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The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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$42.17

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!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
- Hop-on, Hop-off Thames River cruise ticket is valid for the same period as your bus ticket only
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate

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YELLOW ORIGINAL TOUR

Route Duration: 2 hours

Stops on the YELLOW ORIGINAL TOUR:
  • Grosvenor Gardens - STA Travel , Stop Z6
  • W1K 1AB - Queen Elizabeth Walk, Hyde Park, right of Achilles Statue, Stop X
  • Marble Arch - Speakers Corner, Stop Z
  • Marble Arch Station / Park Lane - Outside Bob Forstner showroom
  • Coventry Street - In front of Shake Shack
  • Pall Mall East - left of National Portrait Gallery entrance
  • Westminster Bridge Road - (London Eye Side), in front of Marriott Hotel, next to lion statue
  • York Road - Outside Gail's Bakery
  • Queen Victoria Street - Stop MD
  • Aldwych - Outside One Aldwych Hotel
  • Aldwych Royal Courts of Justice (Stop K) - LSE, Stop K
  • Ludgate Hill - St Pauls Cathedrale Entrance, in front of Cote Brasserie
  • Queen Victoria Street - In front of HSBC Bank, stop MD
  • London Bridge - Monument, north of London Bridge, Stop P
  • Tooley Street - Left of Potters Fields Park, Stop J
  • Tower Hill - Tower of London, Bus Stop in front of Bronze Worker Statue
  • Victoria Embankment - Opposite Temple Station, Stop W
  • Westminster Bridge Road - Big Ben Side, in front of Westminster Pier
  • Horseferry Road - Stop NE, Junction of Thorney Street
  • Buckingham Gate - Buckingham Palace, opposite Queens Gallery
  • Buckingham Palace Road - Victoria Station, outside Grosvenor Hotel
Attractions on the YELLOW ORIGINAL TOUR:

Tower of London / Buckingham Palace / Tower Bridge / SEA LIFE London Aquarium / Tate Modern / Shakespeare's Globe Theatre / St. James's Palace / St. Paul's Cathedral / Millennium Bridge / National Gallery / Royal Academy of Arts / Trafalgar Square / The London Dungeon / Hyde Park / Westminster Abbey / Leicester Square / Oxford Street / Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall / Southbank Centre / Houses of Parliament / Big Ben / Changing of the Guard / Downing Street / Westminster / Speakers' Corner / The Original London Sightseeing Tour / Thames River / Coca-Cola London Eye / British Film Institute IMAX / Marble Arch Theatre / London Bridge

Operates: Service operates at a frequency of every 5-12 minutes in summer and 15-30 minutes in winter.

BLUE ROYAL BOROUGH TOUR

Route Duration: 1 hour

Stops on the BLUE ROYAL BOROUGH TOUR:
  • Kensington Road - Kensington Palace, opposite Cabmen's Shelter
  • Notting Hill Gate - Junction of Clanricarde Gardens, Stop M
  • Bayswater Road - Outside DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
  • Bayswater Road - Outside Thistle Kensigton Gardens Hotel
  • Lancaster Terrace - Junction of Gloucester Terrace, Stop LH
  • Praed Street - Right of Hotel Mercure Paddington, Stop H
  • Marble Arch Station / Park Lane - Outside Bob Forstner showroom
  • Buckingham Gate - Buckingham Palace, opposite Queens Gallery
  • Horseferry Road - Stop NE, Junction of Thorney Street
  • Lambeth Palace Road - Lambeth Pier, Stop SP
  • Westminster Bridge Road - In front of St Thomas Hospital
  • Parliament Street - Stop C, outside HM Treasury
  • Whitehall - Horse Guards Parade
  • Cockspur Street - Stop S, Trafalgar Square
  • Piccadilly Arcade - Picadilly Circus, Stop G
  • Green Park Station - In front of Santander Bikes
  • Piccadilly Circus - Opposite Hard Rock Cafe
  • W1K 1AB - Queen Elizabeth Walk, Hyde Park, right of Achilles Statue, Stop X
  • Knightsbridge - The Lanesborough Hotel, Stop 13
  • Brompton Road - Harrods, Stop KA
  • Thurloe Place - Stop N, opposite Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Gloucester Road - Stop GS, Opposite Gloucester Road Station
Attractions on the BLUE ROYAL BOROUGH TOUR:

Harrods / V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A Museum of Childhood / Science Museum / Natural History Museum / Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens / Royal Albert Hall

Operates: Service operates daily every 20-30 minutes throughout the year.

ORANGE BRITISH MUSEUM TOUR

Route Duration: 50 minutes

Stops on the ORANGE BRITISH MUSEUM TOUR:
  • Woburn Place - In front of The Royal National Hotel
  • Upper Woburn Place - Junction of Euston Road, Stop L
  • Pancras Road - Eurostar Arrivals, Stop T
  • Midland Road - Stop S
  • Upper Woburn Place - Stop M, in front of Central House
  • Bedford Way - In front of Logan Hall
  • Bedford Place - Stop K, Russel Square
  • Great Russell Street - British Museum, Stop W
  • Charing Cross Road - Wyndham's Theatre
  • Duncannon Street - St Martin-In-The-Fields Chuch, Stop G
  • Aldwych - Outside One Aldwych Hotel
  • Southampton Row - Stop Y, in front of Victoria House
Attractions on the ORANGE BRITISH MUSEUM TOUR:

Covent Garden / King's Cross Station / The British Museum / Leicester Square / Trafalgar Square / Nelson's Column

Operates: Service operates daily every 20-30 minutes throughout the year.

