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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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Reviewed today via mobile

Excellent tour even though slight excursion due to marathon. The tour guide Matt was full of useful and interesting information given in a humerous but professional manner. His unique way of delivering the information made the tour. A breath of fresh air and thank you...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Once you get over the 90 pound price for a family ticket the experience is really good. We have been to London 6 times and usually tube/walk around. This is the first bus tour of a city we have done and I would recommend it....More

Thank Tim G
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Dear Tim G, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

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The buses do not run as frequently as others The bus with the live tour guide is good however the one with the audio on your own is not good The bus covers the major landmarks The river cruise is good Did not go on...More

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Dear cytoxanmd, Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not entirely positive. 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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bought a one day bus tour which was advertised as the best - buses don’t run as regularly as other similar tours - unhelpful when to get off - road closures and traffic too busy. Waiting on bus for ages and eventually got off and...More

Thank Sue D
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TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Sue D, Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service. London traffic is certainly (in)famous and we are always looking into how we can make the experience more positive at...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Been visiting London for years and this time took opportunity to try the tour for the first time. What a great way to see the sights of London! The 24 hour ticket is great value as it allows you to carry on your tour on...More

Thank m0reandm0re
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TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear m0reandm0re, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The maps the company provided with the stops at popular tourist spots, were very helpful in getting the most of our 1 day tour. Once we narrowed down the list of "photo ops", it was easy to finalize our itinerary. The most rewarding part of...More

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Dear keepitcimple, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with the Original London bus as there are many other similar ones but this seemed the best value for money. We followed the yellow path and covered most of the ‘must sees’ in London. If you sit up the top you also get...More

Thank Annie F
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Dear Annie F, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

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Travellingmuslimah
7 February 2018|
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Response from TOTCustomerService | Property representative |
Dear Travellingmuslimah, Thank you for your questions. Headphones are available on all our tour buses and are located near the entrance by the driver. Our recorded commentary is only available on our T2, T4, T5, T6 and T7... More
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zachsmum
27 November 2017|
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Our changing of the guard walking tour returns to our starting point, The Original London Visitors Centre in Trafalgar Square.
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
I think you can do the river trip first all the staff will do is tear off the ticket for the river trip and leave you with the bus tour 🚌tickets to use whenever 😎I hope you enjoy the river trip we did very informative and... More
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