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London 2 For 1 Attraction Discounts With Travelcards & Train Tickets In 2016

Author: Bob Handford

What is The 2 For 1 Promotion

The 2 for 1 promotion covers over 150 attractions in the London area.

2 for 1 requires a voucher printed at no charge from the promotions web site, plus a transport ticket issued by the railways that would enable you to get to the attraction that day. (The scheme is promoted by the railways)

2 for 1 means that one person pays the full standard adult admission and another person goes in free, irrespective of age. This means that the scheme is not normally worthwhile when children are involved as they normally go in around half price anyway, (you cannot use 2 for 1 to pay child admission and get another child in free).

You have to check out each attraction\’s individual rules and regulations when you print out the voucher from the web site, the above is the general rule but individual attractions may have other restrictions.

Attractions Covered And Savings

One of the attractions of the scheme is that it covers many of the top attractions.
These include the Tower of London, Madame Tussaud\’s, London Dungeon, London Zoo, London Eye, Kensington Palace, Tower Bridge Exhibition and Hampton Court.

Attractions do come in and out of the scheme. The London Eye is a good example.

When you consider that the admission to the Tower of London is over £20 and the cost of a 1 Day Travelcard is around £12 the savings are very worhwhile.

Key Points Of The 2 For 1 Promotion

– To qualify you must have a valid railway ticket with the railways logo on that is valid to get you to Central London on the day of entry to the attraction. Single railway tickets are only valid on the day the railway ticket is used. Return tickets are valid for 2 for 1 the entire period between the outward and return legs of your train ticket.

Or  a valid Travelcard issued by the railways, (not by the Underground, TFL or on-line)

– You must have a 2 for 1 voucher for the attraction. You can print as many vouchers as you like at no charge.

– The deal is normally for standard tickets, not fast-track and not to be used in conjunction with other promotional tickets.

– The vouchers have expiry dates. Near the expiry dates a new set of vouchers are put up on the official web-site. Each voucher cycle some attractions join, others may drop out.

– There is no limit to the number of vouchers you can use in a day.

Qualifying Railway Tickets For The Promotion

The facet that gets visitors confused is the qualifying rail issued tickets that can be used with the 2 for 1 promotion.

If you are not travelling to London by train, your work around is to buy a Travelcard. Travelcard is a public transport pass covering the buses, underground, DLR and railways in London. The alternative Oyster pass is not valid for the 2 for 1 scheme.

The only places that sell Travelcards with the rail logo on are railway ticket offices at Central London mainline rail stations, (Paddington, Marylebone, Euston, Kings Cross, St Pancras, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Charing Cross, Waterloo, Fenchurch Street and Victoria). All these also have Underground ticket offices and some have information centres which also sell Travelcards. Purchasing from anywhere other than the train ticket offices do not qualify. Travelcards bought on-line in advance do not qualify for 2 for 1.

Its not all straight forward with the qualifying railway tickets either. The UK has a privatised rail system with many operating companies, not all of which support the promotion. Confusingly return tickets on the Gatwick Express and Stansted Express airport trains bought from the railways do qualify but tickets on the Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect do not.

There are railways stations in the suburbs of London away from where most visitors stay which may sell tickets valid for 2 for 1. If a railway station is in one of the London public transport zonal areas it will sell both Travelcards and return rail tickets that are valid for 2 for 1. However, the ticket office at such stations must be operated by the railways for tickets to be valid for 2 for 1.

Many stations are dual railways and underground/overground stations but unlike the mainline railway stations in Central London listed above do not have separate ticket offices. Some stations like Heathrow Airport and West Brompton as a result do not sell tickets valid for 2 for 1 whilst Ealing Broadway does.

The Cheapest Way To Qualify In 2016 If You Are Not Using The Train Into London

To qualify for 2 for 1 you need a valid rail issued ticket that will get you to Central London and the attraction in question on the day of entry.
Remember the airport trains from Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Southend Airports (but not Heathrow) are valid for the promotion.

