The Original London Tour

The Original London Tour

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Now in it's 50th year, The Original Tour offers the perfect introduction to London utilising open top 'double-decker' buses that offer a 'hop-on, hop-off' service with a choice of live guided commentary in English or digitally recorded commentary in seven languages. There are six tour routes covering over ninety stops showing you the very best of London's attractions including the following:

Banqueting house,
BBC World Service HQ, British Airways London Eye, British Library, Chelsea World of Sport, Design Museum, HMS Belfast, IMAX Cinema, London Aquarium, London Dungeon, London Tourist Information Centre, Madame Tussauds and The London Planetarium, Old Bailey, Queens Gallery, Royal Courts of Justice, Royal Mews, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Soho, St Katherine's Dock, Thames Cruises, Thames Riverside Walk, Tower Bridge Experience, Trocadero Centre, Vinopolis-City of Wine.

Museums and Galleries
Bank of England Museum, Britain at War Museum, British Museum, Cabinet War Rooms, Commonwealth Institute, Cortauld Gallery, Florence Nightingale Museum, Imperial War Museum, Museum of Garden History, Museum of London, National Army Museum, National Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, The Clink Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Wellington Museum.

Places of Interest
Baden Powell House, Brompton Oratory, Downing Street, Pet Cemetery, Piccadilly Circus, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Albert Hall, Speakers Corner, The Ritz Hotel.

Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Lambeth Palace, St James' Palace.

Monuments and Landmarks
Admiralty Arch, Albert Memorial, Big Ben, Cenotaph, Cleopatras Needle, Eros Statue, Horseguards Parade, Houses of Parliament, Marble Arch, Monument, Nelsons Column,Peter Pan Statue, Royal Festival Hall, Southwark Cathedral, St Clement Danes Church, St Martin in the Fields Church, St Pauls Cathedral, The Mall, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey.

Shopping and Refreshment
Berkeley Square, Bond Street, Burlington Arcade, Camden Market, Chinatown, Covent Garden, Fortnum and Mason, Gabriels Wharf, Hard Rock Cafe, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Knightsbridge, Hays Galleria, Leicester Square, Notting Hill, Oxford Street, Planet Hollywood, Portobello Road Market, Regent Street Shopping, Sherlock Holmes Pub, The Strand.

Charing Cross Station, Docklands Light Railway, Eurostar, Euston Station, Heathrow Express, Paddington Station, Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations, Kings Road, Selfridges, Victoria Coach Station, Victoria Station, Waterloo Station.


In order to make the most of the six tours on offer, we strongly advise you to go from one of the main departure points, where you will find the Original London Sightseeing Tour's helpful staff ready to assist you between 8:30am and 6pm every day. These are as follows:

Coventry Street - between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Victoria Street - bus stop T, near Victoria train station
Underground: Victoria
Baker Street - on station forecourt next to Madame Tussaud’s
Underground: Baker Street
Haymarket - outside “Tiger Tiger” Bar on Haymarket No. 29
Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Marble Arch - on Park Lane, subway exit 4 “Speakers Corner”
Underground: Marble Arch
Trafalgar Square - on corner Cockspur Street and The Mall
Underground: Charing Cross
Embankment Pier - beside River Thames opposite tube station
Underground: Embankment Pier


Each customer with a valid 24-hour Original Sightseeing Tours ticket can take advantage of a FREE 50 minute Thames Circular Cruise. The glass-covered vessels, operated by Catamaran Cruises, provide a multilingual commentary and depart at frequent times throughout the day from Embankment and Waterloo Piers. Further information relating to this offer will be provided when you exchange your voucher for the 24-hour ticket at any one of the stops. This offer is valid until the end of 2004.

Kids Club

The Popular Kids Club commentary is accompanied by an activity pack ensuring all the family have a fun day out.

Offer of the Month

2 FREE Original London Sightseeing Tour Tickets


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Valid until 31st October 2005

Price (€)
1 Day Adult
1 Day Child*

*Children 5-15 years

Note: BritCities will send you a FREE multi-lingual 'Sightseeing Bus Tours of London' guide with every voucher which has details of all routes and bus stops using a map of London.

All six tour routes are covered by your one ticket. Hop-on and off any of the buses with a twenty-four hour ticket. The services are frequent and reliable with tours running daily, every six minutes in the summer.

The Original Tour allows you to experience all the magical sights and sounds of London in a comfortable and secure environment.

See the Best of London!