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Staying in town means no 2 for 1?

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Staying in town means no 2 for 1?

All the tips on here are GREAT! Thank you to all the posters. But I have noticed that there are tons of great 2 for 1 admissions to places of interest if you come into London from out of town via the rail. Seems that if we stay in town, the same deal is not available. It starts to get all kinds of complicated with buying an Oyster card but also buying a paper rail tickets, but using it only to get 2 for 1 tickets... help! help! help! So confusing. Am I correct in believing that if we stay in town to be near to things and avoid lots of traveling, we will be left out of great twofers?

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1. Re: Staying in town means no 2 for 1?

Buy your tube travelcards at any National Rail ticket office to qualify for the 2 for 1 offers. Easy peasy.

Edited: 16 April 2014, 07:08
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2. Re: Staying in town means no 2 for 1?

A travel card IS a paper rail ticket. Buy it at a National Rail station and it gives you 2 for 1

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3. Re: Staying in town means no 2 for 1?

As others have mentioned you can buy Travelcards on paper at National Rail stations. They are on National Rail paper stock and count as rail tickets. Those travelcards give you travel on all public transport (tube, bus, DLR, London Overground and National Rail). And you DON'T have to set foot on a National Rail train.

Look on the right hand side of this page, and you'll see "Top Questions". Read both articles on 2-4-1 and you'll see what we mean.

Edited: 16 April 2014, 07:26
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4. Re: Staying in town means no 2 for 1?

You don't need an oystercard as well as a paper travelcard, because the travelcard gives you all the facilities the Oyster does PLUS the 2 for 1

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5. Re: Staying in town means no 2 for 1?

Here's the TripAdvisor Traveller Artcile about Travelcards and the 2FOR1 offers:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g186338-c195600/Lon…

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6. Re: Staying in town means no 2 for 1?

Thank you, thank youj, thank you!!!! The advice is great and thanks, Wirewiper, for the excellent link! Now, still, just trying to make up my mind on where to stay... location-wise. Got it down to Tower Bridge area or Kensington. But thank you all for the 2 for 1 info!

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