PURPLE SHUTTLE

Route Duration: 45 minutes

Stops on the PURPLE SHUTTLE:
  • Holland Park Avenue - Royal Crescent Gardens
  • Notting Hill Gate - Stop M, Junction of Clanricarde Gardens
  • Bayswater Road - Outside DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
  • Bayswater Road - Outside Thistle Kensigton Gardens Hotel
  • Lancaster Terrace - Stop LH, junction of Gloucester Terrace
  • Marble Arch Station / Park Lane - Outside Bob Forstner showroom
  • Speakers' Corner - Stop Z, Marble Arch
  • Bayswater Road - Opposite Tyburn Covent and Church, Stop A
Attractions on the PURPLE SHUTTLE:

Notting Hill

Operates: Service operates daily every 30-60 minutes throughout the year.

RED SHUTTLE

Route Duration: 20 minutes

Stops on the RED SHUTTLE:
  • Marble Arch Station / Park Lane - Outside Fine & Country
  • Speakers' Corner - Marble Arch, Stop Z
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Albany Street - Melia White House Hotel, Stop C
  • Marylebone Road - Opposite Baker Street Station, Stop E
Attractions on the RED SHUTTLE:

Hyde Park / Baker Street / Marble Arch / Madame Tussauds London

Operates: Service operates daily every 30-60 minutes throughout the year.

THE MORNING SHUTTLE

Route Duration: 45 minutes

Stops on the THE MORNING SHUTTLE:
  • Holland Park Avenue - Royal crescent Gardens
  • Notting Hill Gate - Junction of Clanricade Gardens
  • Bayswater Road - Outside DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel
  • Bayswater Road - Thistle Kensington Gardens Hotel
  • Lancaster Terrace - Stop LH, junction of Gloucester Terrace
  • Praed Street - Stop H, right of Hotel Mercure Paddington
  • Praed Street - Left of Hilton Metropole Hotel
  • Marble Arch Station / Park Lane - Outside Bob Forstner Showroom
  • Speakers' Corner - Stop Z, Marble Arch
Attractions on the THE MORNING SHUTTLE:

Notting Hill / Kensington Gardens / Marble Arch / Paddington Station / Hyde Park

Operates: Service operates daily every 20 minutes throughout the year. Operates only from 8am to 9am.

Departure:

Departure point:

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure time:

See itinerary

Duration:

20 to 120 minutes

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

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shanikajohnson126

We used the yellow line and all 3 of our hosts provided great history about London. It was super easy getting on and off of the bus.

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Melania C

We collected our tickets from the main office which was very easy to locate. The tours are varied and visit all the main landmarks. Moreover we went on the bus T1 which has the live tour guide on board and the details they go into to explain made the experience even more positive, giving curious anecdotes.

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Denis H

Thanks to the Original Tour: Hop on, Hop off bus, I've had a wonderful start to my stay in London. There were always people willing to help, and I was fortunate to join the 'yellow tour' - the main sites of London - with an English speaking guide. A special thanks here to the hilarious Louie, and wonderful driver, Funkie. I'm very happy to highly recommend this tour.

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Sharon G

Mara saved the day!
Things started out very rocky because in my early morning haste I'd neglected to bring the print out of our email confirmation for the tickets! Bus driver mgr out side of Buckingham Palace refused to let us board even though I was able to show him the email confirmation with all the details. He sent us all (family of 10) on a hike to their main office to get a print out of the email, and was incredibly rude and short with us, very uncaring. He just pointed up the street, "just walk for 5 minutes" and would not give us an address, only wanted us gone! We walked for more than 5 minutes, never saw an office, but saw another bus down a side street and approached a lady there who was wearing a badge that said "manager", so I explained our predicament to her, and she completely took pity on us and worked it out for us. Mara was her name and we are so very grateful to her for turning around what was spiralling down into a disastrous experience with your company into a " feel good "encounter.. You are very fortunate to have Mara on your staff. Thank you, Mara, for showing compassion and exercising great customer relationship skills. Something the bus driver " manager" outside of Buckingham Palace stop was 100% lacking.

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camurd

They hop on - hop off bus is a great way to see the city. The buses were running all the time (until early evening) and we never had to wait very long for them.

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focusedfp

Recent 2-day tour.... that took us half the first morning to find a bus. We were told 3 different locations by Hop bus people. Yes....the Hop bus people told us 3 different locations! We finally went to the Original Tour store at Trafalgar Square to get started. yikes. Thankfully the weather was nice but we missed half of our first day. Tours are good -- only did yellow line and blue line -- but good.

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crazyforroxy

The tour itself was super convenient. If you have a day in London it’s a great tour to do if you want to see everything in 1 day. Buses ran frequently so you’re not waiting long.

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C.T. J

Timeschaduals are impossible in crowded Londen. Drivers do their utmost to deal with the traffic.
But it takes hours to complish one of the routes.
The earphone methode is good.

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Kristin M

Terrible experience. We waited forever for the bus. The man in the booth sent us to a stop that the bus wasn’t coming to because it had. Even moved. We barely saw anything because our day was spent constantly waiting for a bus that took over thirty minutes to show up st any stop we went to. Would not use this company again

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Patricia H

We waited an hour for the bus. The trip was basically paying to sit in traffic jams. Because of the number of other buses, everything you see is partially to fully obscured by buses. I slept quite a bit. The free add-ons have to be taken on the same day as the bus. Not a fun trip.


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The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Overview:

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!

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$42.17

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