London Pass: tips, advice and good deals
The London Pass card gives you access to more than 80 attractions and saves you money. Although the main museums in London are free, the monuments, zoo and excursions are overpriced. Buying the London Pass card can be a good idea if you decide to take multiple paid tours.
What is the London Pass card?
The London Pass is valid for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 10 consecutive days depending on the package chosen and gives access to more than 80 attractions including a hop-on hop-off bus tour.
Once your pass has been ordered, you can immediately download your digital pass to your phone. In addition, you will receive a confirmation email containing your digital pass.
At each entrance, you will have to present your digital pass to the staff who will scan it. It will be activated upon first use.
What can I visit with the London Pass?
Among the 80 activities on offer, here are the most popular:
- The View from the Shard
- The Tour de Londres
- Windsor Castle
- Kensington Palace
- The Abbey of Westminster
- Handel & Hendrix apartments
- London Zoo
- Royal mews
- Kew Gardens
- Saint Paul's cathedral
- Churchill War Rooms
- Shakespeare's Globe
- HMS Belfast
- Tower Bridge
- Banqueting House
- Transport museum
- Wembley stadiums, Arsenal, Chelsea et Twickenham.
How much does the London Pass cost?
Note: The “youth” rate applies to children aged 5 to 15 years old.
Tip 🙂: Children under 11 can ride London public transport for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid Oyster Travelcard.
What are the advantages of the London Pass card?
- Free entry to over 80 attractions: guided tours, monuments, museums.
- Priority access to visit certain monuments such as the st paul's cathedral.
- Paper guide showing you how to get to each attraction in order to save you time.
- Special offers (free meal for the 2nd person in some restaurants, discounts in some shops).
- Possibility of combining with a Oyster Card.
How to redeem your London Pass card?
Here are the tips for redeeming your London Pass:
- Plan your visits in advance.
- Begin the visits in the morning.
- Concentrate visits in the same geographical area in order to waste the least time in transport.
- Use the Pass for the most expensive attractions.
My good itinerary / sightseeing plan
First of all, I advise you to independently take your Oyster Card and not to opt for The London Pass with transport. The goal is to take the metro as little as possible in order to make the most of the day to make as many visits as possible.
- For example, you can start your visits byWestminster Abbey, majestic and unmissable monument of the capital.
At the end of your tour, head to Westminster Pier before taking the river shuttle and get off at the stop at Tower Pier where you can take 3 tours without taking any transport: the Tour de London, Tower Bridge and the cruiser HMS Belfast.
To end this day, I invite you to discover Kensington Palace. To do this, take the tube at London Bridge station for a trip to High Street Kensington station.
Where to buy your London Pass card?
- On the website of GetYourGuide or on the site of CEETIZ. Check out both sites and compare their rates to see who's offering the best price.
How to activate my London Pass card?
When you buy your London Pass online, you will be asked for your dates of use. The card is activated when you use it for the first time in one of the attractions. It is therefore only from this moment that your London Pass will be active and the number of days for which you have paid will be credited to your package.
1 day corresponds to a "calendar" day, ie whatever time you activate your card, the first day will be counted. In other words, if you make your first visit to Westminster on Friday at 15 p.m., the first day counted towards your London Pass will be Friday at 23:59 p.m. and not Saturday at 15 p.m.
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