London Pass – Budget Saver

How it works: The London Pass is a ‘smart card’ – with a computer chip inside – which allows you complete, cash-free entry to any choice of 56 specific London tourist attractions. Show your card to the attendant at a London Pass attraction and after they will swipe it through a special machine, you will gain entry.

This London budget travel tool records when and where you initiate use of your London Pass, as well as when the pass will remain valid. So, regardless of what start date you give when you buy the pass, your London Pass is actually activated only at the moment you first use it at an attraction or service.

Your London Pass is then valid for the number of days you purchased — be it 1, 2, 3 or 6 days — and is subject to the monetary value of maximum gate prices related to the number of days. 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, then Monday is counted as one whole day of your pass usage.

The London Pass and the London Travelcard are valid for use only on consecutive days. At the end of your validity period or when your monetary ‘purse value’ has been used up, the pass will expire and you will no longer access attractions.

If, for example, you used a three day pass for the first time on Monday, your pass will cease working at the end of Wednesday, regardless of how often you have used it in between.

You skip the Queue (long lines) at popular tourist attractions, too, by using your London Pass smart-ticket. They also offer a free 160 page London guidebook.

Should you have any problems while using London Pass, call their customer help center at: 0870 242 9988.

Rules for London Pass may have changed by the time you read this entry, so be sure to update your information by using the link below.

Your London Pass will be valid for 12 months from the date of purchase so if you buy in advance, then use London Pass’ extensive guidebook to help plan your sightseeing adventure.

Autumn Sale: at the moment, you get up to £10 off The London Pass when you buy online! Offer Ends on Monday, October 12, 2009.

London Pass Child Pass is valid for kids 5 – 15 years. Children under 11 years of age may travel free of charge on the Underground (tube), buses, Docklands Light Rail (DLR) and London Overground if accompanied by an adult holding a valid travelcard.

London Pass’ top 10 attractions it can be used for are:
• Tower of London
• Thames River Cruise
• St Paul’s Cathedral
• Windsor Castle
• The Tower Bridge Exhibition
• Kensington Palace
• Hampton Court Palace
• London Bridge Experience
• Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms
• Shakespeare’s Globe Theater Tour and Exhibition

Only the London Pass With Travel can be used for the Underground, Bus, Train and Docklands rail, but you need to read the rules and activation timing of this.

Have fun using the budget-saving, time saving pass, and let us know what you enjoyed most!

Learn more about London Pass, here!

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