As most of you know, I visited London a few weeks ago and you can read more about that here.
Whether you are planning a trip to London or plan to go there one day, you’ll probably come across what’s called, The London Pass. You’ll probably ask yourself, “Is the London Pass worth it?!” I definitely did my research when I was planning my trip to London and wondered the same thing. Today, I wanted to share my feedback with you on The London Pass, if it’s worth it and what we saw.
What Is the London Pass and Is It Worth It?
The London Pass gives you access to 80+ attractions and YES it is absolutely worth it! Below I share my tips and everything we saw in one-day.
#1 Do Your Research.
If you buy the London Pass in advance, you can look up all the attractions ahead to see which ones you’ll want to do. I highly recommend you to do this so you can plan out your day(s) with the London Pass and ensure you see as much as possible.
#2 Be Realistic.
If you sign up for one day, you won’t be able to see EVERYTHING, however, you will be able to see quite a lot! Even if you only see three attractions that one day, you’ll make your money back. A one-day pass is £75. A two-day pass is £99. Most of the attractions are anywhere between £10-30 a ticket so a London Pass is totally worth it.
Now Dave and I are hustlers. When we go on a vacation like this, our goal is to see as much as possible in the amount of time that we are there. I am also a planner and planned ahead to see which attractions I wanted to see, the times they opened and grouped the attractions by location.
What We Saw In One-Day with The London Pass:
Since we were staying in South Kensington, we went to the attractions that were nearby that were included with the London Pass. The Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace were a close walk away from our hotel so we did that first. Please know, the Royal Albert Hall does a one-hour guided tour, so be aware of that. All other attractions are self-guided and you can go at your own speed.
London Attraction Hours Of Operation:
Pretty much all of the attractions in London start at 10am and end around 5 or 6:30pm. Although we saw a lot in one-day, it was a little stressful so I would recommend to get a two-day pass if you can. If I had a two-day pass, I would have wanted to see Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace and the Handel & Hendrix apartment during the second-day. Windsor Castle is a bit of a ride but what’s nice is the Hop On Hop Off Bus is included for one-day with the London Pass!
The two bus companies that are included with the London Pass are the Big Bus and Golden Tours. Once you pick a bus company, you have to stick with it the rest of the day. I would check the maps for both to see the routes or download the apps which will help.
I really wanted to ride the hop on hop off bus tour the day we used the London Pass, however, I didn’t see those bus companies going in the direction where we wanted to go which was a huge bummer. Maybe you will have better luck though.
The Brexit protests were also going on and many streets were closed so that kind of messed up the bus company routes too. Keep that in mind in case you plan to buy a ticket for a bus company. I suggest to wait until your there and follow the news so this way you don’t have any delays.
If you are planning a trip to London, there really is so much to see and do. I highly recommend you get a London Pass. It’s so simple and easy to use. Here is a list of everything we saw with the London Pass in one-day and what it would have cost us if we hadn’t had the London Pass.
If you’re planning a trip to London, I hope this post helps answer some common questions you may have. If you have questions I haven’t answered in this post, feel free to comment below, send me an email, or DM me on Instagram @thatbluejeanblonde.