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The 12 Offers of Christmas

Forget partridges in pear trees: this festive season we’re teaming up with Transport for London to bring you 12 exclusive deals on awesome experiences across the capital

Written by Time Out. Paid for by Transport for London

There are endless reasons to love Christmas in London. Twinkling lights, cute markets, cosy pop-ups, heartwarming carols (c’mon, you know you love them); but the festive period can also wreak havoc on your budget. That’s why we’re collaborating with TfL to bring you the 12 Offers of Christmas.

How does it work, exactly? Just browse the list below and take your pick. They’re all great as gifts, but equally enticing to keep for yourself. And, lucky for you, making the most of the festive season is even easier (and more affordable) thanks to TfL’s off-peak fares (single adult pay as you go fares start from £1.50). Can Christmas get any merrier?

Remember to check the TfL Journey Planner before you travel.


For more tips on making the most of everything London has to offer, visit our guide to the wonderful world of off-peak.

The 12 Offers of Christmas

London Transport Museum

Ends Jan 5, 2020
The offer: Half-price tickets to the London Transport Museum (kids go free all year)
Right now, you can catch the fascinating (and slightly eerie) ‘Hidden London’ exhibition, which reveals the history behind the capital’s disused stations. Look out for the life-sized recreation of the secret dining room used by Churchill during the Blitz…


Ends Jan 25, 2020
The offer: 10 percent off Theatre Tokens for a range of shows
Theatre Tokens is a genius concept: gift vouchers that can be used at more than 260 venues nationwide (including those in the West End, of course). With no expiry date, they’re perfect gifts for any theatre-loving friend.

Photography Course London

Ends Jan 31, 2020
The offer: 75 percent off a half-day course (camera hire available)
Want to take your passion for photography to the next level? Get a handle on the basics at this course.


Ends Jan 31, 2020
The offer: 20 percent off the Emirates Air Line Champagne Flight (walk-ups only and quote TimeOut20) and 20 percent off an annual Santander Cycles membership.
Treat your friend or partner to a luxe ride over the river in North Greenwich; or kick-start your new year fitness regime with a year’s Santander Cycles access for just £72 (includes unlimited 30-minute journeys).


Ends Dec 31, 2019
The offer: Free day pass for you and a friend
Thanks to Hussle, you can visit hundreds of gyms, pools and spas across London. Stop and start whenever you want. Clever, right?

See Your City tour

Ends Jan 26, 2020
The offer: 40 percent off tickets
Street art is constantly changing – and that’s why even lifelong Londoners will love this eye-opening street art tour.

Salty Yoga

Ends Jul 15, 2020
The offer: Up to 63 percent off classes
You probably know that hot yoga is a great way to release stress and improve flexibility – but did you know that adding salt is said to have detoxification powers? Enter a room covered with pink Himalayan salt at this Elephant & Castle studio.

London Lions

Ends Jan 17, 2020
The offer: 54 percent off tickets to see the British Basketball All-Stars Championship winning team
Head to the Olympic Park’s Copper Box Arena and you’ll get to enjoy this series of home games for a slam-dunk of a price.

Get there for less!

Get there for less!

When you’re getting out and about, it pays to remember that you’ll save big when you travel during the wonderful world of off-peak. Off-peak fares apply on all Tube, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail services every weekday before 6.30am, between 9.30am and 3.59pm, and from 7pm onwards. Off-peak fares also apply all day on weekends and public holidays. Always touch in and out with the same card or device to pay the right fare. Touch in only on buses and trams. To check a fare, use the single fare finder.

Travel within Zones 2-6 for £1.50
Fare shown is for an adult off-peak pay as you go journey not going via Zone 1 on Tube, DLR and most London Overground services.

Travel into Zone 1 from £2.40
Fare shown is for an adult off-peak pay as you go journey from Zone 2 into Zone 1.

Travel by bus or tram for just £1.50
TfL’s Hopper fare lets you take unlimited pay as you go bus and tram journeys within one hour of first touching in for just £1.50.

Want more adventures?

The interactive Cultural TfL Map reveals more than 800 Time Out-recommended museums, galleries, street art works and more, all within a short walk or bus ride from each station. There are plenty of fantastic experiences to be found, which you can visit during the wonderful world of off-peak. Explore now at


We know that affordable, convenient public transport is the key to accessing the best that London has to offer – and thanks to TfL’s affordable off-peak fares and other discounts across the network, the possibilities for adventure are wider than ever. Here, you'll find plenty more unexpected and exciting off-peak outings.

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