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Low season

We will be in London foe the first time next week because it's a low tourist season. Should we book things up front to avoid line for popular spots like London eye or the palace etc?

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1. Re: Low season

There have been people posting lately that the Eye has few queues and it's best to just wait until you know what the weather will be like.

London is quite quiet at the moment tourist wise.

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2. Re: Low season

London doesn't have much of a low season, although the crowds in February won't be as thick as in July or August.

Rather than book a flight on the Eye in advance, you may find it prudent to wait to see how the weather will behave on the day you plan to visit.

Buckingham Palace is not open to visitors until July, but if you wish to visit the Royal Mews or the Queen's Gallery you may book in advance if you wish. Kensington Palace is closed for refurbishment until late March, but visits to Windsor and Hampton Court Palace may be just the thing.

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3. Re: Low season

No need to book in advance. In fact, because it's the low season, the 2 for 1 offers from daysoutguide (for which you can't book in advance but can get very good discounts) have offers for attractions not covered during the summer (London Eye, St. Pauls).


You'll need a particular type of travelcard that can only be purchased at a national rail station. But it can be good value.

Let us know your precise travel details (dates, arrival times and where, where you'll be staying and for how long, and how many in your party) and we can help further.

For the attractions that may have queues, such as the Tower of London, you'd just need to plan to get there early.

Edited: 30 January 2012, 07:09
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for reduced price theatre tickets in February.


for reduced price train tickets on the London Midland website.

Edited: 30 January 2012, 17:51
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5. Re: Low season

I was at the London Eye Saturday week ago and even at midday you could walk straight up and get a capsule right away.

Some of the capsules were going around empty.

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