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London Pass & Alternatives in Review

The London Pass and 4 alternatives in review & price comparison with the attractions. Combo tickets, Explorer or City sightseeing pass? Which one is more worth it? Find the best offer for your stay in London! The review is organized into 3 sections which should help you with your decision:

1. Table with Comparison:
How many attractions can be visited? Are the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, the Tower and other top attractions included? Is a hop-on hop-off bus tour also part of the offer? How much does the London Pass and the alternatives cost? Is a cancellation possible? This table will give you all the answers to these questions and it will be easy for you to compare the main differences between the various sightseeing passes. Directly to comparison table ...

2. Price Comparison with Sightseeing Recommendation:
At which sightseeing program will the London Pass pay off? Together with the price comparison you will see a program proposal for each of the sightseeing passes. With the program proposal we try to make the most of the offers and to save as much money as possible. The price comparison shows you the price differences compared to the direct on-site sale and the online price for the respective attractions. This way you will immediately see if it really pays off to buy a sightseeing pass. Directly to price comparison ...

3. Brief Description and Conclusion:
Who benefits from the sightseeing pass? Which points are particularly positive or negative? What should you pay attention to when you buy it? How can you get an additional discount? Here you will find the answers to these questions and a summary with conclusion to the 4 presented possibilities. Directly to description ...

London Pass Tips:

  • If you have enough endurance, do not miss the free activities in the evening*. So you can experience even more without having extra costs.
  • Be sure to read following article before you place an order and learn how to get the lowest prices with the help of:

1. Table with Comparison:

Sightseeing Pass: The London Pass
London Explorer Pass
London City Pass
Combo Ticket Bundles
Flexi Attractions Pass
Number of selectable attractions: over 80 20 approx. 16 4 - 6 over 25
From which you can visit: all¹ 3, 5 or 7 all 4, 5 or 6 3, 5, 7 or 10
Within: 1, 2, 3, 6, or 10 days 30 days 1-7 days 1 month
hop-on hop-off bus tour incl.:
London Eye incl.: ²
Madame Tussauds incl.:
London Tower incl.: ²
Tower Bridge incl.:
St Paul's Cathedral incl.:
The View from the Shard incl.:
Link to provider: The London Pass* London Explorer Pass* London City Pass* Combo Ticket Bundles* Flexi Attractions Pass*
Cancellation possibility:
30 days free of charge

30 days free of charge

min. 1 day before
€20 fee

min. 72 h before
20% / £15 fee
Approx. costs for days/attractions: days:
1: £ 75.00
2: £ 99.00
3: £ 125.00
6: £ 169.00
10: £ 199.00
Discount Prices ...
attractions:
3: £ 59.00
5: £ 89.00
7: £ 109.00
Promo Codes ...
days:
1: £ 66,90
2: £ 89,90
3: £ 109,90
4: £ 124,90
5: £ 134,90
6: £ 149,90
7: £ 159,90
attractions:
4: £ 53.70
5: £ 72.00
6: £ 95.50
-10£ Offer ...
attractions:
3: £ 69.00
5: £ 99.00
7: £ 129.00
10: £ 169.00

¹) Each London Pass has a defined credits value. This value is a restriction for the maximum number of free entries. For a 1 day pass, for example, the credit is about £ 195. Due to the high value, this restriction should not be relevant for normal use.
²) The date for each visit may be chosen freely, but must be selected at the time of booking. London Eye from 5 and Tower of London from 6 attractions included.

Prices & info as of March 2019

2. Price Comparison with Sightseeing Recommendation:


London Pass 2 Days Program in Price Comparison:

This 2 day program is very tightly organized and suitable for active tourists who want to concentrate on the essentials.

On-Site Sale
Online Sale
Pass Price
approx. £ 186.60 approx. £ 169.00 approx. £ 99.00

Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 70.00
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 87.60


London Pass 3 Days Program in Price Comparison:

This 3 day program is tightly designed but should be feasible for the average tourist without having too much stress.

