London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of London Ticket
- 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
- 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.
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 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.
Products standard cancellable
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
Charing Cross Road
Tower of London: general opening times 10:00 am – 5:30pm