The London Pass and its top five attractions!
If you are planning on coming to London this summer, many of the main attractions can be visited for free or at discounted rates when adding a London Pass to your adeo Travel package. London Passes can be purchased for one, two, three, six or even ten days, and offer great value for money. The average attraction admission, on the day, is around £20 per person, so with a London pass in hand, you’ll be sure to make great savings! This week we are celebrating all things London, so read on to find out more information about our picks for the best visits included with the London Pass.
Tower of London
No trip to London is complete without seeing first-hand the Crown Jewels. Located along the North Bank of the River Thames, this famous castle has been used for many different purposes since it was built shortly after William the Conqueror arrived; from being a prison, a Royal Palace to housing the famous and powerful symbols of the British Monarchy. Safely guarded by the Beefeater soldiers, the Jewels hold deep religious and cultural significance in Britain’s history, so grab your London Pass and come to see this magnificent attraction that never fails to disappoint.
Churchill War Rooms
The Churchill War Rooms is one of five separate branches of the famous Imperial War Museum. Located in Westminster near the Houses of Parliament and hidden underground, enter the War Rooms and step-back in time to 27 August, 1939, when Churchill’s cabinet and personal quarters become fully operational, a week prior to the beginning of World War Two. Explore this bunker to learn all about how Churchill and the British Government planned their strategy for victory, while marveling at historical artefacts belonging to the “Greatest Ever Brit”. This intriguing exhibition carries even more relevance in 2018 following the Oscar winning performance of Gary Oldman as Churchill in “Darkest Hour”.
Ah, Wimbledon. Freshly-cut grass, Pimms and strawberries with cream. While London itself becomes alive with a bustling atmosphere during the two-week sum
mer event (the greatest tennis tournament in the world no doubt!), a visit to London outside of the Wimbledon fortnight gives you the opportunity to enter the famous tennis club on a tour to learn all about the history of the sport and event. The tour itself gives you V.I.P access to many restricted areas, where, in some cases, even tournament ticket holders are forbidden to enter! Not only will you see the famous Centre Court and “Murray Mount/Henman Hill”, you’ll also gain access to the Broadcast Centre, which the BBC have made their home for decades.
A short train ride outside central London, and top of your London Bucket list should be the grand fortress of Windsor Castle. The largest inhabited castle in the world, her Majesty the Queen resides here, in one of her favoured Royal palaces. Built in the 11 Century shortly after the Norman Invasion, this stronghold was used as a military headquarters during the English Civil War, and as refuge for the royal family during the Second World War. In May 2018, the Castle will be the focal point for thousands of visitors and millions of worldwide viewers on television, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry here at St George Chapel within the Castle grounds.
Thames River Cruise
When visiting Europe’s greatest cities, from Paris to Vienna, some of the greatest vistas are gained from the river. With the London Pass, you’ll be able to use a local Thames cruise company to hop-on and hop-off as much as you please within a 24 hour period, seeing many highlights along the river’s famous banks on route. Some of these sights include the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge. Getting off the boat at any particular stop allows you to explore each area, and, with your London Pass, the chances are you’ll be able to enter the attractions free of charge!
The attractions listed above are just a tiny number of those you could visit with your London Pass. Others include: The View from the Shard, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge Exhibition, St Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court and Kensington Palaces, Kew Gardens and finally Shakespeare’s Globe and several world class soccer team stadiums. Oh, and many, many more! Enquire today about a city-break to London to take advantage of this incredible Pass.
March 24, 2018