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Travel Pass/Tourist Card for London

Hello fellow travels.

My wife and I will be spending a few days in London this coming spring. We are wondering if anyone has had recent experience with museum passes, discount attraction cards or similar?? If so are they worth purchasing? Thanks in advance for any insight you can offer. Happy travels in 2023!!

Posted by
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are you aware that almost all of the major museums (and a lot of smaller ones) are free (donations accepted in a clear plexiglass column) in London?

Posted by
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Research the Days Out 2 for 1 guide.

https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/2for1-london

Over countless visits to London, at times, it’s been beneficial.

You’ll need to make a list of your “ must sees” and compare to what might be available via the 2 for 1 deal.

To obtain the pass you need to have ridden on a train. I’ve gotten the deal by traveling on a train from London to Bletchley Park. The same for taking a train to Hampton Court from Waterloo Station. Also did it by taking a train to visit the historic Dockyards in Portsmouth. After each train trip went to manned ticket windows at Waterloo and Paddington Train stations and received 2 for 1 booklets.

As mentioned by Nigel the majority of London’s museums are free.

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I was in London in September. I stayed 18 days, so it was a long visit and I went to lots of tourist sites. I bought the London Explorer Pass from GoCity. It was a good deal, it saved me about 22 pounds. I did get the 7 site pass, a shorter pass might not save as much. It was easy to use and every place that I went was set up with a scanner that scanned my pass and let me right in.

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Rick does this analysis,what did you think?

Spoiler alert, not usually recommended anymore.