SPECIAL OFFER: Book now, and if you travel before or on 31st March 2017, your Original Tour 24 hour and 48 hour tickets will be valid for an extra 24 hours.
Standard Ticket includes FREE walking tour and River Cruise!
• Tickets valid 24-hours
• Three superb tour routes
• Hop-on & hop-off ticket covers all tours
• FREE Walking Tours
• LIVE guided & multi-lingual commentary
• FREE Thames River Cruise
• FREE Kids' Club & activity pack
• Central London Visitor Centre
Why not upgrade your ticket to 48 hours for just £10 more! Includes an extended Thames River Cruise to historic Greenwich.
Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour's famous red open-top buses. London's most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital. Entertaining live guides, 11 foreign-language commentaries, free walking tours, free River Cruise Pass, and exclusive Kids' Club are all included in the 24-hour ticket.
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The Original Tour: Yellow Route
Hop-on and off our tours at your leisure exploring London's sights in safety and comfort. Get the most out of your visit with a fun & informative English guided commentary provided by our professional tour hosts.
The City Sightseeing Tour: Red Route
Our City Sightseeing route takes in all of London's landmark attractions and offers entertaining, multi-lingual commentaries. Children can also enjoy our superb Kids' Channel on the Red Route.
The Museum Tour: Blue Route
In addition to the two main tour routes, guests can enjoy the delights of London's top museum & shopping districts relayed through the superb digital commentary, including the special children's channel.
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A spectacular day out for all the family!
Routes and Times
With your Original Tour ticket, you have access to 6 bus tour routes around London. Four of these routes (Yellow, Red, Blue and Orange) are sightseeing tour routes and buses run at a 15-20 minute frequency. The Green Route is The Loop Line around central London. The Orange and Purple Routes operate as a shuttle service and connect you with our sightseeing tours from the train stations and popular hotel districts of the capital. The information below is designed to help you plan your day out in London. Do also check our timetable for specific stop locations and route times.
All times are subject to change and if you have any questions on the day, please do ask our friendly and knowledgeable on-street staff who are on hand to help you plan your perfect day in London!
The Yellow Route presents the key sights and top attractions of London including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye and Marble Arch. Crossing the river four times, you are guaranteed some spectacular views of London’s stunning scenery along the Thames.
The main departure point for this tour route is located at Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus but you can board the bus at any stop along the route.
The Red Route offers multilingual commentary in 11 different languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin, Arabic &Brazilian; Portuguese) as well as a unique Kids’ Club channel (in English) for our younger guests. With 35 conveniently located bus stops around London, sit back, relax and enjoy the sights as they pass you by – Hyde Park, the Houses of Parliament, The Shard and Madame Tussauds are all featured on this tour route.
The main departure point for this tour is located at Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria Train Station but you can board the bus at any Original Tour bus stop along the route.
Blue Route - The Royal Borough Route
The southern section of the Blue Route remains unchanged, covering the popular shopping district of Kensington with the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nicholls department stores as well as the museums in Kensington including Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum and the newly relocated Design Museum (opening 24 November 2016).
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the smallest borough in London but also one of the most densely populated. Nicknamed ‘Albertopolis’ after the husband of Queen Victoria, the area contains some of the most expensive residential properties in London along with a large number of museums (many with free entry) & cultural institutions.
We invite you to hop-off The Original Tour anywhere along the route or stay on-board to view the impressive architecture of this beautiful area.
Orange Route: The British Museum Tour
The British Museum is the most popular attraction in London with over 6 million visitors per year. Dedicated to human history, art & culture, the museum houses over 8 million exhibits (not all of them on show at one time!) from all over the world.
The new Orange Route also provides easy access from Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations. Clients arriving at these major train stations can now easily get into central London to switch onto the Red & Yellow sightseeing tours which cover all the major sights and attractions of central London.
The Green Route is a useful route to hop-on if you need to cross town quickly to get from one place to another.
The Green Route operates at a frequency of every 20 minutes (20-30 minutes in winter) with the first bus departing Charing Cross Road (Leicester Square) at 9.15am and the last bus at 2.35pm.
The Purple Route is useful if you are staying in a hotel located in Bayswater, Notting Hill, Holland Park or Lancaster Gate or wish to go shopping at Westfield Shepherds Bush.
Operating in both eastbound and westbound directions, the Purple Route operates more frequently in an eastbound direction, enabling you to join either our Yellow or Red sightseeing routes at Marble Arch.
EXPLORE LONDON WALKING TOURS
Get up close to London's incredible history. Included FREE with every bus tour ticket!
