London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of London Ticket

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London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of London Ticket


Excursion Overview

Explore London’s iconic landmarks on a London Combo tour that combines a sightseeing tour with entry to the Tower of London! Enjoy the famous sights of London, including St Paul's and Westminster Abbey. Then, explore the Tower of London - over the drawbridge and behind the castle walls lie unexpected tales of lost princes, WW1 spies and daring escapes! Your Original Tour hop-on hop-off ticket also includes a free river cruise pass and access to three city walking tours.

Tour Includes

  • 24-hour Hop-on hop-off bus tour pass
  • Sightseeing river cruise pass
  • 3 walking tours with daily departures
  • Children's activity pack
  • Commentaries – live guided and multilingual audio
  • Entry ticket to Tower of London

Tour Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Board one of the colorful Union Jack-emblazoned double-decker buses to experience the famous sights and sounds of London, with live guides and multilingual onboard audio commentary.

Your ticket also includes entry to the historical Tower of London, and a pass for a River Thames cruise and three city walking tours.

Redeem your voucher at any Original Tour bus stop. If you wish to hop on the bus immediately, you’ll be issued with a 24-hour bus tour ticket and a Tower of London entrance ticket.

When you exchange your voucher, you will also have the opportunity to upgrade from a 24-hour bus tour to a 48-hour tour (additional cost applies). For added flexibility, your hop-on hop-off bus tour and Tower of London ticket can be used on separate days: just let The Original Tour staff member know when you redeem your voucher.

Itinerary

Hop-on hop-off Bus Tour Itinerary:

Tour – Red Route:
Discover top city highlights in central London with multi-lingual audio commentary throughout. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop, or hop on and off at your leisure at any of these stops:
Madame Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Eros Statue, Leicester Square, The National Gallery, Nelson’s Column and Trafalgar Square, Horse Guard’s Parade, Downing Street, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Lambeth Palace, Imperial War Museum, London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Arts Centre, BFI Imax Cinema, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, Monument, London Bridge, London Dungeon, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Gallery Bankside, Millennium Bridge, Catamaran Cruisers, Sherlock Holmes Pub, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and Speakers’ Corner.

Tour – Yellow Route:Explore central London with live commentary. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop, or hop on or off at any of the stops. The route includes all stops mentioned on the Red Route except Madame Tussauds, London Planetarium, Regent’s Park, Oxford Street and Regent Street. These attractions are replaced with the Ritz Hotel, Royal Academy of Arts and Fortnum and Mason.

Tour – Blue Route:Discover London’s museums and shopping districts and enjoy comprehensive audio commentary throughout. Stay on board for the full 2-hour loop or hop on and off at any of the stops:
Kensington Palace, Baden-Powell House, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Brompton Oratory, Harrods, Knightsbridge, Harvey Nichols, Hyde Park, Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftsbury Avenue, British Museum, Russell Square, Wellington Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington High Street and Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.

Transport Links

Transport Link – Black Route:Use this route to travel between the main London transport hubs of St Pancras, King’s Cross, Marble Arch, Paddington, Marylebone and Euston.

Transport Link – Green Route:This route provides a handy loop around central London, stopping at Leicester Square, the London Eye, Westminster and Piccadilly Circus.

Transport Link – Purple Route:Use this route to travel around west London, stopping at Holland Park, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Kensington Gardens, Paddington and Madam Tussauds.
The following complimentary activities are subject to availability on the day of your tour.

Thames River Sightseeing Cruise:Simply hop off your sightseeing bus at either Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Pier) or the Tower of London, and then walk the short distance to the pier. Show your hop-on hop-off ticket and step aboard the boat to begin your river cruise. Take in spectacular city views from out on deck or relax by the windows inside the boat as you glide up and down the Thames River, with top London attractions such as the London Eye, Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral drifting slowly by.

Walking Tour – Changing of the Guard:Meet your guide at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 10:30am. Stroll past St James’s Palace on your way to Buckingham Palace, and then watch the time-honored Changing of the Guard ceremony taking place. In time to drumbeats, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march in front of the palace in their red tunics and bearskin hats.

Walking Tour – Rock ‘n’ Roll:Start at The Original London visitor center in Trafalgar Square at 1pm then set off to explore the capital. Discover famous venues and sites linked to rock ‘n’ roll legends of the past few decades. See where the Beatles were nearly arrested, the venue of Jimi Hendrix’s last gig and more.

Walking Tour – Jack the Ripper:Leave the bus stop at the Tower of London at 3:30pm with your guide and walk around Whitechapel in London’s East End. Follow the trail of London’s infamous serial killer, hear murderous tales from the city’s dim and dark past and see the places that gave the Ripper his notorious acclaim.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hop-on hop-off Thames River cruise ticket is valid for the same period as your bus ticket only
  • The hop-on hop-off bus tour voucher can be exchanged when you board the bus anytime within 7 days
  • The Original Tour’s Yellow, Blue & Orange Routesoffer recorded commentary, available in English, French, Spanish, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Russian, German, Japanese, Arabic and the exclusive Kids' Channel.
  • The Yellow Route is the main tour route offering live-guided tours in English and well as multi-lingual recorded commentary.

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Exchange your voucher (printed or mobile) for your hop-on hop-off tour ticket AND your Tower of London Ticket
The Original London Visitor Centre

Or any of The Original Tour 80+ bus-stops, which include:
Start point 1: Piccadilly Circus (Coventry Street)
Start point 2: Trafalgar Square
Start point 3: Russell Square (Woburn Place)
Start point 4: Victoria (Grosvenor Gardens)
Start point 5: Marble Arch (subway exit 3)
Start Point 6: Tower Hill
Kensington Palace Gate
Westminster Bridge
Queen’s Gallery
Charing Cross Road
Bayswater Road
Parliament Street
Aldwych

Departure time

Buses depart every 15-20 minutes from 8:30am to 5pm (later departures in summer)

Tower of London: general opening times 10:00 am – 5:30pm

Return Details

Hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 24 hours from time of first use

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