I am going to London with my 11and 9 year old daughters, this weekend. I am getting very confused about whats the best way to travel on the tube, what type of ticket should I get? We are there till Tuesday . We are staying in Southwark. Are there any deals for the Tower of London ?
I don’t have an Oyster card I tend to get a day travel card for me (unlimited train bus tube) when I go to London. I usually ask the ticket office what the best thing to do ticket wise for dd is and follow their advice. We sometimes go peak time week day as well as week ends etc so advice from them seems to vary and I’m never sure. Travel card fir me (zone 6 in outer London) I think is about £12 ish for a day off peak. Have fun!
You can use any contact less card to travel but the kids will need Oyster cards which you can buy at news agents etc (I think there is a £10 deposit on each card then you top it up at tube station machines). Or it may be easier to buy day or weekly children's travel cards for the Zones you're likely to use. Kids are free on the buses and free under 11 on the tube (da used to just go through the wide barrier with me).l
We used Tesco club card vouchers to get tickets for Tower of London but I'm not sure if that's still possible with the recent changes they have made or if it is whether there would be enough time to order them in time.
You can buy Oyster cards from the machines, you choose how much they’re being pre loaded with but you can obvs top up again too. Take them to a ticket office when you’re leaving and they’ll refund the £5 deposit and I think any remaining credit.
Bizarrely I came on to start a thread exactly the same. I am also travelling to London this weekend with my 9 year old and also staying in Southwark! I had planned to use contactless on the tube but as he can travel free wasn’t sure how he would get through the barrier if it only opens for me. So he has to have an Oyster card? But if he can travel free I don’t need to load it with any credit? Is this possible?