22nd, January 2020
London Calling: Tourist attraction deals
As a tourist, you may think how much residents of London are blessed to live in this amazing city. Once you arrive in London, you will feel that your time is limited and you have to use all of your minutes carefully to cover as much London attractions as possible. We are here to help you with your plan, we will describe some of the best attractions to consider in London, how you could save money during your tour and what the best time of the year to visit these attractions.
Which attractions are most popular in London?
The tower of London
This famous fortresses is one of the most popular in the world, the history of the tower of London is rich, from being a royal palace, a prison, an armory field and also a zoo. There are different highlights to consider at this place.
- Crown jewels: don’t miss to see one of the most common symbols of the history of London. The crown jewels are a collection of 23,578 gems, among them you will see the crown Elizabeth II that is wore to the coronation of the queen.
- Royal beasts: despite being wild and exotic, these animals that are kept in the tower of London were gifted to the king and the queen by their visitors. They include different types of wild animals from lions, elephants to polar pears.
- The white tower: if you haven’t ever visited this place, you may have heard about it in many of the plays of Shakespeare. You will be amazed by its armory collections allocated from the history of the royal decade.
To reach the tower of London, you can use the underground to reach the Tower Hill underground station or you can take the bus that moves by the Tower Hill – Red route – Bus stop 16.
The tower bridge
Since 1894, this bridge have been developed continuously to become one of the most attractive landmarks of the world. The experience of viewing the Thames River, passing cars and London skyline from the tower glass floors is suitable for resting with your family, a casual date or even for having some relaxation time. As being one of the most visited attractions in the city, the tower bridge managed to be a working bridge for about 125 years. The history of the bridge and the way it was built are displayed to visitors through videos and interactive displays.
A tour in London shouldn’t be completed without having some memorable photos this wonderful building. It is the home of the queen Elizabeth II and it is one of the rare palaces of the world that are still working till now. If you want to know more about London, the place where the queen exercises her corgis is the best to start with. Watch the guard changing at the palace stop then move towards its green park to relax.
How you can save £ with buying pass for some attractions
The previously mentioned attractions are just few samples, London is rich in its attractions including also:
- The Camden market
- Hyde park
- River Thames
- Big Ben clock tower
- Westminster Abbey
- The London Eye
- Houses of parliament
- London zoo
- Wax museum
If you decided to visit these attractions separately, you will cost yourself too much and you may limit yourself to visit specific attractions to afford their cost. But there is another effective option that will help you to enjoy your tour and be totally satisfied. It’s the London pass. When you buy the London pass, you are given access to more than 80 attractions in London. When you carry this pass, you will enter the tower of London and the tower bridge without paying for their tickets that normally cost £27.50 and £9.80. But the best way that will show you how it saves your money is by using the London for a Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour or a Thames river boat cruise.
Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour
This tour will take you around London highlights and landmarks, the normal price of the tour is £34.00. You are allowed to choose between 8 routes and you can take the bus from any of its 110 stops. This tour will make you sightseeing the whole approximately the whole city in one day focusing on the top attractions such as the Buckingham palace, the tower of London and the Trafalgar square. In addition to enjoying the sightseeing, a live Audio in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, French and Chinese will help you to learn a lot about the city.
Thames river boat cruise
This cruise is normally costs £19.25. With the London pass, you will only show it on the gate without paying anything and you will be free to choose the duration of the cruise from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The river cruise will explore London from the heart of the city. So, you will be able to see the houses of parliament, the Big Ben, the tower bridge, the London Eye and the tower of London.
The London pass comes with two options:
- The London pass
- The London pass with oyster card
The London pass with oyster card will cost you a little bit more, but you will be exempted from paying for tickets of unlimited journeys using the underground, the above-ground train, trams and buses. The oyster card is separated from the London pass. So, you don’t have to use the London pass to have the benefits of the oyster card.
The prices of both items vary based on the required duration and either it is used by an adult (+16) or a child (5-15).
The London pass:
- One day : £75.00 for an adult and £55.00 for a child
- Two days: £99.00 for an adult and £75.00 for a child
- Three days: £125.00 for an adult and £89.00 for a child
The London pas with oyster card:
- One day : £90.00 for an adult and £64.30 for a child
- Two days: £119.00 for an adult and £93.60 for a child
- Three days: £155.00 for an adult and £116.90 for a child
So, get the pass to save your money and skip the queuing for buying tickets. This will enable you to enter most of the busiest attractions in short time.
What is the best time to visit certain attractions?
London is great most of the year, but March is considered the best time to visit London because of its wonderful temperature and blooming parks in this month. Late spring and summer are also prime seasons that attracts too many tourists. So, you may find flight and hotel prices higher than usual in these times. But regardless the flight or hotel price, London attractions deserve sacrifice.