London Turbopass

London City Pass - Turbopass
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This is the London Turbopass

The London Turbopass is a City Pass for the British capital. Compared to other London passes, the Turbopass offers very few attractions. Nevertheless, the pass is interesting for some travellers.

All the benefits of the London Turbopass:

  • Hop-on/hop-off bus (24 hours)
  • Entrance to The View from the Shard
  • Boat trip on the Thames
  • Guided city walk (with film theme)
  • Visitor Oyster Card for public transport

Flexible validity: Choose how long you want your London City Pass to be valid for when you buy it. The product is offered with a duration of one to seven days. These are consecutive calendar days. In our view, the Turbopass is most worthwhile for two or three days.

Digital tickets: After purchase, you will receive the tickets for The Shard, the boat trip, the hop-on/hop-off bus and the guided city tour by email. You can conveniently save the tickets on your phone or print them out. For The Shard and the guided city tour, make an appointment in advance.

Public transport: The London Turbopass is suitable for travellers who want to use public transport. When you buy this City Pass, you will receive a Visitor Oyster Card by post, which allows you to use public transport. You must therefore book the Turbopass in good time (at least one week before your trip).

Purchase price for persons aged 16 and over:

  • 55.90 (1 day)
  • 70.90 (2 days)
  • 73.90 (3 days)
  • 87.90 (4 days)
  • 90.90 (5 days)
  • 103.90 (6 days)
  • 107.90 (7 days)

The longer the Turbopass is valid, the more travel credit is loaded on the Visitor Oyster Card. This means you can use public transport for longer.

London Turbopass: Attractions

The Turbopass covers only a few attractions. You can use the following services with the Turbopass without having to buy additional tickets:

AttractionPrice without City Pass
The View from the Shard£32.00
Hop-on/hop-off bus with Big Bus (24 hours)£36.90
Boat trip on the Thames (included in the bus ticket)£0.00
Guided City Tour (Brit Movie Tours)£15.00

You can use the buses from the company Big Bus for 24 hours. The buses run on two routes across London and are very popular with visitors.

The boat trip on the Thames is already included in the bus ticket. This is a one-way trip between Westminster Pier and Tower of London (you can choose the direction).

Brit Movie Tours: You can choose one of the following guided tours:

  • Harry Potter Walking Tour
  • James Bond Walking Tour
  • Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour
  • Doctor Who Walking Tour
  • Mary Poppins Walking Tour
  • Paddington Bear Walking Tour

Please note that each tour only takes place on one or a few days a week. Here you can find the dates for the guided tours: Brit Movie Tours / Turbopass.

If you are interested in these four benefits, the London Turbopass may be worth your while.

Reservations with the Turbopass

Please note that you need to book an appointment for The Shard and the Movie Walking Tour.

The Shard: For the The View from the Shard viewing platform, you can book an appointment for the day or evening. After purchasing Turbopass, you will receive instructions on how to make your appointment. Please remember that The Shard is only open from Wednesday to Sunday.

Brit Movie Tours: The reservation is made on a separate Brit Movie Tours website.

Public transport

The London Turbopass grants free travel on public transport, because with the purchase you receive a Visitor Oyster Card. With this card you can use all public transport in London.

London Underground
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The Visitor Oyster Card is valid on the following modes 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 if you travel in the city centre (zones 1 + 2).

The longer your London City Pass is valid, the more credit the Oyster Card contains:

  • 1 day - £15 credit
  • 2 days - £20 credit
  • 3 days - £20 credit
  • 4 days - £30 credit
  • 5 days - £30 credit
  • 6 days - £40 credit
  • 7 days - £40 credit

At the time of purchase you will pay for the credit and an activation fee of £8.00.

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

Delivery by post: You will receive the Visitor Oyster Card by post before your trip. You can only order the card if you buy the Turbopass at least one week before your trip.

You should expect a shipping time of seven business days within the EU (four days within Germany). Outside the EU, standard shipping takes 15 business days. You can also choose express shipping, which is significantly faster but also more expensive.

What we like about the Turbopass

There are a few arguments in favour of the London Turbopass:

  • Although the choice of attractions is small, it is attractive.
  • If you are interested in all the services of the Turbopass, the pass will save you some money.
  • You will receive a Visitor Oyster Card which allows you to use all public transport.
  • The validity of the pass is flexible. Opt for a duration of one to seven days.
  • Conveniently download all tickets to your phone.

What we don't like about the Turbopass

However, there are also some arguments against the turbo pass:

  • The number of benefits is very small. Other London Passes include far more attractions: the London Pass and the London Explorer Pass.
  • You must make your own reservations for The Shard and the Walking Tour.
  • The guided tours only take place on a few days a week. The Shard is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • You must order the Turbopass one or two weeks before your trip in order to receive the Visitor Oyster Card by post. Alternatively, you can choose the expensive express shipping.
  • The Turbopass is most worthwhile for two to three days. The other variants are hardly worth it.

Our assessment: Is the Turbopass worth it?

From our point of view, the Turbopass can be worthwhile for some travellers. You should use all included services: The Shard, hop-on/hop-off bus, boat trip, walking tour and public transport.

The Turbopass with a validity of two or three days is the most worthwhile. During this time it is quite feasible to use all services and save money.

However, there are a few things you should take into account: The film city tours only take place on some days, The Shard is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and you need to book the City Pass at least one week before the trip to receive Visitor Oyster Card by post.

London Turbopass

London Turbopass
Quality and number of attractions
Public transport included
Flexible validity (1 - 7 days)
Time slot reservations required
Value for money


We think the Turbopass is worth the money. Savings are possible if you use all the services.


London Turbopass FAQ

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

Where can I buy the London Turbopass?

You can only buy the London Turbopass on the official website:

How does the Turbopass work?

Buy the London Turbopass online and then download all the tickets 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 seven days.

During this time you can use all services free of charge.

You will receive the Visitor Oyster Card for public transport by post before your trip. The card includes a travel credit, depending on the validity of the Turbopass.

Can I use public transport?

With the purchase of the London Turbopass you will receive a Visitor Oyster Card 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 Turbopass up to one day before your trip. You will be charged a fee of €30 per pass.

How do I reach the customer service?

The best way to contact Turbopass customer service is via the Contact form.