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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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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliant London sightseeing trip taking in all the London landmarks. Trip duration approximately 3 hours with plenty of hop on, hop off stops. Multiple options in terms of available routes and the ticket enables you to access all of these routes. Ticket price includes river cruise within cost, so another opportunity to see London from a different aspect. Real English... More

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Booked online which was very good value. Staff were friendly and helpful. We did the red route with full commentary which was very informative. Being able to hop on and off was brilliant. The river cruise (free with tour) gave good views. Crew of the ship very knowledgeable and humorous. Will be doing it again

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Yellow line is great as they have a tour guide on the bus. Other lines are only listening through ear plugs. What I loved was that for 29 pounds, I could get off at any location and take my time exploring everything. When I was done, I just hopped on another bus to my next location. Drivers were very helpful... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a great time on this tour around London. Our tour guide was hilarious and everything we learnt about the amazing city was interesting and has stuck with us. We are yet to come across a better tour. Recommended for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The staff were fantastic, they could not have been more helpful in assisting my friend and myself by getting us on and off the buses at the relevant stops etc. They made the experience of seeing London more enjoyable. Thank you so much. Only one comment one driver although very helpful needs to slow down a bit, he was erratic... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There's a lot of variability in reviews for these hop-on tours and now I can see why. We got on one bus that had only the recorded headphone tour and that was boooooring. Then we got on a bus with a live person and he was awesome. You could ask him questions, like "Why is a blue chicken in Trafalgar... More

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Read the maps and you can find your way. It was great! The only time it was delayed was due to the Tour de France. That's an excuse in my book. Anyways, we loved the hop on hop off. Plus, we had free Thames River Cruise tickets. Great for families too. The kids can enjoy kids club on the red... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I had prebooked the Hop On Hop Off tickets through Viator for me and my sister during Easter (bank holiday) 2014. Due to our strict schedule, we only had one option for the day to do this, and unfortunately that was busiest bank holiday of Easter as well as the only rainy day during our holiday. The day being a... More

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Aberdeenshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We'd been to London two/three times before, but this was a good way of getting around, if like me you cannot walk to well. We found the commentaries excellent on all the buses we took, on the 'hop on and off' system. We never had too long to wait for a bus, and always got on, but I can imagine... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great way for our family of four to see the sights. Mainly took yellow tour so we had live commentary. Never had to wait anymore than 5/10 minutes for a bus, always clean and tour guides very knowledgable and quite funny. We also took the boat trip along the Thames. Again great for seeing sights. Would recommend.

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