The Original Tour - London Bus Tour


DURATION (APPROX): 24 Hour Ticket


  • 24 Hour Ticket
  • Unlimited Hop on Hop off
  • Free Thames River Cruise (optional upgrade)
  • Audio Guide in English and French
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Free Cancellations / Amendments Available on this Tour

Language Options

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First Bus: 9.30am

Last Full Tour: 6.00pm

Bus Frequency: Mon - Thur (every 40mins) / Fri-Sun (every 25mins)

Departure Points:

  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Trafalgar Square
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Victoria
  • Marble Arch
  • Tower of London
  • London Eye
  • Westminster Pier
  • Buckingham Palace


Explore the sights and sounds of the city with London's Original Hop on Hop off Bus Tour. See St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London plus much more. Enjoy a free Thames River Cruise which is included with your 24 hour ticket.

Original Tour Route Map

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Hop on Hop off Bus

Your 24 hour Original Tour bus ticket gives you unlimited access to Hop on Hop off across all the distictive, red, white & blue coloured Original Tour buses.

With 10 Original Tour bus stops, and buses operating every 30 minutes you're never far away from your next Original open top bus.

The Original Tour highlights the must see attractions of London including Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, London Eye, Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, The Shard and much more.

Visitor's Tip: We recommend if it’s your first visit to London to ride the Original Tour for the complete tour, this takes approx 2.0 hours. Afterwards, you are able to Hop on Hop off at your favourite London landmarks, or just continue sightseeing from the comfort of your Original Tour open top bus.

Thames River Cruise

Why not upgrade your ticket, and enjoy a Free Thames River Cruise included with your Original Tour 24 hour ticket.

You can Hop on Hop off the river boats from either Westminster Pier (near Big Ben) or Tower Pier (near the Tower of London).


  • 24 Hour Hop on Hop off Bus Tour Ticket
  • Free Thames River Cruise (optional upgrade)
  • Audio Guide English and French

Additional Information

Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from the time you have the ticket validated by a member of The Original Tour on-street staff. For example, if you board your first bus at 3.00pm with a 24 hour ticket, you can use the ticket until 3.00pm the following day.

*Free Thames River Cruise is included when "Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour + River Cruise" ticket type is selected.

Please note that these tickets are not valid on Christmas Day 25th December 2021


Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour 24hr
Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour + Cruise 24hr


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"Great tour, much better with the live commentators rather than the headphones...."

Five stars Jo - UK - 14/09/2020

"It was Fun Enjoyed"

Five stars S. Nankabirwa - UK - 09/09/2020

"Bello! Un buon modo per vedere la città soprattutto se è la prima volta, come ne mio caso, anche se è un po corto come orario e quindi nn sostituisce la metro. Ai bambini è piaciuto forse anche perché il tempo è stato sempre bello......con la pioggia..... chissà."

Four stars Alessandro - Italia - 04/08/2020

"Upgraded to two day tour. tour guides very informative on the yellow tour. very entertaining. pity about the tube strike as tour took two hours longer than usual but the guides made up for the long waits with their knowledgable conversation and jokes. excellent and would recommend to friends"

Five stars A. Sinton - Lothian Scotland - 09/03/2020

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