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The Original Tour - 48 hour bus pass + Greenwich Observatory - London

Take a trip to picturesque Greenwich on our river cruise with your 48-hour ticket to see The Royal Observatory which is home to the world-famous Meridian Line and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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Description

Take a trip to picturesque Greenwich on our river cruise with your 48-hour ticket to see The Royal Observatory which is home to the world-famous Meridian Line and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). 

Established in the 17th century by Charles II you can stand on the Meridian Line, uncover the history of GMT by seeing the clocks and timepieces that changed the world, as well as taking an awe-inspiring journey into space at London’s planetarium. 

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… 

Things to do: 

  • Take a selfie on the iconic Meridian Line with one foot in the west and one foot in the east. 
  • Enjoy one of the most-loved views of London across Greenwich Royal Park and the River Thames.
  • Marvel at the Great Equatorial Telescope, the UK’s largest historic telescope which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago.
  • With your complimentary audio guide, learn about the discoveries of great scientists and inventors based at or associated with the Royal Observatory.
  • Time your visit to coincide with the dropping of the bright red Time Ball on top of Flamsteed House, one of the world’s earliest public time signals. It drops daily at 1 pm.
  • Stand in Charles II's magnificent Wren-designed Octagon Room dating from 1675.
  • Discover John Harrison’s groundbreaking inventions that changed the world and solved the longitude problem.
  • Be mesmerized by our live panorama of London seen through the Camera Obscura.
  • Journey through space in one of our awesome planetarium shows, presented by an astronomer. Please note that entry to the Planetarium requires additional payment. 
  • See the Shepherd Gate Clock, the first clock to show Greenwich Mean Time to the public.  

What’s included

  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off across 6 routes
  • 80 bus stops across London
  • Entrance ticket to the Observatory 
  • 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!

ONBOARD COMMENTARY

  • 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 entrance to the Observatory. From the time of validation your Observatory ticket is valid for use within 30 days. 

The Observatory is located at Blackheath Ave, London SE10 8XJ; the closest stop is Greenwich on the river cruise route. 

Observatory Opening Hours  

Open daily 10am to 5pm (closing times may vary) 

Guided Language

  • English

Audio Language

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish, Castilian
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Arabic
R 1,265 2 Days , Easy

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