Three fabulous walks put you at the heart of the world's most exciting city:
Changing the Guard Walk: See Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and the regiments that guard them in this exciting walk as you march alongside the guards at Buckingham Palace.*
Departs daily 10:00am from The Original London Visitor Centre
Rock ‘n’ Roll Walk: Take a 90 minute walk through the heart of London’s rocking heritage: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols – it’s only rock ‘n’ Roll, but I like it!
Departs daily 13:00 from The Original London Visitor Centre
Jack the Ripper Walk: Walk in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer as we reveal his murderous tale from the dark street of Whitechapel in 1888.
Departs daily 15:30 from The Original Tour stop at the Tower of London on Tower Hill
* On non-guard change days (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) the walking tour will take you to see the Changing of the Horse Guard (at horse guards parade) and will then visit Buckingham Palace. The guard change does not take place if it is raining.
** All tours take approximately 90 minutes. Please note that the Jack the Ripper walk will finish at Aldgate East tube station and not at one of our bus stops.
*** Walking tours are included FREE with an Original Tour ticket but can be purchased separately at 9 GBP each.
MAIN DEPARTURE POINTS:
The Original London Visitor Centre
The newly opened London Visitor Centre is your one-stop-shop to the Capital and beyond. Visit us at our Trafalgar Square address for expert help from our excellent travel advisers. You can also purchase tickets for a range of exciting activities.
Monday-Saturday 08:30 to 18:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays 09:00 to 17:30
Address: 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross or Piccadilly Circus
Start Point 1 - PICCADILLY CIRCUS
Yellow Route From Coventry Street: The stop is by the McDonald's between KFC Circus and Leicester Square.
Red Route From Haymarket: The stop is outside the Theatre Royal.
Green & Blue Routes From Rupert Street: The stop is outside 'Yo Sushi' restaurant on Rupert Street No.19.
Timetable - Frequency approx. 10 mins
Yellow Route: First Bus 08:30, Last Full Tour 18:00
Red Route: First Bus 09:15, Last Full Tour 16:20
Green Route: First Bus 09:52, Last Full Tour 14:10
Blue Route: First Bus 08:45, Last Full Tour 17:15
Start Point 2 - TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Yellow & Red Routes From Trafalgar Square (North Side): The stop is located opposite The Original London Visitor Centre at Stop 'Z', by the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.
Green Route From Northumberland Avenue: The stop is opposite 'Garfunkel's' restaurant at Stop 'W'.
Timetable - Frequency approx. 15 mins
Yellow Route: First Bus 08:35, Last Full Tour 15:50
Red Route: First Bus 09:20, Last Full Tour 15:04
Green Route: First Bus 09:18, Last Full Tour 14:35
Start Point 3 - RUSSELL SQUARE & WOBURN PLACE
Blue Routes From Woburn Place: The stop is located just off Russell Square on Woburn Place outside the Royal National Hotel.
Timetable - Frequency approx. 15 mins
Blue Route: First Bus 08:30, Last Full Tour 16:30
Start Point 4 - VICTORIA & GROSVENOR GARDENS
Yellow Route From Buckingham Palace Road: The stop is located outside the Thistle Victoria Hotel on Buckingham Palace Road.
Red Route From Grosvenor Gardens: The stop is located beside Grosvenor Gardens outside STA Travel.
Timetable - Frequency approx. 10 mins
Yellow Route: First Bus 09:05, Last Full Tour 16:15
Red Route: First Bus 08:30, Last Full Tour 17:20
Start Point 5 - MARBLE ARCH
Yellow & Red Routes From Speakers' Corner: The stop is located at Speakers' Corner at Marble Arch on Park Lane. Take subway exit number '3', turn right at street level and go over pedestrian crossing. Our bus stop is the last on the right hand side
Dates & Times
Timetable: Frequency approx. 15 mins
08.30 - 16.30
08.40 - 16.50
No green route buses operating on 24, 25 & 26th December & 1st January.
Tours will be operating weekend timetable 27-30th December (buses every 15-20 minutes).
Dates the sightseeing service may be affected:
For 2017 these are currently as follows:
- 29th January - Chinese New Year
- 5th February - Winter Run
- 12th March - St Patrick's Parade
- 23rd April - London Marathon
- 29th May - Vitality Run
- 11th June - Women's Tour of Britain
- 17th June - Trooping the Colour
- 8th July - Pride London
- 9th July - 10k Run
- 23rd July - Triathlon
- 29th July - Freecycle
- 30th July - Ride London
- 03 September or 10 September (TBC): Tour of Britain
- 08 October: Royal Parks Half-Marathon
- 11 November: Lord Mayor's Show
- 11 November: Remembrance Day
- 24-26 December: Christmas
- 31 December: New Year's Eve celebrations
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