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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

Jews Row | London, London SW18 1TB, England
+44 (0)20 8877 1722
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Owner description: Welcome to London and to The Original Tour. We provide more than just a great way to travel around the capital, The Original Tour is THE essential... more » Owner description: Welcome to London and to The Original Tour. We provide more than just a great way to travel around the capital, The Original Tour is THE essential introduction to London. We invite you to experience the magical sights and sounds of London in comfort and safety aboard our hop-on hop-off bus tours. Founded over 60 years ago we are now the largest and most popular open-top sightseeing red bus operator in the world!Follow us on twitter! Our username is Original_Tour « less
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was on one of the Yellow Routes on Saturday, October 18th. The trip started well, but finished poorly. Loaded up at the Tower of London. Driver was Fritz and the Narrator was Malcolm. Cannot say enough good things about Malcolm. He clearly loves the history, was very personable and even chatted with me briefly about my home town (Vancouver).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

What a great way to see London and hear about its history. Great value for money as our ticket lasted for 48hrs with a free river cruise. We spent all day hopping on and off the bus and the next day just doing the whole journey again. Our guide Peter from Southwark was brilliant, great sense of humour and very... More

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Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I only had one day to spend in London and was told by a colleague that the best way to get a feel for the city and see the sights was to take an open-air double decker bus tour. After going along the yellow route (a two-hour ride), I definitely agree that this is the best way to start and... More

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Landrum, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This is a little pricey but it's a great way to spend your "downtime" while visiting London. They give you earphones so you can listen to the canned presentation but it really is informative. I would recommend taking this the first day or two that you're in London so you can get your bearings, find out which tourist attractions you'd... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Used Tesco Clubcard vouchers - excellent value for money. Stopped halfway round tour and nipped in to KFC then got back on. Used bus to get to hotel in rush hour rather than go on public transport. Ticket valid for 48 hours... and also river cruise so we went to Greenwich. Best with live guide (you know what I mean).... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great way of getting around london to see the main attractions. You can hop on and off the bus at your leisure thus enabling yoy to take in the attractions you wish to see in more depth. Earphones are provided with commentary about sights - this can work well if the operator times it correctly. One of the buses we... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We first did the yellow route and this has live guides speaking English. They were really interesting, knowledgable and comical. The traffic was very busy so leave yourself plenty of time. The ticket gives you 2 days of bus travel and includes a cruise along the Thames which is also very entertaining.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Went on the Original Tour yesterday with a friend visiting from South Africa. I hadn't been on a tour of the city for over 5 years, so was curious to do it again. We were not disappointed. We started off from Piccadilly Circus on a yellow route bus. We had a really good guide whose comments were all very interesting... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We purchased our tickets for the Hop-On/Off bus in London and went to the Original Tourist Center to exchange our Viator voucher for tickets to find out that vouchers were good on four different busses and a Thames River Cruise as well as a pick-up point for one of our longer tours. The folks here were simply wonderful and helpful,

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Sofia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

we were very surprised that the 24h tickets we had were extended to 48h, including a cruise at Temsa. it's the best way to get around the city in a short time.

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