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"London Bike Tour - East
"London is a city of stunning contrasts. Her rich past is well preserved while her modern face shows how architecture trade and culture have evolved in their own unique settings. For those trying to discover London on their own or hoping to glimpse her from bus or coach many of her secrets will remain a mystery.The London Bike Tour is a much more exciting way of exploring the city. You will be provided with a bike and guide and escorted on a tour though the cycle routes
From GBP24.00
SeaLife London Aquarium with Thames River Sightseeing Cruise
"Start your adventure at Westminster Pier Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier. Westminster Pier is conveniently located next to Houses of Parliament Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. It is also only a short walk from Whitehall Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square. Tower Pier is ideally located next to Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Once you have your ticket you can also hop-on and hop-off from London Eye pier located next to the London Eye and just two minutes walk from London Dungeon and London Aquarium. Greenwich Pier is located next to the famous Cutty Sark clipper
From GBP42.00
Royal Observatory and London Thames River Cruise
"Enjoy two of London’s great attractions with this stunning and flexible tour of the river Thames with entrance to the world-famous Royal Observatory in Greenwich! Hop-on and hop-off your river sightseeing cruise from any of four conveniently located pier before discovering the past present and future wonders of astronomy at the Royal Observatory. Explore how great scientists first mapped the seas and the stars and then stand astride two hemispheres at the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the world-famous Meridian Line.Start your adventure at Westminster Pier Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier. Westminster Pier is conveniently located next to Houses of Parliament Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. It is also only a short walk from Whitehall Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square. Tower Pier is ideally located next to Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Once you have your ticket
From GBP28.00

Oyster Cards / Travelcards Tips (162)

Oyster Card

The Oyster Card is a plastic smartcard, which can store credit for the use of London's public transport system. It exists since about summer 2003.The original Oyster Card costs a 5 GBP refundable...
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Jan 10, 2016

Oyster cards

For my most recent trip (2015) I purchased an Oyster card. I did a little research before I left and it seemed the cheapest & most flexible option for getting around for me. It can be used on the...
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Oct 10, 2015

Oyster vs. travelcard

I'm guessing that the #1 question about London is "should I get an Oyster Card or a travelcard?" I've given it a lot of thought on my many visits to London and I almost always get a travelcard...
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Jul 30, 2015

Travel Card photo card

We did not have a photo when we were trying to buy a 7 day travel card at King's Cross train station as I did not know that a photo card is required. Thanks for the kindness of the counter staff, she...
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Jul 16, 2015

Oyster Card

I had read many tips about Oyster vs Travelcard. I chose the Oystercard. I used my Oystercard the whole time I was in London and didn't have to reload it. I have kept my card as I plan to return one...
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Jun 10, 2015

Day Travelcard

An alternative to the Oyster card is a one day travel card which will give unlimited travel on all forms of transport in the London area.They are not valid for travel before 9.30 Monday to Friday but...
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Apr 26, 2015

Oyster Card

April 2015 update, Oyster fares are significantly cheaper than cash fares and the Oyster daily cap is now much less than the 1 day travelcard. Obviously TFL is trying to encourage people to use the...
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Apr 01, 2015

Travel Information Centres & the Oyster Card

If you come to London often or visit the city for some days, consider getting the electronic Visitor Oyster card; this is a travel smartcard and the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on bus,...
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Aug 13, 2014

How to move around

London's underground is the most expensive in the world but you'll use it anyway because it can get you almost everywhere. If you make more than 3 tube trips or 4 bus trips a day then you'd better buy...
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May 11, 2014

Oyster v Travelcard

The most often asked question in the VT London forum is, I think, about ticket options for public transport. And no wonder! There are several options available and with so many variables (whereabouts...
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Apr 25, 2014


Buy your Oyster Card at the tube station at Heathrow when you arrive in the country, it is cheaper. I notice on the Oyster Card website you can apply on line for the card but the charge for this is...
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Nov 19, 2012


The Oystercard is an electronic chargecard which replaces the old paper tickets for public transport. You can buy a weekly card (for a small refundable deposit) and recharge it through the ticket...
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Jun 13, 2012
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Lambeth Bridge

If you want to take pictures with Panoramic Views of Big Ben and Parliament and even side views of the famous London Eye, the best views are not from Westminister Bridge but from the Lambeth Bridge...
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London Duck Tours

Duck tours are fun do to while you get to see the most famous landmarks in London such as Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and much more. They operate on land and in the water so...
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County Hall

The rather grand looking County Hall on the south bank of the Thames, used to be the home of the Greater London Council but this is now based in the shiny new City Hall further along the Thames. Now...
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Coca-Cola London Eye

I have a bit of a thing for feeling nervous on the top of tall structures, enjoying the views, so for me things like this are a must do. I had previously visited in 2005, but thought GF would enjoy it...
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Big Ben

this will be my tips and picture of the Night View of Big Ben, taken from the Thames River at Night. The Most Photographed Area of Westminister Area will undoubtedly be the Big Ben, and it is the...
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Lambeth Palace

On the south bank of the Thames next to Lambeth Bridge this medieval complex of buildings has been home to the Archbishops of Canterbury, the most senior bishop of the Church of England, for over 800...
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