London attractions pass

Jul 12th, 2012, 05:11 AM
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London attractions pass

Any thoughts on a multi-attraction pass for london to save money?
Thanks!
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Jul 12th, 2012, 05:28 AM
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If you are talking about the London Pass it is widelly considered a rip-off, especially the transit passes.

Check out www.daysoutguide.co.uk for better deals like 2for1s when you buy a train (NOT Oyster) tickets for transit.
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Jul 12th, 2012, 06:07 AM
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Many of the important public galleries and museums are free. A lot of the commercial attractions covered by passes are just that: all a matter of taste as to whether they appeal to you and whether you'd get your money's worth. Unfortunately, there's no short-cut alternative to sitting down and working out what you want to see and how much it's likely to cost you without such a pass before you decide whether or not one would be of any value to you.

Bear in mind that most visitors will only need public transport for zones 1 and 2 - as I understand it, the London Pass covers all zones, which means you're paying for a lot more than you'd ever use.
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Jul 12th, 2012, 06:09 AM
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As Patrick says "Many of the important public galleries and museums are free" what a great pass system.
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Jul 12th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Let's see. You can visit the following for the sum total of ZERO admission costs.

British Museum
British Library
Tate Britain
Tate Modern
National Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
V&A
Science Museum
Natural History Museum
Imperial War Museum
National Maritime Museum
Museum of London

So why again would you need a pass that costs a lot of money just so you can visit tertiary sites for "free"?

Do what jamikins says. "Train tickets" include a 7-day Travelcard for London transport that you purchase at a National Rail station (Waterloo, Charing X, Paddington, etc.). Go to daysoutguide.co.uk, print as many vouchers as you want before you leave. Save 50% of cost of admission (if there's 2 of you) on the Tower, Cabinet War Rooms, Hampton Court Palace and more.
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Jul 12th, 2012, 07:42 AM
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St Pauls is even included in the 2for1s right now!
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Jul 12th, 2012, 09:38 AM
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Thank you very much! Great advice.
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Jul 12th, 2012, 10:13 AM
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http://www.londontoolkit.com/briefin...ster.htm#2for1
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