The Original London Sightseeing Tour Tickets

Book tickets for The Original London Sightseeing Tour


Founded over 65 years ago, the Original London Sightseeing Tour is the first and largest operator of its kind anywhere in the world. An essential introduction to the capital, you can see the very best of London with a perfect view from an open top double-decker bus. Tickets are open-dated rather than date specific and are valid for any single 24 hour duration. The 24 hour period starts when you join your first tour and includes:

- Live guides and digitally recorded commentary in eleven different languages
- The unique Kids' Club commentary channel for those under 16s plus free activity packs
- Complimentary Thames River Cruise
- Three free walking tours: Changing of the Guard, Jack the Ripper and Rock 'n' Roll

By providing a full hop-on, hop-off, service you can customise your own tour by hopping on and off the buses at over 80 stops on any of the six different tour routes. Remember that one ticket allows you to travel on all of these exciting tours and is valid for 24 hours (during operating hours).

All buses are wheelchair-accessible. It may be easier for wheelchair users to board at the Victoria or Piccadilly Circus departure points as there are additional staff on hand to help.

Guide dogs and service dogs welcome on the buses.

The Original Tour and City Sightseeing Tour last approximately two hours and currently runs daily every 10-15 minutes between 9am and 5pm. 

You can board the bus at any of the stops, although it is advisable to go from one of the main departure points detailed below:

Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus
The stop is on the corner of Coventry Street and Whitcomb Street.

Grosvenor Gardens, Victoria
The stop is on the corner of Buckingham Palace Road and Grosvenor Gardens.

Trafalgar Square
The stop is opposite The Original London Visitor Centre at Stop 'Z', by the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery.

Marble Arch
The stop is on the right of Hyde Park at the Speakers' Corner side of Marble Arch junction.

Tower Hill
The stop is on the north side of the Tower of London at Tower Hill, in front of the Bronze Worker Statue.