Last Updated on August 1, 2017
by LM Tourism Editorial Staff
We regularly check offers and codes to get the London Pass at the cheapest price. Last check and update on August 13:
London Pass PRICE DISCOUNT of 20%: until August 16, 2017, the price of the London Pass can be discounted by 20% simply by buying online the 10-days pass (which can then be used any time within the next 12 months).
London Pass PROMO CODE -20%: until August 16, 2017, there is a 20% discount on the London Pass without typing in any promo code (because for the 10-days pass, the promo code would reduce the discount to 15%). This offer is valid for London Passes with durations of 10 days, bought online by August 16 and then usable within 12 months.
Promo for 6-days, 3-days and 2-days passes: until August 16, 2017 with our voucher code MARCHE10 there is a discount of -15% on 6-days passes, -10% on 3-days passes, and -6% on 2-days passes. The code has to be typed in during the online purchase by the 16th of August 2017. Then you can use these passes within 1 year.
If you are already in London you can still get these online discounts instead of paying the full price. Just: 1) Buy the pass online 2) on completion print the voucher emailed to you, and 3) bring the voucher to the Redemption Desk in London and collect the Pass.
The London Pass is the tourist pass of London, which allows free entrance to more than 60 famous tourist attractions while avoiding queues.
With its optional Travelcard, it also allows unlimited journeys by underground, bus and city trains all over London, zones 1 to 6.
It is available for lengths of 1, 2, 3, 6 and 10 days.
In this review we have a look at the main features of the London sightseeing pass, such as: prices, discounts, when it's worth it, attractions included, interactive map of attractions and where to buy it.
Is the London Pass worth the price?
London pass can cost from £42 for a 1 day child pass, up to £222 for a 10 days adult pass with transport, so it depends on a few things whether the London Pass is worth it, including how many and which attractions you will visit.
First, here is how much the various passes cost:
Standard London Pass:
London Pass with Travelcard:
Now we evaluate when the London Pass is worth these prices and when to include the Travelcard option, so let's start by seeing who the London Pass is intended for.
Eventually you will still be the final judge on your purchase, however, in general the London Pass is good value for people who like to:
It's generally not good for:
Is the London Pass WORTH IT? In a nutshell: NOT for visitors on a budget and no-expense travellers, but YES for curious and planner travelers and great for the helpless, for guidebook lovers, families, groups OR as a present.
That was the short version, now a bit more in detail:
Now let's talk money and check the figures. Here are 3 sample cases, based on different typical lengths of stay: 3 or more days, 2 days, or just 1 day. You can check the one scenary that suits your plans:
3 or more days available for visiting (3-days pass, 6-days pass, or 10-days pass):
The longer passes of 3, 6 and 10 days duration are the most convenient because you have enough time to visit many attractions.
The 3-days London Pass is worth it if you want to visit 5 or more top attractions over 3 days.
In the following table, as an example, we see how by buying a 3-days London pass and visiting 3 top attractions per day, the total saving is £101 per each adult:
|Attractions visited||Buying tickets at the attraction||With a 3-day London Pass|
|Tower of London||£22||Included|
|Hop on Hop off Bus Tour||£30||Included|
|Thames River Cruise||£18||Included|
|London Bridge Experience||£27||Included|
|Total cost with tickets:
|Total cost with London Pass bought in London:
Total cost with London Pass bought online using promo code MARCHE10:
The 6-days pass is worth it if you want to visit 6 or more top attractions over 6 days
The 10-days pass is worth it if you want to visit 7 or more top attractions over 10 days
2 days available for sightseeing (2-day Pass) £85:
Consider how many attractions you want to see.
The 2-days pass is worth it if you will see 4 or more attractions in total during the 2 days.
It's NOT worth it if you plan to visit only 3 or less attractions in total, unless for your needs it would be particularly beneficial to avoid queues where possible (for example families with young children or elderly visitors).
1 day available for sightseeing (1-day LondonPass) £62:
With 1 day available it's imperative to consider the amount of time that you can save by avoiding the queues to buy tickets. You can visit instead of queueing!
Start by checking how many of the attractions available you intend to visit.
The 1-day pass is worth it if you intend to visit 3 or more top attractions during that day. It is NOT worth it if you plan to visit only 1 or 2 attractions in that day.
