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  • Top Tip number one. Travel around London with a Visitor Oyster card.

  • A Visitor Oyster card is a smartcard with pay as you go credit that allows you to travel

  • on most public transport in London.

  • Buy a Visitor Oyster card online before you leave, and have it delivered to your home.

  • Pay as you go fares with a Visitor Oyster card are cheaper than buying paper single tickets.

  • Your card is ready to use as soon as you arrive in London,

  • which means you won't have to queue to buy a ticket.

  • Plus you can enjoy special offers and discounts at restaurants, galleries, and shops across London.

  • You can also use your contactless debit or credit card to pay as you go

  • on London's public transport.

  • Overseas transaction fees may apply.

  • Top Tip number two. Touch in and out on the yellow card readers.

  • Always touch your Oyster or contactless payment card on the yellow card readers

  • using the same card at the start and at the end of your journey to pay the right fare.

  • If you don't touch in or out, you will be charged a maximum fare.

  • When travelling on buses or trams, only touch in with your card on the yellow reader as you get on.

  • Don't touch out as you get off.

  • Top Tip number three. Travel outside of the busiest times if you can.

  • The busiest times to travel in London are between eight and nine in the morning and

  • five thirty to six thirty in the evening, Monday to Friday.

  • If you are able to travel outside these times, you could enjoy a quicker and more comfortable journey,

  • especially if you're carrying heavy luggage or a rucksack or travelling in a group.

  • Top Tip number four. Stand on the right and move along the platform.

  • When using the escalators at stations you should always stand on the right and hold

  • onto the handrail, leaving as much space as possible for people in a hurry.

  • Once you get onto the platform always stand behind the yellow line and move along the platform,

  • where more space will be available and it will be easier to board the next train.

  • Top Tip number five. Travel differently.

  • Create special memories by discovering London by bike, from the air, by river, or on foot.

  • See a different side of London by cycling for as little as £2 with Santander Cycles,

  • London's self-service, bike-sharing scheme.

  • Take to the air with Emirates Air Line, London's cable car, offering spectacular views of the city,

  • and only 15 minutes from central London.

  • Or take a scenic boat trip along the River Thames and cruise through the heart of the capital.

  • Alternatively, walking in central London is a great way to get around and experience the city.

  • You'll find that there are plenty of street maps to help you get around,

  • and it could be quicker than taking the Tube or the bus.

  • Please go to for more information.

Top Tip number one. Travel around London with a Visitor Oyster card.

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Top travel tips for your visit to London

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    Makoto posted on 2018/09/16
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