Why We Love the London Pass
By Viator, March 2013
Many people, like Cornelia M, get the London Pass for the money they save and then discover there is a lot more they can do:
"I think the pass saved me a LOT of money. I paid 62 pounds and got about 120 pounds worth :) The best part was cutting the queue at Tower of London! Thank you, it was a great product and I loved it :)"
One of the great benefits of the London Pass is the Thames River Cruise that is included. Just ask Jennifer G. about her experience:
"I had a 2 day pass, and managed to visit the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, Jewel Tower and had a river cruise on day 1. On day 2, I saw St. Paul's Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace and Southwark Cathedral. There are discounts at some of the gift shops too! It was kind of nice to see all of the main places in 2 days as well, so we had the rest of the time free. It's perfect if you like to plan ahead - it's totally worth it!"
For first-time visitors to London, the guide book included with the London Pass can be a real asset. Just ask Kristi R - she loved the guide book.
"The London Pass saved us so much time and money. Definitely purchase the transportation option! The book itself is full of helpful information and lists the transit stops for each attraction. This book is worth every penny and then some!"
The tech-savvy crowd will love the iPad and iPhone app that comes with the London Pass too. This traveller loved how easy the apps were to use.
"Convenient way to visit attractions. Guide book is very good but get the iPhone or iPad app as they are much easier to use. Got good value out of it and it paid for itself after the first day."
For returning London visitors who have seen many of the main sights, there is still plenty to explore with the London Pass. Luke D and his family hit the Lords Cricket Ground and Wimbledon - two iconic sights for sports lovers.
"We purchases the 3 day pass which we found we had plenty of time to see all the attractions we wanted. Wimbledon and Lords are a must see. Highly recommend"
Knowing how easy it is to visit many different sights in one day, you can plan to see more. With the time saved, Lesley decided to take an extra trip out to Windsor, one of England's foremost royal landmarks and best preserved castles.
"We used it to travel and visit Windsor in addition to lots of the landmarks in London. It made a trip to London a more relaxing and enjoyable experience."
Time and time again, customers rave that one of the best features of the London Pass is the Oyster Card, the all-you-can-travel card for public transportation including the Tube and bus system. Kit and her family never miss it!
"The unlimited use for transportation saved us a lot of money and the free access to so many venues allowed us to see so much of London. Excellent value for money"
Many happy customers point to the London Pass's great attraction discounts, but others talk about the incredible experiences that they had AT those attractions. Dan G even had high tea!
"We had a wonderful afternoon tea at the Orangerie at Kensington Palace and enjoyed a discount (either 10 or 20%) and we were able to receive free audio guides at many of the museums which really enhances the overall experience of the visit. Truly a must have for any person going to London!"
Jennifer spent time at the British Guard Museum AND the Churchill War Rooms, two of the off-the-beaten-path gems that are included in the London Pass:
"Really enjoyed this pass and felt we got our monies worth. Probably saved about $50 each based on what we saw. For example, the Churchill War Rooms and Britain Guard Museum both charged, and I think many others do as well."
Karyn C definitely took advantage of her London Pass experience and brought up a great point for foreign travelers: by paying ahead of time, you save on ATM fees which you there!
"We used the tube quite a lot, so having the travel pass served us well, and paying in US dollars ahead of time prevented us from having fees from ATMs and credit cards added to our travel spending. It was easy finding the visitor's bureau to pick the passes up. There is a separate area just for picking up passes with your vouchers. I would recommend this to anyone going over to London and wanting to see many sites. On our pass, we saw Westminster, the Tower, Shakespeare's Globe, Thames cruise, and Windsor, with unlimited use of the underground that we took full advantage of. Nice to know we could have used the London bus and other forms of transportation as well."
One of the best things about the London Pass? There is always more to discover. Debbie-Ann said it best:
"I did a one day pass and went to enough places to save 14 GBP. I wish I got a two day pass because I would have been able to do so much more!"