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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

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Address: | The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 8877 1722
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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The tour has a number of routes and covers all of the main attractions. The blue line (museum line) is great if you intend to take in the museums.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a fantastic tour of the main attractions, there are several different routes and you can change to another route at main pick up points. Price is competitive and we had a free boat trip thrown in. What made it stand out for us from the other tours was the staff, they were really professional, helpful and attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best way to travel around London, purchased a combo ticket for the M/Tussauds, very good saving. Well informed guides on the buses and each of the stops. Great experience

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely worth every penny, the hop on and off the bus makes getting around London easy and also the guides on the yellow route are brilliant and very knowledgeable! We thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days we could go on the bus and will buy tickets again next time too

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the0riginalt0ur, Public Relations Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this review

Dear liz w, Many thanks for the glorious review and we look forward to seeing you on board our buses soon again! Best regards, Max More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour has a number of routes and covers all of the main attractions. The blue line (museum line) is great if you intend to take in the museums.

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Thank Steven S
the0riginalt0ur, Public Relations Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this review

Dear Steven S, Many thanks for the review and I hope you managed to visit a few museums (the only problem is that it's pretty difficult to decide which ones to visit!) Best regards, Max More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travel extensively and often use The Big Red Bus (or its equivalent) in new cities we visit. I was last in England in 1983. This time, we only had 2 night in London after a long trip in Italy and Croatia. I was keen to see the Changing of the Guard, so we ended up at this company. They... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent bus tours and frequency of the buses. Different routes and most importantly high frequency of buses so you don't hang around at stops for what feels like an eternity.

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the0riginalt0ur, Public Relations Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this review

Dear Peeves73, Many thanks for the 5 stars! Best regards, Max More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic way to keep the family entertained. To start off with the ticket is valid for 24 hours and includes a river tour as well. You can hop on and off the buses and they have a comprehensive route that takes you to or very near all the major things to do in London, so plan your... More 

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the0riginalt0ur, Public Relations Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this review

Dear JAMES A, Thanks for the review! See you on board our buses again soon. Best regards, Max More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good deal, saw many sights from the top deck of the bus. No problem getting on and off. Purchased tickets on line. Did start our tour at the office on T Square. Offered several extra free tours with purchase of a 2 day ticket. Only time for 2, so chose the Changing of Guard walking tour and the boat trip... More 

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the0riginalt0ur, Public Relations Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this review

Dear CactusCaro, Many thanks for your review and I am glad you enjoyed the extra free tours. Best regards, Max More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We bought a 2 day pass and also received a river Thames tour, and walking tours included. We utilised this to see as much as possible in London as only there for 3 days. Everything in London like Hyde Park, harrods, Buckingham palace and everything else to be seen at such a great price. The river Thames cruise was also... More 

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the0riginalt0ur, Public Relations Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this review

Dear catherinep55305, Many thanks for your review! There is indeed a lot to see in London but it sounds like you managed to do quite a lot with your 2 day pass. I hope that if/when you come back to London you'll have time to do a couple of walking tours as they are a fantastic way to see even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An enjoyable tour especially when extended free to two days.We took two boat trips ,not the walking tours. The view from the top deck is a great way to see London. Keep an eye on the time near the end of the day though as the tours end .You have to get off wherever they stop and find your own... More 

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the0riginalt0ur, Public Relations Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this review

Dear laddermans, Many thanks for your review and I hope you'll have time to do a walking tour (or more) on your next visit. Best regards, Max More 

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