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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The Original Tour is a great value and a fantastic way to see London. You get to hop on or off the bus anywhere you want. Your pass is good for 24 hours so if you start at lunch one day you can pick up to tour the next day and ride to till lunch. If you like taking pictures... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Changed clubcard vouchers for this experience so was well worth it at only £13.50 for me and my 6yr old son! Took the Yellow route and my son decided to sit next to the speaker Eddie, now my son literally has verbal diarrhoea and would not leave poor Eddie alone but he was so good with him, interacting with him,... More

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Wexford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

What a great way to see London. £29 buys you a full day's guided tour of all the sites (£6 extra gets you two days!). 6 different routes that you can hop on/off and you absolutely will get to see all the major attractions. Price includes a very easy to use map to show all routes and attractions and points... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

After doing a bus tour with this same company in Llandudno, Wales, we were familiar with it. However, we felt more like a herd of cattle being run through & the sales pitchy people they have working for them make you sort of get the feeling you're being taken for a ride in a bad sense. Still, just comparing prices,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

a £29.00 ticket is valid for 24 hours and includes a boat ride down the Thames with optional walking tours a number of different routes to choose from and love that you can hop on and off whenever you want.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Original Tour is the originator of the hop-on/hop-off bus tour. They run double-decker busses along 4 separate tour loops throughout London. The routes sync up at certain locations so you can switch from one line to another easily. You can purchase a one- or two-day ticket for the bus, and get on or off at any of the convenient... More

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

In any major city a hop-on hop-off bus tour is a must to get a feel of where everything is in the city. In case you don't make it back to something at least you can say you saw it. I don't know if the other hop-on hop-off tour bus companies are any better but this one was fine. I... More

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lisburn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

An excellent tour made all the better by the guide (Lawrence) his commentary, jokes and personality made this trip a highlight, his knowledge of London was very good. The route, sights and length of the tour were excellent and only improved by the complimentary river trip. Strongly recommend.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I recently visited London on business & was fortunate to have a weekend in London before heading to Europe. Having not visited London before I wanted to see the sites, I purchased a 24 hour ticket & got to spend 2 days visiting Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Big Ben etc, you even get a free boat cruise thrown in,... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I am normally a big fan of open top bus tours, but I found this a waste of time and money in London. At 30 pound for 24 hours (they only operate from 9:30 to 18:00) and most attractions needing 1-2 hours to visit, your Tube fares would be cheaper. Traffic is a big issue for this tour. There are... More

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