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Purchase tix in advance for London attractions? / Bike tour

Four of us will be traveling to London April 1-7. Good idea to purchase tickets before we leave home for Tower, Parliament (Sat. tour), St. Paul's, Windsor, Hampton Court, etc.?? I like the fact the Tower tickets are good for seven days from date...but others will pigeon-hole us. I just wasn't sure how busy these sites will be since not summer (realizing Monday is a bank holiday). Also, thinking of doing a Fat Tire Bike tour on Monday to give us an overview of London, especially since thought many sites will be packed. Thoughts? Thanks! First time to London!

Posted by
2081 posts

hi, i was there last march and for the Tower, i just walked up and bought my tickets. The line to the Crown Jewels was long, the lenght of the court yard... i think if you can get there early and in, i would do the jewels first and then the rest last. jmo. same for St. Pauls, not a big line back then either. just an fyi. If you decide to do the London Eye, this i would get tickets ahead of time, since there was a long line for that. But if you paid for tickets ahead of time and had a prescheduled boarding time, there wasnt any line for those people. happy trails.

Posted by
11507 posts

Amy I did the FT bike tour in London, and enjoyed it , but that was in August, frankly it would be too cold for me now, its not like you bike fast enough or long enough to get warm.

Posted by
180 posts

I would do the Fat Tire bike tour on Sunday. There is less traffic that day as well as The Mall (street that leads up to Buckingham) is closed and open to bikes and pedestrians.