How To Travel Around London and Buy an Oyster Card - Important Tips!

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Here are some very important tips on how to travel around London and buy an oyster card. Especially if it is your first time visiting London, if you aren't careful you can end up paying a lot more for your travel so it's important you pay the right fare. You can use your oyster card or contactless payment card for lots of different types of transport on London TFL services. This includes buses, trains, tubes, Thames Clipper boats, trams and even the Emirates Airline cable cars. My favourite thing to do is to travel on the old Number 15 routemaster buses. A real icon of London. I'll show you all the tips and tricks on how to behave like a true Londoner and not to be barged out of the way by the locals when travelling on transport in London. There are other ways to pay for London Transport including Apple Pay on your iphone or with a contactless credit or debit card. But I think it's easiest to get an oyster card when you first arrive. Try to avoid buying paper tickets because they cost more!! And the buses don't accept money so you must have an oyster or credit card or apple pay. Subscribe on Youtube ➜ /> SUPPORT MY CHANNEL ON PATREON ➜ /> CONTACT ME FOR A PRIVATE GUIDED WALK ➜ /> -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Tower of London to Wapping - London's Best Riverside Walk" />-~-~~-~~~-~~-~-

Fun London Guides - Julian McDonnell Films
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Al Bundy
"If youre standing on the wrong side, you basically have no human rights" LMAOOOOOOO!!!!!!
Aidan Standing
i think this is the ONLY video on YouTube that shows the person getting the oyster card out of the machine
Sam Tait
Weirdos and pervs used to sit in this seat..... I rather like it 😂
Lindy Reed-Shukla
OMG! Now I finally know what a 'contactless' card is! LOL #feelsostupid Thanks, Joolz! I'm doing research for that next trip I've got planned. It's been way too long since I've visited (from California): 4 years!!! (Anybody in the UK who wants to switch places with me, please let me know. 😄 I belong in UK, not CA! 😉👍🇬🇧❤️)
Alex Pana
its criminal how few subs this channel has so well produced!
junko libertines
I had visited London, England over 12 times!!! I totally fucking miss London!!!!!!
Marlene Crisopulli
So, you charge a sorta amount of money in to your card and every bus ride costs 1,50.. what happens when you run out of money? Once you tap on the actual bus does the machine or the driver told you that or you pay extra charge?
Jack Sugden
Nicole Eivissa
THANK YOU TONS!!! Very helpful, short video, I enjoyed that, next time in London I'll surely get my Oyster card too!! :)
I like your videos, especially all the real-world advice, not just some official information! Didn't realised that I have been amateur on the tube for so many years, haha :)
Sunil Chauhan
I think that's the good way to travel👍
Oh so when you tap in the barriers and tap out it then takes your money afterwards after seeing how far you have travelled?
Eloise Smitheringale-Pope
Could you use contactless payment for the tube with your phone? I’m visiting London for the day and have only got it on my phone? Thanks!
How do you get on the bus from behind, is that a way to avoid fare charge?
Live Life
“If you’re standing on the wrong side of the escalator you basically have no human rights & you’ll be ploughed out of the way” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣👍 so true.
And if you're using the bus, it's cheapest! The 'hopper fair' allows you to ride on as many busses and trams in an hour for the same price as one single journey! A new scheme in London!
You never did explain what an "oyster card" was so that we colonists have an idea so so I assume it's the same as any other city's "metro" or fare card? And why Oysters?
Matúš Straka
4:56 where is it?
Going to London next weekend, we are staying at a hotel in Ealing. Is there anything worth seeing or shall we travel straight towards central London?
They have had these cards in Hong Kong For a long time last time I visited 10 years ago !
Barzan Faxer
Debabrata Datta
can I use one card for two or three members at a time ?
Kindkun Chan
thanks for ur channel,next month i will visit here😊thank u,man
Abert Albert
London rainy and very expensive! Dont recommended
Kunal Kashyap
Thank you for the video 🙂
I live in London and I enjoy all the videos on this channel....
