The Original London Sightseeing Tour provides more than just a great way to travel around London. Founded in 1951 it has now become established as the essential introduction to London. It is the only sightseeing tour to offer you total choice and flexibility. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to board any of our tour routes at over 90 different stops with a commentary in English or a wide choice of other languages. Our Kids' Club provides an educational but fun alternative for 5-12 year olds. Our services are frequent and reliable with tours running daily, every 15-20 minutes. The Original Tour allows you to experience all the magical sights and sounds of London in a comfortable and secure environment.
Recommended Start Points: Piccadilly Circus (Coventry Street), Victoria (Grosvenor Gardens), Russell Square (Woburn Place), Marble Arch (subway Exit 3) and Original London Visitor Centre (17-19 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL).
The Yellow Route provides commentaries in English.
The Blue, Orange and Yellow Routes provide digitally-recorded commentary in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Mandarin, Arabic & Brazilian Portuguese.
The Original Tour also offers a unique Kids’ Club commentary channel on its Yellow, Orange and Blue Routes.
The Original Tour’s guided walking tours offer English commentary.
FREE Thames River Cruise:
The Original Tour is delighted to offer all customers a FREE cruise pass on the River Thames through London. Simply collect your free pass from a member of The Original Tour staff. Cruises depart from Westminster Pier (Big Ben) and the Tower (of London) Pier.
FREE Walking Tours:
The Original Tour also operates three different walking tours, included with your ticket. Explore London by foot with the Changing of the Guard, Rock n Roll and Jack the Ripper walking tours.
The personal recorded commentary tells you all about London and its tourist attractions in your choice of 11 languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Chinese (Mandarin) and Arabic. Complimentary earphones are provided.
Winter Offer! valid until 28 February 2019
For the winter period Original Tour are offering an extension on their ticket tickets. You will get an extra 24 hours on your ticket.
Original Tour Route Map
Tour is not available on 25 December
If you choose to do ONE complete circuit this takes approx. 2 hours.
You can hop on and hop off as often as you wish.
The Original Tour will be offers 2 types of tickets
- 24 Hour Ticket - valid 24 hours (until the same time the following day)
- 48 Hour Ticket - valid 48 hours
From April 2019 there will be an additional ticket
- 72 Hour Ticket - valid 72 hours
The Original Tour Times
Commentary in other languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Chinese (Mandarin) and Arabic as well as the unique and ever-popular Kids’ Club channel
Until 28 February 2019: Free 24 hour extension on tickets*
*24-hour extension promotion applies to 24-hour & 48-hour tickets only. Tickets to be used by 28 February 2019
Original Tour Route Map
Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket.
Evan Evans E-tickets are valid on your nominated date, or on any other date during normal opening hours, for up to 30 days afterward. All dates are subject to availability and the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times/service at short notice. Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange.