The London Pass sightseeing pass discussed

The London Pass is great for people wanting to do loads of London attractions in either 1 or up to 10 days

The London Pass
Fantastic savings with over 90 attractions to choose from with the London Pass

The London Pass by Go City is a convenient way of planning ahead and budgeting for your visit to London. This is the pass for you if you are going to be in London for a set number of days and want to visit one or more attractions each day.

The pass is now entirely app-based, you download to your phone - there is no longer a physical product available.

Because you buy the pass for a consecutive number of days, you need to plan ahead and make sure you get your money's worth by getting in as many attractions per day as you can! You can only visit each attraction once - but with over 90 to choose from you are pretty spoilt for choice.

You can buy a London Pass for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 day durations. As well as entry into over 90 London tourist attractions, you also get access for one day on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tour plus a river cruise on the River Thames which for many is a highlight of their trip.

If you are looking for a different kind of pass - one that offers you a number of London attractions, but spread out over a longer time period, then the Go City London Explorer Pass, with its 60 day validity period, might be the better choice for you.

Plus, purchase at selected periods and save up to 20% on London Pass. Sales run regularly through the year.

London Pass flash sale   What attractions are covered?   Transport option   Hop on bus   River cruise   Other benefits   Will I save money?   How much does the London Pass cost?   London Explorer Pass alternative

London Pass flash sales

During the year (typically spring and autumn) there are occasionally flash sales offering up to 20% on the price of the pass.

Generally, the passes with the longest number of days offer the largest discounts.

These sales run fairly regularly. Like our Facebook page to be kept up to date on these flash sales. When a London Pass flash sale is running our Facebook page will direct you here, you then just need to use our London Pass link on this page to access the sale prices.

The London Pass


The Londpon Pass

The more you visit, the more you save

• Access 90+ London attractions including Tower of London, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Zoo, Chessington World of Adventures, London Bridge Experience, Thames River Cruise, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's, Westminster Abbey, The View from Shard, Windsor Castle, Big Bus, and many more...
• 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 day passes available.

The more you visit, the more you save

You pay in advance and it's the same standard price no matter how many attractions you visit in those days. You just show your card at the entrance or ticket office of any attraction included on the London Pass. The more attractions you visit under the scheme, the more money you save.

For a supplement, you can also opt to purchase your London Pass with Oyster Travelcard - a public transport pass, after which you travel for free on all London underground and bus services.

What attractions are covered with the London Pass?

Tower of London included in London Pass
Tower of London included in London Pass
Windsor Castle included in London Pass
Windsor Castle included in London Pass

With the London Pass you get over 90 attractions included, and unlike many tourist passes that have lots of third tier attractions included you would not normally visit, the London Pass has most but not all of the main attractions.

Top tier attractions include the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Chessington World of Adventures, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Bus hop on bus tour, Windsor Castle, London Zoo, The View from the Shard, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Gardens, The London Bridge Experience, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour, football stadium tours, and the Cabinet War Rooms/Churchill Museum.

You also get a 1-day Golden Tours or Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour included in the London Pass, with audio guides in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Alongside this included in the London Pass is a Thames River Cruise - thought by many to be one of the best ways to see London.

Explore the full list of attractions covered by London Pass.


New attractions including London Eye now covered by the London Pass

The good news is the London Pass have recently gained some Merlin attractions to add to their list.

Popular family-friendly attractions now also included on the London Pass are: the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and Chessington World of Adventures.


Museums not covered by the London Pass

Most of the major museums and art galleries in London are not covered by the pass because they are free. They include the British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Maritime Museum, Imperial War Museum and British Library. Probability is that you will want to visit at least one of these.

Sometimes the London Pass lists one of the above free attractions as being covered by the London Pass. This will not be for admission but for something like an audio guide or a special exhibition.

Is the transport option worthwhile?

The standard London Pass doesn't provide any transport facility apart from the hop-on hop-off bus on the first day and a River Thames Cruise.

For a supplement you can purchase a travel extension to your London Pass (The London Pass with Travel can only be purchased online in advance, not from retailers.) The Travel option is a Oyster Travelcard that comes preloaded with money to cover fares. The longer the duration, the more money comes preloaded on the Oyster Travelcard.

Crudely speaking the Oyster Travelcard comes preloaded 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 Oyster Travelcard comes with a non-refundable administration fee (around £5); 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 Oyster Travelcard that comes with the London Pass.

Full details are on our Oyster Card page.

Children's travel in London

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). Up to four under 11s can travel for free on public transport when travelling with an Adult holding a valid Oyster Travelcard.

Children (11- 15 year old) 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.

Child fares in London - more info

1-day hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket with every London Pass

Golden Tours hop on bus with London Pass

Perhaps the finest way to get orientated with London and efficiently up to speed on where everything is in London are the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour buses. From the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square, either of these fantastic bus tours will make sure you see everything in London you want to see, and you can hop-on and off just as you like.

