ISIC Card: “That’s right: I’m 52 and finishing my bachelor's. Now take off that 10%!” Sunday, April 26, 2009

Provoking miserly sighs from ticket sellers for years, the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is a must have when visiting London. Nearly every major attraction has a student rate that is accessible with the ISIC card. Sure you’re only saving a couple of pounds each time you use it, but those add up. It’s safe to assume that whenever you approach even the smallest ticket booth that you should flash the card to see if they’ll knock off the price of a pint.

And it’s not just entry fees. The ISIC Web site lists dozens of deals, from 30% of Lonely Planet books to low prices on train tickets. Use it. Save money.

To get a legitimate ISIC card you’ll need to be a full-time student at a registered educational body. How those bodies are registered are beyond the scope of this article. But those guys with three legged tables in Camden town and ready-made ISIC cards are probably not deans.