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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

| The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
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We invite you to experience the magical sights and sounds of London in comfort and safety aboard our hop-on hop-off bus tours. The Original Tour has been presenting London to our guests for more than 65 years and is one of the most recognizable and most popular open-top red sightseeing bus tour operator in the world! London's most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital and includes entertaining English-speaking guides, an unrivaled fleet of superb modern buses, three main tour routes, offering a full multi-lingual commentary, 3 fascinating free walking tours, a fantastic free Thames Hop-on Hop-off river cruise pass, and an exclusive Kids' Club. All hop-on hop-off tickets are valid for 24-hours or 48-hours across over 65 conveniently located stops. We look forward to welcoming you to London!
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Review of The Original Sightseeing London Tour. I must say that after having spent four months working as a Bus Tour Driver of this company, I have been able to appreciate and learn the Culture, History and Geography of London. I advise everyone to visit...More

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Hello Jesus, Thank you for your positive review and being a part of The Original Tour family. Best wishes for the future from us all at The Original Tour

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We are a family of 4 and were lucky enough to visit London at the end of our trip to Italy. We only had 3 days there, but we certainly made the most of it. We purchased a day pass on this tour and it...More

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Hello kuchmike3, Thank you so much for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time in London and on board our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original...More

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i was looking forward to this tour with my sisters and daughters. The first day, the first tour guide for about a quarter of our tour was fantastic. After that, we were extremely disappointed in customer service and buses. We waited upwards to 45-50 min...More

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Hello Jessica, Thank you very much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not positive and I am concerned to read of some of the details of your trip. Please could you send us some more information about which date you...More

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We decided to take the Original London Tour In order to see the sights of London. There are a few things to know: -There are some buses with An English speaking tour guide. I highly recommend this over the multilingual buses that only Have headphones...More

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Hello Rachael, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service. Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

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twcrdoc
24 May 2018|
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Hi twcrdoc, Thank you for your question! It may be necesary to change buses at our starting point, this is done to help regulate our service. We will always try to provide you with a bus as soon as possible however. Best... More
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Sunita M
15 May 2018|
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Dear Sunita M, Thank you for your question! Our Rock'n'Roll walking tour starts and finishes from our Original London Visitor Centre located by Trafalgar Square. Best wishes from The Original Tour
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