Bus Tour & ZSL London Zoo



  • Entrance to ZSL London Zoo
  • The Original Bus Tour 24hr Ticket
  • 80+ Stops Across 4 Tour Routes
  • Live Guided Commentaries
  • Audio Guides in 11 Languages
  • Free Hop on Hop off River Cruise Pass
  • Free Walking Tours
  • Free Exclusive Kid's Club Plus Activity Pack
  • Complimentary WiFi

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Tour Starts: Daily 9.00am

Last Full Tour: Approx 5.00pm

Buses run every 15-20 minutes

Main Departure Points:

  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Russell Square
  • Victoria
  • Marble Arch
  • Tower Hill


This is an actioned packed day for the whole family. Including, Entrance to the world famous ZSL London Zoo, home to over 12,000 animals, The Original Tour Hop on Hop off Bus Tour, Thames River Cruise and Walking Tours.

Full Details

Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

Your Hop on Hop off ticket allows you to board any of the tour routes at over 80 different stops, whether you require the Yellow Original Tour, with live English commentary or multilingual audio guide, the Blue Royal Borough Tour, or the Orange British Museum Tour, you are never far away from an Original Tour bus stop.

We recommend if it’s your first time to London to ride the bus for the complete tour, this takes approx 2.5 hours, but allows you an overview of the whole of this amazing city, and you can decide which places you wish to hop off at to take a closer look. When you’re ready to continue the tour, just wait by one of our bus stops, and hop on the next Original Tour bus. For our younger passengers we have Kid’s Club, they can listen to their own special commentary, where London is made into a story and they get a kid’s pack, which contains an activity/ quiz book and a passport which they can get stamped as they explore London.

Should you decide to start your tour in the afternoon, not a problem, your ticket is valid for 24hrs, so it will be valid until the same time the following day.

Original Tour Route Map

Hop on Hop off River Cruise Pass

Having a ticket for The Original Tour entitles you to enjoy a fabulous trip on the river Thames. You will be given your free river pass when you board the first tour bus, just take this to Westminster Pier or Tower Pier and hand it to a member of City Cruises Staff; you’re then free to hop on hop off the river cruise as you please. River passes are collected on your first river cruise, to use the river service again, just show your valid Original Tour bus ticket.

Walking Tours

Being a customer of the Original Tour lets you enjoy 3 free walking tours too!

  • Changing of the Guard - See Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and the regiments that guard them in this exciting walk as you march alongside the guards at Buckingham Palace. Departs daily at 10.00am from The Original London Visitor Centre.
  • Rock 'N' Roll Walk - A 90 minute walk through the heart of the capital's rocking heritage: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols - it's only Rock 'n' Roll, but I like it! Departs daily at 1.00pm from The Original London Visitor Centre.
  • Jack the Ripper - Walk in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer as we reveal his murderous tale from the dark streets of Whitechapel in 1888. Departs daily at 4.00pm from The Original Tour stop at Tower of London on Tower Hill

ZSL London Zoo

Probably the world's most famous zoo, ZSL London zoo has been entertaining and delighting visitors since it opened to the public in 1847. With over 760 animal species, exciting and innovative new exhibits and heritage listed buildings almost as famous as their inhabitants, it's a great day out!

Land of the Lions

Enter the crumbling ruin of an amphitheatre-style Lion Temple and see the majestic big cats roaming just metres away, separated only by fine wires.

Tiger Territory

Visitors to Tiger territory will embark on a journey through an Indonesian habitat, coming face-to-face with beautiful tigers through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Tiger Territory takes visitors closer than ever to the natural environment of one of nature's most awesome predators and brings to light the conservation issues these creatures face in the wild.

Penguins & Gorillas

Head down to the beach and observe London's largest colony of Humboldt Penguins as they swim, dive, frolic and feed. Move through lush forested pathways and come face to face with the majestic Western Lowland Gorilla, and wander from the day through into London's only living rainforest.

In with the Lemurs

Get closer than ever before to 15 ring-tail lemurs and one black and white ruffed lemur. Enter a woodland habitat and embark on a journey through Madagascan shrub forest where the evolutionarily unique primates will be leaping, climbing and possibly sunbathing with no barriers between you and them.

Children's Zoo

Meet your favourite farm animals like cows, sheep, pigs, goats and chickens in this hands on petting zoo, alongside some less common animal species like llamas and alpacas.


  • The Original Bus Tour 24hr Ticket
  • Free Hop on Hop off River Cruise Pass
  • Free Walking Tours
  • Entrance to ZSL London Zoo

Additional Information

Simply have your E-ticket scanned/validated from your smart phone by a member of The Original Tour on-street staff.

Once scanned your tickets are valid as follows:

Bus / River / Walks ticket - 24hrs

ZSL London Zoo ticket - 7 days


Family (2Ad+2Ch)£173.00£138.60


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"What an enjoyable day, even though the weather was rather damp!"

Four stars J. Pettit - Yorkshire - 12/06/18

"Great day had by all!"

Four stars Anonymous - Essex - 12/07/18

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Ticket Information


Simply have your Bus & Attraction tickets scanned / validated from your smartphone or tablet, with on-street sales staff at any of The Original Tour's 80+ bus stops.

From the time of validation, your attraction tickets are valid for entry within 7 days.