The more attractions you visit in that day, the more you save.
London Pass ATTRACTIONS LIST: these are the most popular attractions included in the London Pass (normal price without pass is shown in brackets):
Thames River Cruises
A memorable way to experience the magic of London from this famous river, seeing places such as Westminster, the London Wheel, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. It takes about 50 minutes and leaves at regular intervals (normal price £18).
Tower of London
Fortress, royal palace and prison, it keeps the collection of the jewels of the Crown, of the royal arsenals, the white tower built by William the Conqueror, the prisons exhibition and torture rooms. You can walk on part of the walls and see actors in original costumes (normal price £20).
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Breathless views along the pedestrian paths of one of the most famous bridges in the world. The interactive exhibitions and the visit to the engines room with the original steam engines make it a unique experience (normal price £24).
Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition
Go back in time while visiting Shakespeare's reconstructed and re-sited open-air Globe theatre. In the exhibition you can see the original actors' costumes, techniques used, special effects, music and a replica printing machine used in the theatre (normal price £13.50).
DISCONTINUED: London Aquarium
It is one of the biggest in Europe and situated in a convenient position, on the south bank, opposite Big Ben. Not to be missed is the Pacific Ocean exhibition with sharks (normal price £13.25)
Visiting this cruiser built in 1939 offers the unique opportunity to experience just how the sailors lived, worked and fought during the Second World War. It is permanently docked near the London Bridge (normal price £15).
DISCONTINUED: St. Paul Cathedral
It is possible to go up the 530 steps of the big dome to 85m and admire the great panoramic view of London. The crypt contains the graves of Admiral Nelson and of the Duke of Wellington (normal price £9.50).
The majestic fortress built by William the Conqueror, still used by the royal family and the Queen. Don't miss the royal apartments, the dolls' room of Queen Mary and St. George chapel, where many royal weddings were celebrated (normal price £18.50).
Hampton Court Palace
A great royal palace situated outside the centre of London, along the Thames river west of London. We recommend the impressive gardens and, inside the palace, the old Tudor kitchens and the royal rooms over a number of periods (normal price without londonpass £16.50).
Situated inside Regent's Park, it is ideal for a beautiful day outside, full of over 5000 animals with a total of 755 species including penguins, camels, zebras, gorillas, hippopotamus, giraffes, african lions and the atypical Komodo dragons (normal entrance £24.54)
Botanic gardens with a wide range of plants, from the greenhouse tropical to the various desert kinds. 2000 protected species of which 15 are unique to Kew and extinct outside these gardens. An exhibition about the evolution of plants covers a period of 3500 million years (normal price £15).
Bicycle Tours of London
Organised by the Bicycle Tour Company, they take place on Saturdays and Sundays (normal price £24.95).
For the purchase, however, you can buy online directly from the London Pass website at the following link:
Does the London Pass include the LONDON EYE and MADAME TUSSAUDS?
Beware that the LONDON EYE and MADAME TUSSAUDS are NOT included in the London Pass but you can buy online these 2 tickets together, with 20% DISCOUNT at £40 instead of £50 on Madame Tussauds Website.
All the attractions included, as well as restaurants and shops that offer discounts to the owners of the pass, can be visualised in an interactive map based on Google Maps.
The LondonPass works similarly to a buffet. Once you buy the pass, you do not pay to enter in any of the attractions covered. The more you visit, the more you save.
Image of the London Pass in use
With the London Sightseeing Pass, at the attraction's entrance, you avoid the queue to buy tickets. Just show the card to the operator, who will pass it through a reader and will give permission to enter.
The guidebook that comes with the pass saves time allowing you to plan in advance and includes many discounts at shops, restaurants and entertainment possibilities in London.
The pass is produced by Leisure Pass Group Ltd (member of Visit London, the official London tourism organisation and of the European association of Tour Operators).
You can buy the Pass online at the link below or in London main underground stations (but the LondonPass with travelcard can be bought exclusively online in advance):
More information about the London Pass Travelcard and translation of this page in other languages:
Information about the pass is available in other languages in the following pages: London Pass (Italian), London Pass (Spanish), London Pass (French), London Pass (German) and London Pass Transport (German) and London Pass (in Portuguese).