The London Pass three-day itinerary

April 22, 20220
Make the most of The London Pass, the capital’s sightseeing pass, and save money with our three-day sightseeing itinerary. Our suggested itinerary is perfect for first-time visitors, taking in jam-packed three days of attractions.

 

What is the London Pass?

The London Pass is the ticket to sightseeing in the capital – pun intended. It gives you access to more than 80 top attractions, including the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey and ZSL London Zoo. You may, of course, swap any of the activities for others, or decide to linger longer at some of your favourite attractions.

By visiting at least two attractions per day, you will save money using this London sightseeing pass. A one-day hop-on, hop-off London bus tour ticket is included in the London attractions pass – make the best of this great offer by enjoying spectacular views from the top deck, as you travel from one London icon to another while seeing more sights along the way.

 

What options are available?

You can purchase The London Pass for one, two, three, four, five, seven or 10 days, all with the option of a Travelcard up to London Zone Six. The itinerary below is based on a three-day London Pass with a Travelcard. You can also download a mobile version of the London Pass and use the app, so there’s no more need for paper tickets.

 

How much does it cost?

One day: Adult £69 / child £45

Two days: Adult £95 / child £59

Three days: Adult £109 / child £73

Four days: Adult £141 / child £89

Five days: Adult £146 / child £92

Seven days: Adult £159 / child £105

Ten days: Adult £169 / child £115

Passes for children under five years of age are free. Children under 11 can travel for free on the London Underground if they are accompanied by an adult holding a valid Oyster card (up to four children can travel per adult).

Buy your London Pass online now.

 

 

Day One: London attractions on and around the Thames

© Uber Boat by Thames Clippers / The View from The Shard
The London Pass gives you one day’s access to the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers river bus service (worth up to £21, free with The London Pass). As well as getting a unique perspective of London from the water, travelling by boat is a great way to access some of the most popular attractions.

 

Morning: Tower Hill Pier

Start your city sightseeing adventure at the city’s oldest royal palace, the Tower of London (access with The London Pass). Situated on the banks of the Thames, this historic fortress is home to the Crown Jewels, as well as the White Tower built by William the Conqueror nearly 1,000 years ago. With the Pass, you also get fast-track entry and a 10% discount in the gift shop.

While you’re here, you can also visit Tower Bridge for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at one of London’s most recognisable landmarks. The spooktacular London Bridge Experience is just a seven-minute walk up Tooley Street and offers an interactive journey through some of the dark and more gruesome history of the area (fast-track entry with the Pass).

 

Lunch: London Eye Pier
For lunch, jump back on the boat heading west underneath Millennium Bridge and past St Paul’s Cathedral to London Eye pier. Here, you can enjoy a meal at one of the many eateries on London’s South Bank. Afterwards, step along to the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre tour (access with The London Pass) and get a taste of what it would have been like for Elizabethan audiences enjoying the Bard’s plays. You’ll also find the free-entry Tate Modern art gallery on South Bank, which houses one of the world’s best collections of modern and contemporary art. As a London Pass holder, you’ll get a free audio guide (worth £4.25) at the gallery.

 

Afternoon: Westminster Pier

Take the Uber Boat west again past the stunning Houses of Parliament and alight at Westminster Pier to visit Westminster Abbey (fast-track entry with the Pass). Throughout its long history, this stunning gothic abbey has hosted many coronations and royal weddings, including that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It’s also the final resting place of notable British figures, including Mary Queen of Scots, Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin and many more.

If you have time after Westminster Abbey, pop into the nearby Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace (access with The London Pass).

 

Evening: Dinner and a West End show
For your evening’s entertainment, book one a dinner and show packages from just £20 for a pre-theatre dinner and a West End show (must be booked separately to The London Pass).

 

Day Two: royal palaces and small museums

The London Pass gives you fast-track entry to both Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle. Sail past the queues in royal fashion at both these popular attractions. While there’s so much to see at both of these magnificent palaces, we suggest choosing one or the other.
Morning: Windsor Castle or Hampton Court Palace

Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest working castle in the world, and the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen of England. Arrive early so you can witness Changing the Guard at 11am (check dates and times before you go), and give yourself time to see the rest of the castle. Explore the magnificent State Apartments and marvel at the collection of fine artwork, sculptures, furniture and more. If you opt for The London Pass with Travelcard, transport to Windsor Castle will be included. Catch a train from Paddington to Slough and change at Slough for a train to Windsor & Eton.

Alternatively, visit Hampton Court Palace, which is one of London’s most popular attractions. Enjoy this spectacularly opulent Tudor palace built by Henry VIII and learn about his six wives. There are also the magnificent State Rooms, the Tudor kitchens where you can sample medieval fare and more than 60 acres of beautiful gardens to explore. The famous maze is particularly lovely in the warmer months. Hampton Court Palace is located in Zone Six, so is covered by The London Pass with Travelcard.

Windsor Castle The Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Photographer: Peter Packer.
The Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Photographer: Peter Packer.

 

Afternoon: Small museums

Travel back to central London and explore one (or more!) of the city’s excellent smaller museums. The London Pass gives you access to:

See more museums and attractions included with The London Pass.

 

Evening: Dinner and the cinema
It’s been a big day, so relax and unwind by seeing a film. The London Pass holders are entitled to a free movie ticket for most sessions at one of the Curzon Cinemas in Soho, Mayfair and Bloomsbury. Before or after the cinema, enjoy a delicious meal in one of London’s restaurants.

 

Day three: Choose your own adventure!

Giant tortoises at new exhibit, Giants of the Galápagos, at London Zoo
Visit Polly, Priscilla and Dolly at the Giants of the Galápagos exhibit © ZSL London Zoo
Morning: ZSL London Zoo or Emirates Stadium

For your morning activity on day three, take a Jason’s Canal Boat Trip (access with The London Pass) along the picturesque Regent’s Canal to ZSL London Zoo (fast-track entry with The London Pass). The zoo is ideal for the young, and young at heart. Check out the fantastic exhibits including Tiger Territory, Gorilla Kingdom, Penguin Beach and Rainforest Life.

Or you might prefer to take a tour of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium (access with the London Pass), which allows you to get up close and personal with one of the UK’s top football clubs. If you’re an avid sports fan, The London Pass also entitles you to a tour of Wembley StadiumWimbledon and Chelsea FC.

 

Afternoon: Kensington Palace or wartime history

For your afternoon adventure, explore Kensington Palace where you get fast-track entry with The London Pass. The Palace is a beautiful historic house that contains exhibitions relating to royal women dating back to the 17th century. Explore what life was like for royals like Princess Diana, in this palace and picturesque gardens adjoining Hyde Park.

Get stuck into some of Britain’s wartime history at three fantastic museums. Explore the Churchill War Rooms near St James’s Park for a unique insight into the life and activity of the “Greatest Briton” during WW2. You can also access the nearby Guards Museum and Household Cavalry Museum thanks to The London Pass.

 

Evening: Medieval banquet or The View from The Shard

For dinner on your final night, book a table at one of the many restaurants at The Shard before heading up to Level 68, The View from The Shard (access with The London Pass). The breathtaking views across London are the perfect end to your visit.

 

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