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  1. The Original Tour - 24 Hour

Hop-On Hop-Off 24hr London Bus Tour

INCLUDES: 3 FREE Walking Tours & FREE Thames River Cruise

Commentary available in the following languages:

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What is a Hop-On Hop-Off London bus tour?

Bus tours with The Original Tour give you 360 views of London 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 100 bus stops in central London, access free WiFi onboard, join our free walking tours and enjoy our free river cruise. We have 7 different bus routes around London and you can make bigger savings when booking your attraction tickets from The Original Tour.

Our Top Tickets

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. Our London hop-on hop-off bus deals include 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. You will also be able to access 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.

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Online £32.50 Full Price £34.00
Online £15.25 Full Price £16.00
Online £80.00 Full Price £84.00

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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Routes

We have 7 bus routes for our hop-on hop-off tours, with our first at 08:10 and our last full tour departing at 18:38. Our sightseeing routes are the Yellow route, passing London’s main attractions, the Blue route, which takes you past London’s iconic shopping district and museums. The Green route loops around central London and the Orange, Purple and Black routes act as a shuttle service connecting the main train stations and hotel districts with The Original Tour departure points for the Yellow and Blue routes.

Start planning your visit by viewing our tour routes and times here.

To find out which route to take,view our London sightseeing map here.

  • 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

      4. Access the sightseeing London map whenever you need to find your nearest stop

    Your 24-hour Ticket Includes:

    • Unlimited hop-on hop-off on 7 routes
      • 6 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 24 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

    Added Extras with The Original Tour

    Our hop-on, hop-off London Visitor Centre is centrally located near Trafalgar Square and you can pop in for information about directions, West End theatre ticket deals, out of London day trips and pick up a London sites map. We also provide 3 free walking tours and a complimentary Thames River Cruise with our 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour tickets so you can get the most out of your visit to London.


  • See London’s Top Attractions

    London is packed with historic and modern landmarks, so what better way to sightsee around London than on top of a double-decker bus? Depending on which route you choose, you’ll be dazzled by, Big Ben, Parliament, the West End, Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and Trafalgar Square, to name a few.

    A Bus Tour for you and the Kids

    Our hop-on hop-off tours in London have live commentary in English, audio guides in 11 different languages and a fun and educational Kids’ Club Commentary for 5 to 11-year-olds. You can also pick up a Kids’ Club activity book from our Visitor Centre before your bus tour, which is filled with stories, quizzes and games.

  • The City Sampler

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

    24 Hour Ticket

    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)
  • Group Bookings: In order to ensure that groups enjoy the best possible experience with us, there are a 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.

    Private Tours: Did you ever consider 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.