Explore London, the capital city of England - with CitySightseeing
City Sightseeing and the Original Tours hop on hop off bus tours are THE essential way to visit this vivacious city, which is bursting with breathtaking sights and attractions. The beauty of the London sightseeing bus tour is that you can use your ticket on three premium routes allowing you to interchange between them to hop off at over 60 points of interest in the city.
Let our bus tour guide you through the things to do in London
Our bus tours offer you the chance to hop off the colourful bus at any one of the marked stops and explore numerous attractions all in one day. Why not use the red route and take the children to visit the Sea Life London Aquarium to learn about Europe’s largest global marine life collection, interact with the animals and discover over 5,000 species of sea creatures. A short stroll away, you will encounter an extraordinary piece of engineering design and architecture – The London Eye. For those who enjoy overlooking the a city from a great height The London Eye will take you on a flight above and beyond for exhilarating views as far as Windsor Castle! You will also observe many of the grand sights and things to do where your tour bus will transport you.
Why not change routes and use the Yellow line to visit St James’s Park, the royal Buckingham Palace or St Paul’s Cathedral? You can even pay a visit to many of the charming museums and renowned shops – just use an interchange point and take the Blue line to stopover at the Natural History Museum, Science Museum or Wellington Museum amongst other remarkable landmarks.
London bus tours include amazing free offers
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. On arriving at the pier of your choice go directly to the boat and present the pass to City Cruises staff, then hop-on and hop-off the cruise as you please. Passes are collected by the City Cruises staff on the outward journey, so for subsequent journeys you will need to show a valid Original Tour bus ticket. Cruises depart from Westminster Pier (Big Ben) and the Tower (of London) Pier. The hop-on, hop-off passes are valid within the same 24 hours as your bus ticket.
Changing of the Ward Walking Tour (9:45 a.m. from The Original London Visitor Centre.): (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday): Experience the tradition and pageantry that is the Guard Change alongside St James's Palace and Buckingham Palace. In a ceremony that dates back centuries, march alongside the army regiments that guard the Queen and her palaces in this exciting walk. On non-guard change days (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday), walking tours visit Horseguards Parade for the changing of the Horseguard, before continuing on to Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace.
Please note: Whilst we offer the walk daily, the Guard Change does not take place if it is raining.
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour (3.30pm from The Original Tour bus stop at the Tower of London on Tower Hill.): Walk in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer as we reveal his murderous acts on the dark streets of Whitechapel in 1888. Please note: The Jack the Ripper walk will finish at Aldgate East tube station and not at one of our bus stops.)
Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour (1:00 p.m. from The Original London Visitor Centre.): Let our knowledgeable and entertaining guides take you to the heart of the swingin’ 60s - Soho, Carnaby Street, Trident Studios, where Paul met Linda and much more! It’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll but we like it!
*E-tickets must be validated at the Original London Visitor Centre Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross Station)
The visitor centre is located at 17-19 Cockspur Street Trafalgar Square London SW1Y 5BL
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 08:00 to 18:00 Sunday and Bank Holidays 08:00 to 17:30.
Tours run daily.
During 2017, London will be hosting a number of exciting events. Please find below a list of major events where we expect our sightseeing service to be affected. If possible, clients should plan to take The Original Tour on the days before or after.
29th January - Chinese New Year
5th February - Winter Run
12th March - St Patrick's Parade
23rd April - London Marathon
29th May - Vitality Run
17th June - Trooping the Colour
8th July - Pride London
9th July - 10k Run
23rd July - Triathlon
29th July - Freecycle
30th July - Ride London
Monday 9th January to Thursday 2nd February 2017
To facilitate works outside the Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel, Whitcomb Street will be closed for 4 1/2 weeks.
Coventry Street Stand - No service until morning of 3rd February.
Haymarket - No Orange
Northumberland - Served by Yellow.
Monday 9th to Tuesday 15th January 2017
Kings Cross Bus Stop T will be suspended between the 9th and the 15th of January 2017. Our Orange Route will serve stop M on Euston Road instead.
Kings Cross St Pancras - Stop T not served, stop M outside Underground Station on Euston Road used instead.
Monday 9th to Tuesday 31st January 2017
To facilitate a new pedestrian crossing, Buckingham Gate northbound at Victoria St will be closed for 4 weeks.
Horseferry Road - No Red until morning of 1st February.
Abingdon Street & Tothill Sreet served instead.
Please do remind your clients to ask our on-street staff, bus drivers or staff at the Visitor Centre for more information and advice on the day of travel as they are best placed to advise accordingly.