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London sightseeing passes?

We will be traveling to London for NYE and staying for about a week. During this time, we would like to visit:

Tower of London
Westminster Abbey
Windsor Castle
Kensington Palace
London Eye
St. Paul's Cathedral

Is there a "pass" (of sorts) to buy that might give a discount to viewing these sights? I know that I can save money on some by buying tickets in advance or showing the RS London book. The other sights we plan to visit are free (with donation).

Thank you!

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The London Pass is one that is popular. The trick is that you need to figure out how many sights you can see in a day and if you will get your money's worth as opposed to buying individual tickets. The main problem with this pass is that you need to move pretty fast for it to be cheaper than individual tickets. One of the +s is that you can bypass ticket lines when you have it...that can be an advantage in some places but not always. You can look at the list of places that are covered by the pass, look at the cost of individual tickets for those places, and then calculate if the pass will save you any money depending on which ones you plan to visit.
Showing the Rick Steves book isn't going to get you anywhere at any of the attractions you listed above.

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Any tips on navigating the national rail website for the right Travelcard? This may be helpful for my trip in April. Thanks!

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661 posts

London NYE Fireworks were a ticketed event this year, you can no longer just roll up with half a million other people. If you were thinking of going. I think the tickets were released around October, roughly.

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1072 posts

Don't buy any travel cards before you get to London, they will not be valid for the 2 for 1's, those travel cards have to be bought at a NATIONAL RAIL station (not tube).