London isn’t a cheap city. In fact with so much to see and do, with so many great shops and with endless great restaurants, bars and pubs to wine and dine in, on the contrary, a trip to the English capital could end in you spending a fortune. Although the good news is that you don’t have to have to remortgage your house following your trip to London!
Asides being notoriously expensive, London is equally as busy. If your trip to most of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world does come with concerns about crowds and queuing, you may want to consider getting a London pass.
This sightseeing pass works like a credit card with a computer chip inside allowing the tourist entry into up to 55 London attractions. In paying in advance for an itinerary of sights and attractions, the London Pass provides convenience and peace of mind. Knowing you can literary jump the queue and gain instant access to attractions is another major advantage of having a London Pass in your possession, particularly during peak tourist season when attractions can get extremely busy.
The pass is available for one, two, three, four or six days and is only activated the first time that you use it enabling tourists to buy the pass well in advance. The card is however only valid for a validity period after which it will expire.
Prices for the London Pass start at £46 for a one day adult pass and £29 for a one day child pass, ranging to £99 for a six day adult pass and £69 for a six day child pass.
From the London Transport Museum to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, from Tate Modern to Benjamin Franklin House, from the Chislehurst Caves to Eton College, from Kew Gardens to Jewel Tower, the London Pass is affiliated with most of the top London attractions catering for a wide range of choices and preferences.
So there are plenty of advantages to the London Pass but are there any disadvantages to the London Pass?
There is no denying that the London Pass isn’t cheap and as you are unlikely to attend £46 worth of attractions in one day, the longer you have your pass the better value it becomes. Not only is the pass fairly pricey but as several of London’s legendary tourist attractions and hubs, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Library, the National Gallery and Tate Modern immediately spring to mind, are free anyway, technically speaking you can explore and discover many of the London tourist highlights without spending a penny!
Another disadvantage of the London Pass is that it doesn’t include every attraction in London and some of the best sites, such as Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, are not affiliated with the pass.
However, on the whole if you want to feel like a celebrity by jumping the queues and walking straight into some of London’s world-known top attractions and plan your itinerary with style, then purchasing a London Pass could prove to be a prudent move.
The London Pass can be purchased online at: www.londonpass.com