Hop On. Hop Off Open Top Double Deck Sightseeing Bus
Forty years ago the company who ran London’s red buses decided to put on a special double deck bus on a circuit of London’s main attractions. This original idea, now called the Original London Sightseeing Tour has now snowballed globally in popularity to a point where every visitor to London seems to use the tours.
Like its arch rival, Big Bus. Original London Tour offers two main sightseeing routes that cover all the main sights in Central London augmented by a feeder service that shuttles out to the British Museum and Bloomsbury not on the main routes.
As well as the bus tours, free walks and river cruises on the River Thames are also included in the ticket. There is a kids club who get their own commentary and activity book.
Key Points of Original London Tour
— Tickets valid for 24 hours from time of first use
— FREE Walking Tours! (Three of them)
— FREE Thames River Cruise
— Hop-on and hop-off service with stops at all the attractions
— English live guides + Audio guides (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, German, Japanese & Kids’ Channel.)
Original London Tour Bus Routes
Your ticket covers all the routes on the Original London Tour network in London. You can switch from one to another route as you please.
There are two core routes, The T2 (Red Route) and the T1 (Yellow Route) that cover all the main places of interest in London and to a large part duplicate one another. The Yellow Tour has a live commentary, (only in English). The Red route has multi- lingual commentaries via headphones.