Discounts to London Sights

We are planning a few days in London. I am so careful watching our Euros and need to make them go far. In GB of course I will be watching my pounds. Is there discount coupons or offers to save for the major tours, museums, the London Eye? Is there any discounts or reduced pricing for the legally disabled?

Posted by Michael Schneider
New Paltz, NY
6839 posts

A lot of the big museums in London are free. Some of the pricier attractions like Madame Tussauds and the London Eye offer significant discounts if you book in advance via their websites. As an added bonus you typically get to skip the long lines if you do it this way. London has one of the most expensive transit systems in the world. You can save significant money by using their Oyster card to use the Tube and buses. More details here: http://tinyurl.com/ag5eyqb

Posted by Keith
United Kingdom
683 posts

If you buy the bus/tube travelcard (a paper one from a national rail station, not one loaded onto an Oyster card bought from an Underground station), you can get 2 for 1 entry at many attractions - see here http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/2for1-london I don't know about general discount schemes for the disabled - this site inlcudes information on "accessibility", but you might have to visit each attraction's website to see if they offer a discount. http://www.inclusivelondon.com/DefaultIL.aspx

Posted by April
Bergschenhoek, Netherlands
18 posts

Thank you for the replies. Now my DH says he doesn't want to go to London but wait for Easter break. I think either way we are going to be looking at crowds.

Posted by Linda
Bromley, Kent,, UK
1631 posts

Wheelchair users travel for free on London buses. But if you want to use the 2 for 1 offers you both need to buy a National Rail travelcard.

Posted by Marco
Oxford, United Kingdom
780 posts

Some places (attractions, theatres etc) will offer discounted or free admission for disabled people, or for their carers. This does include the London Eye and Tower of London but you may have to contact them in advance. These concessions may require some proof to be shown, which is straightforward if you can show entitlement to a UK disability benefit; maybe less so for non-UK people, but I guess an EU model parking card would be OK.