This might surprise you, but it’s not every Thursday I travel down the Thames on a speedboat. However, last week, that’s exactly what I did! I was a guest of 241Passport and myself and a handful of other bloggers were treated to the sites and tastes of London.
A quick word about who 241Passport is, they are a 2-4-1 app that allows you to participate in a selected group of 2-4-1 offers in London and a handful of cities around the world. But I’ll give you more details about them later. Back to the day in London.
We met at Patara, a gorgeous Thai restaurant in the middle of Soho, where I had, what was quite possibly the best chicken Pad Thai I have ever had (and trust me, I’ve had a few in my time.) We then went on an a open-topped (not topless as I had first described it), bus tour of London. Surprisingly, this was the first time I’ve ever done this, but it really gives you a different perspective of London … and it’s even better when you’ve got the whole bus to yourself! Although kudos to the two teenage Spanish lads that suddenly appeared on the top deck after trying to sneak on!
I have to say that I completely bowed to peer pressure when it came to deciding whether to go on the RIB speed boat tour down the Thames. You know who you are! I had no intention whatsoever of going but it didn’t take much persuasion to be honest. We picked the boat up from the O2 pier and were given a waterproof coat and lifejacket to put on. Don’t be put off by the weird smell emanating from the jacket, it doesn’t last long! There were 11 of us on the boat and our guide for the day was Little Mike, who was as knowledgeable about London history as he was hilarious.
We were definitely cruelly lulled into a false sense of security by having a leisurely sail under a handful of bridges but when we passed the police station, Little Mike told us to hold tight, headed to the back of the boat and then the soundtrack came on full blast. Now bearing in mind I’m not the greatest at things like rollercoasters (watch this and you will see what I mean), and this was no exception. I was really nervous because I had been on about like this before in Brighton and it was absolutely mental, thankfully this wasn’t as scary but still goes pretty fast! But overall, I was pretty pathetic about the whole thing, laughing/crying like a drunk hyena.
But it was absolutely brilliant and I can’t recommend it enough! In fact, I would have bought tickets for my eldest and his girlfriend for Christmas (and also take Dexter in the New Year) but with 241passport, this offer is already included.
When we had the presentation from the 241 team, I was that annoying blogger that didn’t stop asking questions, just because I wanted to clearly understand exactly how it works so I can report back to you guys, so I’m just going to bullet point how it works, otherwise we’ll be here all day:
- The app costs £25.
- It is valid for 30 days, but that only begins once you have redeemed your first offer and is particularly suited to tourists visiting the city.
- The app is available in London, Cape Town, Cyprus, Dubai, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.
- There are 25 merchants involved in the London app, ranging from the Harry Potter walking tour and Ripley’s Believe it or Not to a spa experience, restaurants and, of course, the RIB speedboat!
- You can redeem each offer twice within this 30-day period.
- You don’t have to show the code at the time of booking, or when you sit down to order your food (unlike some other 2-4-1 offers.)
- You are not restricted to only booking on a Wednesday morning … you can book up whenever you like (yes, even on Saturday nights!)
- You can download the app without paying anything to see what offers are available first.
- Merchants will be re-evaluated every six months.
If you have any questions about 241Passport, I’d be happy to answer them, but in the meantime, I am giving away the app to one lucky reader and don’t worry, you can choose which city you’d like the app for. For example, if you’re visiting Dubai on holiday why not choose to sample the Dubai offers? All you need to do is follow the Rafflecopter instructions and cross your fingers.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
This giveaway will begin at 12:00am on 3rd December 2015 and will close at 12.00am on 17th December 2015.
This giveaway is open to any of my readers aged 18 or above who reside in the UK.
There is no cash alternative to the giveaway.
There is one compulsory entry which asks the entrant to like my Twitter account. You can gain additional entries using the options in the Rafflecopter widget.
The prize has been provided by 241 Passport.
The prize winner will be asked to provide their email address so that the prize can be delivered to them.
Entries will only be accepted as instructed and any entrant that does not complete the qualifying requirements will be disqualified.
The winner will be chosen by using a random number generator built into the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted direct on the email address provided within five (5) days of the draw. If the winner does not respond within three (3) days, a new winner will be drawn.