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Go City London Explorer Pass to save on sightseeing tour

Save over 40% on London's attractions, similar to London Pass, but is it a better London sightseeing option for you?

The Go City London Explorer Pass
The London Explorer Pass gives you 60 days to visit the best of London

Go City London Explorer Pass is an app that helps your save £££'s on your London attraction exploring. The app works with a credits based system where you choose from either 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7 credits (with 'credits' think number of attractions), with 60 days to use your package.

The reason you might seriously want to consider purchasing one of these passes is that you can save a whopping 40% on the normal ticket price. When the Explorer Pass have a sale on you can save even more - around 50% or the same as a 2 4 1 offer - very good value indeed.

All passes are received digitally to your phone - no paper passes. Once you arrive in London, all you've got to do is show your pass at each attraction.

The London Explorer Pass was launched in 2017 by the same people who offer the long-established market leading London visitor pass the London Pass.

London Pass and Explorer Pass compared   What attractions are covered?   Will I save money using the London Explorer Pass?   Frequently asked questions   London Pass alternative   London Pass with Oyster Card  

London Explorer Pass/London Pass - the main differences

The main differences between the London Pass and the London Explorer Pass are:

  • The London Pass has over 80 attractions available, the London Explorer Pass around 60

  • The London Pass gives you entry to as many attractions as you can visit in a choice of 1, 2, 3, 6 or 10 days

  • The London Explorer Pass is valid for 60 days and you can choose to enter either 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7 attractions in that time

  • The London Pass has a transport option, a public transport pass (Visitors Oyster Card).

London Explorer Pass

LONDON EXPLORER PASS

London Explorer Pass

Save up to 40% on top London attractions - valid for up to 60 days

• Choose from 60 attractions and tours including hop-on hop-off bus tour, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, London Zoo, View from the Shard, St Paul's and more... • Passes available for 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7 attractions.

Using the London Explorer Pass during Coronavirus restrictions

While the majority of London attractions are now open, some still have restrictions so we advise you to check the attractions' websites for the most up-to-date information.

Capacity may be limited at certain attractions. Many London attractions have put in safety measures and visitor numbers may be restricted. This could affect wait times and availability, so it is recommended you book ahead where possible and try to be flexible with your plans. 

Go City Explorer Pass offer a 90-day cancellation for when your plans change. Passes are also valid two years from purchase.

London Explorer Pass - what attractions are covered?

Tower of London included with London Explorer Pass
Tower of London included with London Explorer Pass
Hampton Court Palace included with London Explorer Pass
Hampton Court included with London Explorer Pass

Relative to the London Pass, the London Explorer Pass has a more limited list of around 60 leading London attractions.

 

Most, but not all of London's most popular paid for visitor attractions are all free with the London Explorer Pass - the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, View from the Shard, City River Cruises, London Zoo, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and Kew Gardens - plus dozens more.


Notable exceptions are Madame Tussauds, Lastminute.com London Eye and London Dungeon, owned by Merlin.

 

A full current list of the attractions are on the main London Explorer Pass website. When you are comparing your short list of attractions do make sure you are comparing like with like.

 

Many of the attractions have an array of ticket options, commonly a standard walk-up ticket and a fast track or skip the line option among them.

Will I save money with London Explorer Pass?

If the attractions within the London Explorer Pass are some of those on your “must-see list” then the London Explorer Pass is probably well worth pursuing financially.

Unlike the London Pass there is no time pressure to see as many attractions as you can within the validity of the pass.

You have 60 days to see either 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7 attractions of your choice. So if you are the type who likes to linger or prefer to spread your London sightseeing over many days then the London Explorer Pass may well be better suited than the London Pass.

Save a further 5% on London Explorer Pass purchase

If you sign up to receive regular email updates from Go City you are eligible to receive a 5% discount on your London Explorer Pass purchase. The option to sign up is right underneath the checkout point, once you have selected your pass.

London Explorer Pass frequent questions

Can I visit an attraction more than once? - No. Your Pass includes one visit per attraction.


Do I need to choose my attractions in advance? - No. You can choose as you go.


How do I receive the London Pass after ordering online? - The London Explorer Pass is an app you download to your supported device. You just use the app at the entrance.


