We're an hour from London but don't go much together. Going as a family next week.
I'm not sure about the best way to buy underground tickets. I have an ancient Oyster card which has a few pounds on it. Do kids get free tube still? Would DH be better off buying an Oyster card or just paying for a return fare? It's all zone 1. Thanks!
Kids under ten still travel free on the tube as long as they are with a fee paying adult. Your husband could use a contactless card on the tube of bus, it's charged at the same rate as an Oyster so there is no point in him buying one.
Cash fares without oyster or using contactless cards are more expensive. If you are planning to get on and off tubes and buses more than a return journey get a one day zone 1 travel card. Hope that helps.
Cash single fair is £4.70 with oyster its £2.80/£2.20 (peak/non peak) so still cheaper to buy an Oyster card. Non peak for return journey you would save £2 fwiw if you just do a return journey and have an Oyster card to keep.
However I would check your bank cards anyway for the contactless symbol.
whether it is oyster or contactless, check it. I got overcharged by about 40% on mine - I noticed because I'm an infrequent visitor. They refunded to my bank account, or if you return regularly you can get a refund at a station. I tapped in and out correctly,the system just charged a huge fare.
OK, it was only about £3 but that's not the point!