Our London Pass comparison will help you choose between London’s two main sightseeing passes: the London Pass vs. the London Explorer Pass! What both passes have in common is that they can save you a considerable amount of money compared with individual tickets.
eThe London Pass is the “all you can eat” option so-to-speak, as it allows you to visit over 80 attractions without limiting yourself to a fixed number beforehand. The London Explorer Pass, on the other hand, focuses on 20 attractions and tours that you can visit at your own pace without any time pressure.
London Pass vs. Explorer Pass London
Below you’ll find a table showing a direct comparison of what each pass includes, how much it costs and how long it’s valid for. It also explains the advantages and where the passes can be purchased. Use our free London Pass Guide to work out which pass best meets your needs – the Explorer Pass or the London Pass. Depending on which attractions you visit, you can save up to 55% in comparison to buying the attraction tickets individually.
LONDON EXPLORER PASS
Advantages at a glance
Focusing on the most important things!
You want to see lots of sights in a short space of time
You want to stay flexible
Number of attractions included
Number of attractions you can visit
Unlimited! Visit as many attractions as you want
Choice of 3, 5 or 7 attractions from the list
These attractions are included
Delivery by post
Collection in London
The London Pass Redemption Desk
Printout / smartphone pass is sufficient
Delivery by email for printing out
1, 2, 3, 6 or 10 days
£75.00 - £199.00
£64 - £114
Saves up to 55%
Saves over 35%
What attractions are included in the London Attraction Passes?
Each London tourist pass gives you the ability to enter countless London attractions, museums, and tours free of charge after you purchase the pass. As you are essentially buying the tickets in bulk prior to your trip, you will receive discounts on the tickets and save up to 55%. Find below the most important attractions included in the London passes:
London Explorer Pass
Tower of London
Hop-on Hop-Off buses
Thames River Cruise
St. Paul´s Cathedral
Tower Bridge Exhibition
The View from The Shard
Sea Life London Aquarium
Conclusion: Is the London Pass better than the Explorer Pass?
Before opting for a particular pass, you should consider what you want to see and do while you’re in London. In our opinion, the London Pass has slight advantages as it offers a far greater choice of sights and also includes attractions such as the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. What’s more, you can buy the London Pass together with the Oyster Travel Card, which means you can save on public transport as well. So if you can’t decide what you want to see in London ahead of your visit, the London Pass is your best option.
If you’re only planning a short trip to London, it may be worth purchasing a London Explorer Pass. Although offering less choice than the London Pass, it includes the most popular bus tour (hop-on hop-off by Big Bus) as well as the most popular boat trip (the Thames River Cruise). And even the Coca-Cola London Eye, which is widely considered London’s most impressive attraction, is included in the Explorer Pass.