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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

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Address: | The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
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+44 20 8877 1722
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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 or 48-hours across over 80 conveniently located stops

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$37.90*
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$80.23*
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Great Value option to see the sights

This is a great value way to explore the sights of London. All too often we have opted for the Tube to get from A-B and have missed out on some of the multiple sights the city has... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We loved this tour, it was so interesting. The ticket lasts for 48 hours and includes a river cruise. I highly recommend it.

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Thank CaroMLewis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Having just done the Dublin hop on Off tour, this Original London tour was a big disappointment. At the price of 30 GBP which is way more than in other cities, there was not even free wifi. Most people today want to at least send a pic or two to family and friends. All over Europe wifi is freely available,... More 

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Mold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bought online from the official website as it's very confusing to find the right people once you're there, there are so many different tour companies. It's best to plan ahead and look at the map online to find your closest pick up point - Piccadilly was ours, or by Green Park. What a fantastic way to see everything! We used... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great value way to explore the sights of London. All too often we have opted for the Tube to get from A-B and have missed out on some of the multiple sights the city has to offer. We paid £66 for a family of 4 that gave us 48 hrs access to the various bus routes and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had a day so I think had we had longer we would've got used to which bus to get on & where. Would def recommend this if you are visiting London, even if it's just to get from a to b.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic way to see London!, very cost effective, and No way would we have covered the miles we did with out the original bus tours!!! It's a definite must to book if your going to London further day

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Formby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bought 24 HR, got free upgrade to 48hr. All tour guides informative, interesting and friendly, buses regular, approx 15 mins, most stops had a member of staff, would recommended.

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1 Thank Coweam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great two days of sightseeing and river tour. The routes are expansive and comprehensive. The yellow route has an actual driver doing the talking in English and the other routes have audio in several languages.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I a cidently lost my ticket on 1st day. I had the free boat cruise ticket showing when I got my bus ticket validated to prove it was still OK for use but they wouldn't give me new ticket even though I had spent over £80!! My son was so upset we didn't get to use bus again never mind... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Positives: online discount and offers. Kind staff Negatives: some of the audio guides installations are broken, headphones of poor quality. To improve: - heating system at front of top floor where there is the roof - App to track the nearest bus avoiding to wait at the bus stop

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