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The London Pass – your passport to family fun in London

732063921_ThamesRiverCruise1We’ve been asked to review the London Pass.

London Pass gives you free entry to most key London attractions on a day or two or three consecutive days of your choice.

A London pass is your key to the city – you can dodge the queues for attractions of which there are 60, add train travel, and the best bit, dip in and out of attractions without feeling you’ve wasted your money.

The attractions include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the London Bridge Experience, a Thames River Cruise and many more.

I think where the pass will really come into its own is for families who want to blitz lots of attractions without feeling like they haven’t done the ticket price justice. There is nothing worse than paying £40 or £50 for a family ticket to a single attraction only for your kids to rush through like a hurricane!

I love the idea of seeing the crown jewels, but with my kids being 5 and 7 and likely to bolt through, it is hard to justify the £53.90 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children (that’s the book online price).

I absolutely love seeing a city by boat but for a family of four it costs £40 and can seem like an indulgence.

Shakespeare’s Globe I would love to tour, but again, not sure If I would risk £36 on a family ticket. I would like to pop into Westminster Abbey, but not at £46 a family ticket.

One really notable expense is on London Zoo, which costs £95 for a family of four on a fast track pass.

Another huge advantage is queue skipping. The London pass allows you to skip many of the queues on larger attractions, like London Zoo, perfect for families.

Another advantage is that you can book it all online, in one place and add travel if you need to, so booking a weekend away doesn’t take over your entire week before.

A two day pass for an adult is £68, for a child it is £49. So £234 for a family of four for the weekend. You could easily get your money back, by taking a river tour, visiting the Tower, bobbing into Westminster Abbey and the Jewel Tower on day one and chilling out at London Zoo on day two.

If you were to spend a day out of the city centre, at Windsor castle for example, as a family of four/five that would cost £48.  Hampton Court is £46.80 for a family ticket

The only downside I can see is if you have your heart set on attractions the pass doesn’t cover. Although London can be so big and overwhelming, especially with kids, so I quite like the idea of having my options narrowed down to the key attractions for that all important first ‘tourist weekend’ as a family

This video explains a little more:

Look forward to reporting back soon!


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