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Experience London's iconic sights from a bus! Hop-on & Hop-off

The Sightseeing Bus Tour

From GBP 15

Enjoy a fab 360-degree panoramic view of London's top landmarks
Superb digitally recorded multilingual commentaries including the choice of Arabic!

From GBP 15

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Explore and learn about London and its many famous modern and historic landmarks, including:

Buckingham Palace
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
The London Eye
The Tower of London
London Bridge
Trafalgar Square
Westminster Abbey
St Paul’s Cathedral

The Shard

Buses run at a 15-30 minute frequency. The Green Route is The Loop Line around central London. The Orange, Purple and Purple Routes operate as a shuttle service and connect you with our sightseeing tours from the train stations and popular hotel districts of the capital. The information below is designed to help you plan your day out in London. Do also check our timetable for specific stop locations and route times.

All times are subject to change and if you have any questions on the day, please do ask our friendly and knowledgeable on-street staff who are on hand to help you plan your perfect day in London!

Yellow Route - Arabic commentary available 

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.

First Tour: 08:10 from Coventry Street.
Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes until 19:30.
Last Full Tour: 17:28 (Monday to Thursday), 17:32 (Friday) and 17:25 (Saturday to Sunday)

Blue Route - The Royal Borough Route. Arabic commentary available

The Blue Route Covers the popular shopping district of Kensington with the world famous Harrods and Harvey Nicholls department stores as well as the museums in Kensington including Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Natural History Museum and the Design Museum.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the smallest borough in London but also one of the most densely populated. Nicknamed ‘Albertopolis’ after the husband of Queen Victoria, the area contains some of the most expensive residential properties in London along with a large number of museums (many with free entry) & cultural institutions.

We invite you to hop-off The Original Tour anywhere along the route or stay on-board to view the impressive architecture of this beautiful area.

First Tour: 08:20 from Kensington Palace Gate.
Frequency: Every 15-20 minutes.
Last Full Tour: 16:52 from Hyde Park Corner. 

Orange Route: The British Museum Tour

The British Museum is the most popular attraction in London with over 6 million visitors per year. Dedicated to human history, art & culture, the museum houses over 8 million exhibits (not all of them on show at one time!) from all over the world.

Buses depart Woburn Place (Royal National Hotel) bus stop frequently all day between 8.30 and 17.30 and return from Piccadilly Circus (Rupert Street) frequently between 8.55 and 17.55.

The Orange Route also provides easy access from Kings Cross, St Pancras and Euston train stations. If you arrive at one of these major train stations you can now easily get into central London to switch onto the Red & Yellow sightseeing tours which cover all the major sights and attractions of central London.

From King’s Cross St Pancras:
Bus Stop T 10.03 and about every 20 minutes until 12.03.
Bus Stop S 10.07 and about every 20 minutes until 12.07. 

From Piccadilly Circus to King’s Cross St Pancras:
17:14, 17:44 and 18:14.

Green Route - Capital Connector

The Green Route is a useful route to hop-on if you need to cross town quickly to get from one place to another.

The Green Route operates at a frequency of every 20 minutes (20-30 minutes in winter) with the first bus departing Charing Cross Road (Leicester Square) at 9.15am and the last bus at 2.35pm.

First Tour: 09:15 from Charing Cross Road.
Frequency: Every 20-30 minutes.
Last Full Tour: 14:15 from Charing Cross Road.
Note: 14:36 and 14:56 from Charing Cross terminates at Northumberland Avenue (Stop X).

Purple Route - Capital 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.

Operating in both eastbound and westbound directions, the Purple Route operates more frequently in an eastbound direction, enabling you to join our Yellow sightseeing route at Marble Arch.

Westfield London Shepard's Bush/ Holland Park to Marble Arch:
First Tour: 08:10 from Holland Park.
Frequency: Every 20 minutes to 11:10 then every 30 minutes.
Last Full Tour: 17:05.
Marble Arch to Holland Park:
First Tour: 11:38 from Marble Arch.
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Last Full Tour: 18:38. 


Board the famous red buses at any one of The Original Tour’s 80+ bus stops around central London. Available in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.