The best and easier way to see London's highlights
Hop on and off at 80 bus stops across Central London and see sights like London Bridge, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and more! Your pass is for 24 or 48 hours and includes a free Thames Cruise and even special fun stuff for kids!
Unlimited access to the hop-on hop-off buses
Pre-recorded commentary available in 10 languages
Yellow Route: Live guides on alternate buses (highlighted through the display 'English live guide'' on the light-up screen on the front and side of the bus)
Complimentary hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise (24 or 48-hour ticket)
Kids under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
One child under 5 per adult gets in for free if they don't occupy a seat of their own on the buses. Any additional children need a ticket!
Show your smartphone ticket to a member of The Original Tour staff to get it scanned
Once scanned, you'll be given two tickets: one for the Open Top Bus Tour and one for the River Cruise. Please keep them safe, as you will need them throughout your trip
For subsequent journeys, simply show your Open Top Bus Tour ticket to a member of staff to board the bus
The main departure point is on the corner of Coventry St and Whitcomb St. You can also board the bus at any stop along the three Original Tour routes.
For the river cruise:
You can board the cruise at Westminster Pier or Tower Pier. Show your river cruise ticket to the City Cruises' staff to board the boat.
Yellow Route: every 25 minutes
Blue Route - currently not operational
Orange Route - currently not operational
Westminster Pier to Westminster Pier: Every 40 minutes from 10:00 (last departure 19:20)
Tower Pier to Westminster Pier: Approximately every 35-40 minutes from 10:00 (last departure 18:35)
Journey time: one way 30-40 minutes
Booked and payable by Extrapolitan.
Sunday : 09:00 - 18:00
Monday : 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday : 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday : 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday : 09:00 - 18:00
Friday : 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday : 09:00 - 18:00
How to get there
The Original Tour
17-19,Cockspur Street, SW1Y 5BL