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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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I had a 12 hour layover in London so I booked the trip beforehand, made my way to the Trafalgar office and waited for the yellow bus line not far away. I had to wait for 40... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed on Friday 30th July when I visited London with my youngest son. We go into London on a regular basis, but we had some spare time on our hands and decided to do one of the bus tours. I wanted to know what route the bus took, so picked up one of this companies leaflets at an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Really enjoy the ability to be able to get on and off, taking the bus to an area getting off to explore and than getting back on to the site makes this the best value you for the money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I had a 12 hour layover in London so I booked the trip beforehand, made my way to the Trafalgar office and waited for the yellow bus line not far away. I had to wait for 40 minutes because i was too early ( it starts at 10:03) from that point. I found out that that stop was the end... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It was all well planned and the courtesy of staff was very much appreciated. Just to add on I boarded a bus from Victoria Station and I did not got the kids pack which my elder daughter wanted any how. When I came later to the another stop (Red route) near Victoria Station, Sorry don't know the name but the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went on three Original London Sightseeing Tours....the Afternoon Tour, the Morning Tour and the See London By Night tour and they were all very good. Our guide Cosette was a lovely lady and made the tours so enjoyable. She knew everything we expected her to know, and she was punctual, professional and friendly. These tours are by far the... More 

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Silvis, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

First time in London, used this to get our feet wet and see some sights after flying into town. Gave a good overview of the town and I noted to myself there is no way I would ever drive a car into London. We had a recorded tour guide which I believe took away from this being a special tour.... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Bought the two day pass and it was worth it. Used the buses for transport around London as well as the guided tour. It seemed like there was about four Big Bus buses for every original bus, but for us the live guide was worth the wait.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Along with my wife and daughter, I purchased tickets for a day's sightseeing in London with The Original London sightseeing tour. All was going well early on until London was brought to a halt by a series of demonstrations around Whitehall. We took the river cruise up the Thames from the London Eye to Tower Bridge which is always very... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour. Informative, amusing and very interesting. Even though I'm a Londoner I learnt loads and in particular (which I liked) we learned the origins of lots of phrases and expressions e.g. Daylight Robbery! Would thoroughly recommend, though do allow plenty of time because of the London traffic! We travelled for about 2 hours on the Yellow route and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Staff were fantastic, open top bus was ideal! Commentary was insightful and helpful - buses were frequent and the routes were just what we were looking for. Loved it!

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Address: Trafalgar Square | London, London SW18 1TB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8877 1722
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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