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Explore London like a true traveler with the London Explorer Pass

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London is a city that has made its way to almost everyone's bucketlist. With its history steeped castle, sleek spiring towers, wide-open vistas and leafy landscape escapes punctated by iconic tourist exploration and streets brimming with London’s seasoned, centuries-old narrative ; it's no wonder than everyone wants to step foot in this gothic city at some point in their life. However, it is no secret, that London is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Before getting to London, it's smart to look for ways to keep your budget in check and one tested successful solution is The London Explorer Pass.

The London Explorer Pass is strategically designed to help you see 20 of the city’s top attractions, and seeks to help you save money while you’re at it. Sounds too good to be true? Well, read on to know more about the London Explorer Pass , the attractions included, its pros and cons and whether it is actually worth the bang for your buck.

London Explorer Pass - In A Nutshell

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The London Explorer Pass is a flexible multi-attraction sightseeing pass that bundles 20 of London’s top attractions at a discounted price. It allows you free entry to 3, 5, or 7 attractions (from a list of 20), giving you the freedom to craft your own itinerary depending on the number of days you are staying. The highlight however is the 35 % savings on regular price, the more attractions you choose, the more discounts you avail.

London Explorer Pass Validity

You can activate your London Explorer Pass for a year from the date of purchase. The London Explorer Pass is activated upon the first usage, and once the pass has been activated, you have 30 days to use it before it expires.

How To Use Your London Explorer Pass

Once you purchase your London Explorer Pass online, you will receive an email confirmation. Download the pass on your mobile device or print it out, as per your convenience and display your voucher at any of the attractions included in your pass to get free access.

London Explorer Pass Cancellation Policy

The London Explorer Pass cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

London Explorer Pass

  • Choose from 3, 5 or 7 attractions from a list of 20 top attractions
  • Save up to 40% on entrance tickets
  • The Pass comes with a free London guidebook, London Tube Map and Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour Map.

London Explorer Pass Price

3 attractions - £59

5 attractions - £84

7 attractions - £109

London Explorer Pass Attractions

There are 20 attractions included in the London Explorer Pass. These London Explorer Pass attractions taking you through the best of London on a budget.

  1. St. Paul’s Cathedral
  2. Tower Bridge Exhibition
  3. Wembley Stadium Tour
  4. Westminster Abbey
  5. London Eye
  6. London Eye River Cruise
  7. Madame Tussauds
  8. Kew Gardens
  9. SEA LIFE London Aquarium
  10. London Dungeon
  1. Planet Hollywood
  2. HOHO Tour & Thames River Cruise
  3. Chelsea Football Club
  4. City Cruises Red Rover
  5. Cutty Sark
  6. Hampton Court Palace
  7. HMS Belfast
  8. Royal Observatory
  9. Shakespeare’s Globe
  10. DreamWorks Tours Shrek's Adventure

Top London Attractions For Free With London Explorer Pass

How & Where To Buy The London Explorer Pass?

You have the option of purchasing the London Explorer Pass either online or offline.

Buy London Explorer Pass Online

Purchasing the London Explorer Pass online is an easy affair. All you have to do is decide the number of attractions you'll like to purchase the pass for, make the payment and have the pass emailed to you in a matter of seconds. Note, you do not have to pre-select the attractions before booking the ticket, but you have choose the number of attractions you would like to visit and pay accordingly. You can choose to print the pass or simply flash the mobile pass at the entrance of each attraction to gain speedy entry.

Buy London Explorer Pass Offline

If purchasing the London Explorer Pass is a last minute decision, make your way to the Central London Explorer Pass desk which remains open 7 days a week from 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM( closed on 25 to 26 December and 1 January )

11a Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0EP
(Nearest Underground Station: Leicester Square, take Exit 1)

Cost Benefit Analysis Of The London Explorer Pass

Here's a quick cost-benefit analysis of the London Explorer Pass. This will help you understand the savings you can enjoy by purchasing the London Explorer Pass.

Individual gate prices of 3 Prime Attractions in London
London Dungeon :
1-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour :
Madame Tussauds London :

The London Explorer Pass - 3 Attractions Combo will cost you £51 while you will be spending £99 if you were to buy individual tickets for these attractions. This translates to savings of around 40%!

Is The London Explorer Pass Worth It?

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It's hard to make a statement about whether the London Explorer Pass is worth it or not, because it works for some and it doesn't work for others. However, here we have jotted down the good and not so good parts about the Pass which will help you decide if the London Explorer Pass is meant for you or not.

