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Getting about in London

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Getting about in London

Please advise on the best choice for traveling around London. We only have a 'whistle stop' in this wonderful city and want to make the most of it. We arrive 5pm Friday June 6 - 8pm Saturday June 7. We arrive Euston and leave St.Pancras but are staying by Victoria Station. Would like to walk and take buses, public transport. Oyster card, travel card.....so many choices. What can you suggest? And where/when to buy?

Thank you! Shauna

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Bump for you

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Get an Oyster card each at Euston and put £15 on them (will cost £20 with £5 deposit) get a refund when you leave. Buy them with cash makes getting a refund simpler.

Edited: 14 March 2014, 23:46
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You might find the 205 bus useful.

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@Infeldellic.....'Bump for You'....what might that mean?

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It means replying to your post with the sole intention of making it more current so it moves up the list to the top so more people will see it."bumping it up to the top" in effect.

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Is the Oyster card a better choice than an off-peak travel card for £9.

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"Is the Oyster card a better choice than an off-peak travel card for £9."

Yes, but the saving is very marginal. The travelcard is a also good option, and may be simpler for you.

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Sorry as Joe stated, I was merely pushing (bumping) your post to the top of the most recently posted list to ensure someone answered your question - this is done by adding a reply and I didn't have an answer for you.

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As you'll be staying near Victoria, you could walk along Buckingham Palace Road to see the palace, then meander through St James' Park to Trafalgar Square. Then, on to Whitehall, passing Horse Guards and Downing Street, to Parliament Square. Turn left and cross Westminster bridge to get a good view of the Houses of Parliament. You could take in a flight on the London Eye before heading back through Parliament Square, past Westminster Abbey, up Victoria Street and back to your hotel. That trip can take as much time as you have available as you will pass plenty to see en route.

There's plenty more you could do but this is something you can research further to get your plans going.

Edit - just re-read your post and realise you were asking about modes of transport rather than what to see. I'd still walk as I've suggested but if wet you could bus or tube. No doubt others will have further suggestions.

Angie

Edited: 16 March 2014, 14:35
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Is the Oyster card a better choice than an off-peak travel card for £9

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Probably. You'd have to buy two travelcards (one each day) because they don't last for 24 hours they last until some time in the early hours of the morning and your travel is spread over two separate days. Probably therefore an oyster is better, it's one purchase, covers both days, effectively same price as a card on a per day basis or less if hardly used (day one?) . Get a refund at your final station, st Pancras. Buy with cash it makes it easier to get a refund. I'd put £15 PAYG on it on top of which is £5 refundable deposit

Edited: 16 March 2014, 15:01