London Pass 2024

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This is the London Pass

The London Pass is the most comprehensive sightseeing pass for the UK capital. No other City Pass offers so many free attractions. These include not only most of London's sights, but also sightseeing bus tours, city tours and a boat trip. Around 80 tourist services are free with the London Pass.

A small selection of the top attractions:

  • The Shard
  • Tower of London
  • London Tower Bridge Exhibition
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Kensington Palace
  • Hop-on/hop-off bus
  • Wembley Stadium (and other stadiums)

Flexible validity: Decide how long you want your London Pass to be valid for when you buy it. The product is offered with a flexible validity period of one to ten days. These are consecutive calendar days. The longer the London Pass is valid, the more sights you can visit.

Convenient use on the phone: After purchase, you will receive the London Pass by email. You can either print it out or save it on your mobile phone. To do this, use the free London Pass app. In the app you will find information on all participating attractions. To use the London Pass, simply show your phone at the attractions.

Public transport: Unfortunately, a travel card for public transport can no longer be ordered with the purchase of the London Pass. If you would like to receive a Visitor Oyster Card before your trip, you can buy it here: Visit Britain Shop.

Price for persons aged 16 and over:

Validity period

London Pass Price

from 16 years

London Pass Price

5 - 15 years

1 day

£90

£55

2 days

£125

£70

3 days

£138

£80

4 days

£151

£96

5 days

£166

£101

6 days

£171

£106

7 days

£181

£111

10 days

£201

£116

The longer the London Pass is valid, the better the value for money.

Exclusive offer: 5% discount with discount code LONDONCP05LP

These are the current discounts for the London Pass. Every week there is a special promotion. Therefore, prices may vary slightly from week to week. Find out more about the London Pass price.


London Pass: What's included?

The London Pass covers around 80 places of interest in London. These can be visited free of charge with the London Pass. These include the most famous sights and museums, but also a city tour with the hop-on/hop-off bus, guided city walks and a boat trip on the Thames.

In the table below you will find some of the most popular attractions that you can visit with the London Pass without having to buy additional tickets:

Attraction

Price without London Pass

The Shard

£32.00 - £37.00

Tower of London incl. guided tour

£33.60

St Paul's Cathedral

£20.50

Westminster Abbey

£29.00

Kensington Palace

£25.40

Windsor Castle

£28.00

Wembley Stadium

£24.00

1 day hop-on/hop-off bus*

£35.00

Boat trip on the Thames

£21.20

Top Sights Walking Tour

£47.00

Total

£292.70

*You can choose between Big Bus and Golden Bus Tours.

The prices in the table refer to the high season. Some attractions are slightly cheaper in winter.

In addition, the London Pass offers many other sights and tourist attractions. The following services should also be of interest to many visitors:

  • Royal Albert Hall incl. guide
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace
  • London Tower Bridge Exhibition
  • Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • London Zoo
  • Wellington Arch
  • Palaces & Parliament Walking Tour
  • Guided Cycling Tour of London

You can find a complete list of all sights on LondonPass.com. You can also download the London Pass app to get an overview of all services and attractions.

These attractions are missing

The London Pass is the most comprehensive sightseeing pass, yet it is missing some attractions that may be of interest to visitors. The following attractions cannot be visited with the London Pass:

  • Madame Tussauds
  • London Dungeon
  • London Eye
  • HMS Belfast

In addition, the London Pass does not give you priority entry.


Reservations with the London Pass

Please note that pre-booking is required for some attractions. This applies in particular to The Shard and Kensington Palace. Please note that The Shard can only be visited until late afternoon. Unfortunately, a visit in the evening is not possible.

For all guided city tours, the bike tour and some other attractions, you also need to book your participation in advance. Reservations can be made online, by email or by phone. We recommend that you book a few days in advance.

You can find out how to book your participation on the LondonPass.com reservation page.


Public transport

Unfortunately, the London Pass does not entitle you to free use of public transport. However, you can buy a Visitor Oyster Card online before your trip: Visit Britain Shop.

With the Visitor Oyster Card you can use all public transport in London.

London Underground
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The Visitor Oyster Card applies to the following means of transport:

  • London Underground
  • Public buses
  • Local trains
  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • River Boats (River Taxis)

Basically, each journey is paid for individually. However, the Visitor Oyster Card is loaded with credit that should be enough for your trip to London. Decide how much credit you want your Oyster Card to contain when you buy it:

  • £10 credit
  • £15 credit
  • £25 credit
  • £30 credit
  • £40 credit
  • £50 credit

When you buy, you pay for the credit and an activation fee.