If you do not have a rail ticket then the cheapest 1 Day Travelcards issued by the railways that will qualify you for 2 for 1 is a zone 1-4  Travelcard.
In 2016 the cost of a 1 day adult Travelcard zone 1-4 is £12.10 (you can no longer buy 1 day Travelcards zone 1-2)
Assuming you are staying in Central London (zones 1 and 2) the maximum you can spend on an Oyster is £6.50 – so you are paying a £5.60 premium per person for using a 1 day Travelcard instead of an Oyster Card so you need to factor this into whether the promotion is worthwhile.
If you are in London a few days then a 7 day Travelcard zone 1-2 is available and at £32.40 is actually cheaper than an Oyster for more than 5 days travel in zones 1-2 and about the same for 5 days.
The railways do require a passport size photo in order to purchase a 7 day Travelcard.

Perhaps the cheapest option for many is to buy a very short railway ticket purely to qualify for 2 for 1.
For example a one-way adult rail ticket between Vauxhall Station and Waterloo is £2.90 in 2016.
Remember a one-way train ticket only qualifies you for 2 for 1 on the day of travel.

If you are using 2 for 1 in a Central London attraction you really need a railway ticket to a London terminus railway station like Waterloo. Attractions differ on the level of scrutiny they apply to vetting railway tickets, but to make sure you should have a ticket to a London terminus – the attraction itself has final say whether they accept your ticket.
If you actually use the rail ticket make sure you don’t use an automatic ticket barrier at your destination to exit the platform as the barrier will retain your ticket, go through a manned barrier.

For the visitor its very confusing identifying which stations ouside the London terminus stations are run by the railways and issue tickets valid for 2 for 1.
The simplest option is to look up the station on the National Rail web site.
For each station at the top of the page it will state who is managing that particular station.
(Opening hours of the ticket office will also be stated)
If it is managed by the Underground, Overground or TFL Rail then tickets issued will not qualify 2 for 1, a railway company then you are OK, (except Heathrow Express).
National Rail Station Search Facility

Photo ID Cards For 7 Day Travelcards Purchased From The Railways

In 2012 the railways brought in a requirement that when you buy a 7 Day Travelcard you require a photo id card. This is issued free when you buy a 7 Day Travelcard, but you must bring along your own passport size photo. This rule only applies to 7 Day Travelcards bought from railway stations.

(7 Day Travelcards bought anywhere else than the railways ticket offices come loaded on an Oyster Card and do not require a photo but are not valid for the 2 for 1 promotion.)

You do not need photo id for 1 day Travelcard

Related Information

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Discuss 2 For 1 With Bob

For the visitor to London its bad enough getting on top of Oyster v Travelcard, let alone the 2 for 1 promotion.

So if you\’re confused just make a comment below, normally I’ll respond well within 24 hours

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  • Arif Tahir

    hi Bob, must admit yours is the best and most useful explanation of the 2 4 1 and National Rail confusion I have seen after my Google search. SO thanks. Taking advantage of your prompt replies I want to ask a specific question and want to apologize in advance if you have covered this earlier as well. I am travelling to London in last 10 days of August. We are 2 adults and 2 kids (4 and 6). We are staying for 3 nights in Kensington and 6 night till 31st at Camden. I want to avail the 2 4 1 for Madam Tussads, London Eye and Sea Life Acquarium (for now). As kids travel free how do I avail 2 4 1 for them? I check Madam Tussads and am getting combo 3 attraction deal for our group for 176 pounds, and 2 41 will get me for 167 pounds ..plus I have the extra cost of National Rail ticket .which brings me to the other question, which travel card work best for us, Oyster PAYG or 7 day rail card ..if the latter what should I do on remaining days and what will be the nearest station near Camden to get the 7 day pass..I also want to visit London Zoo so what is your advise for me. TIA

    • Bob

      The kids do not qualify for 2 for 1 unless they have a train issued ticket, which they don’t need in London as kids under 11 travel free (on the railways its under 5)

      Which airport are you flying in as the transfer into London might qualify you depending on airport?

      • Arif Tahir

        Heathrow..so I should not opt for 2 41 for kids and buy regular tickets instead?

        • Bob

          Ok its very complex for your needs.

          The 2 for 1 offer is one person pays full adult walk up fare, one person goes in free, irrespective of age – its not one child ticket, one child goes in free.
          Especially relevant for Madame Tussauds and the London Eye at this time is it is standard walk-up only tickets only, not any kind of fast track or advance purchase time slots.
          At this time of year when you walk up to the ticket office they may only be able to offer you an entry slot a few hours later.

          The ticketing on Merlin attractions is complex enough without this your head is probably already reeling.
          Its really a personal judgement compromising cost v convenience and minimising the risk of aggravating your kids hanging around.

