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Which London Tourist Pass is the best? See Comparison

When you are planning to visit London, you may find that there are multiple tourist passes that you can buy. In this post, we will compare various tourist passes to make it easier for you. You can then select the tourist pass that is suitable based on the attractions that you intend to visit.

London Pass

London Pass is one of the most popular tourist pass that allows entry to 80+ top attractions and exclusive offers. London Pass is priced (£75 – £199) based on number of days (1 day, 2 day, 3 day, 6 day, 10 day pass) and you can visit all the included attractions during that time.

Things to consider – While the pass allows you free entry to 80+ tourist places, it is important to consider how many places you can visit per day. Also, for calculating the pass savings, use any online prices for attractions or deals rather on “on-gate” price. Be aware that some of the popular tourist places are not included in this pass, for example – Merlin attractions – Madame Tussaud, London Eye, Aquarium etc is not included.

  • London Pass Price: Adult – 1 day (£75), 2 day (£99), 3 day (£125), 6 day (£169, 10 day (£199)
  • Where to buy: Link
  • Instant Mobile Pass FREE / Collect in London FREE / Home Delivery (Charges)
  • Valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Also, it has free 30 day cancellation option.

Read our full review of London Pass to check if it is worth buying , where to buy, any offers or deals, what to see through this pass.

London Explorer pass

London Explorer pass gives you flexibility to choose 3,5,7 tourist attractions from a list of 20 attractions that you can visit over 30 days. If you are travelling for a short duration, this may be more feasible covering 7 attractions over couple of days.

The main difference over London pass is that the London Explorer pass allows entry to Merlin attractions – Madame Tussaud, London Eye, Aquarium etc.

  • London Explorer Pass Price: Adult – 3 attractions (£64), 5 attractions (£94), 7 attractions (£114)
  • Where to buy: Link
  • Instant Mobile Pass (App) FREE / Collect in London FREE / Home Delivery (Charges)
  • Valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Also, it has free 30 day cancellation option.

Read our full review of London Explorer Pass to check if it is worth buying , where to buy, any offers or deals, what to see through this pass.

London City Pass (TurboPass)

The London City Pass from Turbopass is another tourist pass that allows entry to multiple sighseeing places and priced based on number of days. While this pass is slightly cheaper than the London Pass, the number of included attractions is also less. But the benefit is that it covers the Merlin attractions – Madame Tussaud, London Eye, London Dungeon and Shrek Adventure that London Pass does not cover.

  • London City Pass Price: Adult – 1 day (£67), 2 day (£90), 3 day (£110), 4 days (£125), 5 days (£135), 6 day (£150), 7 day (£160)
  • Where to buy: https://www.turbopass.com/london-city-pass
  • Instant Mobile Pass FREE / Collect in London FREE / Home Delivery (Charges)

Read our full review of London City Pass to check if it is worth buying , where to buy, any offers or deals, what to see through this pass.

The London Sightseeing Pass

The London Sightseeing pass includes 48 hour hop on hop off tour and theatre ticket, among other attractions. You can use this pass over 14 days to cover the included attractions. However, it includes only 8 attractions and does not cover a lot of tourist attractions, that is offered by other tourist passes.

Read our full review of The London Sightseeing Pass to check if it is worth buying , where to buy, any offers or deals, what to see through this pass.

iVenture Card (London Flexi Attraction Pass)

iVenture Card offers 25+ attractions from which you can choose 3,5,7 or 10 attractions. The card will be valid for 1 month from date of first usage. The options in this card/ pass is quite unique and fun (rather than usual attractions. You can get access to Evening Cruise, Day trip from London, Pub Crawl, Jet Rush activity, Pub Crawl etc. If you got for 10 attraction, it will be costing you £169 ( so approx £17 per attraction) and worth considering if you are interested in these activities.

  • London Flexi Attraction Pass Price: Adult – 3 attractions (£69), 5 attractions (£99), 7 attractions (£129), 10 attractions (£169)
  • Where to buy: https://www.iventurecard.com/uk/london/
  • Instant Mobile Pass FREE / Collect in London
  • Valid for 1 month from date of purchase.

Read our full review of The London Flexi Attraction Pass (iVenture card) to check if it is worth buying , where to buy, any offers or deals, what to see through this pass.

Merlin London Big Adventure: 6-in-1-Pass

This is a combination ticket that gives you access to 5 Merlin attractions (Madam Tussauds, London Eye, Aquarium, Shrek Adventure, Dungeon) and River Cruise.

  • Merlin 6-in-1 Pass Price: Adult – £68 ; Child (3-15) : £55
  • Where to buy: Link
  • Printout or Email
  • Valid for 90 days from date of first usage (First you will need to visit Madam Tussauds on a selected date

Merlin Magical London 5-in-1-Pass

This is a combination ticket that gives you access to 5 Merlin attractions (Madam Tussauds, London Eye, Aquarium, Shrek Adventure, Dungeon)

  • Merlin 5-in-1 Pass Price: Adult – £63 ; Child (3-15) : £50 (Full Adult price is £153, so savings of £90)
  • Where to buy: Link
  • Printout or Email
  • Valid for 90 days from date of first usage (First you will need to have a first visit on a selected date
  • If you are not interested in all 5 attractions, you can also choose 2 attractions for £40.

English Heritage Pass

Enjoy free entry to over 100 English Heritage sites including Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Hadrian’s Wall and Tintagel Castle. Only available to non-UK residents, you can start saving money after visiting just two or three sites. Free entry to more than 100 stately homes, castles, abbeys, Roman and prehistoric remains

  • English Heritage Pass Price: Adult – £35; Family 2 adult + upto 4 family under 18 (£65)
  • Choose 9 day or 16 day pass
  • Where to buy: Link
  • Printout or Email

Read our full review of The English Heritage Pass to check if it is worth buying , where to buy, any offers or deals, what to see through this pass.

National Trust Touring Pass

National Trust Touring Pass offers overseas visitors to the UK a fascinating first-hand look at Britain’s famous historical sites. Access to over 300 stunning stately homes, gardens and castles across England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • National Trust Touring Pass Price: Adult – £33 – £38; Family 2 adult + under 18 (£81)
  • Choose 7 day or 14 day pass
  • Where to buy: Link
  • Printout or Email

Read our full review of National Trust Touring Pass to check if it is worth buying , where to buy, any offers or deals, what to see through this pass.

The Explorer Pass by Shakespeare’s England

With just one ticket, the Explorer Pass provides the flexibility to discover the many unspoiled beauty spots, ancient castles and legendary tales that Warwickshire has to offer. Amongst the attractions available with this pass, you can visit the five Shakespeare family homes: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Shakespeare’s New Place, Hall’s Croft, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm and Warwick Castle

  • The Explorer Pass Price: Adult – £39 – £60
  • Choose 1, 2 or 3 day pass
  • Where to buy: Link
  • Printout or Email

National Art Pass

Experience over 240 museums, galleries and historic places for free and enjoy 50% off entry to major exhibitions, including those at Tate, V&A and National Museum of Scotland.

  • National Art Pass Price: Adult – £70 (12 month membership), Under 30 : £45
  • Validity – 12 months
  • Where to buy: Link
  • Printout or Email

London 2 for 1 Offers

National Rail in association with DayoutGuide offers 2 for 1 deals for many London and UK attractions. You can get 2for1 offer on popular attractions like Madame Tussuads, London Eye, London Zoo, Legoland.

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