Hartnell Madarang
What was the song in the outro?
cyber elf
Tnx lad.
Namy Rassi
Beutful citty
haha i'm happy to see i didn't look like your tourist at all xD I once asked something to a lady on the tube, she was reading the paper or something, she was sitting right next to me so she heard me but she just ignored me completely. I thought old ladies were always kind and helpful. Now I get it. I broke the law xD maybe she was a bit deaf, too. Great video, Julz, really informative!!
Elizabeth Armada
Hindi pwede mandaya sa London trains? Galing naman
William Baynes
Great! Very easy to understand!
asif ali
your film is nice and helpful. Best regards.
Jonny Simpson
Great work yet again!
karima828 Shaikh
Thank you so much sir after I watch your episode. Me and my son went to emirates air line and we loved..... we won’t be never seen this part of London but because of you we celebrate Eid day out ones again thank and keep it up
Captain Steven Markovich
Very enjoyable thanks
Hi, I just went to London this summer, but beforehand saw some of your videos, and you have no idea HOW MUCH YOU HELP ME with all those tips!! Thank you very much! :D Love you videos by the way!
You say you have a "Joolz Guides" service, other than your self ? We could hire one to see London ?
P Aul
so can you use a debit card exactly like an oyster card except its not capped?
Leaving to London for the First time Next week can I preorder this oyster card from america?
Richard Wyland
this is giving me anxiety...just...BREATHE...!!!
<3 london
Big hugs 😍 for this video.
Why named after Octopus Card used in Hong Kong. London is such a copycat
1 min 47 legendary moment. I am ur fan forever mate!
Moff's Autos
Really well put together video.
Markus Tv
So i can drive as long as on my card is no more money left?
Ravi Shaikh
WONDERFUL keep continue. Thank you very much
Sahil Panse
Have always wanted to visit London. Especially during next years cricket WC. Great video though. From India...
윤이나 is so good tip.
S Hussein
That country is a non-entity. Anyone who walked down a road there and seen chavs with skidmarks in their 'umbro' sweatpants, dirty overflowing bins, boarded up shops, no manufacturing to speak off, casino banking. Put a fork in it it's done.
Cris Yorke
My undergrad university was Goldsmith in London. Ah, the times
when you get off the bus, will you have to scan the card as well?
Nedim Mehmedovic
Why would you upload this type of video now when UK wants to ban foreigners thanks to Brexit?????
Lee 303
Oyster is a con, contactless calculates your days travel without penalising you ON THE DAY. Use contactless it charges you the day after. RIP Oyster.
1.50 was kinda rude tbh, apart from that good video.
Extremerecluse Fallows
I like the fact that there are caps. 6 pounds I think.
Michael Walton
ow about how to travel round London and not get stabbed by some inbread
Extremerecluse Fallows
Knowing how to use the underground is critical. Getting around quickly by foot is impossible
Chantal Walton
nearly Every rating on the oyster app said it was terrible.
Michael D
Why don’t you get all the facts before you make the vid ???
Travel Teez
Love it! I liked yor video. Perhaps we could subscribe to each other's channel since we both love travel )
R. E. Bruce Martin
DFrom Canada: I'cve never been in any part of eurpo[pe. I live in the Greater Montreal area where we use an older system called Opus. Being a transit enthusiast (at age 73 I no longer drive), I foresee that in likely the next 5 years the RMT (Quebec gocernment agency that manages transit in 3 areas of quebec) they will simply and circumstantially be forced to get rid of the opus. This is because they will need something comparable to the Oyster Oro the Presto in Ontario) to handle the needs sensibly. Who knows what they will call it, but as for London, If I had just got off the plane the firast thing I owuld want is an Oyser card. This seems such basic common sense, even from Canada! I wonder if an Oyster card could also be used on Network Rail? (Mind you I would expect you'd need to laod it with a lot more than 15 GBP to do that!
Wedge Antilles
How do I check the amount on my card, if I don't remember how many times used it?
