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London: The London Pass® with 90+ Attractions and Tours

1. London: The London Pass® with 90+ Attractions and Tours

See all that London has to offer with the London Pass® and save up to 50%* vs buying individual tickets. Enjoy access to historic landmarks, top attractions, world-famous museums, fun activities, stadium tours and more with this complete sightseeing credits package. Simply pick your credits package based on the number of days you're visiting London, use the Go City app to plan your itinerary, and get exploring! Access over 90 attractions including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS • Tower of London • The Lastminute.com London Eye • The View from the Shard • 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour (Big Bus Tours) • Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off • Windsor Castle (afternoon entry only) • Westminster Abbey • Tower Bridge • Madame Tussauds London • London Bridge Experience • London Zoo • St Paul's Cathedral • Kensington Palace PLACES OF INTEREST • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre • Royal Albert Hall • Royal Observatory Greenwich • Old Royal Naval College • Cutty Sark • Kew Gardens • Hampton Court Palace • Apsley House • Benjamin Franklin House: Architectural Tour • Benjamin Franklin House: Historical • Eltham Palace • Golden Hinde • Wellington Arch • Chelsea Physic Garden MUSEUMS & GALLERIES • London Transport Museum • Foundling Museum • Household Cavalry Museum • Charles Dickens Museum • Guards Museum • Cartoon Museum • Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art • Wernher Collection at Ranger's House • Fan Museum • London Canal Museum • London Museum of Water and Steam • Garden Museum • Museum of Brands • Queen's Gallery (temporarily closed) • The Postal Museum • The Courtauld Gallery • Frameless - Immersive Art Experience TOURS & EXPERIENCES • Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium) • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum • Wembley Stadium Tours • Chessington World of Adventures • London Food Walking Tour • Historic Pub Tour of London & more! *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website.

London: Explorer Pass with Entry to 2 to 7 Attractions

2. London: Explorer Pass with Entry to 2 to 7 Attractions

Buy a London Explorer Pass and get 2 to 7 credits to redeem against entry at 8 90+ top attractions, landmarks, museums and tours. With options including the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, The View from the Shard, St. Paul's Cathedral and more, it's time to tick off your bucket list! Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions: Top attractions: • The Lastminute.com London Eye • 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off London Bus tour (Big Bus Tours) • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • Kensington Palace • Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour • St Paul’s Cathedral • City Cruises Thames River Pass • Tower Bridge • Westminster Abbey • The London Dungeon • The London Bridge Experience • London Zoo • SEA LIFE London Aquarium • And more! (see below) Valid for 60 days from first use, the Explorer Pass is perfect if you want to see the best of London but don't want to rush around. Visit an attraction, do some shopping then visit a museum - you can still save up to 50% vs buying individual attraction tickets. Use the free Go City app to plan your trip, reserve attractions where required and help you get around the city. For the best experience, follow the instructions on your booking confirmation to sync your pass with the app. Full List of Attractions: Fun Activities and Tours: • Chessington World of Adventures • Up at the O2 • Brit Movie Tours • Brit Music Tours • Brit Icon Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Open Bus tour of Windsor • London Bicycle Tour Company - Bicycle Hire • Curzon Soho, Mayfair or Bloomsbury - Cinema Ticket • Swingers Crazy Golf (West End or City venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • All Star Lanes (bowling) • The Dare Skywalk • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square • DreamWorks Shrek's Adventure • LEGOLAND Windsor Stadiums & Tours: • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum • Arsenal Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Wembley Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & World Rugby Museum • Kia Oval Ground Tour Food and Drink: • London Food Walking Tour • The Strand Cocktail at The Top Hat • The Chocolate Cocktail Club - One Free Cocktail • The Bermondsey Bierkeller • Fuller's Brewery Tour • Hard Rock Café London • The Seashell of Lisson Grove (Fish and Chips) Museums and Places of Interest: • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew • Royal Observatory Greenwich • London Transport Museum • Cutty Sark • Florence Nightingale Museum • Freud Museum London • Hampton Court Palace • Household Cavalry Museum • London Bicycle Tour • Museum of Brands • Old Royal Naval College • Royal Albert Hall Tour • Garden Museum • The Guards Museum • The Monument to The Great Fire of London • The Postal Museum • Apsley House • Eltham Palace • Wellington Arch • Chiswick House and Kitchen Garden • Royal Air Force Museum London • The Courtauld Gallery *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website. 

