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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

| The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
+44 20 8877 1722
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Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour's famous red open-top buses. London's most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital and includes entertaining English-speaking guides, an unrivalled fleet of superb modern buses, three main tour routes, two of which offer 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 80 conveniently located stops
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
St. James's
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This all day tour was really worthwhile. A great combination of walking and sightseeing on the bus. We visited all the top sites with plenty of time to explore before moving on to the next site. Loved the Tower of London and changing of the...More

Thank ec1234
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear ec1234, 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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was very excited to hop on The Original and learn about the city. Unfortunately from the very start, the experience just wasn’t that great. I waited about 30 minutes for the first bus to arrive and the lady taking my ticket was clearly not...More

Thank hoppscrouse
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Hoppscrouse, Thank you very much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not positive. Please could you send us some more information on what date you took the tour and the bus stops where you experienced these issues, so that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't fault it bought a 24hr ticket upgraded to 48hrs & free river cruise all for £32. Four different routes to see & choice of river cruise, we took the one to Greenwich & return. Very informative plenty of stops to get off & see...More

Thank lesleyloulou
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear lesleyloulou, 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve managed to take a few different hop on, hop off tours in London in the past few years while entertaining visiting relatives. The Original Bus Tour may have been the first but, it is not the best. We were a family group on a...More

Thank mcmonScotland
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mcmonScotland. Thank you very much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not positive. Please could you send us some more information on what date you took the tour and the bus stops where you experienced these issues, so that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not miss this one we booked the tour on arrival at Euston Station it offered a two day bus pass and a river boat tour from Westminster to Greenwich ⛴the bus stop 🚏 for this tour was at Russell Square we were met by...More

Thank David R
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David. Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are very proud of our team and it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour and the staff who you met on the day. Hope we can welcome you back onto...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to see the capital. The choice of routes allowed us to visit many places in one day. Also came with boat trip and we had an extra day free-shame we couldn't use itMore

Thank rkjuliff94
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear rkjuliff94, Thank you so much for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time on our tour. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service. Best wishes from us all at The Original...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a limit day in London so paid £32 each which gave us two days for the price of one , if we had longer here it would have been great , however we only did the main yellow route which took just...More

Thank willoiow
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear willoiow, 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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a 2 day bus tour including boat trip via Greenwich-Westminster and tickets for the London Dungeons. Plenty of bus stops, interesting commentary and particularly liked the live commentary by an amusing male member of staff one afternoon who managed to get most of the...More

Thank Tibbyhatton
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tibbyhatton, Thank you so much for your review and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time in London. We really appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first took this tour in the summer and we enjoyed it. In London again in November we made a point of using this company again. Drivers were helpful and friendly but we felt let down by three things: we waited over an hour outside...More

Thank 391stephen81
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 391stephen81, Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not entirely positive. We operate a reduced service during our winter months compared to summer, which is why you noticed such a difference between two experiences. We really...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Walking Tour we went on and the Themes Boat ride were great. We all really enjoyed these (and to impress my 13 yr old is not easy!) Really disappointed with the bus tour and feel the published communication is misleading. We wanted live commentary...More

Thank Joli7074
TheOriginalTourLDN, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Elizabeth V, Thank you very much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not entirely positive. We do try to inform our customers about our tours and its availability through our map, on street staff and website. I'm sorry that...More

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27 November 2017|
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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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Thanasis E
10 November 2017|
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Response from Wendy J | Reviewed this property |
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