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48 hours in London with your London Pass

Upgrade your tourist game with entry to over 80 attractions around town

Written by Time Out. Paid for by The London Pass.
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Once you’ve paid for your entry fees, travel fares and meals at rip-off restaurants on the high street, you remember: being a tourist is expensive. Save a little coin, time and hassle the next time you’re in the London by getting yourself a London Pass. It gets you entry to more than 80 different attractions and includes access to one of those tourist-friendly hop-on, hop-off bus tours. That means more money for the important things, like afternoon tea and theatre tickets. Here’s how to use your London Pass on a weekend away.

Use code TIMEOUT2019 at checkout here for up to an extra 25 percent off. For a limited time only. Valid on certain products only until September 30th 2019. 

1. St Paul’s

First up, spend your day in the City, walking through the hustle and bustle of city workers and skyscrapers until you reach St Paul’s: a London relic that was built right after the Great Fire of London around 1675. With your London Pass you save big on entry (it’s normally £20, but for Pass owners its free) to the dome, the crypt and all the other parts fascinating parts of this magnificent building. 

Tower of London, UK
Tower of London, UK

2. Tower Bridge and the Tower of London

After a peaceful moment in St Paul’s, shoot past Tower Bridge for a quick tourist shot. Armed with your London Pass, head up to the glass walkway, to watch the double-deckers fly past below your feet. After that, head on over to the Tower of London (it’s only next door) to view the Crown Jewels and learn about London’s medieval history. Entry for both is included with your pass.

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3. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Theatre nerds should make sure they visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a reconstruction of the original space that was built in 1599. Marvel at the brilliance of the timber-framed building, which still hosts performances but has no spotlights, microphones, speakers or amplifiers. A tour of the open-air structure is normally £17. Lucky for you, it’s all included with your pass.

4. Curzon Soho

Now that you’re in the mood for theatre, head into Soho and stop by Curzon Cinema, an industry hotspot that’s regularly used for premieres, private screenings and film festivals. You get one free movie ticket with your London Pass (they’re usually £16.50). If you’re visiting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, remember that your pass is only valid for sessions before 5pm.

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5. Jason’s Canal Boat Tours

Wake up early on day two and head over to Regent’s Canal - London’s ‘Little Venice’ - for a boat ride up to Camden. Normally £10, Jason’s Canal Boat tours have been running since 1951, in an authentic 108-year-old boat that was formerly used as a cargo-vessel. When you arrive at Camden Lock 45 minutes later, hit up the famous market for some food and shopping.

6. Kew Gardens

Finish off your weekend with a trip to Kew Gardens, a massive botanic garden in south London that spans over 132 hectares. Your London Pass will get you access to all the stunning greenhouses, sculptures and galleries here, so give yourself a good amount of time to get through it all. Temperate House and The Hive are our highlights. Entry is normally £18. For you? Nothing.

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7. Save even more

Fancy getting a further discount? If you buy your pass through Time Out, you’ll receive up to 25% off your London Pass for a limited time only. 

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