London has a wealth of tourist attractions, many of which charge admission. One way to reduce entry costs is to get a Great British Heritage Pass from VisitBritain, available exclusively to international visitors.
The discounted pass offers entry into 580 of Britain’s heritage sites, including those run by the National Trust, English Heritage, The National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland. In London proper, covered properties include St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour and the Royal Albert Hall.
You can purchase either a 4, 7, 15, or 30 day pass, in either Adult or Family packages (2 adults + 3 children under 15 years). The more you plan to see, the more the Pass can help you save. An Adult 4-day pass starts at £45 and a Family 4-day pass starts at £99.
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Using the Heritage Pass, you can always skip lines and go right to a property’s attendant to show your pass and gain admission. The Pass uses smart card technology, so no matter when you’ve purchased your card, it isn’t activated until you actually use it to enter a Heritage site; your pass’s start date is the date you first use the card.
A Heritage Pass is a worthwhile purchase if you’re planning to travel around both London and the greater UK to see a variety of Heritage properties. To help you plan your itinerary, purchase of the Great British Heritage Pass comes with a map of the UK and a guidebook to all properties covered by the pass.