This activity was the 2014 winner of the Customers Choice Guidie Award. The Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour

 
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The Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour Save up to 11%

Highlights:

Enjoy an extra 24 hours when you travel between 1st October 2014 and 28th February 2015

Hop on and off as much as you like and switch between 3 different bus routes

Explore the capital on any of the 3 entertaining walking tours that come free with your ticket

Cruise along the River Thames to the Tower of London with your complimentary river cruise pass

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  • London 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket
    Save 11% October 27, 2014 - March 31, 2015

    Live guide: English, Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, Mandarin, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian

    Duration: 24 hours

    Starts at Meeting Point ( More details, Show on map)

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Overview:

See the capital's top attractions with London's Original Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour. Stop by Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, and the River Thames. Get free walking tours with your ticket and a Thames River Cruise Pass too!

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Special Offer: Travel between 1st October 2014 and 28th February 2015 and receive an extra 24 hours free of charge!

Get your camera at the ready as you hop on and hop off at the capital’s most popular attractions! From the first time you hop on you’ll have a whole 24 hours to explore London’s top sights, helping you to get to know the city at your own pace. With 3 routes to choose from and 80 stops to check out, you’ll feel like a local in no time.

Tour the city aboard a classic open-top double-decker bus and get up close and personal with all the major sights and monuments. From grand architecture to the royal residence, and pageantry to Piccadilly Circus, see the sights with comfort and ease on this convenient hop-on hop-off tour. Tune in to the multi-language commentaries to discover the history behind each attraction, or simply listen to your live guide who will help bring London’s past to life in front of your eyes.

Hop off and devise your own itinerary, or join one of the 3 free walking tours included in your ticket. Experience the pomp and fanfare during the must-see Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, check out where the Beatles and Rolling Stones used to play on the Rock 'n' Roll Walk, or hear the ghastly tales of London's most notorious murderer during the Jack the Ripper Walk.

If you tire of the road, why not head down to the river? Enjoy a complimentary Thames River Cruise Pass alongside your hop-on hop-off tour – ideal for checking out the Big Smoke from a whole new angle! The hop-on hop-off river cruise pass is valid for 24 hours from the minute you start using your bus ticket. (Book and travel by 28th February 2015 and double your time to 48 hours! The route will also be extended to Greenwich during this time.)


Original London Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus Route:

Piccadilly Circus
Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard
10 Downing Street
Southwark Cathedral
Statue of Eros
St. James's Park
Horse Guards' Parade
London Dungeon
The National Gallery
Westminster Abbey
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
HMS Belfast
Nelson's Column
Big Ben and Parliament
Covent Garden
Tower Bridge
Trafalgar Square
Lambeth Palace
Fleet Street
Tower of London
St. James's Palace
The London Eye
St. Paul's Cathedral
Shakespeare's Globe
Ritz Hotel
London Aquarium
Bank of England Museum
Tate Modern
Hyde Park
Westminster Pier Monument
Speakers' Corner
Wellington Museum 
London Bridge  

What's Included:

• 24-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour*
• 24-hour river cruise pass*
• 3 bus routes:
- The Original Tour: Yellow Route
- The City Sightseeing Tour: Red Route
- The Museum Tour: Blue Route
• 3 walking tours:
- Changing of the Guard Walk
- Rock 'n' Roll Walk
- Jack the Ripper Walk
• Kids' club and activity pack

*Valid for 48 hours when used between 1st October 2014 and 28th February 2015

What's Not Included:

• Admission to London attractions

Good to Know:

• GetYourGuide's 2014 "Customer's Choice" award winner

• No service on 25 December 2014

• Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you first board a bus (48 hours between 1st October 2014 and 28th February 2015). For example, if you board your first bus at 15:00, you can use the ticket until 15:00 the following day.

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  • Rating: 2 “the routes are not well explained which made waste too much time.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Sherman Oaks, United States on October 12, 2014 The routes repeat the same streets this makes the tours too boring and a big waste of time. Taking in consideration that the traffic in London city is very heavy you need to make things easier for the tourist. Having to print the voucher was another inconvenient tourists normally do not have printers and we have to pay for it. The iPad or cellular should be enough as it is for air tickets all over the world. I do believe that maybe these buses are only good in big cities my experience in Washington DC was fabolous but in London I ended up using the tube... I wasted so much time that I could not take advantage of the boat....


  • Rating: 4 “Very practical”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Eppenberg, Switzerland on August 10, 2014 No need for cash, faster queueing


  • Rating: 5 “super”

    Reviewed by DJAFFAR from alger, Canada on August 7, 2014 10/10


  • Rating: 5 “Wonderful way to see london”

    Reviewed by Michelle from Leeds, United Kingdom on August 2, 2014 Took a while to find the pick up points. Friendly helpful staff when we arrived. Mark was our tour guide and I think Carlos was the driver. Both brilliant on the yellow route. Very knowledgable. Samuel on the other route needs to remember he's a tour guide and not a comedian. We passed several buildings that mark had already described whereas Samuel was chatting about traffic and weather. Very good route. Easy to change to different ones to ensure you see the places you want. Well worth money


  • Rating: 5 “Great way to see the city!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Pembroke Pines, United States on July 31, 2014 We took the tour bus and it takes you all over the city to the biggest hotspots. You save on public transport which is not all that cheap in London when you're with a whole family. We then took the "Jack the ripper" tour with probably the nicest most enthusiastic tour guide. She was so informative and was open to all questions. That specific tour is a bit gruesome for kids and it's a walking tour so bring your walking shoes. All in all great experience.


