How it works

The London Pass is a sightseeing city card which gives you entry to a choice of over 60 popular tourist attractions in the city. Available for either 1, 2, 3 or 6 days, it makes sightseeing easy and affordable by giving you access to top sights in the city with one card. Save time, save money, save stress.

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It’s everything you need for a great sightseeing experience - once you’ve bought a London Pass you don’t have to pay to get into any of the attractions it covers. Simply show your card at the entrance or ticket office of any attraction included on the London Pass, they will scan it through our special card readers and you will be allowed entry. It’s really that simple!

Sightseeing Made Easy

With the London Pass you don’t have to queue to buy tickets, or stand in line to get into the attraction. The London Pass acts as your ticket into every one of the 60 attractions included. It saves the hassle of carrying around cash for tickets and allows you to budget your spending as you’ve already made the one-off payment. As well as this, you can feel like a VIP with the London Pass as you are granted Fast Track Entry into a handful of London’s most popular attractions.

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How do you activate The London Pass?

The London Pass is available for 1, 2, 3 or 6 days – so choose the duration of Pass that best matches your trip. Your London Pass is valid for use on consecutive days for the duration you have selected and is activated upon entry at your first attraction, through a bar code recognition system.

So if you have bought your pass and selected an estimated start date, the pass won’t actually be activated until you scan it through at an attraction. This benefit allows you to purchase up to 12 months in advance – giving you plenty of time to plan your trip before you arrive! 

It is important to note that a ‘day’ is based on a calendar day, so should you first use your pass at 4pm on Monday, Monday is counted as day one of your pass usage.

When does The London Pass expire?

Your pass will automatically expire at the end of your validity period, after your pass duration (i.e. 1, 2, 3 or 6 days) has lapsed. Once your pass duration has expired the card will stop working and will not allow you access to attractions.

The London Pass is also subject to a “purse value” of maximum gate prices related to the number of days. For example, with a one day adult pass you can visit up to £90 worth of attractions. Once you have reached your “purse value” for the total duration of your pass, the pass will also expire. Note: Passes can only be used at each attraction once. Here is a complete breakdown of purse values.

Pass Duration

Full Adult Public Entry Value "Purse Value"

Full Child Public Entry Value "Purse Value"
1 Day Pass £90 £50
2 Day Pass £180 £100
3 Day Pass £270 £150
6 Day Pass £540 £300

For example; with a 6 day adult London Pass (online price: £116) you get a whopping £540 worth of attraction entry!

Fast Track Entry

Want that VIP feel? Another great benefit of the London Pass is that it allows you to skip frustrating queues at a number of attractions. Simply look for the London Pass signs and show the attendant your London Pass. Learn more about the attractions included on the queue jumping privilege.

Add on Oyster Travelcard

For the complete sightseeing package, opt for The London Pass with Oyster Travelcard, which allows you to travel across the London transport network (including tubes, buses, overgrounds and the DLR) at any time of day, any day of the week.

The Oyster Card is an electronic travel card with pre-paid credit designed to facilitate your journeys across London. The Oyster Card will help you save time and money thanks to daily capping costs meaning that you can see more of London for less. Each Oyster Card will come with pre-charged credit, related to the duration of your pass and can be used during both peak and off-peak hours.

The Oyster Card will only become activated at first use, when touched onto a yellow reader, and is activated separately to The London Pass which becomes activated upon entry to an attraction for the first time. To find out more about the London Pass with Oyster Travelcard option, click here for more information.

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