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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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Description: 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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Great tour bus, be aware of winter time

We used this company while travelling around London, UK in January 2015. Be aware that when travelling in winter time the bus doesn't come as often. The schedule says buses every... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We used this company while travelling around London, UK in January 2015. Be aware that when travelling in winter time the bus doesn't come as often. The schedule says buses every 15-20 minutes on some lines and 15-30 minutes on others. We always waited 25-30 minutes and this can put a damper on things if you want to transfer to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Complete tours of London. Various kind of tours by theme. Drivers are extremely friendly and helpful.

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Philadelphia,PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I chose This tour company to show my elderly father and his wife the major sights of London. My father has trouble walking and uses a cane. My main gripe is that the driver of one of the buses we used started to drive off while my father was still making his way down the stairs from the upper deck.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I got these tickets for my in laws trip to London. On their return they did nothing but sing the praises of the staff of this tour company, who went out of their way to make it an enjoyable experience for the both of them. Nothing was too much of a trouble. They very much enjoyed themselves over the two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Very convenient way to get around London, see the sights and listen to some history at the same time. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the route map helped when picking out destinations and places to see. Just hop on and hop off whenever you want. Great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

it has been a great experince. We have seen a lot of things and it is great that we were able to use the tour for two days. I have heard intresting things about London.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

What a great deal, in the winter 48 hours on the hop off / on bus for the price of a 24 hour ticket is exactly what we wanted! I lived in London for a year and didn't realize half of the things the tour guides (who were smart, funny, and energetic) were describing on the way. I would do... More 

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Nivelles, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We used it for 48h (promo for the price of 24h) during a short trip to London with the all familly. It was really the good choice to have illimited travel opportunities for 5p during 2 days. Busses are available max every 20 min. Numerous circuits that allow to visit all London. Good comments in multiple langage on all circuit... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you are in a hurry and only have 1 day for London and never been before, this is a good way to use your day. You save time in the long run and do a quick visit. The difficulty would be which place to stop and spend more time. To get the five stars they need to also provide... More 

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Kildare,Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Tour guides excellent. Very impressed with service. Easy access to all London must-see sights. Cruise and walking tours very good.

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