London Pass – To Buy or Not to Buy
The London Pass is a travel card that offers access to over 80 attractions in London. They can be purchased for 1, 2, 3, 6, or 10 consecutive days of sightseeing. Here are some things to think about before purchasing a London Pass:
What attractions are you wishing to visit during your stay? Prices of the tickets for attractions are available online or on the The London Pass website. I wrote a list of attractions we wanted to see and listed the prices and then compared that list with purchasing a card.
Hop -On Hop Off Tour34.00
Churchill War Rooms22.00
Tower of London26.80
Tower Bridge 9.80
St Paul’s Cathedral20.00
View from The Shard32.00
A 6-day pass for one cost 169.00, a savings of 68.35. So, to purchase passes for the two of us saved 136.70
Oyster Travel Card. We added a travel card to our London Pass order. The 6-day pass comes with £40. loaded onto the card. For most traveling the cap is £6.40 per day, but if you run low, the card can be refilled at any station.
If you plan to spend most of your vacation visiting art museums, galleries and other public sites or shopping, buying The London Pass is not for you. These attractions are free with an optional donation at each entry.