Nobody can deny that London has a lot of attractions to explore and enjoy. From museums to musicals to Madame Tussauds, you’ll be running all over the city for your favourites. While you might be having the time of your life though, all these attractions could make for a very light wallet by the end of your trip.

Luckily, there are ways to save a few pennies while you’re on the go, and one of our favourites is discount passes. These give you access to a range of different attractions while saving money over buying individual entries, so you can have a day full of variety and more money left over afterwards!

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Klook pass London

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One of the best value for money attractions passes you’ll find is offered by Klook – and it really does have something for everyone in the 24 attractions on offer. For art and nature lovers Kew Gardens and the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace are highlights, while children will love ZSL London Zoo and Peppa Pig World. There are even tours of Chelsea and Arsenal’s stadiums for the footy fans in the crowd – and if all that isn’t enough, for an extra fee you can also get tours of Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath.

The pass claims a 45% discount on entry, but the actual savings will depend on which attractions you pick. Passes can be purchased for between 2 and 6 attractions, with the Stonehenge/Windsor/Bath tour as a premium add-on. Prices range between £55.00 for a 2 attraction pass and £168.00 for a 6 attraction pass. You can find a full list of the attractions and buy the pass here.

Go City Pass

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The Go City Pass has an incredible variety of attractions as part of its appeal, boasting 65 of London’s most popular spots all on one easy-to-scan app. Simply install the app on your phone and head off to destinations including the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe. You can even use it to take hop-on bus tours of the city, saving on transportation.

Go City offers two kinds of passes: an all-inclusive pass and an explorer pass. All-inclusive passes give unlimited access to all attractions in Go City’s catalogue for between 1 and 10 days, starting at £74.00 for the 1-day pass. Alternatively, explorer passes allow you to pay for a certain number of attractions to visit over your stay. You can choose 2 to 7 attractions to visit, and the attraction credits will last up to 60 days. If that seems a more suitable option, you can book the explorer pass at a slight discount over the Go City price here.

London Sightseeing Pass

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The London Sightseeing Pass is the one for you if you’re in the city for experiences. Their list of attractions has 22 adventures as part of the pass, but most are themed tours around the names that have made London famous. Embark upon the Jack the Ripper tour for thrills and frights, or the Harry Potter bus tour for magical delights, to name just a few. Some of the other attractions available are a river cruise along the Thames and access to a hop-on tour bus, so getting around won’t be a problem.

The London Sightseeing pass can be bought for between 1 and 5 days, with prices starting at £64.00 for a 1 day pass. The passes are unlimited, meaning you can visit as many of the attractions as you can squeeze in – the night tours mean you’ve even got things to do later on in the day! Savings will vary depending on your chosen attractions, but you can expect 30-40% savings if you use your pass efficiently. You can find more details and buy your pass here.

Merlin’s Magical London Attractions Pass

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If you’re familiar with some of the theme parks in the UK, you’ll probably already know about the Merlin Pass; however, Merlin also offers a 5-in-1 London attractions pass including some of the city’s best sights. The full pass comes with a trip to Madame Tussauds, The London Dungeons, Dreamworks’ Shrek’s Adventure, SEA LIFE London, and the London Eye. If those five are on your must-visit list while you’re in London, this pass is perfect for you.

Booking is completed online. If you are buying the full 5-in-1 pass you will be asked to book a set time and date for visiting Madame Tussauds; timings for the other attractions are left up to you. The pass is £130.00, a saving of up to 45% against separate tickets. Once you visit your first attraction, the pass gives you a generous 90 days to visit all the rest, so there’s no rush. If this sounds like the London experience for you, you can learn more and book a pass here.

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