London Sightseeing on ‘The Original Tour’
Having been in operation for more than 65 years, ‘The Original Tour’ has become the biggest and most sought-after sightseeing experience in London and the most successful tour operator in the world.
With its first outing provided back in 1951, ‘The Original Tour’ is unique amongst all those available. Much more than just another way to get around London, the sightseeing provided by this operator offers a taste of ‘essential’ London.
The freedom afforded as part of the ‘Hop on – Hop off’ service, allows you to board any of the tours in operation and enjoy multilingual commentaries in a choice of 9 different languages.
You’ll not need to worry about being interrupted by your children during the tour, as the very popular ‘Kids Club’ commentary and complementary activity packs will keep them entertained, so you can be too!
With tours in operation every 15-20 minutes throughout the day, every day, the Original Tour offers a convenient way to sample all the of the sights and sounds of this most historic of cities in a secure and safe environment. All tours are 100% approved by ‘Visit London’.
Changing of the Guard
This historic ceremony takes place between 10.30am and 11am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday each week at Buckingham Palace.
Your chance to witness it, is to join the Original Tour walking tour leaving from the Original Visitor Centre at 9.45am sharp.
On the days when the changing of the guard does not occur (ie Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday) you can still experience a walking tour that takes in the changing of the Horse Guard, located at Horse Guards Parade. After this, you can then visit Buckingham Palace.
The following is included with ALL Original Tour tickets:
Hop on and off of the FREE river cruises that operate between Tower Pier and Westminster.
Walking tours that take you deep into the heart of the exciting, vibrant city of London. Get up close and personal with some of the city’s historic monuments and learn about London’s long and rich past. You’ll learn about the capital’s heroes and villains and learn much more about it than you ever thought possible!
Departing from The Original Visitor Centre (Near Trafalgar Square), a number of tours can be taken at different times of the day:
- 10.30am – Witness the timeless ceremonial ‘Changing of the Guard’
- 1.00pm – The ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll’ tour
- 3.30pm – The ‘Jack the Ripper’ tour – this time departing from the Original Tour bus stop at the Tower of London