duration of each of our tour routes varies, so take a look at the tour times below and start planning your day.

Yellow Route

First Bus: 8.22am

Last Bus: 10.38pm

Red Route

First Bus: 9am 

Last Bus: 5.16pm

Blue Route

First Bus: 8.15am

Last Bus: 7.51pm

Purple Route

First Bus: 9.30am

Last Bus: 4.44pm

Orange Route

First Bus: 8.25am

Last Bus: 6.37pm

Grey Route

First Bus: 8am 

Last Bus: 9.25am

If you’re short on time and want to see as much of London as possible, or you want an easy way to orientate yourself in the city, a London sightseeing bus is a great place to start. Not only will you pass the main landmarks when you take a full loop of a tour route, but you can hop-on and off as much as you want to see major sights up close.

Some London landmarks you’ll see on our routes include:

Once you’ve seen London’s breathtaking landmarks, you may want to visit some of the cities top attractions. Whether you want to see how the Royals live at Kensington Palace, explore the historic St Paul's Cathedral or would prefer to see London from above at The View From The Shard, there are lots of attractions to choose from. 

To make the most out of your time in central London, a double-decker bus tour passes a lot of landmarks for a great adventure in London. When you’re finished snapping away at landmarks, why not step inside an attraction? We have a variety of offers available for some of our attraction partners, so book in advance for discounted entry. 

The Original Tour bus stops near London attractions including:

We will email your London sightseeing tickets to you as an eVoucher once your purchase is complete. It’s up to you whether you want to print this off or show the eVoucher on your mobile phone. 

Our hop-on hop-off tickets also include some added extras so that you can get the most out of your trip. As well as exploring on a London bus tour, you can also take a free walking tour and Thames river cruise.

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 Thames River Cruise

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

All 7 Bus Routes

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

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.

  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.

Only have a few hours?

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

City sampler bus driving down a busy street

The City Samlper

Adult £27

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

london by night bus tour

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.