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Skip the Line Pass - London Attractions

Any idea of where you can purchase the option to "Skip the Line" pass when visiting some of the popular attractions in London? Can you use that option with the "2 for 1" day travel card pass?

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I assume that you are talking about the London Pass. This is not generally a good deal, as very many attractions in London are free entrance, at least for the permanent exhibitions. Looking at the London Pass website, the "Skip the Line" applies to only six attractions, of which two may also have security queues which you can't skip.

The 2 for 1 offers go with Travelcard transport passes that have been bought FROM RAILWAY STATIONS (ie not London Underground stations). They do not include a "skip the line" option. Using Travelcards may or may not be cheaper than using a stored-fare Oyster card depending on how often and at what times you want to travel.

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The ONLY lines i had were at the Crown Jewels. I arrived later at the Tower Of London around 1400 and there was a long line for the Jewels.

The London Eye had a long line for buying tickets, but i had bought mine in advance and for a particular day/time. I just walked up about 5 minutes before and walked onboard one of the pods. They do have you go through a 15 minutes? presentation on the London Eye and take a pic of you in front of a green screen. There is also a big camera on the way down that will snap a pic of you too.

i didnt make it to Westminster Abbey so i cant comment.

happy trails.

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Our worst line was Madame Tussauds - my sister (who lives in Portsmouth) and her daughter came for the day to London with us and we had at least an hour wait. Then promptly lost them inside - I do believe this was a Saturday, so it was extra crowded. (On the flip side, we bought a NY Pass when we went to NYC, and there was absolutely no line there are MT's...but it was a weekday afternoon).

I think we were in line maybe 15 min for the crown jewels, but there is interesting stuff along the way (around noon in early Sept on a weekday) and I don't really recall any line when we went to the London Eye, which was just as dusk was starting to fall most likely on a weekday in late Sept (this was 2008)...tho a line started forming behind us. Don't recall much of a line at Westminster...

I think it's really hit or miss depending on the time of year, day of the week and time of day...