London Pass

by Melanie Waldman  

lp.jpgLondon offers a wealth of things for visitors to see and do, but the cost of a busy sightseeing schedule can mount up quickly. One way to save money is by buying a London Pass, a smart card that allows free entry to over 55 major London attractions at a discount price.

You can get a London Pass for 1, 2, 3 or 6 days, and it becomes activated the first time you use it at one of the discounted attractions.

The Pass also comes with:

  • a coupon guidebook, offering discounts at a variety of shops and restaurants
  • a Red River Rover ticket, allowing you to jump on and off boats crusing up and down the River Thames

A London Pass combined with a Travelcard (also called an Oyster Card) can also be bought, allowing the use of all buses, Tubes and trains in travel zones 1-6; this combination must be purchased before you arrive in the UK.

London Pass without the Travelcard option:
from £27 child/£40 adult (1 day pass) to £64 child/£90 adult (6 day pass)

London Pass with the Travelcard option:
from £29 child/£48 adult (1 day pass) to £86 child/£137 adult (6 day pass)

The more places that you visit on your trip, the more you save. Major attractions linked to the London Pass currently include the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Globe Theatre, the Museum in Docklands, London Zoo and Kew Gardens.

You can purchase a London Pass online before you travel, at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports, or at most major railway and Underground stations.


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