Over 80 Bus Stops Across London

Tickets Include ALL 6 Bus Routes


FREE River Cruise

FREE Wifi Onboard

Kids Club Commentary


London’s Original bus tour

Explore London’s best landmarks and attractions on one fun bus tour

Make the most of your time in England’s capital by travelling around on a tour bus in central London. Maximise the time you spend sightseeing by ticking off a whole list of London landmarks in one go. With multiple routes from the Tower of London to Shepherd’s Bush, you can get to the main attractions and see all of the major sights with The Original Tour’s open-top bus 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.

The best way to make the most of your visit to London is to plan ahead. That way, you can make sure you get to see all of the landmarks on your to-do list. From booking your tickets to hopping on board, start planning your hop-on hop-off London bus tour now.

Touring London with The Original Tour is really simple. Choose a 24 hour, 48 hour or 72 hour London bus tour, then simply redeem your eVoucher within six months of your original purchase date.

Starting your tour at 11.30am on Monday and have 24 hours to use your ticket? You’ll have until 11.30am on Tuesday to take as many trips as you like from any Original Tour London stop and hop-on and off as much as you want to.

You can buy your open-top bus London tickets right now on our website at a discounted rate. Alternatively, drop by The Original Tour Visitor Centre in Trafalgar Square, purchase your tickets on the bus or buy them from The Original Tour staff on the streets of London.

Validate your bus tour ticket at any Original Tour bus stop by showing your eVoucher and ID. Then, you’re free to hop-on to any of our open-top London bus routes for the duration of time on your ticket.

We have six routes in total for our tourist bus London, with two separate tours running on the Yellow Route. The length of time for each tour varies and, of course, there is the inevitable London traffic to consider too. But to help you plan your day, take a look at the first and last bus times for each route below.

Yellow Route

First Bus: 8.22am

Last Bus: 8.22pm

Blue Route

First Bus: 8.20am

Last Bus: 8.07pm

Orange Route

First Bus: 8.25am

Last Bus: 6.37pm

Red Route

First Bus: 9am 

Last Bus: 5.28pm

Purple Route

First Bus: 9.30am

Last Bus: 4.44pm

Grey Route

First Bus: 8am 

Last Bus: 9.25am

One of the main reasons for booking an open-top bus in London is so you can see as many of the city’s iconic landmarks as possible in a short space of time. You can take a full loop of the tour and take photos as you pass each landmark. Or, spend the day hopping off at different landmarks to see them up close and explore the area before stepping back onto another open-top London bus.

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

As well as breathtaking landmarks, there are also several exciting attractions to visit in London. From historic places of interest like St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London to family experiences like SEA LIFE London and KidZania, there are plenty of activities to choose from.

If you plan on ticking off lots of landmarks and attractions during your visit, The Original Tour is a great way to travel from place to place. Don’t forget, we also have combo tickets and discounted entry to multiple attractions. Check out our attraction partners to see what’s on offer. 

The Original Tour bus stops near London attractions such as:

Your London hop-on hop-off ticket will be emailed as an eVoucher once you have completed your purchase. This can be printed off or shown on your mobile device along with ID to begin your tour.

As well as the open-top bus, there are also lots of other tours to do in London. Your Original Tour London ticket also includes walking tours, multiple sightseeing routes, a Thames river cruise and commentary on board.

All 7 Bus Routes

Our main open-top London bus 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.

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 tour

The City Sampler

Adult £29

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.

See london by night on a open top bus

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.