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The London Pass is a tourist card for Britain’s capital which gives you free entry and discounts to London attractions for one price.
The card is not only recommended for the money-saving opportunities but also because it is more convenient to use than cash or credit and with the card you jump to the front of the line with Fast Track Entry at many attractions. We have used the London pass several times and it is a lifesaver!
You can purchase the card to use over consecutive days for 1, 2, 3, 6 or 10 days. During that time you have a choice of over 60 attractions. The card comes with a 160 page guide.
You can buy your London Pass online and either have it shipped to you or collect it on arrival in London at the London Pass central London Collection Desk which is open 7 days a week. There is a small fee for having the card shipped to your home (₤2.95-₤35 depending where you are in the world and whether you want the card shipped express or regular post).
Once you have your card all you have to do is show it at the entrance or ticket booth of any included attraction and they will scan your card and let you in. Your card is activated from the moment you use it for the first time and from then it is valid for the number of consecutive days you have purchased.
• Tower of London
• River Cruise
• Windsor Castle
• Tower Bridge
• London’s Zoo
Other sites include the London Transport Museum, Chelsea FC Stadium Tour, London Bicycle Tour, The Monument, Rock n Roll Walk, Cartoon Museum, Pollock’s Toy Museum, London Wetland Center, Science Museum IMAX, ArcelorMittal Orbit and HMS Belfast among other sites.
In addition there
are a number of special offers and deals available to holders of the
London Card. For example you get a goodie bag when you spend ₤5 at the
London Beatles Store; discounts on the Original London Bus Tour and you
can get up to 40% discounts on theater tickets.
You can combine the London Pass with an Oyster Travel Card which gives you unlimited access to the London public transport system. When you purchase the package you get an Oyster Card pre-loaded with enough credit to travel for the number of days your London Pass covers.
To use the Oyster Card you simply scan it at the ticket barriers when entering public transport. You can make as many journeys as you like within the London Pass period. After three journeys on London’s public transport your Oyster Card stops charging you.
The Oyster Card is valid for all forms of public transport in London and activating your Oyster Card for the first time will not activate your London Pass.
The Oyster Pass is valid for all 9 travel zones in London. This means you can use it to travel to and from Heathrow (but not Gatwick, Lutton or Stanstead Airport) if you have had your card shipped to your home and have it with you already when you land in London.
London Pass with travel (Oyster Card)
• Child London Pass +Travel package is only necessary for kids 11yrs-15yrs as under 11yrs travel free on London public transport when traveling with an adult usingn Oyster Card.
• There is a ₤3 admin fee for purchase of the London Pass + Travel.
• London Card children’s prices apply for kids 5yrs-15yrs.
• London Pass Redemption Desk: 11a Charing Cross Road, London. Open daily 10am-4:30pm.
• Find out more about the London Pass here.
• You can only use the card at each attraction once so you couldn’t use it for several people on the same card.