On-Site Sale
Online Sale
Pass Price
approx. £ 231.33 approx. £ 209.45 approx. £ 125.00

Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 84.45
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 106.33


London Explorer Pass with 3 Attractions in Price Comparison:

Within 30 days:

For this program you will need only about 1.5 days. So it is perfect if you are short of time. You should schedule one day for the hop-on hop-off bus tour and the London Eye. For the visiting of Madame Tussauds you will normally not spend more than a half day.

On-Site Sale
Online Sale
Pass Price
approx. £ 97.00 approx. £ 84.40 approx. £ 59.00

Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 25.40
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 38.00


London Explorer Pass with 5 Attractions in Price Comparison:

Within 30 days:

If you reserve for this program around 2.5 days of your stay, you will be able to admire the attractions without ruffle or excitement. Due to the proximity to each other, you should plan your visit to the London Eye and the Dungeon on the same day.

On-Site Sale
Online Sale
Pass Price
approx. £ 149.00 approx. £ 131.80 approx. £ 89.00

Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 42.80
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 60.00


London City Pass 2 Days Program in Price Comparison:

The visit of the top highlights in London within 2 days is a slight challenge. You will need to hurry a bit for this program, but you will be able to see the most important sights for a reasonable all-inclusive price.

On-Site Sale
Online Sale
Pass Price
approx. £ 213.30 approx. £ 185.50 approx. £ 89.90

Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 95.60
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 123.40


Combo Ticket London Bronze Bundle in Price Comparison:

Within any desired time period:

This program may be easily accomplished in 2 days. Usually the best way would be to do the hop-on hop-off bus tour and the included Thames boat cruise on one day and Madame Tussauds and the Tower Bridge Exhibition on the other day.

On-Site Sale
Online Sale
Pass Price
approx. £ 78.80 approx. £ 68.30 approx. £ 53.70

Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 14.60
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 25.10


Combo Ticket London Silver Bundle in Price Comparison:

Within any desired time period:

Active tourists should be able to handle this program in 2 days. However, if you do not want to be stressed, you should calculate around 2.5 days for this sightseeing schedule. Due to the location you should visit London Eye and Tower Bridge after each other.

On-Site Sale
Online Sale
Pass Price
approx. £ 106.80 approx. £ 93.50 approx. £ 72.00

Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 21.50
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 34.80


Flexi Attractions Pass with 5 Attractions in Price Comparison:

Within 1 month:

For this program in London with 4 highlights and the hop-on hop-off bus tour you have to reserve about 2.5 days of your stay. But it is also fine if you have more time. This offer allows you to use the hop-on hop-off bus within 24 hours to discover the city.

On-Site Sale
Online Sale
Pass Price
approx. £ 132.43 approx. £ 124.05 approx. £ 99.00

Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 25.05
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 33.43

3. Brief Description and Conclusion:


The London Pass:

The London pass is limited to a certain time frame and offers a large number of included attractions. There is also a maximum number of free entrances, but this is pretty hard to reach for the usual tourist. This is why this product is particularly interesting for very active tourists. Especially if you use the 1 and 2 day version, you may only spend a little time at the different attractions to ensure that the purchase pays off. In any case it is quick and comfortable to install the Mobile London Pass* on your Smartphone. Then you can simply use the mobile phone as a ticket to visit the various attractions.
On the provider website you will find online sales promotion with discount prices and promo codes several times a month. Read here how to get London Pass discount prices and save some additional money with up to 20% reduction on the standard price.

  •   over 80 attractions
  •   incl. Tower of London
  •   incl. Madame Tussauds
  •   incl. The View from the Shard
  •   hop-on hop-off bus tour
  •   30 days free cancellation
  •   without London Eye

Active Tip ! The London Pass is perfectly suitable for those who normally like to visit many sights in a short time and appreciate choosing from a wide range. However, the London Eye is unfortunately not included in this offer.


London Explorer Pass:

The price of the Explorer Pass depends on the number of the attractions which you would like to visit. These can be visited within 30 days of the initial use (activation). The combination of Madame Tussauds, London Eye and a hop-on hop-off bus tour is certainly a very common used variant which is also interesting in terms of price. Since you have the possibility to install the Explorer Pass App for Android or iOS, it is ideal for last-minute bookers. You don't have to print the tickets or to pick it up somewhere. Additionally you have a free return option within 30 days from the date of purchase and very often a special discount for online orders. To learn more about it, read the following information about promo codes and sales campaigns.

