Top 6 attractions that are free with the London City Pass
Activities in London are versatile and the possibilities are endless. But London is expensive. Although admission to many museums in London is free, tickets for the London Eye and other sights cut deep into the budget. Discover where you can save a lot of money with the London Passes.
1. London Eye
Look forward to superlative views during a 30-minute cruise on London's Coca-Cola London Eye. With a height of 135 metres, the London Eye is the largest self-supporting big wheel in the world. Get a bird's eye view of Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and see up to 40km on a clear day. The normal price for a ticket is £22.50. With the London City Pass the entry is free.
2. Madame Tussauds London
Already been to London Eye? Visit the famous waxworks of Madame Tussauds instead. Take a photo with the Queen and the entire royal family, experience the characters from the cult movies of the Star Wars series, meet the Beckhams and many other stars from politics, sports, music and film. The London City Pass not only saves you £29 on admission, it also allows you to avoid the queues.
3. Tower of London
The Tower of London with its 900 years old history is one of the most famous fortresses of the world. In addition to its function as a royal palace, it has already served as armoury, prison and zoo. Get both free admission and priority admission and marvel at the crown jewels of the British royal family up close. Your savings with a London Pass alone here is £22.50. Let's go!
4. The Shard
Admission to "The View from the Shard" is included in the "CLASSIC" and "BEST" passes. The Shard is the tallest building in London and the highest viewing platform in the capital. It is almost twice as high as any other viewpoint. Enjoy the panorama including the London Eye and take great souvenir photos. Sightseeing with a difference - at a dizzying height. You save £26 with the Tourist Card.
5. St. Paul's Cathedral
Experience one of the largest ecclesiastical buildings in the world free of charge and with privileged admission: St. Paul's Cathedral. Marvel at the breathtaking interior of the cathedral, try your hand at tricks in the Whispering Gallery and climb up the dome for a stunning view of London. With the discount pass you save £16.
6. City River Cruise on the Thames
Escape the crowds at Southwark and discover London on a relaxed boat trip. See landmarks such as Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge on the water sightseeing tours. Departure is possible from various branches of the City Center. The boat trips run every 30 minutes between 9.00 and 17.30 hours. The City Pass London includes a one-way boat trip of your choice. Simply show your pass on site.
Travel tips for City Cards in London
Difference LONDON PASS and London City Pass
A basic distinction is made between the London City Pass and the LONDON PASS. The City Pass is always valid for 10 days and is available in the variants "STARTER", "CLASSIC" and "BEST". Depending on which City Card you choose, the price and included services vary. You can see most of the sights for free with the London City Pass BEST. Booking the Travelcard with which you can travel free of charge by bus, underground etc. in London is optional. The LONDON PASS on the other hand varies in validity. This London Card is available for 1, 2, 3 or 6 days. The free attractions and sights and discounts on tours are always the same with the LONDON PASS. The Oyster Card for public transport is included in the price here.
The right London passport for your stay
The London Pass includes over 60 attractions and benefits. These include sights such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and London Zoo. Also included are hop-on hop-off bus tours or boat trips along London's landmarks. The Oyster Card is included in the package. When sightseeing with the London City Pass you will see real highlights without queuing. Included is the viewing platform "The View from the Shard", the ride on the London Eye or tickets for Madame Tussauds. Also a boat trip is free as also the visit of the Tower of London. The Oyster Card must be booked separately if required. Depending on which attractions you want to see, choose your appropriate Tourist Card. Please note their validity!
How does the London Pass work?
How many days you stay in London? Which attractions do you want to visit? Buy the City Ticket that suits your travel plans. You will receive the Sightseeing Pass directly to your home after your booking (London City Pass only) or you can pick it up on site. With the activation you enjoy free entrance to the respective attractions. Your discount pass is only activated the first time you enter a tourist attraction. Look out for the appropriate signs to avoid the queues and use Fast Lane. The validity expires as soon as the respective period has expired.
What are the advantages of the London Passes?
Save money: free admission to many top sights
Sightseeing by bus and boat: boat tours and hop on hop off bus tours included
No need to buy tickets at the ticket counter: just book the Travelcard
Benefit from many discounts in restaurants and at shopping
No queuing due to preferential admission to many attractions
When does a pass start to pay off for you?
The 24-hour pass is already worthwhile after the third sightseeing. Would you perhaps prefer to spend 6 days in London to discover the city at your leisure? No problem: the 6-day version can pay off for you - visit only 3 attractions per day and save over £240 ! In general: the longer you stay, the more your discount card pays off.
Where can I get a London Pass?
Buy your London Pass including travelcard online. Decide in advance whether you want to order your Tourist Card directly to your home or pick it up on site. Where to pick up the discount passes? There are several options for this. Waterloo Station, Victoria Station or directly at Gatwick Airport or directly on Charing Cross Road in Leicester Square. Please note the respective opening hours for your corresponding offer.