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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

#301 of 822 Tours in London
Closed Now: 08:30 - 18:00
Open today: 08:30 - 18:00
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We invite you to experience the magical sights and sounds of London in comfort and safety aboard our hop-on hop-off bus tours. The Original Tour has been presenting London to our guests for more than 65 years and is one of the most recognizable and...more
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 18:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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| The Original London Visitor Centre, London SW18 1TB, England
St. James's
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have to share some great feedback. Big thank you’s to Alma from The Original Tour service desk and Barry in Customer Services. You made our night Magical by assisting us to rebook our missed Christmas Lights tour. Our daughters were so upset by missing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Ms_Brisbane_Girl
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ok, if you have no choice because you cannot walk a few miles then do it. We wasted our money. The bus had a live guide who was great but so many stops and waiting that when they made us change buses before we made...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We'd not done of these for many years so we thought we'd give it a try and it was well worth it, despite a biting cold wind. We got on at the Tower of London and did almost the whole circuit of the T2 route...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gazzer7UK
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This isn't the best tour I've ever been on the commentary is adequate and provides a brief overview of the sights. It's bloody expensive though given you could walk the whole route over about 6 miles and perhaps enjoy it more, especially on a sunny...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 786joen
TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello 786joen, Thank you so much for your review. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not entirely positive. We really do appreciate all customer feedback and will use it to continue improving our service for the future. Best wishes from us all at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

People are very nice to explain and are willing to help. Tour experience It is highly recommended .Comes to all the important places fast

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank נורית וחי ד
TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello נורית וחי ד Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the children for what was suppose to be a 2hr tour of London. Yellow Route. After joining at Westminster Bridge we went to London Bridge, St Paul's and then Embankment heading for the Mall and the Palace. Due to a demo we were advised...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tufty1940
TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello tufty1940, Thank you very much for your review. We do try to inform our customers about any events or circumstances that could cause disruption to our service and I'm sorry that we didn't manage to do that in your case. We really appreciate all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited London many times we have usually travelled around by Tube, taxi and bus but hadn’t until now got around to taking an open-top bus sightseeing tour. It was a sunny but slightly chilly day which meant we could sit upstairs in the open...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UKhola
TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello UKhola, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much as I would like to give a positive review I'm afraid I can't. My friend and I took the first 'tour' yesterday evening and apart from a very pleasant host/commentator & a Christmas hat I have to say it was a complete rip off....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MerylJA
TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear MerylJA, Thank you very much for your review. Our 45 minute Christmas Lights tour is advertised as traveling through Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall, Waterloo Place and Regent Street with glimpses of Oxford Street on board an open top bus offering unparrelled views...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the tour the buses gave. They were easy to navigate and brought us where we needed to be. I'd only suggest doing it if it is your first or second time in the city. It helped us get our bearings but after, navigating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank jonhK3228IP
TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello jonhK3228IP, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked the bus tour at Marble Arch, very helpful ticket sales man, all the buses we hopped on and off were clean and reliable, I personally didn’t use the headphones so I can’t comment on the audio, excellent way to get your bearings, we managed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tagalfie89
TOTCustomerService, Manager at The Original London Sightseeing Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello tagalfie89, Thanks so much for your lovely review; it really is great to hear about your experience of our tour. Hope we can welcome you back onto our buses one day! Best wishes from us all at The Original Tour

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d0llysnr
14 September 2018|
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Response from RKClassic | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are a couple of different tour lines from That company stop near the hotel. If you go onto the company website and look for a link to Maps you will be able to see where the stops are. You can buy a ticket on the... More
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Penelopeitis
27 August 2018|
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Response from SuusjeEindhoven | Reviewed this property |
Good advice would be to always check online before you leave. They have pretty good deals which often include skip the line! Believe me...that will be greatly appreciated during high season. Happy travels!
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kpbgmc
7 August 2018|
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Response from Elaine R | Reviewed this property |
We had to validate our e passes at Trafalgar Square office but were allowed to board the bus near the Tower of London stop.
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