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London Explorer Pass vs The London Pass - A Comparison

Planning a trip to London and want to save on combined attraction admission? Compare two popular attraction discount passes: London Explorer Pass vs. The London Pass, to see which one is best for your trip and the attractions you want to visit. Be sure to check the official sites for both passes for the most current prices, available attractions, and more info relating to each product.

How the Passes Work & How You Save

The London Explorer Pass® lets you choose how many attractions you want to visit while The London Pass® lets you choose how many consecutive calendar days in a row you want to sightsee. So for the London Explorer Pass, your savings are most dependent on which attractions you choose to visit, while The London Pass savings are highly dependent on how many attractions you're able to fit into the number of days you purchased.

London Explorer Pass

The London Explorer Pass includes admission to your choice of up to seven London attractions for one low price. The pass comes in several options, from two-to-seven London activities, tours and attractions, and you can pick and choose as you go from a selection of over 100 included options. Show your pass at each attraction and you're in, it's that easy. Savvy travelers can save up to 50% off combined admission and will pay nothing at the gate. All you need to do to maximize the value is make sure you visit all your attractions within 60 days of first using your pass.

The London Pass

The London Pass includes admission to almost 100 attractions for 1–10 consecutive days. Simply choose attractions, tours and activities as you go and show your pass at each attraction to get in.

Woman looking at Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from Westminster Bridge

London Attractions Available on the Pass

Both passes include the option to visit many popular London attractions, but they don't offer exactly the same attractions.

London Explorer Pass:

Choose from over 100 attractions, including:

  • The London Eye
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus London Sightseeing Tour
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Tower of London
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • The View From The Shard
  • Wembley Stadium Tour
  • Kew Gardens
  • London Zoo
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • SEA LIFE London Aquarium
  • Popular walking tours, river cruises and more!
  • and more

The London Pass:

Choose from over 90 attractions, including:

  • The London Eye
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Tower of London
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
  • Thames River Boat Cruise
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Westminster Abbey
  • London Bridge Experience
  • Windsor Castle
  • London Zoo
  • Kensington Palace
  • Shakespeare's Globe
  • and more!
London Eye pod at night


With the London Explorer Pass, you can choose how many attractions you want to visit and take up to 60 days to decide what you want to see from an epic selection of over 100 attractions, activities and tours. Alternatively, The London Pass allows you choose how many consecutive days you want to spend visiting attractions in London, and then try to pack in as many as you can from a 90+ selection over the number of days you've opted for.

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Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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