London Bus Tours

It has become a classic way to see the sights of a major city; sitting atop an open top bus, often in all weathers, and taking in the sights. This iconic way of sightseeing is certainly no different in England, with London bus tours being arguably the most used ways of seeing the city.

If you are going to be visiting London and want to tour the city by bus, there are a multitude of options available to you. Many companies are affiliated with hotels, and depending on where you are staying, you may be able to book a London bus tour at your hotel reception and embark on the tour from the front steps. If this isn’t the case, then there really isn’t anything to worry about; it is seemingly impossible for one to be able to take more than a few steps down a London street without being offered a deal on a bus tour. London is a tourist city and they understand the market – there is no need to prebook a tour, as you will find many available to book on the day and even leaving a few moments after you book.

London Bus ToursThere are, however, some risks associated with this. Scam artists have identified what is generally a decent practice – the free availability of London bus tours – and have targeted the practice. This usually involves tourists being approached and offered a tour, sold a ticket and then told to go to a particular place (which is never in sight of where the tickets are being sold) at a certain time and enjoy their tour. Unfortunately, the bus never manifests and you never see the ticket seller again – and without a receipt, you’ve lost your money.
There are ways to prevent against this that still allow the freedom of indulging in an on-the-spot bus tour. Always ensure you actually see the bus and are shown to the point where the tour starts, as well as ensuring there are several agents at the meeting point and that they have the relevant paperwork.

However, the easiest way to prevent this is to indeed pre-book a tour for the most crucial sights you wish to see. Perhaps the best company to do this with is called, quite simply, the Original Tour. As you would expect, the company have a stellar internet presence and claim to be the original London bus tour operators. The tours offered by The Original Tour are idea for any tourist wanting to catch the best sights of London while offering the flexibility to get on and off the bus.

This is particularly useful if you are wary of the sometimes chaotic London transport system, as an Original Tour bus will run between the major sights of the city, allowing you to get off and on for as long as your ticket is valid. By going straight to your chosen destinations, you will not only be able to enjoy the journey as you are informed by a trained tour guide, you will also cut out the confusion of London transport and find the exact sights you are seeking. The Original Tours are available to book online, and a full day pass is priced at L20 for adults and L10 for children.