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Our top 10 tips to surviving London as a tourist.
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2. Check out TIMEOUT web page for what’s on.
Make sure you check out Time Out for what’s on, where to eat, what to see and where to go.
3. Hire a Barclays bike
Barclays bikes are such a great way to get around the city, with ease! For 2£ you can hire a bike for a 24hour period. Bikes are than priced per journey, however, the first 30minutes of each journey is FREE! Dock your bike every 30minutes to ride the entire day without any additional fees.
4. Cheap eats and even cheaper beers
Remember the name, whetherspoons! The whetherspoon pubs are located all over London. The chain of pubs are known for their cheap meals and cheaper drinks! If you’re on a budget, apoonys is the place to go. Find your local Here
4. Pop into primark.
Forgotten anything? Need any of the essentials? Bath towels at your hostel unbarable? Pop into PRIMARK for the cheapest clothes/home decor/accessories/travel essentials. Store locator Here
5. Buy a weekly – Oyster card
There is NO denying that the Oyster cards will become your worst nightmare. I found myself sighing almost every second day “do I really have to seek assistance (top up) AGAIN”. If you’re in London for more than a week, get yourself a weekly! Again, they’re expensive but they do save you a lot, if you’re planning on travelling a lot.
6. Use UBER
7. OR Familiarise yourself with night busses
It’s true, the tubes close at 12! With no tubes, getting home can be difficult. If you don’t want to pay for the UBER fare, familiarise yourself with the night bus routes in your area! 24hour buses run from almost every area in London!
8. Visit POUND LAND £££
9. Use living social/ groupon/ wowcha or skint London
10. Avoid Rush Hour (that last for hours)
Don’t be fooled, in London rush hour doesn’t just last for one hour! If you want to survive, avoid tubes during the times 7:00 ‘til 10:00 in the morning and 4:30 to at least 7:30 (if you can) London is the only place I’ve been to that would consider someone jumping infront of a train an inconvince rather than a tragedy. Friendly Londoners turn into, well, you’ll see.