Bus tours with The Original Tour give you 360 views of London from our open-top buses and unlimited hop-on, hop-off access. When you book with The Original Tour you can hop-on or off our buses at over 100 bus stops in central London, access free WiFi onboard, join our free walking tours and enjoy our free river cruise. We have 7 different bus routes around London!
Enjoy a hassle-free bus tour of London’s best attraction, monuments and landmarks by comfortable, double-decker bus. Purchase your 24, 48 or 72-hour pass and redeem it on any date by hopping on the bus at one of the many designated stops such at the Tate Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater or London Bridge. Grab a seat inside or on the open-top deck for panoramic views as you zip through town. Kid’s will delight in lively kids-focused audio commentary and complementary activity packs. Enjoy ultimate flexibility by traveling on any of the routes. Your ticket comes with an added bonus! Hop off to join any of three fascinating city walking tours or take a River Thames sightseeing cruise.
Yellow Route: The Yellow Route presents the key sights and top attractions of London including the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, The Shard, Tower Bridge and Leicester Square . Crossing the river twice, you are guaranteed some spectacular views of London’s stunning scenery along the Thames. The main departure point for this tour route is located at Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus but you can board the bus at any stop along the route.
Red Route: This route crosses the Thames from London Eye to Big Ben ensuring that you experience both sides of the river.
Blue Route: Discover London’s museums and shopping districts and enjoy comprehensive audio commentary throughout.
Orange Route: Visit the British Museum, the most popular attraction in London dedicated to human history, art & culture. You’ll also find several popular sights and places to visit including the British Library, Chinatown and the home of London’s theatreland with several renowned theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue. You may also find some hidden gems on the orange route including the Cartoon Museum, Museum of Comedy and 52 Tavistock Square which is the site of Virginia Woolf’s home, now the Tavistock Hotel.
The orange route also provides easy access to Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations.
Pink Route: The Pink Route introduces you to London's West End - a cosmopolitan and lively entertainment area. Experience the best of London's theatres and leading museums such as the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery..
Purple Route (Connector): The Purple Route is useful if you are staying in a hotel located in Bayswater, Notting Hill, Holland Park or Lancaster Gate or wish to go shopping at Westfield Shepherds Bush.
Thames River Sightseeing Cruise: Hop off your sightseeing bus at either Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Pier) or the Tower of London, and then walk the short distance to the pier.