Tickets for Hop-on Hop-off Bus + River Cruise 24/48H

The best and easier way to see London's highlights

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Starting time
From 08:10 onward
  • Save time and money on transport - hop on and off at 80 stops across central London and see Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and more
  • Take one or all of 3 free walking tours, plus a free Thames river sightseeing cruise
  • Kids get specially designed children’s commentary on the buses, a free fun pack and a quiz book

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, several walking tours, and even special fun stuff for kids!

With this easy-peasy smartphone pass you'll get unlimited access to the hop-on hop-off bus across 3 main sightseeing tour routes in luvverly London (that's 80 stops across central London!).

Choose either a 24 or 48-hour pass and see historic landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, London Bridge, The Tower of London and more!

Prefer the water over land? Hop on a free Thames River sightseeing cruise and see the sparkling skyscrapers from the river.

Keen for more history? Take a free walking tour! Choose between Changing of the Guard (10:00), Rock n Roll (13:00) or Jack the Ripper (15:30), or try them all!

Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted
What's included
3 tour routes (Yellow, Orange and Blue)
More than 80 hop-on, hop-off stops
Complimentary hop-on, hop-off Thames river cruise (24 or 48-hour ticket)
3 walking tours (Changing of the Guard, Jack the Ripper and Rock ‘n’ Roll)
Yellow Route: Live guides and recorded commentaries on alternate buses
Pre-recorded commentary available in 11 languages on all Blue and Orange routes
2 hotel connector services (Purple and Black)
  • 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.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
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The Original Tour
17-19,Cockspur Street, SW1Y 5BL, London
Key info
Audio guide
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
Live guide
Additional info

Tour Times:

  • Yellow Route: every 5-20 min from 08:30
  • Blue Route: every 15-20 min from 08:00
  • Orange Route: every 20-30 minutes from 08:35

River cruises

  • 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
Insider tip

The tour boats are obviously a great way to see the sights and pick up some London trivia, but they're also a great way to escape the city crowds and (with the help of the complimentary wifi) plan your next move!

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Ratings & reviews
37 Reviews

Jun 28, 2019
Walked out of my hotel and hopped on the bus. Very enjoyable bus tour and river cruise. I highly recommend.
Apr 9, 2019
Fantastic way to see all of London, historic site's
Oct 24, 2018
Very good service and trip on and off 😀

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