Greetings all from Australia,
Im travelling to london in late may and staying 4 nights (at the mercure london paddington).
Im travelling on my own and was wondering what is the best way to get around is. I have been to london before and have been on the tube many times - so that's probably how i will be doing things.
Just wondering about this oyster card/travel card thing that i hear a lot about. If I am staying only 4 nights and will be travelling to a few sites throughout the day to/from paddington...is it worth getting an oyster card or a travel card - what is the most cost effective way of travelling around the city?
I wont bore with my loose itinerary but i plan to go to the following places during my stay to/from paddington.
Tower of London (on the first day of arrival from australia).
Hampton Court (again, probably allowing at least 3/4 day) and maybe a museum afterwards (ie london museum)
So as you can see I will be a little travelling while I am in London. Instead of fishing for coins/money for each individual trip - i though it might work out cheaper if i get a 3 or 7 day travel card/oyster card or something similar. Is the Oyster card just like the size a credit card and you can put money on it and keep topping it up (say putting 20 pounds to start with etc).
Any advice for an aussie would be great!