          I suspect if you go after 2 for 1 it will be for adults only and perhaps only for the London Zoo and any other attractions with small entrance delays.
          The best way to qualify for the adults would be to use the Oyster for 3 days and buy a 7 day Travelcard zone 1-2 for the other 7 days.
          Buy the Travelcard from a mainline railway station ticket office and these will cocer the adults for 2 for 1 in London for those days.
          Only real downer to this option is taht as you are buying from the railways you will need to supply a passport size photo each

  • ismail patel

    Hi bob im going to stay at the novotel hotel at heathrowfor 3 days in august i want to to go sight seing on 3rd august we are 2 adults and 2 children ages 5 and 11 whats the best way of getting 2 for one. Vouchers
    Thank you

    • Bob

      Not sure there is a best option. the Novotel at Heathrow is very isolated

      Without the 2 for 1 its pretty straight forward though a tedious trek into London and back.
      Just buy 3 Oyster Cards at Heathrow Underground Station on arrival
      For your 11 year old ask a member of staff to load a Young Persons Discount

      You can either get the expensive Hoppa Bus back from the hotel to Terminal 2 then get the Underground into London or you can get the 222 London bus from near your hotel to Hounslow West Underground and into London.
      With this option your 5 year old travels free without a ticket
      However going this way doesn’t qualify you for 2 for 1

      To qualify for 2 for 1 use your Oysters on the 222 bus the opposite direction to west Drayton Railway Station.
      Then buy 1 Day off-peak Travelcards zone 1-6 for everyone (childrens versions for the kids) which will qualify you for 2 for 1
      Off-peak means you cannot get on a train Mionday to Friday before 9:30 a.m.

      For the non-qualifying option with Oysters the travel costs £11.80 for the aduilts, £5.90 for the 11 year old and the 5 year old travels free without a ticket

      For the 2 for 1 option 1 Day Travelcards zone 1-6 are £12.10 adult, £6.05 for the kids.
      On this option you need to buy a ticket for your 5 year old as on the rail line between west Drayton and Paddington only under 5’s travel free.
      Plus the fare on the bus going to West Drayton with Oyster is £1.50 for adults half that for the 11 year old the 5 year old travels free
      Frustratingly you would need the Oyster cards just for this one bus journey (on the way back you can use the Travelcards purchased at west Dratyon. You’ll also have the hassle of paying the £5 deposits on the Oysters then cancelling them when you are finished at an Underground Station to get your deposit back.

      Regards the 2 for 1 vouchers themsleves just print the ones you want from the official web site

      • ismail patel

        Would i be able to buy a zone 1 and 2 from west drayton only and use oyster cards to travel from heathrow airport to paddington will this qualify me for 2 for 1

        • Bob

          Unfortunately there is no 1 day Travelcard zone 1-2 any more.
          The cheapest 1 day Travelcard is the one mentioned above that covers zones 1-6

  • Iva

    Dear Bob, first of all – thank you so much for all you’re doing. I have a question – if I buy a 7 day 1-2 zones travel card for London (at the railway station, I get that part 🙂 ) can we use it to get 2 for 1 offers in other cities (Stratford upon Avon and Brighton) during that week, even if we get to those cities by bus? And second question – if we manage to buy train tickets for Stratford upon Avon from the http://www.trainline.com – does it count? Thank you very much, I wasn’t able to find this information on their site.

    • Bob

      To qualify for 2 for 1 you need a railway issued ticket that you can argue would provide the transport to get to the attraction in question you want to use 2 for 1
      So a London Travelcard zone 1-2 would cover all attractions within zones 1-2 of London

      For 2 for 1 attractions at Brighton, Stratford you would need train tickets that would get you to those towns on the day of entry

      The Trainline is not a train company itself, just an agent selling train tickets on behalf of the various train companies.
      Whether the tickets sold qualify for 2 for 1 will depend on the tickets they are selling.
      e.g. Heathrow Connect or Heathrow Express train tickets would not qualify whilst a Southern Train ticket to Brighton would.

