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  1. The Original Tour - 48 Hour

The Original Tour - 48 Hour

INCLUDES: 3 FREE Walking Tours & FREE Thames River Cruise

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Hop-on, hop-off and take a more leisurely tour of the capital with our 48 hour ticket and see many of London’s breath-taking sights including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square, to ensure you don’t miss any attractions.

With our 48 hour ticket you also get three walking tours as well as a free river cruise extended all the way down the Thames to glorious Greenwich.

This 48 hour ticket is ideal for those of you who have a couple of days to explore this wonderful city. If you have a longer stay in London, find out more about our 72 hour tickets which are a great option for exploring this incredible city and discovering the best it has to offer.


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Whether you’re in London for one day or a whole weekend, we’ve got a variety of tickets available so you can experience London at your leisure. Our City Sampler ticket is perfect if you only have one day to explore London by bus. We also have a 24-hour Ticket a 48-hour Ticket and a 72-hour Ticket which give you unlimited hop-on, hop-off access to our buses for a set amount of time, plus access to our free walking tours and free hop-on, hop-off river cruise. These are great if you are staying in the city for longer and you want to explore London at a more leisurely pace.

  • How it works:

    1. Receive your email confirmation voucher
    2. Download your voucher to your mobile or print it
    3. Redeem your voucher with a uniformed member of staff to receive your ticket to start the tour

    Your 48 hour ticket includes:

    • Unlimited hop-on hop-off 7 routes
      • sightseeing routes: Yellow (T1 and T2), Blue, Orange, Red and Pink
      • 1 hotel connector routes: Purple
    • More than 100 hop-on, hop-off stops
    • Complimentary hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise for the duration of the 48 hour bus ticket
    • 3 walking tours (Changing of the Guard, Jack the Ripper and Rock ‘n’ Roll)
    • Yellow Route: Live guides and recorded commentaries in 11 languages.  From Monday 29th October to Thursday 1st November on T1s, there will be a live guide once per hour from 9am.  From Friday 2nd November there will be a live guide on every T1 tour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only (T1s will be running a 30 minute service from Coventry Street)
    • Blue and Orange routes offer pre-recorded commentary available in 11 languages
  • With your 48 hour ticket, you can discover all that London has to offer as you visit some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, The Tower of London, London Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral. 

    Top picks

    Tower of London: Built by William the Conqueror near the end of 1066, the Tower of London has been used as a royal residence, a treasury, an armoury, a zoo, the Royal Mint and the home of the Crown Jewels. Hop-on our yellow route to see this London icon! 

    St Paul’s Cathedral: The current cathedral was created by Sir Christopher Wren between 1675 and 1710 after its predecessor was destroyed in The Great Fire of London in 1666. Our yellow route passes by this legendary dome shaped wonder which was the tallest building in London until 1967 and is the second largest church in the UK! 

    Trafalgar Square: Completed in 1840 and designed by Sir Charles Barry, pass by the site which used to contain the King’s Mews and is home to many unique and historic statues on its plinths.

    All 48 hour Original Tour tickets include an extended hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise to historic Greenwich where you will be able to see and visit:

    • The Royal Observatory
    • Cutty Sark
    • The Old Royal Naval College
    • Greenwich Park
    • The National Maritime Museum
  • The City Sampler

    • One-day ticket valid for a single date only
    • Walking tours and river cruise not included

    24 Hour Ticket

    • Valid for 24 hours from the time of activation
    • Includes 3 complimentary walking tours
    • Includes a complimentary hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise between Westminster Pier (near Big Ben) and Tower Pier (near the Tower of London).

    48 Hour Ticket

    • Valid for 48 hours from the time of activation
    • Includes 3 complimentary walking tours
    • Includes a hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise between Westminster Pier (near Big Ben), Tower Pier (near the Tower of London) PLUS an extension to historic Greenwich

    72 Hour Ticket

    • Valid for 72 hours from the time of activation
    • Includes 3 complimentary walking tours
    • Includes a hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise between Westminster Pier (near Big Ben), Tower Pier (near the Tower of London) PLUS an extension to historic Greenwich valid for 48 hours from the time of activation

    Ticket Types

    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (5-15 years)
    • Family (2 Adults and 2 Children)
  • Private Tours: Have you considered seeing the very best of London from your very own tour bus? Our exclusive hire ‘Panoramic Tour’ consists of a non-stop circular tour of London’s top sights. It is based on our Yellow Route, with groups boarding at Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria. The tour duration is 2 hours 15 minutes (subject to traffic) and offers the safety and comfort of your very own double-decker bus complete with our multi-lingual audio commentaries (English, Kids’ Club, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin, Arabic & Brazilian Portuguese).  

    Panoramic Tours can only be booked by contacting us on (0)208 877 2120 or They are offered on a first come, first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Departures are available at 11.00am, 1.30pm and 4.00pm. Pricing information can be found on our Ticket Prices page.


    Group Bookings: Our great value group tickets are available for groups of  for 10-50 guests and includes 3 walking tours and a hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise. And with our discounted rates, you can save up to 20% on your group booking.

    In order to ensure that groups enjoy the best possible experience with us, there are number of dates on which group bookings are not available. These are due to scheduled major events and other operational considerations.

    For 2019 these are currently as follows:

    • 9th March - Million Women March
    • 10th March - Big Half Marathon
    • 17th March - St Patrick's Day Parade
    • 24th March - London Landmarks Half Marathon
    • 28th April - London Marathon
    • 1st May - May Day March
    • 27th May - Vitality 10k Run
    • 8th June - Trooping the Colour
    • 6th July - Pride London
    • 27th and 28th July - Triathlon
    • 3rd and 4th August - Ride London
    • 13th October - Royal Parks Half Marathon
    • 9th November - Lord Mayor's Show
    • 12th November - Remembrance Sunday
    • 31st December - New Years Eve Fireworks

    Please call us on +44 (0)20 8877 2120 (Monday – Friday, 9.00 am - 5.30pm GMT) or email for further details.