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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 05:44 AM
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Advance purchase Half-price theatre tickets in London

Just a reminder about www.londontrainoffers.co.uk
They are currently offering a number of shows (listed in the upper right hand corner) for half price plus only a 1.50 pound service charge. This means you can actually prebook great seats and save 2 pounds a pair over the half price ticket booth -- plus not have to arrange your schedule to go stand in line there on the day of the show.
I called and got two great tickets for Anything Goes, and this morning called and got two dead center in the 11th row for Bombay Dreams (according the Theatre Monkey the second row of the best seats in the house). You have to call them, but the delightful girl I talked with will find the best seats for you.
I call by using 101-6400-011-44-207-907-7039 (that's the complete number for booking these tickets) at 4.9cents per minute billed on my home phone. You can substitute 6868 for the 6400 for similar pricing.
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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 07:16 AM
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minor correction to Patrick's post -- the URL is http://www.londontrainsoffers.co.uk/ (note the "s" in trains)
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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 07:29 AM
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Duh, thanks, janice. That will teach me not to copy and paste addresses so I get them right!!!
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do you have to purchase train tickets to get this deal? Does train tickets from London to Windsor Castle count?
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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 10:01 AM
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All those Londontrainsoffers say that you need to show your train tickets when you pick up your tickets or enter an attraction. But other posters have said they are never asked. I mentioned this to the girl who sold me the tickets to Bombay Dreams and she didn't even know what I was talking about. She said all I'd need to pick up my tickets was my credit card I used to charge them.
I plan to keep a pair of tickets from a short train ride early in our stay just in case. Nothing anywhere says that the tickets have to be from or to any certain place, or have to be on that date. So sure, if you go by train to Windsor and back, just keep your cancelled tickets in case someone should ask for them, but I'd be really surprised if they do.
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 05:21 AM
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Anybody know if "Tube" tickets count as train tickets? The londontrainoffers site is not real specific and they have maps that show both rail and tube stops....
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 05:24 AM
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Hee hee. Good point. I sure don't know why not. The site merely says "train tickets" and anyone would be hard-pressed to deny that the tube uses trains!!
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 08:18 AM
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Not half price - two for the price of one

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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 08:33 AM
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Sorry, I keep forgetting that for single travelers two for one is not the same as half-price. Unless you can find a friend to go and take the other "half price" ticket.
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 12:18 PM
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Simple solution to that - buy 2 tickets and sell one in front of the theatre.
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Thanks for the heads up on this offer, Patrick! I called this morning for tickets to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Very easy and itwill be nice not to have to go to the ticket booth. The rep said they were great seats, center 10 rows back. We'll see!
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I called the phone number listed and got 2 top tickets to Blood Brothers for 40 pounds! As far as the train tickets, he told me not to worry about that. The tickets will be waiting for us at the will call booth. It was very easy!
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