Advantages of The London Explorer Pass
  • Save upto 40% on attraction door prices.
  • The flexibility of being able to visit your selection of attractions over a span of 30 days
  • The London Explorer Pass is relatively new and has great offers running online, hence giving you a double whammy deal!
  • It works well for those traveling with children as there are many kid friendly attractions like the Aquarium, Shreks Adventure and Planet Hollywood.
  • The London Explorer Pass also works well for those who are looking to spend their time in other cities around UK which allows for using the pass over a few days.
  • If you're a return visitors to London who has seen most of the city but still have a few more new attractions to tick off your list, the 3 attraction pass proves value for money.
Disadvantages of The London Explorer Pass
  • You have only a set 20 attractions to choose from.
  • Not all the 20 attractions are worthy of a visit, especially if you're in London for a short period. There are other, more prime attractions that are far better than the 20 on the list.
  • If you don’t create a money saving combo with your 3,5,7 attraction allowance, you won’t really be saving much. In an effort to do this, you may lose out on a few things you actually want to see!
  • For those looking to explore the historical gems of London, The London Explorer Pass has very little to offer.
  • Unlike other passes, the London Explorer Pass does not have deals and discounts on food, travel and shopping which might be a constraint for those looking to further reduce their spends in the city with a pass.

Best London Explorer Pass Combos

To help you make the best of your London Explorer Pass, here are a few combos that will result in great savings while exposing you to the best of London. Simply adapt the ones that suit you best and get your moneys worth.


  • HOHO Bus Tour + London Eye + Chelsea Stadium Tour = £83 (savings of £24)
  • Westminster Abbey + Chelsea Stadium Tour + HOHO Bus = £79 (savings of £20)
  • London Eye + Westminster Abbey + Chelsea Stadium Tour = £70 (savings of £11)


  • HOHO + London Eye + Chelsea Stadium Tour + Westminster Abbey + Hampton Court Palace = £125.90 (savings of £36.90)
  • London Eye + Hampton Court Palace+ Chelsea Stadium Tour + Westminster Abbey + 24 hour River Cruise = £109.40 (savings of £20.40)
  • HOHO + London Eye + St. Paul’s Cathedral + Westminster Abbey+ Hampton Court Palace = £121.90 (savings of £22.90)


  • HOHO + London Eye + 24 Hour River Cruise + Chelsea Stadium Tour + Westminster Abbey + Hampton Court Palace + Wembley Stadium Tour = £164.40 (savings of £55.40)
  • Westminster Abbey + London Eye + Shakespeare’s Globe Tour + Chelsea Stadium Tour + Hampton Court Palace + 24 Hour River Cruise + St. Paul’s Cathedral = £143.40 (savings of £34.40)
  • HOHO + HMS Belfast + London Eye + Westminster Abbey + 24 Hour River Cruise + Tower Bridge Exhibition + Royal Observatory Greenwich = £135.30 (savings of £26.30)

London Explorer Pass

  • Choose from 3, 5 or 7 attractions from a list of 20 top attractions
  • Save up to 40% on entrance tickets
  • The Pass comes with a free London guidebook, London Tube Map and Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour Map.

Know Before You Buy the London Explorer Pass

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  • The London Explorer Pass allows only entry to each attraction only once.
  • The London Explorer Pass does not allow free use of the public transport.
  • You get to use the the Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour for only 1 day with the pass
  • You recieve a complimentary guidebook with your ticket which offers detailed information about attractions and directions through descriptions and maps
  • The child prices are applicable only for children aged 3-15 years. Children under 3 do not require the pass if the parents have one in hand.

London Explorer Pass Reviews

Don't trust us yet? Read the London Explorer Pass reviews by past users and see what they have to say.

My boyfriend and I used London Explorer Pass in order to visit 3 of London's top attractions (Madame Tussaud's, the London Eye and the London Sea Life Aquarium). We thought it was a great deal, since it combines some of the most expensive attractions in London in a much lower price. We chose the Adult Pass for 3 attractions (59 GBP each) and we visited the 3 attractions mentioned above at a great price that would normally be over 70 GBP if we had booked the tickets separately.

However, one very negative thing is that this is not a skip-the-line pass and, therefore, we had to wait in the queue, in order to get our actual tickets. This can be frustrating while waiting in the queue for the London eye or Madame Tussaud's, as they attract a great number of travelers.

- Giota D, October 2022

I was between this pass and London pass (3 days) since we use the Paris pass (4 days) and we really enjoyed it. I ended up buying this pass (7 attractions) for me and my partner. It was easy to use and saved us money. I really like the flexibility that this pass offers since I don’t like rushing from activity to activity and we could use it within 30 days. We had a little incident where we redeemed the tickets for London dungeons but we were running late due to a delay in other activities. I contacted customer service asking them if we could reschedule for another time slot for another day and they solved the problem right away. I highly recommend this pass if you want flexibility and great customer service.

- Elisa Y, October 2022

Tips For Using The London Explorer Pass

  • If you've opted for the Hop On Hop Off Tour, know that there are 3 bus routes for the Big Bus Tour around London. You can choose either or all of the routes with your pass. No matter what your tasts are, be it historical landmarks, major attractions or hidden buildings, the 1 Day Big Bus Tour is a definite must use on the London Explorer Pass.
  • Check the website for deals on the London Explorer Pass as there are always some discounts and sales going on.
  • It is advisable to download the London Explorer Pass app on your smartphone as it has a lot of information about things to do in London and traveling around the city.

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