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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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great way to see London, commentary is good and can be cheaper than taxis for getting around if you want to see the sights.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Spent a day hoping on and off the tour bus. Great way to see the sights of London, and the guides talking on the buses were really friendly and informative. Obviously a more expensive way to get around than the tube but then all you see is the tube and where you're specifically heading to

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Yeovil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We used the tour bus as our way to get around London. We used it for two days and it was so much fun. Our kids had a great time! A little bit hit and miss with the tour guides on the yellow route. We had some really, really good guides and some not so good guides. The boat trip... More

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We chose to visit London August Bank Holiday - in hind sight perhaps not the best idea but anyway... It was pouring down and the kids were fed up... we decided to use the bus to have a tour of london.. Yes it was raining - yes we sat on the top of the bus but we had a brilliant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Brilliant service used all 3 routes throughout the day my 9 yr old loved her activity pack found all the staff very knowledgeable and very helpful never waited very long for a bus a fantastic way to see everything and travel across London would definitely recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The only drawback was that it rained heavily during our stay, other than this the tour was brilliant. The staff - ticket seller, driver and guides - are all excellent, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The tour were great and they take you far and wide around London. If you have the time buy the 48 hr ticket, it is definitely... More

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Portland, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Take your kids on the bus. Spend all day on the open air - double decker bus. Best views of London. You'll get great pictures!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We booked this for a recent trip to London, and used it several times over 36h (extended a 24h ticket to 48h, which probably paid for itself, as we used it instead of the underground for most of our visit). The commentary was good on most of the buses we used, and the route and stops were interesting. The boat... More

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Solihull, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Used the Original Bus Tour to aid a whirlwind tour of London as a family group of 6. We had some Tesco Vouchers as part payment and walked to Woburn Place to pick up the Blue Route first thing in the morning. The lady driver wasn’t able to make the exchange, but invited us on the bus to start the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great commentary, nice enough buses. Good drop off points and easy to navigate. There were lots of people around to help at the major stops and all were willing to help and easy to deal with. Would like it if they ran a little later into the night to get our money's worth, but for first timers in London, this... More

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