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London Pass adds the Shard to the 80-plus places where you can use the discount card

London Pass adds the Shard to the 80-plus places where you can use the discount card
The View from the Shard, a vista point in London's tallest building, joins the 80-plus sightseeing attractions included in the London Pass. (The London Pass)

The London Pass is adding the Shard, the city's tallest building, to its 80-plus attractions to visit with the sightseeing card. The pass saves money on admissions to many of London's most famous landmarks, starting at $97 for a single-day pass.

The deal: A suggested one-day itinerary using the London Pass provides admission to Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the Hop On, Hop Off Bus and the View From the Shard — a combined cost of $143. With the pass, adults pay $97, children 5 to 15 years old, $69. (Prices are converted from British pounds.)

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The glass floor walkway at Tower Bridge is included in the London Pass.
The glass floor walkway at Tower Bridge is included in the London Pass. (The London Pass)

Travelers can buy two, three, six and 10-day passes, depending on how long you visit and how many landmarks you want to see.

When: The London Pass is available year-round.

Details: The trick to saving with the London Pass is to plan your sightseeing over a day or two in advance. That way you don't risk coming up short time-wise and allow your pass to run out. Also, keep your eye on the website; sometimes you can find discounts.

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