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Tower of London tickets

We are visiting London in May and plan on visiting the Tower of London first thing on our second day in London. I see you can purchase tickets online ahead of time from the official site. Has anyone done this & had them shipped to the US? Would this save time if we had our tickets ahead of time? Thanks!

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I went this summer and got to the tower right when they opened, first thing in the morning. There was no line at all at the ticket window and we walked right in through the tower gates with no waiting. Can't guarantee you'll have the same experience but I don't think I'd go to the time or trouble to have tix shipped to the US before I left home.

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Hello Diana, I believe that if you buy your tickets online, you get a discount rate and you can use them up to 7 days after you purchase them. Have fun.

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I am going this July. I just received a ticket that I bought online about 2 weeks ago. It was easy. And...it was so fun to get it posted from England with a crown stamped on the envelope!

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Does anyone know the web site that you ordered those tickets from?

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Does anyone know the web site that you ordered those tickets from?

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Does anyone know the web site that you ordered those tickets from?

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Historic Royal Palaces. I believe its hrp.org. I was finally able to complete my transaction today.

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332 posts

Long lines at the Tower of London are a thing of the past. Buy your tickets at the Tower and take advantage of the Days Out 2 for 1 offers for a real bargain. Online rate is £19.00, Days Out 2 for 1 rate is £10 each.

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Chip- can you provide a little more information please? What is the "days out" 2 for one promotion, and how does one obtain this at the ticket booth for the Tower? Thanks.

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We got our tickets in the mail today. I'm trying to do as much as possible before we leave so there is less to worry about when we arrive. I have our loaded Oyster cards & these tickets. The rest we'll figure out when we get there. Thanks!

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May be a little late on this one, but if you are going to multiple palaces ran by Historic Royal Palaces, you may want to consider getting the Historic Royal Palace pass/membership. When I did the math adding up the entrance fees, to visit Hampton Court and Tower of London would be about 76 GBP for two adults if bought online in advance (including the voluntary donation that I personally would have paid anyway). The membership is only 69 GBP total for two adults so there is a little savings, plus you can print your membership voucher that they immediately email to you from home and bring it with you so you don't have to wait in line. They will issue you a temporary membership card on your first palace visit. There are some other perks as well such as a book mailed to you on the palaces (a plus for a book worm like me!) and discounts at the palace shops and cafes, etc. They do mail your membership card and things internationally, but if you don't get the package in time you can use your email like I mentioned before. Anyway, something to look into if going to the Tower, Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Banqueting House, or Kew Palace.

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Is the days out pass a discount pass for the big sites in London?

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Hello Diana
I think if you buy your ticket from online that would be best for you. It will save your time and money both. You can follow those links to purchase ticket online.

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"Is the days out pass a discount pass for the big sites in London? "
You don't get a "pass", the 2 for 1 offers are sponsored by the rail companies, to qualify you need to buy a PAPER TRAVELCARD at a NATIONAL RAIL station, the travelcard is good for the tube, bus and DLR. 7 day travelcards need a passport size (not quality) photo, 1 day cards do not, you present your travelcards at the participating attraction when buying tickets along with a voucher (voucher books can be found at rail stations or printed before you leave home.)

http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/