The London Pass and 5 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 ...
|Sightseeing Pass:||The London Pass
||London Explorer Pass
||London City Pass
||Combo Ticket Bundles
||Flexi Attractions Pass
||London Sightseeing Pass
|Number of selectable attractions:||over 80||approx. 29||approx. 16||4 - 6||over 25||8|
|From which you can visit:||all¹||3, 5 or 7||all||4, 5 or 6||3, 5, 7 or 10||all|
|Within:||1, 2, 3, 6, or 10 days||30 days||1-7 days||-²||1 month||14 days|
|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*||London Sightseeing Pass*|
30 days free of charge
30 days free of charge
min. 1 day before
min. 72 h before
20% / £15 fee
|Approx. costs:||1: £ 75.00
2: £ 99.00
3: £ 125.00
6: £ 169.00
10: £ 199.00
|3: £ 64.00
5: £ 94.00
7: £ 114.00
|1: £ 76,90
2: £ 99,90
3: £ 119,90
4: £ 134,90
6: £ 149,90
7: £ 159,90
|4: £ 56.80
5: £ 78.65
6: £ 102.50
|3: £ 69.00
5: £ 99.00
7: £ 129.00
10: £ 169.00
|8: £ 173.00|
|Links to promotions:||Discount Prices ...||Promo Codes ...||-10£ Offer ...|
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 February 3, 2020
Attention price increase in March:
At the beginning of March 2020 the prices for the London Pass will be increased! If you are planning to buy in the near future, you should order online now at the lower prices. The activation is possible within 12 months after order date.
This 2 day program is very tightly organized and suitable for active tourists who prefer to concentrate on the basic essentials.
|approx. £ 181.80||approx. £ 164.30||approx. £ 99.00|
Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 65.30
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 82.80
This 3 day program is tightly designed but should be feasible for the average tourist without having too much stress.
|approx. £ 240.89||approx. £ 217.84||approx. £ 125.00|
Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 92.84
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 115.89
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.
|approx. £ 104.00||approx. £ 94.10||approx. £ 64.00|
Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 30.10
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 40.00
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.
|approx. £ 157.00||approx. £ 142.10||approx. £ 94.00|
Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 48.10
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 63.00
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.
|approx. £ 222.50||approx. £ 193.50||approx. £ 99.90|
Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 93.60
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 122.60
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.
|approx. £ 83.80||approx. £ 75.90||approx. £ 56.80|
Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 19.10
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 27.00
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.
|approx. £ 113.80||approx. £ 102.90||approx. £ 78.65|
Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 24.25
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 35.15
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.
|approx. £ 147.94||approx. £ 133.49||approx. £ 99.00|
Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 34.49
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 48.94
Within 14 days:
This program suggestion involves all the free attractions and activities, which are part of the London Sightseeing Pass. If you plan to visit only these tours and attractions in London, then you should estimate around 3 days for this itinerary to have enough time.
|approx. £ 187.00||approx. £ 174.70||approx. £ 173.00|
Savings compared to online rates: approx. £ 1.70
Savings compared to on-site rates: approx. £ 14.00
The London pass is limited to a certain time frame and offers a large number of included attractions. The top 3 tourist attractions are the Tower of London, The View from the Shard and the 24h hop-on hop-off bus tour. 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. If you buy a London Pass for 3 or more days, then you can achieve a nice price advantage already with a relaxed pace at your visits.
The Mobile London Pass* is a quick and comfortable opportunity which you can simply store on your smartphone. This option gives you the chance to save some of your time and additional shipping costs. With this mobile solution you just have to present your smartphone like a ticket when you enter 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.
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 and Madame Tussauds are unfortunately not included in this offer.
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.
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*
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.
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*
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.
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*
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.
If your favorites for London match the offered attractions and if you plan to use a hop-on hop-off bus tour, then you should take a closer look at the Flexi Attractions Pass. Provider Website*
With the London Sightseeing Pass you have the opportunity to visit free of charge up to 8 attractions in London within 14 days. Among them are the 4 attractions: Tower of London, The View from the Shard, Kensington Palace and Banqueting House. In addition to these attractions, you may use all 6 lines from the Original Tour hop-on hop-off buses within 48 hours, enjoy a river cruise on the Thames and take a guided walk to the Changing of the Guard in front of Buckingham Palace. A special feature of this London Pass alternative is the included Encore Theatre Passport*. With this theatre pass, you have the possibility to receive a free ticket to a current musical at short notice.
The London Sightseeing Pass is available in 2 variants, which differ only slightly. The more affordable version does not include free entrance to The View from the Shard. In this review and comparison, all data refer to the approximately 20 £ more expensive variant with free entrance to The View from the Shard.
You can order this sightseeing pass only online. After ordering you will receive a link via e-mail to your Digital Pass with QR code*. You can then either print the code or save it on your mobile phone. You have 1 year time to activate the pass. Just use it at one of the included attractions in London and it will be activated. Unfortunately, there is no free cancellation option. Nevertheless, for a small surcharge you can add a cancellation insurance to your order.
The highlights of the London Sightseeing Pass are the Tower of London, The View from The Shard and a 48 hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. A distinguishing feature to the other London passes is the Encore Theatre Pass. It will give you the option to get a free ticket to a London musical. Unfortunately, the standard price of the pass offers only a small price advantage compared to the single tickets on-site. However, there are very often online promotions with interesting discounts on the provider website*.
If you have not found a London 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.