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Attraction Passes

You can save a lot of money on visiting attraction in London and around the country with the 2 for 1 deal with a train ticket. But if you’re visiting London and England on your own, if you live England and enjoy exploring our heritage or if you’re touring the country by car, there are various sightseeing passes that will save you money on entrance fees. Some are such good value that you only need to visit a few places before your costs are covered.

These are the main discount and membership passes for tourist attractions, historic houses, gardens, castles, museums, art galleries in London and England.

Overseas visitors may have heard of the Great British Heritage Pass. Unfortunately, this was discontinued in 2012.

The London Pass

The London Pass gives you entry to 60+ fee-paying attractions including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Windsor Castle and Westminster Abbey.

The 1, 2 and 3 day passes will save you money if you visit a lot of visitor attractions per day (many of London’s major museums and galleries are free).

For example, if you visit these attractions over 3 days it costs one adult £153.95 if you buy tickets on the day at the attractions.

  • Day 1 – The Tower of London (£22), Tower Bridge Exhibition (£9), St Paul’s Cathedral (£18)
  • Day 2 – Westminster Abbey (£20), Churchill War Rooms (£17.25), Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition (£15)
  • Day 3 – London Transport Museum (£17), London Zoo (£20.70),  Kensington Palace (£15)

The 3-Day London Pass costs £95 so you save £58.95.  If you visit more attractions, you save even more money — it depends on your stamina and how much time you want to spend in each place.

The 6 and 10 day passes are excellent value; you only need to visit one or two attraction per day to save a considerable amount of money.

The pass is valid for use 12 months after you buy it. It’s activated when you vsit your first attraction and is valid for either 1,2,3,6 or 10 days from that date.

London Pass
Adult Child
1 Day £59 £39
2 Day £79 £59
3 Day £95 £66
6 Day £129 £89
10 Day £159 £109

Valid: 1, 2, 3, 6 or 10 days

Available to: Anyone
Good for:

  • Solo visitors who plan to do a lot of sightseeing at the fee-paying attractions
  • Anyone who doesn’t want to do the 2 for 1 deal with a train ticket/Travelcard

Historic Royal Palace Membership

The Historic Royal Palaces Membership pass gives you unlimited queue-skipping entry to the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace & Banqueting House.

HRP Membership Prices
Individual £47
Two adults £71
One adult + six children £59
Two adults + six children £90

Valid: One year
Available to: Anyone
Good for: Anyone wanting to visit all HRP sites. You’ll save even more money if you visit more than once during the year

National Art Pass

The Art Fund National Art Pass is great value for art lovers, especially if you’re under 26.

  • Get 50% off admission to temporary exhibitions at major galleries and museums including the British Museum, the V&A, the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, the British Library and many more.
  • Free entry to 221 galleries, museums and historic houses in the UK.
National Art Pass
Individual £62
Two adults £94
Under 26 £31
Two adults + children £104

Valid: One year
Available to: Anyone
Good for:

  • Historic houses and art lovers
  • Anyone who visits a lot of temporary exhibitions at museums and galleries

National Trust Annual Membership

The National Trust, one of the biggest conservation organisations in the UK, are responsible for the upkeep of historic houses, gardens and large parts of the countryside. Their Membership Pass gives free entry to over 300 historic houses and gardens in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Major properties in London

Osterley Park & House, 2 Willow Rd, Carlyle’s House, Sutton House, Fenton House, Ham House & Garden, 575 Wandsworth Rd, Rainham Hall and the Red House. The pass also entitles you to 50% off at 14 other heritage attractions in London

Major properties in south east England

Waddesdon Manor, Petworth House, Wakehurst Place, Nymans, Ightham Mote, Chartwell House, Shaw’s Corner, Sissinghurst Castle and Bodiam Castle.

National Trust Annual Membership
Individual £63
Joint £105
Family (1 adult) £69
Family (2 adults) £111
Young Person £31.50

Valid: One year
Good for: Fans of historic houses and garden lovers.

Top Tip: If you’re a member of a heritage organisation outside the UK, you may be entitled to free admission at National Trust properties.

English Heritage Membership Pass

English Heritage protect and promote historic monuments in England. Their annual membership pass gives you:

  • Entry to over 400 historical sites including stately homes, castles, abbeys, gardens, Roman and prehistoric ruins
  • Free or reduced admission to English Heritage events including jousting and re-enactments

The family passes which include up to 6 children are superb value. The cost for visiting Stonehenge for a 2 adults and 3 children is £37.70 so if you visit just one or two other places, you’ve covered your costs for the whole year.

Major properties in London

Apsley House, Wellington Arch, Eltham Palace, Chiswick House, Marble Hill House and Ranger’s House (the Wernher Collection).

Major properties in south east England

Stonehenge, Home of Charles Darwin, Audley End House & Garden, Dover Castle, 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield.

English Heritage Membership Pass
Adult £50
Two adults £88
Senior £41
Two seniors £63
Family (1 adult) + up to 6 children £50
Family (2 adults) + up to 6 children £88
Adult + Senior £74
Student £41

Valid for: One year
Available to:
Good for:
Castle lovers and fans of historical or archaeological sites

Passes for Overseas Visitors

English Heritage and the National Trust have special passes for people visiting the UK from abroad (you do need to provide proof that you’re are an overseas resident).

The passes are validated when you visit your first attraction and are valid for a set number of days after that.

English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass

The English Heritage overseas visitors pass is valid for 9 or 16 days. It entitles you to visit 100 English Heritage properties and sites.

English Heritage Overseas Visitor Pass
9 Days
 16 Days
Individual £30 £36
Two adults £52 £62
Family £57 £66

Valid: 9 days or 16 days
Available to: Overseas visitors only
Good for: Overseas visitors who like visiting castles and historical/archeological sites.

National Trust Touring Pass

The National Trust Touring Pass entitles you to free entry to over 300 historic properties and gardens.

National Trust Touring Pass
7 Days
 14 Days
Individual £26 £31
Two adults £47 £57
Family £53 £66

Valid: 7 or 14 days
Available to:
Overseas visitors only
Good for: Overseas visitors who like visiting historic houses and gardens.

Last updated: 24 June 2016