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Need Purchase on-line tickets for major sights in August?

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Need Purchase on-line tickets for major sights in August?

Our family will be in London mid-August. We want to visit the usual sights -- Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace -- for those sights requiring tickets, do you recommend purchasing on-line ahead of time? Will it assure us of getting in and save us much time waiting in line? Or is it easier/OK to just show up and hope for the best. CLearly, if there is any chance of not getting in or having to wait hours in line we'll opt to purchase tickets in advance.

Thanks!!

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1. Re: Need Purchase on-line tickets for major sights in August?

I would recommend getting Buckingham Palace tickets in advance as it is timed entry and tickets do sell out quickly. If there is available tickets on the day, the times may not suit and also the queues may be very long. With the other attractions you might like to take advantage of the 2for1 entry with national rail tickets. http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/ I've bought Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, London eye on the day and not waited more than a few minutes.

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2. Re: Need Purchase on-line tickets for major sights in August?

Apart from major exhibitions & popular shows about the only attractions that need pre-booking are

Buckingham Palace

Houses of Parliament

Ceremony of the Keys

Warner Brothers Tour

There's a couple of others but they aren't mentioned in polite company

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3. Re: Need Purchase on-line tickets for major sights in August?

I will also be traveling to London in August. Where do you go to pre-purchase the tickets online in advance for the mentioned attractions?

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4. Re: Need Purchase on-line tickets for major sights in August?

royalcollection.org.uk/visit/…plan-your-visit

http://www.parliament.uk/visiting/

http://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/

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