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economic use of londonpass

Old Oct 12th 2004, 5:35 pm
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Chevy
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has anyone managed to make economic use of (or know someone who
did)the londonpass when in london? These are the prices from their
website

1 day £23, 2 day £36, 3 day £44 ,6 day £61 ;Prices exclude tax at
17.5%.

the pass covers a lot of sites: all main sites & museums are incl
except madame T, westminster abbey, cab war rooms.

I was considering the 3 day pass.

I noticed it included:
ride on Catamaran Cruisers
Florence Nightingale Museum
Hampton Court Palace
HMS Belfast
Kensington Palace & The Orangery
London Zoo
Jason's Canal Boat Trip
Windsor Castle
The Tower of London
St Paul?s Cathedral

londonpass.com/attractionsFullList.asp


thanks
 
Old Oct 12th 2004, 6:11 pm
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Martin Rich
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On 12 Oct 2004 22:35:15 -0700, [email protected] (Chevy) wrote:

    >has anyone managed to make economic use of (or know someone who
    >did)the londonpass when in london? These are the prices from their
    >website
    >1 day £23, 2 day £36, 3 day £44 ,6 day £61 ;Prices exclude tax at
    >17.5%.

Are you sure these prices are ex VAT? I've just checked the site and
they are, which seems rather sharp practice...

    >the pass covers a lot of sites: all main sites & museums are incl
    >except madame T, westminster abbey, cab war rooms.
    >I was considering the 3 day pass.
    >I noticed it included:
    >ride on Catamaran Cruisers
    >Florence Nightingale Museum
    >Hampton Court Palace
    >HMS Belfast
    >Kensington Palace & The Orangery
    >London Zoo
    >Jason's Canal Boat Trip
    >Windsor Castle
    >The Tower of London
    >St Paul?s Cathedral

My reaction is that you have to visit two expensive attractions per
day to make it worthwhile - for instance the admission to the zoo
which is one of the more expensive attractions is £13 for an adult.
Hampton Court Palace is £11.80 at the gate (£1 less if you book by
phone or online). The London Pass includes the British Museum and
other museums but remember that the permanent collections at many of
these are free; you only need to pay for special exhibitions (£6 for
the British Museum's present mummy exhibition)

Martin
 
Old Oct 12th 2004, 11:36 pm
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Fustanella
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    > the pass covers a lot of sites: all main sites & museums are incl
    > except madame T, westminster abbey, cab war rooms.

Most museums in London are free now; I trust they're not implying otherwise.

I considered that pass last year, but found it wouldn't have been
cost-effective unless I ran around maniacally to try and get my money's
worth. Avoid it and enjoy doing what you want when you want.
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 12:36 am
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Martin Bienwald
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Chevy schrieb:

    > 1 day £23, 2 day £36, 3 day £44 ,6 day £61 ;Prices exclude tax at
    > 17.5%.
    >
    > I was considering the 3 day pass.

It may be cheaper to use the London Pass without transport and buy
off-peak travelcards or the Visitor Travelcard (see
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/fares-tick...ards-day.shtml
for fares).

... Martin
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 2:00 am
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Freda
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I did 29 0f the 60 things on the 7 day pass (6 day + 1 freebie)
and I worked it out that it was good value.
You do have to set your mind to go and see as many of the places that you
can
The canal boat rip wasd good
If you go to Widsor castle and Hampton court and the Tower they
all take at least half a day so 3 days may not be enough.
Dont go to any museum whilst on the card go after or before.
I bought option without travel and just got a 7 day 6 zone visitors
travelcard.
Need both to get to Windsor on train.
If you dont get London Pass , just get local 7 day travelcard (not visitors
travelcard).
Most things are in either zones 1 or 2.
Better to just pay additional charge for say Windsor ....
which is train to Slough and local train to Windsor
(zone 6)

Freda

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    > has anyone managed to make economic use of (or know someone who
    > did)the londonpass when in london? These are the prices from their
    > website
    > 1 day £23, 2 day £36, 3 day £44 ,6 day £61 ;Prices exclude tax at
    > 17.5%.
    > the pass covers a lot of sites: all main sites & museums are incl
    > except madame T, westminster abbey, cab war rooms.
    > I was considering the 3 day pass.
    > I noticed it included:
    > ride on Catamaran Cruisers
    > Florence Nightingale Museum
    > Hampton Court Palace
    > HMS Belfast
    > Kensington Palace & The Orangery
    > London Zoo
    > Jason's Canal Boat Trip
    > Windsor Castle
    > The Tower of London
    > St Paul?s Cathedral
    > londonpass.com/attractionsFullList.asp
    > thanks
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 9:32 am
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Alan Harrison
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"Freda" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...

    > Better to just pay additional charge for say Windsor ....
    > which is train to Slough and local train to Windsor
    > (zone 6)

Windsor is actually outside the London zones. West Drayton (where I happen
to live) is the last station on that line within the zonal system.
Alternatively, depending on where in London you are staying, you may find it
more convenient to use the direct service to the other station in Windsor,
departing from Waterloo.

Alan Harrison
 

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