How to do London: The Basics – London Travel Guide

How to do London: The Basics – London Travel Guide

So here you are in the capital and wide-eyed with giddy anticipation your pockets are bulging with essential items your head swimming with ideas of where to
go and what to do I’m the generous type so I have a few hints and tips to help you get the best out of London first the legendary Oyster Card this is your key to travel in London and
will save you time and money Can’t be bad get hold of a visitor Oyster Card before you arrive, or pick up a card as soon as you get here Then it’s as simple as touching in and out at the start and end of your journey, easy the Londoner in their natural habitat is a
curious beast but don’t be alarmed When travelling on the Tube the Londoner prefers that you stand on the right side so that you can pass by easily We’re naturally pretty reserved which can give the impression we don’t want to talk to anyone But you’re not from London so you can ignore
these rules We are in fact very friendly so you are bound to get the attention and help from a native we love a good queue us Londoners so wherever you are don’t be surprised
if you run into them Try to enjoy them, we do You can avoid those queues and save a bit of money by booking in advance Our politeness is unrelenting which does at times get a bit time consuming Remember to get online and see what free special events are on whilst you are here Don’t be alarmed if you hear this noise in a
public house it merely indicates your last chance to
order a cheeky pint London’s a great place to try an amazing
range of craft beers when you’re out and about in our glorius capital It’s useful to know pronunciations for popular places Here are a few to start with, our great river is the Thames Greenwich, Leicester Square Borough One of the best ways to really discover the city is to get out there and explore it yourself Try the Transport for London website to find out how to get around easily Plus some great cycling and walking routes that will show you a side of London that you will never uncover by Tube just remember cars drive on the left in
the UK there are so many parks and open spaces in London, you could easily take some time out even in the heart of the city Discover your own London

74 thoughts on “How to do London: The Basics – London Travel Guide

  1. And if you want to avoid queues to top up your Oyster Card, you can download this iPhone app and always view your up-to-date balance and journey history:

  2. I just got back from another holiday in London and I miss it like crazy. Will be back, definately. My friend and I are such pros that tourist ask us for help already 🙂

  3. I've always wondered: why is the Oyster Card called the Oyster Card???  Oh, and the tip about STANDING on the right and WALKING on the left goes for anywhere in Europe!  One of my pet peeves is trying to get somewhere quickly and being blocked by unknowing tourists 🙂

  4. Just back from London, loved Camden Lock, and the Bikes are a great way to get around, just watch out for the crazy taxi drivers 😉

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  6. Back home to London town later this yr. Great useful tips. Will enjoy my time in London before heading back home over the pond

  7. I haven't one thing, I have many favourite things about London, for exemple: British museum, Tower Bridge, Westminster Palace, Regent Street and his shops, Buckingham Palace, Regent's Park…

  8. What do I prefer in London? I used to prefer pubs in the afternoon, very it's cosy and not too crowdy. I have visited the Natural History Museum a huge amount of times, esp for their precious stones collections. Do you know there is a flight simulator in the Science Museum, just next door from the Natural History Museum? 
     What I prefer though is to walk randomly without knowing where I'm going…. and arrive at the BFI ! 

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  10. Great video!
    I'll be travelling to London soon so I'm wondering if I can use the Oyster Card for the train from London to Cambridge?
    It will be great if anyone can answer my question. Thanks 😉

  11. I proposed to my fiance in London May 15th at the Heron tower and we just loved it there! I looked at this video before the trip.
    Can someone tell me where 1:50 is? We'll be back for our anniversary and i really reall want to go there!

  12. Awesome Video! I just went to London myself. Absolutely Beautiful!! I put together a video myself

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  14. I will visit London for 4 days and my hotel is in zone 1. I am planing to stay in zones 1 and 2 as the main attractions are in those zones. How much money would you say I should add to oyster card?

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  16. Standing on the RIGHT of an escalator is the most vital tip you will ever need in London.

    Don't fall victim to someone in a hurry…

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  18. Never buy a Visitor Oystercard unless you will actually use the extra discounts that come with it. Which is unlikely. You can't get the deposit back. Just get one when you arrive and you CAN get it back.

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