London: London Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

3. London: London Transport Museum Entrance Ticket

Visit London Transport Museum in the heart of Covent Garden. Explore the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London since the 1800s. View sights like the world’s first underground steam train and the electric tube railway. Historic vehicles, world-famous posters, and objects from the Museum’s collection tell the story of London’s development. Discover the roots of London transport's iconic brand. Enjoy interactive exhibits such as a tube driver training simulator.  Trace the history of transportation from horse-drawn buses to the world’s first underground railway. Learn about the creation of the Underground map and take a stroll through colourful displays that show how transport sustains London. Admire collections of posters and graphic art such as the famous bullseye tube logo and the diagrammatic tube map. Discover the power of the poster in the new permanent gallery. Opened in October 2023, the gallery is dedicated to the history of commercial poster art and design. See more than 100 poster artworks and posters and explore the poster-making process in the exhibition How to Make a Poster. The exhibition is a visual exploration of poster commissioning and creativity in the pre-digital age from 1900. Entry to the Global Poster Gallery is free with your Museum admission.

Aldwych: Hidden Tube Station Guided Tour

4. Aldwych: Hidden Tube Station Guided Tour

Step back in time as you enter Aldwych station, originally opened in 1907 and closed in 1994 after nearly a century of service. Despite its intended heavy use, the station’s unique history unfolds through its lesser footfall. Uncover the station’s varied past, from offering refuge during the Blitz to serving as a backdrop for films and TV shows like The ABC Murders (2018), Darkest Hour (2017), Sherlock (2014), and Atonement (2007). Venture through the former terminus of the Piccadilly line, where the tour will guide you through the ticket hall, the original lifts, abandoned platforms, tunnels, and interconnecting walkways, some of which are seldom seen by the public. Learn from Hidden London tours, meticulously crafted by historical experts from the London Transport Museum, drawing upon the Museum’s rich archive and collection. Celebrate the tour’s recognition as the ‘Best Hidden Gem in the World’ at the Tiqets’ Remarkable Venue Awards 2022, an honor bestowed by public vote.

London: Guided Tour of Hidden Tube Station at Charing Cross

5. London: Guided Tour of Hidden Tube Station at Charing Cross

Take a walking tour of London to explore the disused spaces of Charing Cross tube station. Step behind closed doors to exclusive areas not accessible to the traveling public, walk under Trafalgar Square, and see the London Underground in a different light. Step into the London Transport Museum, the world's leading museum of urban transport. Learn how the Jubilee line platforms at Charing Cross, closed to the public since 1999, are now synonymous with movies and TV. As you explore the station’s history, discover how it came to be used as a filming location for popular TV shows such as "Killing Eve" as well as blockbuster films like the Bond hit "Skyfall" and even Marvel’s "Thor: The Dark World."

London: Theaters, Soho, and Chinatown Self Guided Audio Tour

6. London: Theaters, Soho, and Chinatown Self Guided Audio Tour

Take a walk from Piccadilly Circus and finish at the wonderful and historic Lyceum, on this delightful stroll past famous theatres and some of the most historic night life of London’s west end. On this 60 minute self guided audio tour you will marvel at the impressive architecture, take in delightful food smells as you pass ChinaTown, maybe spot a film star in Leicester Square and then meander your way to the sight of London’s original fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden, where you can also discover its seedier side…

