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travelcard and london eye

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travelcard and london eye

going for 6 days to london with daughters 21, and 23 yrs old, I am thinking of getting the 6 day travelcard but it will come to $700 - It would get us into several places for free, but not sure we would get our moneys worth? Is is true that you will be able to get into exhibits faster?

Also the travelcard does not give discount for London Eye - it is expensive, does anyone know of a place to get a discount.

thanks, jean

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1. Re: travelcard and london eye

I have a feeling you're looking at six zone Travelcards, rather than six day Travelcards; perhaps the travel option with the Londonpass.

Seven day Travelcards for zones 1 and 2, which cover a lot of visitors' London, cost £24.20, or about $US150 (for three) at the current rate of exchange.

The Londonpass travel option is, as you can see from the above paragraph, is an extremely poor value, unless you plan to stay in zones 4,5 or 6. Frequent poster and number cruncher supremo hoogo has created a comparison chart of the admission cost of some attractions with the Londonpass, the regular cost, and the price if one uses the two for one offers at www.daysoutguide.co.uk - see below for details.

http://tinyurl.com/yo46ln for more info

Since you need not pay over the odds for Travelcards, does the cost for the London Eye look better?

The two for one offers mentioned above may or may not be allowed if you purchase Travelcards on paper tickets from rail stations, thanks to a recent change in the T&Cs from the rail companies, which sponsor the offers. One of our TALFers has volunteered to try to use the offers with a paper Travelcard, and will report back. For much discussion of this, put "two for one" in the search box at the top of the posts column to find a number of threads.

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2. Re: travelcard and london eye

I've used paper 1 day 1-6 zone travelcards bought from railway stations for 2 for 1 offers over the past couple of years with no problem - we're Zone 6, with a Southwest Trains with no Oyster PAYG yet station (wrangle, wrangle goes the argument about who is going to pay for the readers). In fact, come to think about it, I've used travelcards bought in the newsagent (Oyster ticket stop). There is a ziggyzaggy rail chevron on the card.

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3. Re: travelcard and london eye

Indeed, but since the T&C's changed last month, if one reads closely, it appears that only one day Travelcards are deemed acceptable by the geniuses at Atoc.

The answer to the first question in the link below is unclear, as seven day Travelcards on paper tickets should (emphasise that word) be accepted, as they fulfill the requirements. But they are not mentioned, hence the puzzlement that has ensued.

http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/faq.aspx

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4. Re: travelcard and london eye

It is a bit foggy, isn't it? - as first it includes only Day travelcards in the list of acceptable (by which I would read only One Day )tickets but later on it says that if the paper card has the 'crows foot' (so not a ziggyzaggy, then) National Rail logo, then it is safe to assume validity as long as it includes that day.

Mmmm.

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