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My DH and I are over 60 and we see that many attractions in London have concession(senior) rates. Do these only apply to UK or can anyone get this price?

 

Any senior rates in London museums ( most are free) or theaters or anywhere else are for all not just residents. They have two categories, senior and concessions which they mean to be unemployed . You just ask for the senior rate and if you look the part you usually need not even ask.

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My DH and I are over 60 and we see that many attractions in London have concession(senior) rates. Do these only apply to UK or can anyone get this price?

 

Concession rates are available to visitors too.

Most tourist sites have a concessionary rate for seniors. Usually this is 60+. You may need to provide evidence that you are entitled to the reduced rate, for example your passport, though any official document with your date of birth should be fine.

 

Here are some links you might find useful for popular tourist attractions that offer reductions for 60+:

St Paul's Cathedral

https://www.stpauls.co.uk/secure/tickets-1.asp

Tower of London

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

Westminster Abbey

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/visit-us/entry-charges

 

Remember, museums are generally free, though most visitors give a donation. There may be charges for special exhibitions. We have several world class museums:

British Museum

http://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting.aspx

Natural History Museum

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/

Victoria & Albert Museum

http://www.vam.ac.uk/visiting/visitor-information/

 

Public art galleries are also usually free:

National Gallery (on Trafalgar Square)

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/

Tate Modern (not far from London Eye, just along South Bank, past National Theatre)

http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern/admission-opening-times

Tate Britain

http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/admission-opening-times

 

However, no reduction on The London Eye

http://www.londoneye.com/TicketsAndPrices/Tickets/Default.aspx

 

I hope this answers your query. Let me know if you need any more information. I'm sure you'll love your visit to our wonderful city.

 

Margaret

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When do you plan to visit London?

 

If you have time to head out of the centre of London, may I put in a shout for Greenwich? It has lots to offer for a great day out. The best way to get here is by river bus.

http://www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information/getting-around-london/riverboat

 

The Thames Clipper service is frequent and fast, though without a tourist commentary. However, it is much cheaper!

https://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/river/about-river-bus?intcmp=1516

http://www.thamesclippers.com/route-time-table/book-now

 

Attractions in Greenwich: National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Royal Observatory and Meridian, The Cutty Sark.

http://www.rmg.co.uk/visit/times-and-admission#admission

 

As you will see, the museums are free, though there is a charge for The Cutty Sark and The Royal Observatory, which offer concessionary rates for 60+.

 

While in Greenwich, be sure to also visit The Painted Hall and The Royal Naval College Chapel. These are part of the old Royal Naval College buildings, which are now used by The University of Greenwich and Trinity College of Music. Entrance is free. Just walk into the grounds from the river path or from the gates near the Cutty Sark.

 

I could go on........ but perhaps I've done that too much already!!!

 

Margaret

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