With London Pass it is very easy to board your bus: there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.

The London Pass comes with a ticket for a 1-day hop-on bus experience with either Golden Tours or Big Bus. Read more on our pages to discover which provider might be right for you.

To make your experience as enjoyable as possible, audio guides are available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

So sit back and enjoy all the iconic landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers with The London Pass

Uber Boat Thames Cruise with London Pass
Uber Boat Thames Cruise with London Pass

With Uber Boat you get 23 stops to jump off at your leisure.

This River Bus service stops at world-famous London landmarks every 20 minutes making sightseeing super easy.

You can jump off to explore the Tower of London and the historic City of London from Tower Pier, then sail beneath London’s most iconic bridge on your way to visit Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On the way, you’ll pass the glittering skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and even see the distinctive dome of the O2 Arena.

Other benefits of the London Pass including fast track entry

In the past attractions with fast-track have included Tower Bridge Exhibition, St. Paul's Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, London Zoo, London Bridge Experience and Kew Gardens.

The bigger attractions have longer queues and have limited slots or capacity, so pre-booking a time-slot is recommended for smoother entry anyway.

Reservation details can be found on the individual attraction pages under 'Know before you go' using the banner above.


To help you plan your sightseeing adventure each pass comes with a full colour, informative, comprehensive 160-page guidebook. This guide is packed full of information about all of the participating attractions in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese. There are also special offers and discounts for a range of things in London. Every little helps.

Will I save money with the London Pass?

Hampton Court Palace with London Pass
Hampton Court Palace with London Pass

That's the million dollar question, and there is no universal answer. For some it works financially, for others it doesn't. You really have to set aside an evening and have a good idea what you want to visit and work it out yourself.

Greater savings with London Pass on longer length passes

The most savings to be made will be on the more expensive passes for the greater number of days. If you were to do 2 activities a day for ten days (using a 10-day pass) averaging £30 per attraction you would spend roughly £600 per person - a 10-day pass will cost you currently under £200 so technically big savings can be made.

3-day pass most popular pass

In reality the most popular pass is the 3-day pass, offering a nice balance between savings and number of days doing activities. Depending on your energy levels, doing 7 or 10 days of back to back activities might work out a little tiring.

Using the sample itinerary on the London Pass website for the 3-day pass, they estimate you can save around 51% against walk up prices if you do four activities in one day. For many people this may be too many to do in one day; if you only manage two in one day then expect to save more like 25% - still a substantial saving against regular walk up prices.

Buy during a sale for up to 20% discount on London Pass

London Pass offer regular sale periods throughout the year - typically towards the end of March - April before the summer season begins and again in later summer for the autumn season. It is worth checking their website to purchase at these times for even greater savings (typically up to 20% off).

Transport and attractions savings in London

The convenience of the London Pass combining transport and attractions in one convenient package with a known set cost in advance has great value to many visitors. The key aspect is planning. You obviously get more value for your money if you visit several attractions in a day. Many of the attractions have late opening. A visit to Windsor Castle and Hampton Court will take at least half a day each.

Decide what attractions you want to see in London

It is probably a good idea as a starting point to jot down what you want to see and for how long you anticipate visiting without looking whether the London Pass supports this - everyone is different. It's a false economy after investing a lot of cash on travel and hotels to compromise your ideal itinerary just to fit in with what is covered by the London Pass.

The London Pass


The Londpon Pass

The more you visit, the more you save

• Access 90+ London attractions including Tower of London, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, London Zoo, Chessington World of Adventures, London Bridge Experience, Thames River Cruise, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's, Westminster Abbey, The View from Shard, Windsor Castle, Big Bus, and many more...
• 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 day passes available.

How much does the London Pass cost?

London Pass full prices outside sale periods - buy during a sale to save up to 20% on prices below


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1 day £89 £54
2 days £124 £69
3 days £137 £79
4 days £167 £107
5 days £149 £94
6 days £164 £99
7 days £179 £109
10 days £199 £114

* The Child London Pass is for 5 - 15 year olds. Only children aged 11-15 require the travel package – up to four under 11s can travel for free on public transport when travelling with an adult holding a valid Oyster Travelcard.

Prices are seasonal and may go up or down.

See here to get completely up to date London Pass prices.

The London Explorer Pass - an alternative sightseeing pass to the London Pass

Go City London Explorer Pass
Go City London Explorer Pass

The Go City London Explorer Pass is an app by the same people who made available the London Pass.

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

  • The London Pass has over 90 attractions available, the London Explorer Pass has around 80. Some attractions are available on both passes and some are only available on one or the other of the passes.

  • The London Pass gives you entry to as many attractions as you can visit in a choice of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 days.

  • The London Explorer Pass is valid for 60 days; you can choose to enter either 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions in that time.

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

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.


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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