Original London Sightseeing Tour

Things to do , Walks and tours Trafalgar Square
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London’s original hop-on, hop-off bus tour is steeped in almost as much history as the city itself

There’s a reason these guys are dubbed The Original Tour and that’s because they were the first to run such an operation in London back in 1951. As the Festival of Britain got underway that year, an earlier form of TfL introduced a double-decker bus running ‘Service J’ to take visitors on a tour of the capital. Service J was such a success that it has remained in action to this day. By 1991 the service adopted the hop-on, hop-off mentality and in 1992 the company rebranded from Service J to The Original London Sightseeing Tour.

Their reasonably priced tickets allow access to all six of their bus routes, three of which are dedicated sightseeing tours, and include a Thames River Cruise day-pass, as well as three walking tours, covering the Changing of the Guard, Jack the Ripper and a rock ‘n’ roll history. What’s more, all tickets are valid for either 24 or 48 whole hours, and commentary is available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian and Japanese.

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Original London Sightseeing Tour says
From historic sites and attractions, to some of the most famous views in the world, let The Original Tour help you plan your day out in London.

Our great value 24 and 48 hour tickets include three free walking tours, a free Thames river cruise pass and unlimited access to all our bus tour routes.
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Venue name: Original London Sightseeing Tour
Contact:
Address: Visitor Centre
17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square
London
SW1Y 5BL
Opening hours: Every 15–20 minutes, 8.30am–8pm (May–Sep); 8.30am–6pm (Sep–Oct/Mar–May); 8.30am–4.30pm (Oct–Mar)
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross/Piccadilly Circus
Price: £30, £15 children (ages 5–15), £90 (family)
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