City Sightseeing London - Hop on Hop off

Visit London and see the sights of the bustling capital city and the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom from an open-top double-decker red London bus with City Sightseeing and The Original Tour.

London is packed with plenty of things to do so let us guide you through the city to visit the prime locations and top attractions including historical museums, lush green city parks, and modern galleries.

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 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 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 can hop off at 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.

To view the route map, please click here.

Please note that Routes/Maps are subject to change without notice. Any changes are beyond our control and no refunds will be offered. For the most up to date Route/Map please always enquire when in resort.

Route Update:

  • Due to various large scale events happening in the city such as the annual London Marathon and the Trooping of the Colour, routes may become affected. There will be plenty of staff on hand in London to answer any questions you may have so please enquire locally.
  • On St. Patrick's Day the annual parade will cause disruptions to the usual Operational Schedule. Please enquire locally for more information.
  • From 1st April the live-guided Yellow tour and multi-lingual Red tours will be merged onto one line of route- The Yellow Route. Alternate buses will be live-guided or multi-lingual- this information will be displayed in the electronic display on the front of the bus. Previously, the Red Multi-lingual route included the loop-up to Baker Street and Regents Park. A shuttle service will run (Black Route) to and from this area, departing every 20 minutes from Marble Arch.
  • Please redeem your voucher at the Original London Visitor Centre Trafalgar Square (Charing Cross Station) located at 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1Y 5BL.
  • Season: All Year Round, excluding 25 December.
  • Ticket Validity: 48 hours.

Yellow Route
Start Point
: Grosvenor Gardens
First Tour: 8:10am.
Last Full Tour: 8:55pm
Duration: 180 minutes.
Frequency: 20 minutes.
Commentary: English Live Guide OR Commentary in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Brazilian-Portuguese and Kids Commentary.
The front of the bus will display electronically whether it is Live-Guided or has Commentary.

The route to Baker Street and Regents Park has been replaced with a shuttle service (Black Route) departing every 20 minutes from Marble Arch.

Blue Route
Start Point
: Kensington Palace
First Tour: 8:20am.
Last Tour: 5:30pm.
Duration: 150 minutes.
Frequency: 20 minutes.
Commentary: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Brazilian-Portuguese and Kids Commentary.

Purple Route
Start Point
: Holland Park Avenue.
First Tour: 8:10am.
Last Tour: 5:05pm.
Duration: 50 minutes.
Frequency: 30 minutes.

Green Route
Start Point
: Leicester Square
First Tour: 8:20am.
Last Tour: 5:30pm.
Duration: 50 minutes.
Frequency: 20 minutes.

Orange Route
Start Point
: Russell Square
First Tour: 9:15am.
Last Tour: 2:56pm.
Duration: 50 minutes.
Frequency: 20 minutes.

You will also receive 3 Walking Tours:
Changing of the Guard Walking Tour: 10am from The Original London Visitor Centre.
Jack the Ripper Walking Tour: 3:30pm from The Original Tour bus stop at the Tower of London, Tower Hill.
Rock 'n' Roll Walking Tour: 1pm from The Original London Visitor Centre.
Within the duration of your bus ticket, simply show your bus ticket to the Tour Guide at the meeting points in order to participate. Please ensure you enjoy your walking tours within the 48 hour duration of your bus ticket.

Your FREE Hop on Hop off Boat Tour between Westminster Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich:
Departs from Westminster Pier at approx. 10am until 6pm.
Departs from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier at approx. 10am until 6:35pm.
Departs from Tower Pier to Greenwich at approx. 10:10am until 4:50pm.
Departs from Greenwich at approx. 10:30am until 4:50pm.
Duration: 40 minutes.
Frequency: Approx. every 40 minutes.

  • Disabled access available.
  • You can start using your ticket within 3 months starting from the date specified on your voucher.

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