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


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

Hop on and off the London Sightseeing Bus Tour as much as you like, and switch between 3 routes

Visit the royals at Buckingham Palace and see the Changing of the Guard on a free walking tour

Shop 'til you drop at Harrods, the world-famous department store

See the flashing ads and bustling crowds at Piccadilly Circus from the comfort of your seat

Cruise along the River Thames to the Tower of London with your free cruise ticket

Bus Frequency & Hours:

5-15 minutes
Operating Hours
8:30 - 20:30


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  • London 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

    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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See London's top attractions on a London Sightseeing Bus Tour, including Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods, and the River Thames. Get free walking tours with your ticket and a Thames River Cruise Pass too!


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, and 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 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 12th, 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 10th, 2014 No need for cash, faster queueing

  • Rating: 5 “super”

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

  • Rating: 5 “Wonderful way to see london”

    Reviewed by Michelle from Leeds, United Kingdom on August 2nd, 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 31st, 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.

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