London - 365 tickets

Old Aug 7th, 2016, 01:38 PM
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London - 365 tickets

Has anyone ordered any ticket vouchers through the web site http://www.365tickets.co.uk/? Were you happy with the service, etc?
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Old Aug 7th, 2016, 01:47 PM
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What tickets are you trying to book? Very few things need to be booked ahead and that site doesn't really look helpful.

If there ARE places you want to pre-book -- it is ALMOST always best to order them directly, not through a middle man.
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 07:30 AM
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We are going to need tickets for
London Eye
London Tower
Tower Bridge
Hampton Court
Westminster Abbey

The tickets through 365tickets look to be much cheaper than buying direct when we get there. I was hoping someone had used them and could share their experience with me.
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 10:57 AM
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No -- you want the Days' out 2for1 discounts.

https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/2for1-london

They will get you in to the Tower of London, the Eye, Hampton Court, the Cabinet War Rooms, St Pauls etc. That would be MUCH cheaper than the 10% to 25% discount on that site.

You would need to buy paper travel cards in a train station instead of Oysters (Victoria is the most convenient station to Earls Court)

I go to London several times a year and have never heard of the 365 site -- which doesn't mean a lot one way or the other.
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 01:13 PM
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London Eye
London Tower
Tower Bridge
Hampton Court
Westminster Abbey

The Eye would seem to be less attractive in crappy weather. London weather changes daily and hourly and more frequently than that. Why book ahead if there is a substantial chance you get bad weather (and there is).

Are there 2+ of you? If so, then the Tower of London (NOT London Tower), Tower Bridge Experience (if that's what you mean, the Bridge itself is free to walk over and take pictures of), and Hampton Court Palace (again, if that's what you mean), are all covered by the 2for1 vouchers.

Go to the Days Out Guide website Janis noted.

Print off every voucher that interests you.

Bring passport-size headshots of you and the second person.

Buy 7-day (or single day if you're not in London that long) zone 1-2 travelcards for you and 2nd person at the national rail station ticket booth - you should receive an orange, plastic-coated, flimsy card. If you get a hard blue card with the word "OYSTER" on it, you messed up.
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Old Aug 8th, 2016, 01:15 PM
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N.B. - I've never seen the Abbey listed on the daysoutguide.co.uk site but I'm not on there all the time.

N.B. II - The savings from the 2for1 offers are what you should expect: 50%. If rack rate at the Tower is 22 GBP and the discount site is offering vouchers at 18.50 GBP, that's 37 for two. The 2for1 gets you two entries for the 22 quid = saving 15 britbucks, which is still real money in USD (like $20 now).
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Westminster Abbey is part of 2FOR1 scheme, but isn't available from July 20th to Sep 4th 2016.
https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/westminster-abbey
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We did look at the 2 for 1's but we are traveling Aug 28 - Sept 3 so most of them are not valid
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They always have 2for1s that are valid, they get updated closer to the end of the period.
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Old Aug 9th, 2016, 07:34 PM
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Jamikins I am not sure what you mean by "They always have 2for1s that are valid, they get updated closer to the end of the period." For most of the places we are going they have the following note **Offer not valid 16 July - 4 September 2016** Are you saying that could change ?
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What they probably mean is when a particular attraction states 'valid until 31st October 2016', it usually gets extended into the winter months and announced close to expiration.
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Just looked at the 2for1 website and it looks like Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Hampton Court (and maybe others) are now excluded from the 2for1 offer 20th July - 4th September, which is pretty much the duration of the UK school summer holidays. I'm guessing that this is new this summer which is why no-one is aware of it.
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>

IIRC, something like this happened last year too.

If UK schools aren't off until late July, that's a bit rough.
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Perhaps to avoid overcrowding at peak times?
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Some sites aren't eligible for the 2 for 1 in the summer holidays -- the London Eye, St. Paul's and the Tower of London are the ones I remember from my trip planning a couple of years ago.
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If you plan to visit both the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace, and they are not on the 2-4-1 offers when you visit, you could investigate an Historic Royal Palaces membership and see if that would work for you. It has for us on two trips to London.

I've also not heard of the 365 site but that doesn't mean anything.

I would not pre-book timed tickets to the London Eye, in case of bad weather.

I strongly advise a verger tour at Westminster Abbey, although I'm told the audioguide there is quite good.

Hope you have a good trip.
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Old Aug 13th, 2016, 08:47 AM
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It looks like the Eye and St Paul's are having 2-for-1 right now.

https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/london-eye

https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/st-pauls-cathedral

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