Next year I’ll be visiting London on a long layover on my way to Kenya. When I first started researching if there was anything interesting I could do in an afternoon in London I thought I could go see one attraction, probably Windsor Castle since it’s close to Heathrow Airport where I’ll be flying into. Then I came across this fantastic write up that outlines all the sites to see with a 2 day itinerary. Consequently that convinced me to adjust my plans and instead leave for my trip a day earlier so I could have 2 days in London. When I visit I won’t be following that exact itinerary but it did introduce me to The London Pass.
What is the London Pass?
The London Pass is a sightseeing city card that allows you to save time and money with Fast Track Entry into certain locations as well as free entry into the following attractions:
- Tower of London (Fast Track Entry)
- Hampton Court Palace (Fast Track Entry)
- Tower Bridge Exhibition (Fast Track Entry)
- St. Paul’s Cathedral (Fast Track Entry)
- London Bridge Experience (Fast Track Entry)
- London Zoo (Fast Track Entry)
- Kew Gardens (Fast Track Entry)
- Westminster Abbey
- Windsor Castle
- Kensington Palace
- Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
- Plus dozens more attractions!
The London Pass is available for 1 Day, 2 Days, 3 Days, 6 Days or 10 Days.
Get unlimited travel
What’s especially relevant is that when you purchase the pass it allows you to also include an optional Oyster Travelcard that provides unlimited travel around central London using these networks:
- London Underground (Tube)
- Docklands Light Rail
- Overground Trains
Finally, pro-tips while visiting London
- Most noteworthy, the London Underground travels directly to London Heathrow and London City Airports which is incredibly useful getting to and front your hotel or hostel.
- Using your Oyster Travelcard for the first time will not activate your London Pass.
- Furthermore, many of the attractions above are within walking distance of each other.
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