  •   incl. Madame Tussauds
  •   incl. London Eye
  •   24h hop-on hop-off bus tour
  •   30 days free cancellation
  •   without Tower of London
  •   without The View from the Shard

Price Tip ! The London Explorer Pass is a good choice for last-minute bookers. After purchasing it online, you can simply install an app on your smartphone and decide in the short term which highlights of the city you would like to see. Thereby you have also the possibility to combine flexible Madame Tussauds, London Eye and other top sights with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. You will hardly find this package with the top attractions of London anywhere else cheaper. Provider Website*


London City Pass:

The City Pass is valid for a predefined period of time in which you may visit all the included sights. You may choose this period freely from 1 to 7 days and thus determine the pace for your sightseeing tour. The number of offered attractions is not very high but the most important tourist destinations for London are covered. These include the Tower, Madame Tussauds and the London Eye. Together with the 24 hours ticket for a hop-on hop-off bus tour this is a very interesting offer.
The pass can also be ordered with a public transport option. This is a standard Oyster Card with a prepaid credit*. If you choose a version without the public transport option, you will simply receive the City Pass by e-mail after ordering. Otherwise, a pickup or mail delivery is necessary.

  •   incl. Tower of London
  •   incl. Madame Tussauds
  •   incl. London Eye
  •   incl. The View from the Shard
  •   24h hop-on hop-off bus tour
  •   without Tower Bridge
  •   no free cancellation / €20 fee

All-Inclusive ! An excellent all-inclusive bargain for the top sights in London. Visit the Tower, the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and the viewing platform of London's tallest skyscraper, The Shard. Complete your city discovery with a hop-on hop-off bus tour through London and all of this for a flat rate. Depending on how fast you are, you should be able to finish this program within 2-3 days and save a lot of money with this sightseeing pass. Provider Website*


London Combo Ticket Bundles:

The combo ticket bundles from Discount London are available as bronze for 4, silver for 5 and gold variant for 6 predefined attractions. It is always a combination of a 24 hours hop-on hop-off bus tour with some top attractions such as Madame Tussauds and Tower Bridge. You may choose the visiting time frame as you like. However, you must specify all the visiting dates online at the time of the order. This effort is rewarded by an attractive price. The combination of Madame Tussauds, London Eye, Tower Bridge and Hop-on Hop-off bus tour with a Thames boat cruise in the Silver Bundle is for example a true bargain.

  •   incl. Madame Tussauds
  •   incl. London Eye
  •   incl. Tower of London
  •   24h hop-on hop-off bus tour
  •   London Eye only from Silver Bundle
  •   Tower of London only from Gold Bundle
  •   no free cancellation / 20%, min. £15 fee

The combo ticket bundles are the right alternative for those who want to visit London Eye, Madame Tussauds and the Tower at a low price and prefer to see the other highlights of the city with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Provider Website*


Flexi Attractions Pass:

The various versions of the Flexi Attractions Pass differentiate from each other with the number of included sights. You have generally 1 month time to visit them. Included is also a 24 hours hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Despite online ordering, you have to pick up the pass from an office on the Thames bank opposite the London Eye. For some targets, such as Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and the London Zoo, you have to redeem your ticket there. So you should also decide which attractions you want to visit when you are in the office.

  •   incl. Tower of London
  •   incl. The View from the Shard
  •   24h hop-on hop-off bus tour
  •   without Madame Tussauds
  •   without London Eye
  •   no free cancellation
  •   pass must be picked up on-site
  •   some tickets must be redeemed in advance

If your favorites for London match the offered attractions and if you would like to use a hop-on hop-off bus tour, then you should take a closer look at the Flexi Attractions Pass. Provider Website*

Online Deals and Combination Tickets as an Alternative:

If you have not found a pass at this review, that matches your wishes and price expectations, or if you would like to compare whether the direct ticket purchase for your targets would be cheaper, try the city-walks ticket price comparison for the London attractions. Simply select your personal favourites for the city and see immediately the sum of the ticket prices for the various online deals and combination tickets.

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