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Is London Pass Worth it?

If you are planning a trip to London with your family, the best advice I can give you is to purchase a London Pass. The London Pass is an all-inclusive sightseeing digital card, that gets you free entry to many must-do London attractions. 

Not only does it give you free entry into popular London experiences, but you also get to bypass many lines that can save you a lot of time.

You can choose from 1, 2, 3, 6 & 10 days for your pass, so you can tailor the pass to the amount of time you have in the city!

Is the London Pass is worth it purchasing?

The London Pass is a great deal when you are visiting London for a few days and plan on seeing many of the most popular tourist attractions.

You pay one price then you get to see as many things as you choose.

It also gives discounts to some gift shops and stores located at many of the attractions.

London Pass Must Do List

16 of the Best Attractions on the London Pass

Here are just some of the awesome things you get to do on the London Pass.

Big Bus London Tour

1. Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour

If you are looking for a way of seeing London without having to navigate transportation, nothing beats a Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour.

You can take the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion to over 100 London Pass attractions like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Cleopatra’s Needle.

It is one of our favorite ways to get a great overview of the city while giving our feet a rest.

Read our detailed guide to why you should take a Big Bus tour of London.

The Tower of London (England)

2. Tower of London

Located on the banks of the Thames, one of the most popular London Pass attractions is the Tower of London.

This large complex is both a Royal Palace and a Fortress and was once a prison that held such notable figures as Sir Walter Raleigh.

Tower of London Armory

Your time at the Tower of London can be spent going through the Royal Armory and Crown Jewels, among other things. 

Check out the Tower of London Beefeater Tour.

Westminster Abbey in London

3. Westminster Abbey

This London Pass attraction is most known as the place where Prince William and Kate Middleton got married. 

Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and not only a church, but the burial place for some of the most esteemed British intellectuals such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Charles Dickens.

Tower Bridge in London England

4. Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks in London and an engineering marvel.

With your ticket, you will be able to go to the top where you will find not only beautiful views of the Thames but also the history of how this bridge was built over a century ago.

Read our review of the Tower Bridge Exhibition tour.

St Pauls in London

5. St. Paul’s Cathedral

Designed by Britain’s most famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren, this cathedral sits at one of the highest points in what’s known as “The City” section of London.

You can climb the Dome to the Whispering, Stone, and Golden galleries and even go below the Cathedral floor to experience the Crypt.

Shakespeare Theater in London

6. Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

If you ever wondered what theater was like during the time of William Shakespeare, here is your chance to find out.

This Globe Theater is a reconstruction of the original Elizabethan playhouse built in 1599.

Globe Theater interior

It has an authentic timber frame and a thatched roof with an open-air stage.

Not only can you watch a play here (extra ticket) but you can see an exhibition featuring items that were found on the original Globe Theater site.

Read our post on touring the Globe Theater.

Royal Mews in London England

7. Royal Mews

Ever wonder who cares for the Queen’s horses and the coaches & carriages that are used in ceremonies?

The Royal Mews gives you the chance to see the royal collection of historic coaches and carriages up close.

The most magnificent is the Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821.

Kensington Palace in West London

8. Kensington Palace

The official residence of the Will & Kate, the Duke, and Duchess of Cambridge, Kensington Palace has a rich history that dates back to the 1600s.

If you watch the PBS series Victoria, you will be happy to know that there is an exhibition that details Queen Victoria’s long and extraordinary life.

There is also an exhibition featuring the gowns and outfits worn by Princess Diana.

Hampton Court Palace Day Trip

9. Hampton Court Palace

If you want to see where King Henry VIII spent most of his life, Hampton Court Palace is the place.

The free guided tour will give you a unique perspective on this enormous palace and grounds.

Check out what you can see at Hampton Court Palace and why this is one of my favorite London pass attractions.

Windsor Castle highlights

10. Windsor Castle (entrance after 1pm)

Okay, I know this isn’t in London proper, but it is close enough to make it on this list.

There is nothing quite like seeing Windsor Castle.

Built in the 11th century, it is easy to see why this is Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite weekend home.

One of our must-do experiences in London is seeing Evensong at St George’s Chapel.

This is where Harry & Meghan were married and it is a pretty amazing experience to sit inside! Wondering what else you can do in Windsor?

We have a great list of things to do in Windsor.

Golden Hinde Ship Replica in London England

11. Golden Hinde

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to sail a 16th-century ship, here is your chance to check one out.

Board the full-size reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake’s flagship, the Golden Hinde, and listen to tales of life aboard the Elizabethan Galleon ship.

Greenwich Royal Observatory

12. Royal Observatory

This is another spot that isn’t in London but just down the road in Greenwich.

While I wasn’t a huge fan of this attraction overall, nothing quite beats standing on the Prime Meridian.

It’s one of those things you really should do while here! It also has some of the most beautiful views of London!

The Queen's Gallery in London England

13. The Queen’s Gallery

Royal Collection Trust maintains the Royal Collection, one of the most important art collections in the world. 

The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace allows you to see some of it with its revolving exhibitions.

Currently, they are showcasing Splendours of the Subcontinent celebrating South Asian treasures, but in 2019 they will have an exhibition featuring Leonardo da Vinci.

14. The London Zoo

Opened in 1828, the London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo and certainly a London attraction that the entire family will enjoy.

With over 750 species, live shows, and immersive experiences, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy!

Kew Gardens in London

15. Kew Gardens

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kew Gardens has a history that dates back to King Henry VII.

You will not find any other garden like this one in the world and it is worth taking time to walk among the more than 30,000 different types of plants & flowers.

Thames River Cruise

16. Thames River Cruise

Give your feet a rest and hop on board a river cruise that takes you up & down the Thames passing by some important London landmarks.

You will get to see the Houses of Parliament, London Bridge, the Tower of London, Big Ben & more.

National Gallery at Trafalgar Square

You will notice that we don’t include any museums on our must-do London Pass attractions list.

That is because the London Museums are FREE for everyone, regardless if you have a London Pass or not.

Have you purchased the London Pass? What are your favorite London Pass attractions?

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Monday 25th of February 2019

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