Hidden Tube Tour - Exclusive Baker Street Station Tour

7. Hidden Tube Tour - Exclusive Baker Street Station Tour

London Transport Museum, the world's leading museum of urban transport, invites you to take an exclusive Hidden London guided tour and discover a new side of London at Baker Street Station, including areas not seen by the public who use this station for everyday travel. Explore the origins of the world’s first underground network with exclusive access to areas that haven't been used for over 75 years. This is the ONLY tour to have access to the hidden areas of the station. Opened on January 10, 1863, as part of the Metropolitan Railway, Baker Street was home to the launch of a revolutionary idea: carrying passengers beneath Victorian London’s congested streets. This revolutionary system provided the foundation for metro systems across the world. On the tour, see closed-off parts of the station, including original platforms, old lift shafts, and corridors that are hidden in plain sight, some of which were last accessed by the public as far back as 1945. Along the way, learn about the station’s history as the operational headquarters for the London Underground and hear first-hand accounts from those who worked (and played) here over the years. Hear facts and stories directly from the London Transport Museum's extensive archive and collection. Hear what the very first passengers thought of underground travel in 1863, how the Underground grew and expanded over the next 16 decades, and how Baker Street served not only passengers but also the London Underground staff.

Hidden Tube Tour - Piccadilly Circus: The Heart of London

8. Hidden Tube Tour - Piccadilly Circus: The Heart of London

London Transport Museum, the world's leading museum of urban transport, invites you to join an exclusive Hidden London guided tour of one of the most iconic stations on the London Underground: Piccadilly Circus. Located directly underneath the celebrated landmark, Piccadilly Circus station opened in 1906 serving the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines. Extensively modernised between 1925 and 1928 to meet passenger demands, the station is an engineering marvel and boasts one of the finest examples of subterranean architecture on the London Underground. You'll step behind secret doors, to passageways and lift shafts closed to the public since 1929 and discover the original Edwardian design features, the fascinating stories of wartime sheltering and top-secret storage of priceless artefacts. Piccadilly Circus offers a unique perspective of how the London Underground has grown and adjusted to Londoners’ needs for over a century. All Hidden London tours are written by historical experts from London Transport Museum and based on content drawn from the Museum’s extensive archive and collection. The tours were named ’Best Hidden Gem in the World’ at the Tiqets’ Remarkable Venue Awards 2022 by public vote.

Secrets of Central London Walking Tour

9. Secrets of Central London Walking Tour

London Transport Museum, the world's leading museum of urban transport, invites you to take a Hidden London guided walking tour around Theatreland, Covent Garden, Kingsway, and the Embankment. This walking tour reveals little known facts about the area that were pulled straight from our archive, including the story of Convent Garden (as it was originally known), how London's first professional police was born, and how well-known streets shaped London's transport systems - from the construction of the Piccadilly line and Kingsway Tram Tunnel to the works to build Crossrail in the 2010s. Along the way you’ll get a glimpse of some iconic Hidden London tour sites, see the oldest shop in the city, hear about the first theatres that opened in the area, and learn about the remarkable feats of engineering that shaped modern transport.

Hidden Tube Tour - Clapham South: Subterranean Shelter

10. Hidden Tube Tour - Clapham South: Subterranean Shelter

London Transport Museum, the world's leading museum of urban transport, invites you on a guided tour journeying 11 stories underground to explore one of eight deep-level air raid shelters that exist below the streets of London. Join our expert guides and delve into the shelter's history as you explore disused tunnels and passageways. Opened to the public in July 1944, Clapham South deep-level shelter has over a mile of subterranean passageways that reveal the extraordinary stories of those who sheltered here, from Londoners seeking refuge during the Second World War, to hopeful Caribbean migrants arriving on the Empire Windrush, and even thrifty visitors to the Festival of Britain. All Hidden London tours are written by historical experts from London Transport Museum and based on content drawn from the Museum’s extensive archive and collection. The tours were named ’Best Hidden Gem in the World’ at the Tiqets’ Remarkable Venue Awards 2022 by public vote.

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4.3
(1,974 reviews)

London is a magnificent city with lots of monuments to visit with the added bonus of most museums being free…

guides were very knowledgeable and informative, the tour was great. just wish it was longer,

Great visit, really interesting we then went over to the London Transport Museum

Everything was good however, we were not able to visit THE SHARD with our pass.

The variety of locations and events that were included.