      If you want to buy on-line and qualify for 2 for 1 Its probably better to find out the train company operating the route you want and go through their web site where they will advertise whether they support the 2 for 1 promotion

  • Amy

    Hi Bob,

    Thank you very much for the information and help that you are giving. I have a quick query. My sister and I just arrived in London. I had my oyster card loaded with a travelcard for zone 1-2 but she got a national rail zone 1-2 travelcard from Victoria. I know my oyster isnt allowed for the 2 for 1 and was wondering how we could go about visiting the London Zoo and Shrek. Thank you.

    • Bob

      Your cheapest option is to buy a one-way rail ticket from Victoria to waterloo (£2.90) and not use it.
      You must buy this ticket from a railway station ticket office (like at Victoria) and it is only valid for 2 for 1 on the day the tickets is for.

      • Amy

        Thank you Bob. Should we get 2 single tickets from Victoria to Waterloo or is the travelcard we currently have from victoria OK for the deals and we just get 1 single ticket? Many thanks

        • Bob

          It sounds like your sister already qualifies by having a Travelcard that qualifies for 2 for 1

          You just need one rail ticket for yourself.

          I had a seniors moment writing the previous post – buy a train ticket Vauxhall to Waterloo, not Victoria to Waterloo.
          Just make sure you buy from the railways ticket office at Victoria or whichever train station is nearest to you

  • Jenny Samphier

    Hi Bob,
    Thanks for a very informative site. I would just like to clarify a couple of things. We will be arriving at Heathrow then staying in London for 10 days in September. We are then driving around for a couple of weeks then back to fly out of Heathrow. We will be going back into London the night before we leave to visit relatives for the last night.
    After reading all your information, I figure that we should get an Oyster card which will take us into London and out to Hampton court while we’re there. I’m not sure where we will pick up the car yet but it will be somewhere on the edge of London, so we would use it then and also on the final evening going in and then out of London. I thought we should also get a 7 day zone 1 & 2 travelcard for while we are in London for the 10 days, as most of the stuff we will go to see are in those zones. I’m just a little confused about the 2 for 1 offer. Firstly, does this mean we can’t have the Travelcard loaded on to the Oyster card? So we would have to have a separate card bought at a national rail station and have to supply a photo for it? Then, having this separate card, how do we present that at an attraction showing that we’ve used it on that day, because we don’t get a ticket for that day, as it’s a 7 day card?
    I hope I have explained things clearly enough.
    Looking forward to our reply,
    thanks,
    Jenny

    • Bob

      To qualify for 2 for 1 you need a national railways issued ticket that will get you to the attraction you want to use 2 for 1 for on the day of entry.

      Probably 99% of Travelcards sold are not sold by the railways and do not qualify for 2 for 1
      For visitors flying into Heathrow and staying more than 5 days in the centre of London (zones 1-2) and wanting to qualify for 2 for 1 then buying a 7 day Travelcard zone 1-2 from the railways is the most commonly used option.
      The railways do not sell Oyster Cards and their 7 day Travelcards come as a stand-aline ticket (a card with a magnetic strip). Buy from anywhere else but the railways and Visit Britain on-line and it comes loaded on an Oyster and doesn’t qualify for 2 for 1
      (The Viist Britain Travelcard doesn’t qualify eother)
      So for visitots you will need to buy these railway 7 day Travelcards almost certainly from a railway ticket office at one of the main mainline railway stations in Cemtral London
      That will depend on where your accommodation is

      The other aspect that makes Railway 7 day Travelcards different from all others is that the railways require a railways id card to buy a 7 day Travelcard. They will make these up free on the spot but you need to supply a photo.

      The routine for using 2 for 1 at a Central London location (assuming 2 adults) is:
      Walk up to the attractions ticket desk, give the ticket attendant the 2 for 1 voucher you have printed from the promotion web site and ask for 2 tickets. You will pay for 1 adult ticket and get 2 entrance tickets. The ticket attendant should also ask to see your qualifying railway tickets that would enable you to get to the attraction that day and the tickets are returned to you.
      There is no limit to the number of 2 for 1 vouchesr you can use in one day

      The problem with 7 day Travelcards zone 1-2 from the railways is they are very inflexible if you want to travel outside zone 1-2
      So for 10 days any places like Hampton Court (in zone 6) I’d visit using the Oyster on one of the 3 days you are not using the 7 day Travelcard in the centre of London