What are the age-bands for children? - Child prices are for ages 5-15. Children under 3 go free. Many attractions offer free admission for younger children that may differ to the age-bands of the London Explorer Pass. Please check the attraction websites for more details.


On what date will the 60 days start? - Your pass will activate upon first entry and first scan at your first attraction. Non-activated passes are valid for two years from the date of purchase.

London Explorer Pass

LONDON EXPLORER PASS

London Explorer Pass

Save up to 40% on top London attractions - valid for up to 60 days

• Choose from 60 attractions and tours including hop-on hop-off bus tour, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, London Zoo, View from the Shard, St Paul's and more... • Passes available for 2, 3, 5, 6 or 7 attractions.

The London Pass alternative - a digital credits package for 80+ sites across London

  • The London Pass is a flat rate sightseeing pass to many (but not all) of London's main attractions. You can buy a London Pass for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 day durations. You can only visit each attraction once.
  • It gives you entry into over 80 London tourist attractions and access for one day on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour plus a river cruise on the River Thames which for many is a highlight of their trip.
  • You pay in advance and it's the same standard price no matter how many attractions you visit in those days.
  • The more attractions you visit under the scheme, the more money you save.
  • You need to pre-book your entry into most attractions, to secure a time slot in advance.
  • You can also opt to have a public transport pass, called a Visitor Oyster Card to get you around London.
  • You can have the London Pass sent straight to your smartphone (iOS and Android) and have your passes instantly at your fingertips.

The London Pass with Visitor Oyster Card

Windsor Castle with London Pass

Crudely speaking the Visitor Oyster Card comes pre-loaded with enough cash to cover unlimited travel on public transport in the centre of London (zones 1 and 2) for the number of days you have purchased.

If you travel outside central London (zones 1 and 2), perhaps to Hampton Court or Heathrow Airport you may have to top up the Oyster Card with more cash, which is very easy to do at any Underground station.

It may be cheaper to buy a standard Oyster Card on arrival in London separately to the London Pass. The Visitors Oyster Card comes with a non-refundable administration fee, the standard Oyster has a deposit that is refundable.

If you are staying in London more than 5 days, normally it will be cheaper to load a 7 day Travelcard onto the Oyster - this is only possible on the standard Oyster, not the Visitors Oyster Card that comes with the London Pass.

Full details are on our Oyster Card page.

Note Children: Children under 11 travel free on buses and the Underground in London without a ticket (but not on the train to Windsor or Hampton Court).

Children (11-15 year olds) get a child off-peak Travelcard with the London Pass transport package, not an Oyster, you can use the Travelcard on the same public transport as the Oyster. Off-peak means you cannot travel before 9.30am. Monday to Friday.


Windsor Castle trains - the big plus buying the London Pass transport package

Windsor Castle, covered by the London Pass is outside London beyond the coverage of standard Oyster Cards.

However, with the London Pass you get tickets for the train between London's Paddington Station and Windsor Central station, located directly opposite Windsor Castle, but only if you purchase the travel option with the London Pass.


The London Pass

SAVE MONEY ON LONDON SIGHTSEEING WITH THE LONDON PASS

The Londpon Pass

The more you visit, the more you save

• Access 80+ London attractions including the Tower of London, St. Paul's, Thames river cruise, Tower Bridge, Wesminster Abbey, London Zoo, View from Shard, a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, and many more...
• 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10 day passes available.

POPULAR LONDON ATTRACTIONS - ADVANCE PURCHASE AND/OR FAST TRACK TICKETS

London Eye Amazing panoramic flight on the world's highest observation wheel. » Fast track tickets available.
The Shard Tallest building in Western Europe with viewing of London from the top. » Fast track tickets available.
St Paul's Cathedral Cathedral of the Diocese of London, venue for royal weddings. » Pre-book to guarantee entry.
Westminster Abbey Along with St Paul's, England's main religious building.» Pre-book to guarantee entry.
Tower of London Home of the Crown Jewels and a rich thousand year history. » Fast track tickets available.
Madame Tussauds See wax statues of the most famous people in the world. » Fast track tickets available.
London Dungeon The creepiest attraction in town, the London Dungeon. » Fast track tickets available.
Hampton Court Palace   Henry VIII Medieval Palace set in vast grounds. » Pre-book to save money.
The London Zoo World class zoo in the centre of London. » Flexi tickets available.
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