A portion of the credit is deducted for each trip. However, there is a daily limit, which is usually reached after the third trip. Further journeys on the same day are not charged.

Delivery by post: You will receive the Visitor Oyster Card by post before your trip. It is recommended to order the Travel Card at least two weeks before your trip.


What we like about the London Pass

There are many arguments in favour of the London Pass. That's why we like this pass:

  • The London Pass gives you free entry to many London attractions. These include the main sights of the city.
  • The London Pass also gives you free travel on the hop-on/hop-off bus and boat on the Thames. You can also take part in guided city walks and a guided bike tour.
  • The validity period of the pass is flexible. Choose a London Pass with a validity of 1 to 10 days. This makes the pass suitable for both a short and a longer stay in London.
  • Simply download the digital London Pass to your mobile phone and scan the QR code at participating attractions. The London Pass app also contains useful information on all attractions and tourist services.
  • The price-performance ratio is very good: if you visit a lot, the London Pass pays for itself quickly. The more services you use, the more you save.
  • Overall, the London Pass is a very practical product. Everything is paid for with a single booking. You don't need any other tickets or passes. Just download the pass to your mobile phone and off you go.

What we don't like about the London Pass

Although the London Pass is a very good product, there are also some disadvantages that we would like to point out. We do not like the following aspects:

  • The London Pass does not offer priority access to attractions. You will need to queue at the box office to collect your free ticket.
  • For some tours you have to make a reservation yourself.
  • Unfortunately, the Visitor Oyster Card is not included in the London Pass.
  • Some attractions are not included in the London Pass: e.g. Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon and London Eye.
  • The period of validity is given in calendar days. It is therefore advisable to start the visit in the morning to make full use of the time available.

Our opinion: Is the London Pass worth it?

We believe that the London Pass will be worthwhile for many visitors. The choice of attractions is very good and those who book the pass in good time can also use public transport.

With a validity of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 days, the pass is very flexible. Another advantage is that you don't have to pick up the London Pass, but can use it with your phone.

One disadvantage is that you have to take care of some reservations yourself. In addition, you don't have priority admission and have to expect waiting times in high season.

The London Pass

LondonCityPass.com

London Pass
Quality and number of attractions
Flexible validity
Easy to use on the phone
Reservation of time slots required
Value for money

Conclusion

We think the London Pass is worth the money as most of the sights in London are very expensive. With the London Pass you can save money.

4.5

Tip: The longer the London Pass is valid, the better the price-performance ratio. Read more about it, whether the London Pass is worthwhile.


Where can I buy the London Pass?

The London Pass is available on the official website LondonPass.com. Only there you can also order the optional Travel Card. In addition, the London Pass is also available from some ticket providers:

With all providers you get the London Pass directly to your mobile phone.

The most convenient way to buy is at LondonPass.com. There you can get the product directly from Go City. You can print out a QR code or save it on your phone. You can also download the free London Pass app and import the digital pass. The app contains useful information about all participating attractions.


London Pass FAQ

Finally, we answer the most frequently asked questions about the London Pass.

Where can I buy the London Pass?

You can buy the London Pass on the official website: LondonPass.com. You can also buy the pass from ticket providers such as GetYourGuide or Tiqets.

How does the London Pass work?

Buy the London Pass online and download it directly to your phone. As soon as you visit the first attraction, your pass will be activated. After that, the London Pass is valid for one to ten days.

During this time you can use around 80 attractions free of charge.

Does the London Pass give priority entry?

No, unfortunately the London Pass does not grant priority entry. You must collect your free ticket from the ticket office of the relevant attraction.

Can I use public transport?

The London Pass does not entitle you to free use of public transport. However, if you want to buy a Visitor Oyster Card, you can do so on the following website: Visit Britain Shop. The card will be sent to you by post. With this card you can use all public transport in London.

Can I cancel the purchase free of charge?

Yes, you can cancel your booking free of charge within 90 days of purchase without giving any reason. To do so, contact Go City customer service. Your London Pass must not have been activated at this time.

How do I reach the customer service?

The best way to contact Go City customer service is via the Contact form. There you will also find the telephone numbers.

Here writes: Patrick

Patrick has visited various metropolises such as Rome, Paris, Barcelona and London. He has been writing about city passes since 2018. Here, the author focuses on the most important London City Passes. His aim is to provide balanced and up-to-date information.

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