      As a 7 day Travelcard zone 1-2 doesn’t get you to Hampton Court in zone 6 it doesn’t qualify you for 2 for 1 there, you need a railway ticket to Hampton Court
      Luckily the trains to Hampton Court are commuter services run by the national railways and start at London’ Waterloo station
      To qualify for 2 for 1 at Hampton Court you need a train ticket to tehre
      You can either show your 7 Day Travelcard zone 1-2 ticket at the RAILWAY station ticket office and ask for extention fares to Hampton Court, the facr that these are railways issued tickets qualifies you for 2 for 1
      Or you can travel to Hampton Court using an Oyster Card and buy a one-way railway ticket Surbiton to Hampton (cost £2.30) from any railway station like Waterllo and not use it for travel, just for 2 for 1 qualification at Hampton Court

  • Thom

    Hey Bob,
    thanks for the good information!

    I am going to visit London from the 4th to 7th August, arriving at heathrow Airport and staying in a hotel near the Blackwall station.
    I was thinking to get an Oyster Card at heathrow. In addition I wanted to qualify for the 2 for 1 deal by buying a railway ticket. Do you know were I could buy one near Blackwall and what ticket I should get?

    Thank you very much for your support!

    • Bob

      Unfortunately there is nothing in the immediate area around Blackwall that will qualify you for 2for 1

      If you buy a 1 day Travelcard zone 1-4 from a railway station in Central London the day before you want 2 for 1 this will cost you £12.10 each instead of £6.50 if you continued to use your Oyster that day.

      Any of the main railway stations in London, most convenient for visitors staying at Blackwall would be London Bridge, Fenchurch Street, Liverpool Street, Waterloo or Charing Cross.
      Make sure you buy after midday the day before and make sure you buy from the railway station ticket office, not the Underground or a ticket machine

      There is no option you can buy on-line in advance and print at home

      • Thom

        Thank you for the fast reply!
        Can’t I just buy a random ticket like the one you mentioned in the article from Vauxhall Station to Waterloo?

        So I don’t understand what they mean on the site:
        https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/travel-by-train/is-my-ticket-valid-for-2for1
        with “Print @ Home/Mobile tickets – showing the National Rail logo”, do you know what they mean?

        • Bob

          You could buy a one -way ticket each from Vauxhall to Waterloo.and not use it.
          This £2.90 plus you’d need still to pay for the Oyster (£6.50) making £9.40 in total as against £12.10 for the Travelcard option.

          A few train companies i the UK do do Print @ Home but none relevant to your itinerary as described
          You could buy the Vauxhall to Waterloo tickets on-line and collect them in London from special machines, though on some sites you will need to pay an admin charge.
          There is now a machine at Heathrow where you can collect them

  • Pattie Sawyer

    Hi Bob, I’m more confused then ever after reading thru all of the questions and comments. There are 3 of us flying to Heathrow airport on September 23rd and was thinking about purchasing the 7 day travel card on the Brit store but, you mentioned that did not qualify for the 2 for 1 deal and that the travel pass should be purchased at the train station correct? What is the difference in cost purchasing at the train station. We are there for 7 nights so, would I be better off buying the Oyster card instead. On line it states that the travel pass can be bought for zones 1 thru 6 and be used from Heathrow to our hotel which is the Hilton Metropole via the tube system is that correct? Also, is it worth buying the London pass for us? Thank you for any help and guidance that you can provide.

    • Bob

      Yes the 2 for 1 promotion is sponsored by the national railways and to qualify for 2 for 1 you need to buy transport tickets from the railways.

      About 99% of tickets for public transport in London sold are from the ticketing system of Transport or London, a public body that regulates the public transport in London.
      The national railways have a separate ticketing system but do sell London Travelcards as a consequence of running some commuter train services, mostly south of the river.

      There is no cost differential whoever you buy the tickets, nor what you can use them on.
      The main difference between who you buy them from is the format they come delivered on and differing regulations on purchase.

      The main difference with buying from the railways like at Paddington Railway Station is that for 7 day Travelcards the railways treat these as a season ticket which require a railways id card. This is issued free on the spot but you need to supply a passport size photo.
      The other main difference is the railways 7 day Travelcard zone 1-2 comes as a stand alone card ticket with a magnetic strip which is fine, but is inflexible if you want to journey somewhere like Hampton Court in zone 6 or Harry Potter Studios in zone 10
      Most 7 day Travelcards, say bought from the Underground Station at Paddington come electronically loaded within an Oyster Card, a smart card which allows you to travel seamlessly between zones using Oyster and Travelcard at the same time to cover the fares.

