The Original Tour - 24 hour bus pass + The View From The Shard – London

Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard gives you stunning panoramic views of London and beyond. With animated maps and high-tech displays, a visit to this architectural wonder provides you the chance to experience the capital from unique views.

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  • Duration: 24 Hours
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Enjoy 360 views of London from the open-top deck of the bus. Hop on and off across 7 different routes and over 100 bus stops to visit the
key sights and top attractions including: Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, National Gallery, Downing Street, Shakespeare Globe Theatre and many more… 

Your journey to the top of the Shard begins in a ‘kaleidoscopic’ lift that uses video screens and mirrors to create a high-speed thrill ride towards the skies.
Once you reach the summit, you will find a range of exhibits, plus interactive touchscreen telescopes that help you to explore London’s huge cityscape in both daylight and night-time hours.  

Whenever you visit, braving the Shard’s open-air viewing platform is an absolute must. Situated 244 meters above the ground, it’s almost twice as high as any other vantage point in London, offering spectacular 360-degree views across the city for up to 40 miles. 


  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off across 3 sightseeing routes; Yellow (Original route - T1 and T2 buses), blue (Royal Borough Tour), Orange (British Museums our) and 3 connectors; Purple (Hotel Connector), Red (Connector Route) and Grey (Morning Connector).    
  • More than 80 bus stops across London.
  • Entrance to The View from The Shard
  • Free Hop-on Hop-off Thames river sightseeing cruise.
  • 3 free walking tours - Changing of the Guard (10.00am), Rock n Roll (1 pm) and Jack the Ripper (4 pm).
  • Free wi-fi onboard.
  • Exclusive Kids’ Club with specially designed children’s commentary, free fun pack and quiz book. 

What’s included

  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off across 6 routes
  • 80 bus stops across London
  • • Entrance to The View from the Shard 
  • Free hop-on hop-off Thames river cruise
  • Free walking tours (See information on the following page)
  • Exclusive Kids’ Club with specially designed children’s commentary, free fun pack and quiz book
  • Free Wi-Fi on board and free app!


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


Important information

Voucher redemption

Vouchers must be redeemed with The Original Tour staff at any of our bus-stops or at the Original London Visitor Centre located at 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, SWIY 5BL. 

At redemption clients receive a ticket to hop-on hop-off the bus and a ticket for the View from the Shard that must be used within 14 days. Tickets are not time restricted so you can spend as much time as you like at altitude. The View from The Shard is located at 32 London Bridge Street, London , SE1 9SG. The closest bus stop is London Bridge. 


The View from The Shard Opening Hours:

Opening Hours:

29 October - 24 March 2019
Sunday to Wednesday 10am – 7pm (last entry 6pm)

Thursday to Saturday 10am – 10pm last entry 9pm) 

Summer Opening Hours:

25 March - 28 October 2019
Monday to Friday 10am - 10pm (last entry 9pm)  

Guided Language

  • English

Audio Language

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish, Castilian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Arabic
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