Two of us (adults) are going to be in London end of February '16 (arrive Fri. afternoon and leave Wed. morning for Paris). I am thinking of buying the 3 day London Pass & Oyster Travel Card because it seems like a good deal 216.20 pounds or $333.18 US dollars for 2 people. Of the 60 attractions listed, a minimum of 5 or so are on our list to see including Windsor Castle, Tower of London, Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey. We will also try squeezing in other famous attractions to see not on the London Pass. It seems since the London Pass has enough of our sites to see it's worth buying not to mention the Oyster Travel Card to buy also in advance -- appreciate feedback. Thanks.
You'll have to work out the sums depending on which places you want to visit, but you probably need to squeeze in at least three places each day to make it worth the cost (maybe even four). That is going to be hard if one of them is windsor castle because that is going to fill up an entire day alone (bearing in mind how long the train journey is). The tower of london is another place that will probably fill up an entire half-day, so i doubt you'll be able to do more than two places on that day.
The travelcard aspect of it is no cheaper than getting a travelcard normally, so you won't save any money with that either
If it was me i wouldnt bother... but i can appreciate that it makes life a lot easier, because you can just flash it at the entrance instead of having to pay with money. So maybe that is an advantage
2 Nov 15, 22:10
Thanks for the information. Wouldn't it be better/faster/more convenient to not have to stand in lines buying tickets for attractions and transportation to the sites we want to see in 5 days? Just trying to find the best way price-wise/time-wise to see London in such a short time. Thanks.
That is handy, for sure. But i would work out the sums of everywhere you want to go, because you might be surprised at how much money it costs you
For most places you can buy tickets online before you arrive anyway (you can do the places you mentioned right now, before you even get to london) Check out the tower of london website, for example... their online price is already cheaper than paying at the gate — hrp.org.uk/towerOfLondon/admissionspric ... nadmission
most places will post the tickets, or do etickets which can be printed off while you're sitting at home. So that will save you time on the day
You can order something called a 'visitor oyster card' as well, which can be posted to you overseas before you arrive in london. That is more-or-less the same thing as the "travelcard" that the london pass gives you. visitorshop.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/london-visit ... ster-card/