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The Original Tour: London 24Hr Pass + Tower of London Tickets

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Highlights

  • Explore London at your own pace with these hop-on hop-off bus tickets, covering 7 different routes and 80 stops, at a frequency of 1 bus every 20 minutes
  • You can hop on and hop off the buses as much as you like for a period of 24 hours
  • Ticket includes entry to the Tower of London, a free HOHO boat ride, and three free walking tours
  • All buses feature free onboard Wi-Fi
  • The bus routes include stops at many iconic attractions, such as the British Museum, Covent Garden, Hyde Park, Madame Tussauds, etc., so you can stop by your favorite spots along the way
  • Some routes feature English-speaking guides, while others have audioguides in 11 different languages
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points
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Why You Should Get On Board

The Original Tour London Hop-on Hop-off bus tour ticket gives you unlimited access to their fleet of open-topped, Wi-Fi enabled buses for a period of 24 hours. You can use those 24 hours to see all of Central London, with stops at all the major attractions such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, and much more. This gives you the freedom to explore these attractions at your own pace, hopping on and off as and when you please. What’s more, the 7 different bus routes have audioguides onboard in 11 languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Brazilian Portuguese) or live commentary from an English-speaking guide, so you can learn more about the attractions that you will spot from the bus.

Included with the hop-on-hop-off tickets are entry tickets to the Tower of London, one of the most iconic of London's attractions. A visit to the infamous Tower of London will let you admire the Crown Jewels and other such royal treasures, as well as learn more about the history of the Tower as a prison, armory, treasury, fortress, and much more.

The Hop-on Hop-off tickets also come with three free guided walking tours of London with an expert guide. You will go on a walking tour of the Royal Quarter, including the Change of the Guards; a Rock 'n' Roll walk through the capital's rock heritage; and a Jack the Ripper walk, following in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer. You can also avail of a free River Thames Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride, where you can take in panoramic views of the capital from the waters of the Thames between Westminster and Tower of London Pier.

Current Events at Tower of London

Tower of London – Knight School 2020

From 15-23 February, visitors to the Tower of London can become Knights of the realm at Knight School. The year is 1471 and the War of the Roses rages on. The Tower of London needs protecting, will you help defend it? Dress as Knights and learn the art of the sword, how to handle amour and even design your own flag! All activities will be included in admission to the Tower of London. Open 9am-4.30pm, last admission 4.00pm (Tuesday-Saturday) and 10am-4.30pm, last admission 4.00pm (Sunday- Monday)

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Inclusions

  • 24Hr London HOHO Pass
  • Skip-the line entry to the Tower of London
  • Free Wi-Fi on board the bus
  • Free River Thames Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing cruise
  • Three free walking tours of London with expert English-speaking guides
  • Live commentary in English / Audioguide in 11 languages (based on the bus and route)
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Exclusions

  • Entrances to other attractions
  • Food and drinks
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Know Before You Go

Schedule

Click here for detailed route map and boarding points. You can join the tour from any of the 80 stops on the 7 different routes.

Yellow Route T1+T2 (The Original Route):

  • Popular stops on the route are The Shard, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey & more
  • Frequency: Approx. every 5-20 min
  • First bus at 8:30 AM from Grovesnor Gardens and the last bus is at 6:00 PM

Blue Route (The Royal Borough Route):

  • Popular stops on the route are the Kensington Palace, Downing Street and London’s Museum Quarter.
  • Frequency: Approx. every 15-20 min
  • First bus at 9:00 AM from Bressenden Place and the last bus is at 6:00 PM

Orange Route (The British Museum Route):

  • Popular stops on the route are Trafalgar Square and the British Museum
  • Frequency: Approx. every 20-30 min
  • First bus at 8:15 AM from Woburn Palace and the last bus is at 6:00 PM

Purple Route

  • Popular stops on the route are Hyde Park, Kidzania and the Marble Arch.
  • Frequency: Approx. every 30-60 min
  • First bus at 8:15 AM from Royal Crescent Gardens and the last bus is at 4:00 PM

Red Route

  • Popular stops on the route are Madame Tussauds and Oxford Street.
  • Frequency: Approx. every 30-60 min
  • First bus at 9:00 AM from Marble Arch and the last bus is at 5:00 PM

Gray Route (The Morning Route)

  • Popular stops on the route are Hyde Park, Kidzania and Notting Hill.
  • Frequency: Approx. every 20 min
  • First bus at 8:00 AM from Royal Crescent Gardens

Tower of London Visiting Times:

1 March to 31 October

  • Tue-Sat – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Sun-Mon – 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Last admission 5 PM)

1 November to 28 February

  • Tue-Sat – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Sun-Mon – 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Last admission 4 PM)

Free Hop-on Hop-off Boat Ride

  • The 24 Hour Pass includes a free Hop-on Hop-off River Cruise Pass between Westminster (Big Ben) and Tower of London Pier.
  • Cruises depart every 30-40 minutes between 10 AM & 4 PM. This service is operated by City Cruises and may have later departures in the summer

Walking Tours

You can take the following free walking tours:

Changing of the Guard Walk:

  • Days of Operation: Daily
  • Departure Point: The Original London Visitor Center
  • Start: 10:00 AM
  • Finish: 11:30 PM

The pass is valid for 48 hours. On non-guard change days, walks go to Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace where you can take photos of sentry boxes and to Horseguards Parade for the changing of the Horseguard. The Guard Change at Buckingham Palace does not take place if it is raining.

Rock 'N' Roll Walk:

  • Days of Operation: Daily
  • Departure point: The Original London Visitor Center
  • Start: 1:00 PM
  • Finish: 2:30 PM

Jack the RIpper Walk:

  • Days of Operation: Daily
  • Departure point: The Original Tour stop at the Tower of London on Tower Hill
  • Start: 4:00 PM
  • Finish: 5:30 PM

Please note that the Jack the Ripper walk will finish at Aldgate East tube station and not at one of our bus stops

Additional Information

  • Multi-lingual recorded commentary available on the Yellow (on T2 buses), Orange and Blue routes in 11 languages - English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Live English commentary delivered by expert local guides available on the Yellow route (on T1 buses)
  • Children’s commentary in English on the Yellow T2 and Orange

Reduced Price Tickets

  • Children aged 5-15 enjoy reduced prices. Please carry a valid photo ID.
  • Ages 4yrs and below go free
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Strict Cancellation Policy

These tickets cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

Carry a printout of your voucher and hop on to the bus from any stop on the route. The driver will exchange it for the bus ticket. Alternatively, you can visit The Original London Visitor Centre: 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, SWIY 5BL to redeem your voucher there.

Validity

Your ticket is valid only on the date selected during checkout.

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