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2 for 1 admission With national rail

I will be in London this summer with my mother. We will be in the city for 10 days I am trying to get my head around my transportation options and admission tickets. We will be staying near Earls Court tube station. Day trips include Windsor and maybe Bath. I am looking at different tube passes. As well I'm a little confused about 2 for 1 admission with national rail. We will most liked using the tube to get to the sights so how does it work. not sure how to get a national rail ticket. I've done some reading but still not clear we are looking at the major sights in London


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If you travel somewhere by train, ask to retain your ticket at the barrier - if you put it into a barrier slot - you will not have it as proof of arriving by train. With the ticket as proof of train arrival, you can get 2 for 1 deals at various attractions. So, say you arrive in London: go to an info point on the station - and ask for the 2 for 1 brochure for that city (they may also have others available - for e.g.Bath). It will list the places that have the deals and coupons can be found in the back.

More info on trains here:>

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14923 posts

A 7-day paper Travelcard, purchased from a National Rail station in London, will work for the 2-4-1 offers, and will give you transport on the Tube and buses for those seven days. You will need passport-size photos for the Travelcards. We bought ours at London Bridge Station on our last two London trips; they had the booklets with vouchers for the 2-4-1 offers there as well. Lots of other possible stations---Waterloo, Paddington, Kings Cross, etc. just make sure you go to the rail station window, not the tube station.

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Here is a list of types of tickets and Travelcards that are valid for the 2-4-1 offers:

Your National Rail tickets to Bath and to Windsor will also qualify you for the offers on the same day, if you have time after you return to London. You may on your Windsor day, but not Bath. I would do these daytrips outside the validity period of the 7-day Travelcard, maybe one before and one after.

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2410 posts

You have two choices for travel in London: either get an Oyster card (which is just like a bank’s debit card that you add monies to - “top up as needed”) or a paper travelcard.

The paper travelcard allows you to take advantage of the 2for1 offers. You can get the paper travelcard from a National Rail station (e.g. Victoria, Kings Cross). The paper travel card also includes all your tube and bus travel within London.

So, if there are two of you, and you want to see the sights in the Days Out Guide then the paper travelcard is the way to go.