Taking one of those iconic red London buses need not be scary.
I think the experience is lovely actually, but when a friend visiting from the states recently tried to get on a bus and pay cash to her ride (which, isn’t allowed) I knew that a London bus tips video was needed. View Post
Everyone knows to visit London’s most popular spots like Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, etc. but the truth is that the locals avoid those areas because they’re usually packed with tourists and they don’t have much “charm”.
So I’ve put together a list of 5 areas in London that are a bit more “off the beaten path”. They aren’t as known to tourists, and show the side of London that has a lot more character.
In this video I tell you about my 5 favourite “less-touristy” areas in London that you should visit while you’re on your London vacation, and some points of interest for each area that you can check out while you’re there.
In my opinion, you really get to know a city when you avoid the “tourist attractions” and do some exploring outside of the most popular areas, so that’s why I’ve made this video for you guys. Now, watch the video, take some notes, and add these areas to your London itinerary!
Ok, so you might be aware that when you get to London, you’ll need an Oyster card to be able to use the London underground, the buses, trains, etc. (unless you have a contactless debit or credit card, that works too, but if you don’t know what that is, you don’t have it!)
But so many visitors to London aren’t aware that there are actually two types of Oyster Cards that they can use. There’s the “regular” Oyster Card, which is what local Londoners use everyday to get to work and to travel around town. But there’s also a Visitor Oyster Card, which visitors can get in advance of their visit to London.
What’s the difference between the two Oyster Cards, and which Oyster Card is the best option for your visit to London? That’s a great question.
In this video I’ll break down what you get with BOTH of the Oyster Card options, as well as the pros and cons of using each of the cards over the other. There’s a couple of important things to know for both of the Oyster card options so make sure you watch through to the end of the video.
By the time you’re done watching, you’ll know which Oyster Card you need to get for your trip to London, how to use it, and you’ll pretty much be an Oyster Card professional!
Click the video above to watch it on Youtube, and let me know what you think in the comments of the video– did you find it helpful for choosing which Oyster Card to get?
Before you leave, these other London transportation videos will help you get around London easily:
Finally, make sure you pin the image below to your London Vacation Pinterest board, and click here to visit my London Tips for Visitors Pinterest board. You’ll find TONS of great info for your big trip to London!
As you’re reading this I’m in New York (Instagramming and Snapchatting the trip, naturally!) and before I hopped on the plane I filmed a video showing you my 5 favorite packing tools for longer trips (7-14 days).
Click the video above to find out which tools you should be using for better packing for your next vacation!