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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

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Address: Trafalgar Square | London, London SW18 1TB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8877 1722
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Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour's famous red...

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 across over 80 conveniently located stops

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Good Deal - Hop-On Hop-Off Original Bus Tour

To get an introduction and see the best of London, we decided to travel on The Original London Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off buses. We got discount tickets because we had our Rick... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Southaven, Mississippi, USA

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Hamden, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 NEW

I can't count the number of times I have been to London, but every time I bring someone new, I take them on an Original London Sightseeing Tour. You see all the sites, can get off where you want, the guides are fantastic. With a ride on the Thames included, this is a MUST do.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

This tour company was great. Staff super helpful, lots of staff around city near important sights to help you find bus. Live commentary excellent. If you happen to get on one with a boring guide then hop on another and they should be awesome. At the end of the tour my guide even walked me blocks to my other bus... More 

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Southaven, Mississippi, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

To get an introduction and see the best of London, we decided to travel on The Original London Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off buses. We got discount tickets because we had our Rick Stevens 2015 London book with us. We decided to take the Red/T2 City Sightseeing Tour, which has digitally recorded commentaries and stayed on bus until the stop for Tower... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Excellent trip and very informative - however the Thames cruise was 1st class as was the watermen commentary.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

The commentaries on the headsets were ok, but hopping on a bus with a live guide a few times was fantastic. They provide personal comments and insights regarding the sites and areas we drove around. We asked questions and got useful guidance on what was worth doing, versus what wasn't. A pass for 48 hours was well worth it, particularly... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

We were visiting London for the first time and we wanted a good overview of the city's main attractions. The Original Tour has an extensive network of buses and we were pleased with all aspects of their service (plenty of buses, excellent staff, colourful tour guides). With our Original Tour ticket, we also got a boat cruise which was a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

This is the most "touristy" thing I've done in my life and I'm glad I did! I took the RED city sights tour and it lasted well over 2 hours. The driver of the bus was a skilled guy as weaving in and out of London traffic is no easy task! Through the use of the audio (via provided earbuds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

My family took one bus most of the way around the Original Tour route. The guide gave a great commentary. He kept the commentary informative, hitting the main features and interspersing it with interesting trivia and jokes. Even though he has been giving the tour many times a day for years, he made it sound fresh, despite him speaking into... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

A must do if you have limited time in London. Tour guides on the yellow route are excellent and passionate. The other routes have audio guides in various languages. Price is reasonable and tours include walking tours for the changing of the guard, jack the ripper and river cruise. Also a great way to get about London.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

All the staff, drivers, tour guides, ticket sellers were extremely friendly and helpful. Buses were very regular and we didn't wait for more than 5 minutes often no more than a couple of minutes. Good value. I will certainly use them again.

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