      Buying on-line outside London normally means you pay delivery charges as there are no true e-tickets and the foreign exchange rate implicit in the deal will probably be very poor compared to if you paid with a credit card in London for the same product.

      You can buy a 7 day Travelcard zone 1-6 but it is £59.10 compared to £32.40 for a zone 1-2 7 Day Travelcard
      You cannot use Travelcards/Oysters on the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect train to Paddington just the Underground and the Oyster fare Heathrow to Paddington is £3-£5 so for visitors staying in Central London its not worth buying the zone 1-6 Travelcard just for the airport transfers

      For the Hilton Metropole, Paddington is very convenient.
      If you go to the Heathrow Express web site they do have deep discounted advance e-tickets though you’ve missed the cheapest 90 day advanced tickets

      By Underground you can use pay using Oyster, Travelcard (covering zones 1-6), contactless payment by credit card or a cash single ticket
      The Oyster or contactless payment is £3.10 or £5.10 (depending on day/time of travel) or £6 cash to Edgeware Road

      Your hotel is about 500 yards from Paddington Railway Station, across the road from Edgewqare Road Underground Station

  • HaYoung Lee

    Hi, Bob, thanks for the good information.
    I’m going to visit London via Heathrow from Mar 13th to Mar 17th. Since we are a family of 4, 2 adults and 2 kids(8, 4 yrs), I’m planning to buy 2 7days travelcards at Paddington for 2 adults and buy 1 3days London Child Pass for my first child after I read this article.

    Since my younger kid is 4 yrs old, I dont think he needs any kind of pass or card, so I choose London Pass for my first kid. Is it a right solution?

    • Bob

      I’m not sure of the context of your question.

      Without taking sightseeing into account i.e. just transport the cheapest and most convenient option is to buy 2 Oyster Cards at Heathrow or Paddington Underground Station (depending on whether you are taking the Underground or Heathrow Express/Connect) into London.
      Where your accommodation is may be key to this decision

      Your kids travel free if you take the Heathrow Express or Underground but not for your 8 year old if you take the Heathrow Connect train

      If you want 2 for 1 for the adults and you are taking the Heathrow Express to/from Paddington then it makes sense to buy 2 x 7 Day Travelcards zones 1-2 from the railway ticket office at Paddington to qualify instead of buying Oysters that do not- you just have the minor inconvenience and extra cost of producing a passport size photo each and probably paying slightly more in fares than an Oyster

      What is best for your 8 year old depends on where you are going for sightseeing.
      The London Pass without transport may or may not work out for you financially – the only way to find out is do the sums.
      Its worth seeking straight on-line discounts as an alternative – whether this will be beneficail will also be driven by the places you go,

      I would also double check the places you want to visit to see if your 4 year old goes in free or pays child entrance

      • HaYoung Lee

        We’re going to take the Heathrow Express to arrive Paddington and I thought using 2FOR1 promotion is the best solution for two adults. And I would like to find a good economical solution for my 8 years old when we visit many attractions such as Tower of London in London. That was my question.

        • Bob

          Ok – my original answer would seem to address your need

  • Joe

    Hi Bob! The 2FOR1 validity keeps me puzzled. I just bought 7-days travelcards from the official shop of the British Tourist Board (https://www.visitbritainshop.com/world/london-travelcard/). The picture on their page clearly shows the National Rail symbol printed on the travelcard, but no photo required to order the card.
    The days out guide page in association with National Rail (https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/travel-by-train/is-my-ticket-valid-for-2for1) shows the same picture in the “not valid for 2FOR1” section – but one line below they mention “Alternatively, to avoid any confusion, the best indication of a valid
    ticket is the inclusion of the National Rail symbol (double arrow).”
    Well…now they didn’t avoid but created confusion. To be valid, or not to be valid, that is the question.
    But maybe I can skip this issue as we are holding an (online) return ticket from Stansted airport and the printout shows the National Rail symbol, too…

    • Bob

      Unless they have changed it recently Travelcards purchased from Visit Britain are not valid for 2 for 1

      • Joe

        But the StanstedExpress tickets do qualify to 2FOR1, do they? They show the National Rail symbol and even a 2FOR1 ad on the bottom…

        • Bob

          Return Stansted Express tickets will qualify you for 2 for 1 whilst in London

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