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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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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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weekend trip to London

if you want to see the sites with great commentary and funny stories, pick and choose when and where you want to go, this is the best way to see London. We had the benefit of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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Zalau, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you get everything you want! Good information ! you get a boat ride! Our guide was helpful and very funny! :)

Thank Iulia C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour was amazing with this company. V friendly staff. The live guids in bus provided useful facts on a funny way. :) 48 hrs of touring for just 26 pounds when booked online.

Thank DeeMa A
Orebro, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had big troubles just getting on the bus, no info on how to find the stops and no phone to call, the made it to their office and got directions from there finally. As we got on the bus we quickly noticed all the traffic, most of the guidance was music playing due to slow traffic and there was... More 

Thank Leitzler
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In November very few buses were coming. Please put a GPS sender on the buses and have a map on your site so that we customers can see where the buses are and plan. Now we stood on a stop for 30 minutes before leaving with a taxi.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a brilliant time on the Tour. We had 4 young boys aged 10,10,9,7. They really enjoyed it, lots to see and do. The audio on the bus was really good, the kids audio was something different for them to listen to. On one of the routes there was audio from a tour guide, they were both very informative.... More 

Thank Bren R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We timed it well getting on the first tour at lunchtime on the Friday and used it to get about until lunchtime on the Sunday. Used the river cruise which was great and the final bus tour with a "live" guide was much better than those with earphones.

Thank Farleyshere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Using the hop on hop off bus service to see London is a great way to see the city and listen to the commentary about the history of London. Bought on-line and with various vouchers at £26pp for 48hrs unlimited travel is great value. Includes a fabulous river tour (all the way to Greenwich and back if you have time)... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you want to see the sites with great commentary and funny stories, pick and choose when and where you want to go, this is the best way to see London. We had the benefit of tickets being extended to 48hr usage and a boat trip down the thames thrown in at no extra cost. If we had had more... More 

Thank temepst
Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Original Tour was a favoulos look to London before shooting to London. The exceptional staff: clear and available for any clarification and deepening. Wonderful tour in bus but also on food.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This as our second time on The Original Bus Tour. We booked advance, online. Laura, at Aldwych was great when we embarked. The buses were clean, the yellow line guide was uber informative and very funny, the tour itself took us past everything we wanted to see and everything we wanted to go. The original Bus Tour is the best... More 

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