The Original London Sightseeing Tour
The Original London Sightseeing Tour is a traditional hop-on hop-off open top double deck bus tour that visits most of the main London Attractions. London is a big city and full of many attractions that are spread out over a wide area. Visiting each of these separately can be difficult to manage especially for families and older travelers. Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tours are the fastest and most affordable way to get to know London. It is what really introduces you to this beautiful amazing city. The Original London Sightseeing Tour offers guided tours to visitors and residents atop open red buses.
About Original London Sightseeing Tour
Original London Sightseeing Tour is the only one of its kind all over the world. Other cities have come up with replicas but nothing comes close to the Original London Sightseeing Tour. The tour has been in existence for over 65 years and it gets stronger and better with the years. Introduced to the London transport first in 1951, to liven up sightseeing experiences, the tour has since adapted the new technologies in the market but remains a thrilling experience.
The Original London Sightseeing Tour uses a fleet of British made red double decker buses which offer low floor access and 95% of the tours are accessible for wheelchairs.back to menu ↑
Routes and Times
Your Original Tour ticket gives you access to different bus tour routes around London. These routes include sightseeing tours that run at a 15-30 minute frequency. The ticket also includes connector routes which operate as a shuttle service connecting train stations and hotels.back to menu ↑
Yellow Route – The Original Tour (T1 and T2)
The Yellow Route is the original tour and most popular, this is the perfect tour for anyone visiting London for the first time. The attractions on this tour include Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, The Shard, Tower Bridge and Leicester Square. The Yellow route crosses the River Thames twice giving you some amazing views of the London attractions. This tour operates an English Language tour (T1) and as multi languages tours (T2). The departure point of this tour is Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus and the Yellow Tour includes 25 different stops along the route. These buses leave every 15-20 minutes so the next bus is usually not far behind.
Blue Route – The Royal Borough Route (T4)
The Blue Route is known as the Royal Borough Route and it covers the popular shopping area of Kensington including Harrods and Harvey Nicholls department stores as well as the museums in Kensington including Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. The tour also travels along Kensington Road at the side of Hyde Park. The Blue Route also intersects with the Yellow Route around Hyde Park Corner.back to menu ↑
Orange Route: The British Museum Tour (T5)
The Orange route or T5 is also known as the British Museum route and visits some of the most popular attractions in London including the British Museum, British Library, Chinatown, Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue. This route is also a perfect way to link up with Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations providing excellent connections with the rest of London, England and Europe. If you arrive at these stations you ca switch to the Yellow route to continue the tour.back to menu ↑
Green and Purple Routes – Capital Connector
The Green and Purple Routes are used as connectors or shuttles and are very useful if you are staying in a hotel located in Bayswater, Notting Hill, Holland Park or Lancaster Gate. It is also good for getting to Westfield Shepherds Bush for some shopping!!!back to menu ↑
Advantages of Using Original London Sightseeing Tour
Attractions on the Original London Sightseeing Tour
- Tower Bridge
- Westminster Abbey
- The London Eye
- Big Ben
- British Museum
- Buckingham Palace
- Trafalgar Square
- Hyde Park
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Piccadilly Circus
- Madame Tussauds
- and many many more.
Different Tour Options
Depending on the length of time you have in London you have different ticket options, there is a short one day City Sampler ticket, 24-hour Ticket, 48-hour Ticket and a 72-hour Ticket which give you unlimited hop-on, hop-off access to our buses for a set amount of time,