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Discount Theatre Tickets and 2-4-1 questions

I've been watching TKTS but haven't seen any for Les Mis. Are there other sites that sell discount tickets this far out for a show in mid-May? Our first preference is May 15 as we'll be taking the train down from Edinburgh, arriving early afternoon and thought a short walk, dinner and the play would be enough for the day.

Les Mis is my favourite show and I want good seats as my husband has only seen the movie and the play was so much better! We both love the music. If that means paying full price, then that's what we'll do, but any savings can be put towards other things as well.

The other question I have is about the 2-4-1. Our hotel is near St. Pancras and we want to head out to most of the more familiar tourist spots. Have any of you done the Original Tour hop-on hop-off bus? Is it worth it or is it better to take public transportation around? What National Rail tickets would be the best to get for 3 days. I saw that they'd have to be individual days as the weekly pass doesn't count for the 2-4-1, but that could be outdated.

Over our days in London, we're looking at Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Sky Garden, a look at Buckingham Palace but not at the Changing of the Guards, a Thames tour, Harrod's Food Court for a look around (if time) and hopefully, a trip to Canterbury.

I haven't worked out what's in the same area yet, but is the above even doable in 4 days?

Posted by
8240 posts

Yes doable in 4 days and most of your questions can be answered if you picked up a RS London guidebook.

Chock full of information and clarity. Most helpful to first time visitors.

For example if you'd read the very helpful guide you'd discover the National Rail service is only one of England's rail services.

You'd also realize you are confusing it with the London Underground which is the public transport option for London along with busses.

If you use Google Satellite map view of London (type in Big Ben) you'll see how close many of the iconic sites are.

Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Churchill War Rooms, Horse Guards, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, even the London Eye ALL within walking distance of one another.

Enjoy your stay.

Posted by
15083 posts

Where did you see that a "weekly pass" does not count for the 2-4-1 offers? A 7-day Travelcard on paper, issued by a National Rail trainnstation, does count.

Posted by
5310 posts

With regard to Les Mis, check Theatremonkey

I generally by from the agent who runs the official box office as they usually have most choice and lowest fees, but theatremonkey will list the various agents and will also show opinions on seat selection.