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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visiting london the week of April 12th. While the company was happy to take my 80 pounds, they did not have any control over seat or bus availability. Lines at stops were not controlled and turned ugly as large groups fought to get their families onto overcrowded buses. Company representatives had no patience or willingness to deal with the issue.... More

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Melbourne Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I brought my parents from Australia and planned to spend our 1 full day in London showing them around London on the Original Tour's yellow line (starting on Park Lane). I bought 4 tickets online and printed out the 4 vouchers that were emailed to me on the day before the tour. I planned this so we could get the... More

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Yeovil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had a free afternoon so decide to hop on the Original bus tour red line bus. It was about £30 each and you get a 'free' Thames river cruise included. We unfortunately didn't get time to do this but heard it was very good. We got on at one of the starting points and did the whole tour, I... More

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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We have done this twice now - last time we stayed on for the whole circuit and this time we hopped on and off. Would recommend beginners to do the same but whether you have time in one day is unlikely. Stay on to see everything then get off for a proper look 2nd time round. Only problem with that... More

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Couldn't be easier and a great way to see the city over 2 days ...hop on hop off ...ok sometimes you may have to wait a little but plenty to see and do along the way.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Had a fab time on the yellow tour with our guide Paul who was very funny and entertaining with the delivery of his tour - I'm sure he must have said his speech a million times, but it certainly didn't feel like it. The bus is a great way to get a really good view of all the main sights... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We used Tesco vouchers to get our tickets for 2 adults and 2 kids, so they were a real bargain, but I believe pre-ordering online is also cheaper than just turning up on the day. An excellent tour - we used the red route - taking in all the sights and with informative commentary via headphones. I learnt a lot... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I liked being able to to get on and off the bus at various parts of the tour, and also being able to change routes at no extra cost

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We found it very cost-effective to by a 24-hour ticket and use the hop-on/hop-off tour bus as both relatively inexpensive transport and a good orientation to the city. The Original Tour is slightly less expensive than the Big Bus tour, and you can use your ticket for 24 hours after purchase, which means you can get two days of transport... More

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Hume, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We toured London with this company on March 31. We took the red line tour starting at about 9:30 a.m. from the Tower of London stop. It took almost 3 hours to complete the circuit in rush hour traffic. The tour provided through the headsets was interesting, so we didn't mind the long time; however, this made it difficult to... More

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