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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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08:30 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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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US$37.90*
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Great value for money.

Originally booked the river cruise and got the bus for free. Paid with Tesco vouchers. Good service on the bus although it was a bit breezy on the top deck. The river cruise was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Got on yellow route at 9:00 ( buses every 30 mins not frequent ) trying to transfer over to blue route, seems simple but our bus driver missed off the stop so that left us with a 10 min walk which is annoying also staff not very talkative on bus but audio brill overall there are better services

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yesterday I booked Tesco vouchers to use today in London with my daughter. I have to say everyone who represented your Company were so helpful and friendly. We got on the bus (red line I think) at Marble Arch and the team there were lovely. We took a boat trip from Parliament to the Tower and the commentary had the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Originally booked the river cruise and got the bus for free. Paid with Tesco vouchers. Good service on the bus although it was a bit breezy on the top deck. The river cruise was excellent - but didn't go all the way to Greenwich due to time, good tour guide. Walking tours included in the ticket but didn't do any... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I haven't even booked because I called to ask if the buses were fitted with the T induction loop for hearing aid users. An extremely ignorant and rude woman said she "hadn't got a clue what I was wanting." When I explained she repeatedly said it wasn't necessary. When I asked if I could speak to someone who could answer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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