Trump 2020. His vision is perfect. Reply
Rae -The Tea and Book Lady
P. S. Lol oh and forgot if u have a free bus pass use that on buses not Oyster card lol
Sophia Dubai
I am from Victoria sw1 and if you want to discover central London, easy by foot and no money waste on public transport.
My biggest laugh ever. When I first time arrived to London in 2001, I didin't bother and just took a taxi. That worked. Since then, I don't care a lot.
naser manoo
Guy your transport system is so good and magnificent
Andy Way
really informative! shooting this video in the underground really helps to visualize it rather than just talking about it like the other videos on u tube
Mac McCann
Extremerecluse Fallows
One of the subway personnel would not do her job. She would not remove a swipe we made because our train was out of service.
Kidedise Eidedissed
Good tips for public transport in London.Thank you.
naser manoo
What a lovely beautiful city i love it definitely
alex Marshall
can you buy an oyster at Heathrow...? TfL are not adverse to skimming tourists...I live in Waterloo [in a council flat]so it's a bit like living in a theme park[except micky mouse gets paid]..Borough market is a real tourist trap and no local can afford to shop there..loads of our museums are free..pie and mash[and green liquor] is THE traditional fare..Manzes ..tower bridge rd...hope you enjoy your visit..we Londoners really enjoy your company and take it REALLY personal that anyone sees you as cash cows
Christian Oshiro
Who else thinks he's slightly insane
Leonard Desupatchendos
2:46 thanks I bought month enter to my favourite porn page
meenakshi malthane
Hmmm river boats 🚣 and station new cards ♥️ and rutemaster 🚌 buses i don't think so that you buy oysters on station, and in routemaster buses why the conductor has the thingy which you touch the oysters in the routemaster buses and in riverboats why we have oysters touching without barrier
Cherry Berry48
i enjoy this to no end!! i wish i were a Londoner, i think i belong there anyway!!
Uvuvwevwevwe Onyetenyevwe Ugwemubwem Ossas
It's pretty much the same with Suica and Pasmo of Japan
Nicolas B
I live in High Wycombe and commute to London most days, I have a weekly paper travel card so feel fortunate that I don’t have to do this Oyster card business but I’m sure one day I will need to and this video has been very informative. Thank you
Sunil Chauhan
I feel happy to be your subscriber
Nice to see you are holding an umbrella😁
suresh daxini
Your help me please your from London
This is great information--thank you! I'm headed to London for the first time next week and will be checking out your other guides as well.
Agustina Azukaeme
Wish am they
Rae -The Tea and Book Lady
Not all Brits know how to use Oyster cards lol. Hence when me and mum went to London didn’t even know u could get pay as u go ones. N we just talked to ourselves on tube lol.
whose edition of the song in the end of this video plz~ thank you :)
albert odillon
I have noticed that London buses don't accept anymore money when you get on the bus so you must have an Oystercard or a credit card
Mark Bulla
Well made video! It takes away my concerns about traveling via the Tube in London - thanks. Well, I'm still a bit concerned about traveling on the Tube with luggage, but one thing at a time... One comment - standing on the right is the same on the Washington DC Metro. You can always tell the tourists by where they're standing!
Anthony18 Francis
Very enjoyable. Keep up good productions...
meenakshi malthane
I used that oysters without barrier when I get on(south west trains or swr south western railway) from hounslow, iselworth, Richmond and Staines to go to Windsor and Eton riverside
Hamid Abedi
can I buy one Card and use for two Person?
I moved from Sussex to London in April. Was like visiting Mars I had no idea what was going on... This video helped
Cindy Lim
Hi, how are you? Can you please make some guides for London Gatwick, Crawley?
Peter Csanyi
Hi, where is the place where I can buy the Oyster card from machine? I couldn’t find the machine at Liverpool street station. Thanks a lot.
"Weirdos and pervs sit here.... I rather like it!"
Bayu Santberth
youre so funny, love your video