London can be an amazing city to visit. It will give you some unique experiences you won’t have on any other trip. It is one of the best places in the world for art, culture, and history, and also for nightlife, attractions, shopping, and general fun.
However, London can also be very expensive. Whether you are visiting from another part of the UK or from abroad, the cost of going out in London can be high, and even for people who live in London, visiting the biggest attractions can seem extremely expensive.
Luckily, there are packages designed to make a day out or a weekend in London as fun as possible while keeping costs down. The London Explorer Pass is one of the best options for this.
How Do London Explorer Passes Work?
The concept of a London Explorer Pass is to enable you to package up a few places you’d like to visit or things you would like to do in London and pay for them as a set rather than individually.
This means if you want to do a London bus tour, see Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, take the kids to the London Dungeons, and also ride the London Eye, you can do this for a lot less by buying the Explorer Pass than if you did all of these things buying the tickets on arrival.
When you have your London Explorer Pass, you can simply present that as a ticket when you go to the attractions you have included in your package. You’ll be given admittance, just as you would with any other ticket. It makes it extremely simple to visit popular paid London attractions and venues while also saving money.
How Much Can Passes Like This Save Me?
You may actually be amazed at the savings you can make when you use a London Explorer Pass. The adult’s London Explorer Pass costs £69 for a 3-attraction pass, £105 for a 5-attraction pass, and £129 for a 7-attraction pass.
There is also a child’s version of the London Explorer Pass, which costs £55 for three attractions, £79 for five attractions, and £101 for seven attractions. Once you have the pass in hand, you can then visit London attractions free of charge.
With an Explorer pass, you effectively choose from a list of attractions and select the ones you want to visit. There are dozens you can pick from and they include all the most popular London venues for visitors, such as the London Dungeon – a fun tour that talks about the dark side of London in Victorian times – and Madame Tussaud’s.
These attractions are all, as you might expect, fairly expensive for you to visit. As a few examples, the standard adult price for the London Eye is £26, the standard price for Madame Tussauds is £35, the standard price for the London Dungeon is £30, and the standard price to visit the London Aquarium is £26.
The Pass also entitles you to 24-hours access on the Big Bus London tour, which usually costs £35.
As you can see from these prices, when you get the Explorer Pass you can save anything between £27 and £65 per family member, depending on how many attractions you choose to visit from the list.
There are a lot of ways to save money and still have a wonderful time in London, but the Explorer Pass is well worth knowing about if you are planning a holiday in the capital anytime soon. It can save you hundreds when a full family trip is accounted for and is really easy to get online!
Buckingham Palace image used with permission from Bonn Voyage.