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The London Pass | Should I Buy it?

The London Pass Explained

The London Pass | Should I Buy it?


If you read my guide to London’s best landmarks and attractions you’ll remember I touched a little bit on The London Pass.  It turns out you had a lot of questions on the pass so I thought I’d do a whole post dedicated to the most frequently asked questions I received. If you’re new around here and wondering what The London Pass is, read on to learn all about it and how it couldn’t potentially benefit you on your visit to London.


what is the London pass?

The London Pass is a sightseeing credits pass which gives you access to over 80 popular tourist attractions across London. You can buy a pass for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 days & it’s a great way for people visiting London to see all the iconic sights in an easy, convenient and more affordable way. There’s no waiting in queues to buy tickets and you could potentially save a lot of money.


What attractions are included in the pass?

There are over 80 attractions included in The London Pass. This includes some of most of the iconic sights, historic buildings in London as well as art galleries and tours. Check out the list of different included attractions here.


The London Pass | Should I Buy it? (Picture of the Tower of London)


How much is the London pass?

The price of The London Pass depends on the length of pass you want to buy. Click here for a full breakdown of prices for adults and children.


How do I use the London pass?

You buy The London Pass as an electronic ticket. Simply scan at the gate of your chosen attraction and London Pass credits will be deducted as you enter each attraction.


The London Pass | Should I Buy it? (Picture of the view of London from The Shard)



What are credits?

Each London Pass is subject to a credits value based on the duration of the Pass. For example the 3 day pass adult pass has 430 credits which costs £93 but it means you can spend up to £430 on attractions for just £93! How amazing is that! (Prices subject to change)


Is the London pass right for me?

The answer to that is it really depends on how you would like to spend your time in London. The London Pass will suit you if…

  • You want to see the most iconic tourist attractions.
  • You don’t mind being busy – In order to make it worth it, you have to see approx 3 attractions a day.
  • You don’t want to bother with queuing for tickets. It’s very convenient

The London Pass isn’t for you if…

  • You’re not fussed about seeing the main tourist attractions.
  • You want to take it slow and see attractions at your own pace.
  • You’re a traveller on a tight budget.


Do I actually save money?

Yes, you do providing you had planned to see all the big attractions on your trip. The London Pass website has a great page detailing example itineraries for your trip to London and how much you could possibly save by buying a pass. You could potentially save over £100 which is HUGE!

The London Pass | Should I Buy it? (Picture of Westminster Abbey)


Does it include travel?

You have the option to buy a London travel card included in your London Pass. Your travelcard will be pre-loaded with credit to match your London Pass duration.

The London Pass | Should I Buy it?


can I skip ticket queues?

Only at selected attractions marked in the 160+ page guidebook that you will receive with your pass. Please check out The London Pass FAQ’s here for lots more information.


Tips on using the London Pass

  • The London Pass has a great app which not only holds your electronic pass but it has an A-Z of all the attractions.  If you’re on the move &  wondering where to go next you have all the information easily accessible at your fingertips.
  • Make sure you read the T’s & C’s before you venture out to any attractions with your pass so you’re not caught out on anything. For example, the pass includes cinema tickets but they are only available on certain screenings. Check, check and check again. Even ring the venue if you have to.
  • Planning is absolutely essential to make the most out of your London Pass. Because your pass has a credit system, you will only be able to visit attractions up to the value of the credits you have ( See explanation about credits above). So sit down, grab a cup of tea and make a plan. I’d recommend using my travel planner.
  • The London Pass has a great app which not only holds your electronic pass but it has an A-Z of all the attractions.  If you’re on the move &  wondering where to go next you have all the information easily accessible at your fingertips.
  • Check opening hours – you don’t want to waste your credit on something that is just about to close as you arrive.
  • Don’t activate your pass on the day you arrive in London if you’re not going to use it that day.  Otherwise, you will waste your pass.


How do I buy one?

You can buy a London Pass at the official London Pass website here.  


I hope that answers all your questions of The London Pass. Have a great trip!


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