  • Rating: 4 “Great routes, tour guide decent, starting location was a nightmare”

    Reviewed by Alyssa from Chicago, United States on June 27, 2014 I was only in London for the day so I thought taking a bus tour would be really easy, which is was! However, there was a concert going on at the start of the yellow tour and instead of e-mailing us a head of time, you showed up and had to figure out the adjusted location on your own. The first tour guide was just okay and the second was much better. Piece of advice, if you are looking for just the tour (not to hop on and off) I would just take a tour that does't stop.


  • Rating: 3 “Too crowded and oversold to be enjoyable.”

    Reviewed by James E. from Oxnard, United States on June 12, 2014 Hugely oversold. Nearly impossible to move from one hop on hop off point or connect from one route to another. Hop on bus only added to the massive traffic jams throughout the city.
    Where live narration was available it was quite appropriately informational and enjoyable.
    Automated narration was barely audible and impossible to keep the device in ear suitably.
    On the other hand, we did see a lot and pass by most important London sites.
    Thank you to the bus drivers who safely maneuvered us through the nearly impossible traffic.


  • Rating: 4 “Excellent way to see sights of London”

    Reviewed by Zena from Kettering, Northants, United Kingdom on April 22, 2014 Brilliant day out with my children, great education for them to see sights of london on the tour bus.


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent audio guide, very informative!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Logan Village, Australia on September 18, 2013 Great tour, frequent busses and very informative as well as including small fun facts!


  • Rating: 5 “could not have been better gave us a great day out in London”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Chorley, United Kingdom on September 9, 2013 We used the yellow route bus and we only visited for the day but managed to see most of the sights, the guides were excellent and there was always someone at the stops to give help, the hop on hop off enabled us to visit many places and we enjoyed the boat ride from the Tower to the Embankmant and again the guide was great, a thoroughly enjoyable day out.


  • Rating: 5 “My 5 year old granddaughter and I loved it !”

    Reviewed by Catherine from Manchester, United Kingdom on August 9, 2013 Very friendly and helpful staff everywhere we went. Frequent buses. Love hopping on and off. Boat trip was icing on the cake . Fabulous day out !


  • Rating: 5 “A truly wonderful day!”

    Reviewed by Amber from Ashford, United Kingdom on August 4, 2013 Saw so much from the bus and the river!


  • Rating: 5 “Everything was great”

    Reviewed by Frank from Oldenburg, Germany on July 24, 2013 This city tour was the highlight of our entire mini-trip in London! We only spent a day in London but we were able to see and admire lots of cool sights, and learned lots of things worth knowing, within a short period of time! Thanks


  • Rating: 5 “Totally recommend it!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Davos-Platz, Switzerland on July 24, 2013 Was great, and a lot of fun!


  • Rating: 4 “Great tour, very long”

    Reviewed by Christine from Kirchberg, Austria on July 17, 2013 The bus goes really slowly since there's so much traffic. Otherwise this is a really great tour.


  • Rating: 4 “Very good”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Gais, Italy on July 16, 2013 Very excited…


  • Rating: 5 “Great bus tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Seth, Germany on July 15, 2013 It was very lovely out, and we enjoyed the tour.


  • Rating: 4 “everything worked out”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Nürnberg, Germany on July 10, 2013 recommend it anytime


  • Rating: 5 “Perfect”

    Reviewed by Birgit from Leipzig, Germany on June 28, 2013 No problems, saw everything.


  • Rating: 3 “Everything worked out. The buses didn't come often enough”

    Reviewed by Christine from Katzenelnbogen, Germany on June 24, 2013 It was ok. However the buses for the German tour didn't come often enough. And the tour only goes to about 7 pm.


  • Rating: 4 “Entertaining tour”

    Reviewed by Jan from Holzwickede, Germany on June 23, 2013 The tour was very entertaining and well-organized. Downsides included the fact that a lot of the headphone connections didn't work, and the really intrusive staff who try to sell you extra tickets. However the tour offers a good opportunity to get to know the city.


  • Rating: 4 “really recommend it for gaining a sense of orientation”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from sinsheim, Germany on June 18, 2013 it's really a plus that you can get on and off wherever you want. We saw so much. The boat ride was also very lovely.


  • Rating: 5 “Very good”

    Reviewed by Sybille from Berlin, Germany on June 17, 2013 We took a London tour. Everything went great there, we weren't sure going in if the vouchers we had purchased online and printed out would be accepted everywhere, but there weren't any problems. Even when we ended up on the English-language bus the young tour guide advised us in an extremely friendly way. Would be happy to go again!


  • Rating: 4 “Really recommend the boat ride on the Thames”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Mertendorf OT Punkewitz, Germany on June 10, 2013 Some of the headphones on the bus weren't working


  • Rating: 4 “We had fun!”

    Reviewed by Daniela from Vienna, Austria on June 9, 2013 Very satisfactory. We were able to see all the most important sights. You get a good overview of this cool city.


  • Rating: 5 “its d best thing to do to visit whole London in a day !!!!!!!!!!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from sheffield, United Kingdom on June 7, 2013 awesome experience n worthy


  • Rating: 5 “The best opportunity for exploring London!”

    Reviewed by Matthias from Feucht, Germany on June 6, 2013 6 different tours and a boat ride, all for only one ticket!


  • Rating: 5 “definite must for getting a first impression of London”

    Reviewed by Kirsten from Neuenstadt, Germany on June 3, 2013 just great for getting your bearings and exploring


  • Rating: 5 “It was just great, the guide was funny and informative”

    Reviewed by Heidrun from KARLSRUHE, Germany on June 3, 2013 Very good tour, I'd do it again anytime.


  • Rating: 4 “Everything went well, definitely recommend it.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from monheim, Germany on May 29, 2013 everything was good.


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