Discover how the London Explorer Pass works and how you can save time and money while visiting the English capital!
London: in the top tier of world cities, overflowing with exciting attractions and cultural institutions. If you’re planning a trip to the British capital, chances are you’ve already got a list of places in mind to visit. Maybe you’d like to take in over a thousand years of history at Westminster Abbey, enjoy the views from the London Eye or relax at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. All that remains now is to work out your itinerary – and how not to blow the budget.
Check out the new London Explorer Pass that can save you time queuing and up to 35% on ticket prices on the gate. Here’s how it works:
1. Choose your pass
Passes are available for three, five or seven attractions, to be chosen from twenty top sites. The list includes famous cathedrals, historic landmarks, bus and river tours, and much more. You don’t even need to confirm your selection before purchase, but can go where the fancy takes you.
2. Get your pass
Decide whether you’d like to have your pass delivered to your address, to download it to your smartphone or pick it up from the central London collection desk.
3. Enjoy your holiday
Passes are valid for thirty days from first use. Too wet for an open-top bus tour? You’re free to head to the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and keep the tour for a sunny day. Or a sunny-ish day; Londoners can’t afford to be fussy.
Just present your pass at the entry to an attraction and go straight in. And with savings of up to 35% compared with prices at the door, you can be sure of getting a good deal, too.
And now for the most important part: the top attractions you can visit:
- Coca-Cola London Eye: enjoy 360º degree panoramic views from the famous Ferris wheel.
- 1 Day Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: an opportunity to find your bearings, with more than fifty different stops along three tour routes, covering popular landmarks like Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace.
- Westminster Abbey: immerse yourself in over 1000 years of history at the coronation church of the English monarchy.
- Madame Tussauds: rub shoulders with the stars at one of the city’s big attractions.
- Thames River Cruise 24 Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour: explore the river and adjacent neighbourhoods at your leisure, with convenient stops from Westminster to Greenwich and beautiful views.
- Tower Bridge Exhibition: inspect a prime example of Victorian engineering and enjoy great views from the famous glass walkways.
- St Paul’s Cathedral: explore Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, built after the Great Fire of London and a defining part of the skyline.
- The London Dungeon: experience history at its most horrible, with a special cast of actors, special effects, sets and rides.
- Hampton Court Palace: venture out to Henry VIII’s famous country residence to explore the palace, gardens and maze.
- DreamWorks Tours Shrek’s Adventure: take a break from serious sightseeing with a madcap adventure at London’s newest family attraction.
- Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour: expert guides will take you on a fascinating tour of the theatre, bringing the space to life with colourful stories.
- SEA LIFE London Aquarium: visit one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life, housed in the former County Hall.
- HMS Belfast: climb aboard this historic warship to discover what life was like on board for the crew.
- London Eye River Cruise: enjoy a 40-minute circular cruise with commentary from expert guides.
- Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew: these 18th-century gardens are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
- Wembley Stadium Tour: take a peek behind the scenes at the home stadium of the England national football team.
- Planet Hollywood: refuel after a day of sightseeing with a two-course meal at Planet Hollywood London.
- Royal Observatory at Greenwich: stand on the Prime Meridian where East meets West and learn about the history of time.
- Chelsea Stadium Tour: come on the Blues! Check out Chelsea’s famous Stamford Bridge stadium and visit areas usually reserved for players.
- Cutty Sark: learn about life aboard the world’s only surviving 19th-century tea clipper and fastest ship of her time.
Access to the visitor app is included in the pass price, featuring free sightseeing and London underground maps, attraction opening times and directions, and a host of other useful information. The app also allows you to access exclusive special offers, such as discounted theatre tickets, Heathrow Express train tickets, dining experiences and day-tours.
Wishing you a great London adventure!