London Museums & Attractions: 2 for 1 Offers
Many museums and galleries in London are free, but some ‘must see’ attractions charge an admission fee. This can add-up to quite a hefty sum if you plan to do some serious sightseeing.
If you want to save some money, there’s an easy way to get 2 for the price of 1 discounts on London tourist attraction entrance fees.
2 for 1 vouchers with a Travelcard
UK train companies run a promotion called ‘Days’ Out’, a 2 for the price of 1 admission deal for attractions in London and the UK.
If you’re not travelling to London by train, you can still get the vouchers. There are two ways to do this:
Buy a one day or weekly Travelcard
The Travelcard is a transport pass giving you unlimited travel on the underground, trains and buses in London.
For zones 1-2:
- a one day Travelcard costs ?12
- a weekly Travelcard cost ?32.10
To qualify for the 2 for 1 deals, you need to buy a the ‘paper’ Travelcard version from a train station in London, instead of a Travelcard on an Oyster card. The ticket must have the National Rail logo on it to qualify for the offer (see picture below).
Buy a single train ticket
If you don’t have a Travelcard, or if you’re only visiting for a few days you can buy a cheap single ticket from any train station ticket machine or ticket office. You don’t have to use it for travel.
Which London attractions offer the 2 for 1 deals?
About 65 London attractions take part in the scheme. Some only take part in winter.
View all the current available 2 for 1 vouchers on a map or browse a list .
2 for 1 vouchers are also available for temporary exhibitions at free museums and galleries, boat trips, tours and guided walks.
How does it work?
When you’ve decided which attractions to visit:
1. Search for the attraction on daysoutguide.co.uk. Click ‘download now’ to download the voucher.
When you first claim an offer you are asked to create an account. You need to give your name, address, email address, date of travel and starting station. You must put in a date of travel but this doesn’t have to be the date you visit the attraction. The starting station can be where you bought your Travelcard.
2. Print the voucher. At the attraction, give them the voucher and show your One Day or Weekly Travelcard or train ticket.
You need one voucher for every two individuals – an adult and a child or two adults
Top Tip: Travelling to London by coach? National Express also offer 2 for 1 vouchers
Where can I buy a ‘paper’ Travelcard?
You can buy a one day or weekly paper Travelcard from train stations in London. (Not London Underground managed train stations).
If the train station has an underground station as well, don’t buy your tickets there. Follow the signs for ‘Trains’ and go above ground. Buy your Travelcard from the train station ticket office.
Photos for weekly or monthly Travelcards
You need a photocard for a weekly or monthly Travelcard. The ticket office staff will make one for you if you give them a recent passport-sized photo of yourself. The photo does not have to be photo-quality, it can be a print from your PC or a decent photocopy.
It should measure around 4.5cm x 3.5 cm, with your face filling most of the photo.
How much money can I save?
These are the adult-rate entrance fees for tickets ‘bought on the day’. *Prices include voluntary donations.