The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off
Book and travel by February 28, 2015, and receive 11% off the recommended retail price, plus your ticket will be valid for 48-hours instead of 24!
As a bonus, use your London hop-on hop-off tour ticket for a range of additional activities including a Thames River sightseeing cruise and three London walking tours.
- Popular choice with kids
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Recorded commentary by audio headphones
- Multiple departure times and locations available
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
In addition to your sightseeing tour, your ticket also includes a hop-on, hop-off Thames River cruise and three walking tours – all of which take place daily. See Itinerary for details.
Tour – Red Route:
See the city highlights of central London with audio commentary. Stay on board for the full loop (approx 2 hours), or hop on and off at any of the stops:
Madam Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Eros Statue, Leicester Square, the National Gallery, Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square, Horse Guard’s Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Arts Centre, BFI Imax Cinema, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Gallery Bankside, Millennium Bridge, Catamaran Cruisers, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Speakers’ Corner.
Tour – Yellow Route:
Explore central London with a live guide. Stay on board for the full loop (approx 2 hours), or hop on or off at any of the stops. The route includes all stops mentioned on the Red Route except Madam Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street and Regent Street. These attractions are replaced with the Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts and Fortnum and Mason.
Tour – Blue Route:
Discover London’s museums and shopping districts with audio commentary. Stay on board for the full loop (approx 2 hours) or hop on and off at any of the stops:
Kensington Palace, Baden-Powell House, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Brompton Oratory, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftsbury Avenue, British Museum, Russell Square, Wellington Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street and Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.
Transport Link – Black Route:
Use this route to travel between the main London transport hubs of St Pancras, King’s Cross, Marble Arch, Paddington, Marylebone and Euston.
Transport Link – Green Route:
This route provides a handy loop around central London, stopping at Leicester Square, the London Eye, Westminster and Piccadilly Circus.
Transport Link – Purple Route:
Use this route to travel around west London, stopping at Holland Park, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington Gardens, Paddington and Madam Tussauds.
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Start point 1: Piccadilly Circus
Start point 2: Trafalgar Square
Start point 3: Embankment Station
Start point 4: Victoria and Grosvenor Gardens
Start point 5: Marble Arch
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Ticket is valid for 48-hours
The Original London Sightseeing Tour
- Hop-on hop-off tour
- Sightseeing cruise
- Walking tours
- Children's activity pack
- Professional guide (yellow route only)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- 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
Thames River Sightseeing Cruise:
Simply hop off your sightseeing bus at either Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Pier) or the Tower of London, and then walk to the pier. Show your hop-on hop-off ticket and step aboard your cruise boat. Relax out on deck or inside the boat as you glide up and down the Thames River, gazing at top London attractions such as the London Eye, Tate Modern and more.
Walking Tour – Changing of the Guard:
Meet your guide at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 10:30am. Stroll past St James Palace on your way to Buckingham Palace, and then watch the time-honored ceremony take place. In time to drumbeats, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march in front of the palace in their red tunics and bearskin hats.
Walking Tour – Rock ‘n’ Roll:
Start at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 1pm. Then, set off to explore London, seeing the places linked to rock ‘n’ roll legends of the past few decades. See where the Beatles were nearly arrested, the venue of Jimi Hendrix’s last gig and more.
Walking Tour – Jack the Ripper:
Leave the bus stop at the Tower of London at 3:30pm with your guide, and then walk around Whitechapel in London’s East End. While following the trail of London’s infamous serial killer, hear murderous tales and see the places that gave the Ripper his notorious acclaim.
Reviewed by: Helen P S, October 2014
The man at the shop where we picked up our tickets was really friendly and very helpful. The lady who conducted the live tour was also great - very interesting and knowledgeable (and also dealt very politely and professionally with a few somewhat intoxicated passengers.)
Reviewed by: cindimathieu, October 2014
I enjoyed my time on the Hop On Hop Off buses. The drivers and guides were informative and very helpful!