Money saving tips to travel around::
It’s not necessary to hire a private car when you come to London, in fact, it’s more troublesome than it’s worth with congested streets and expensive parking. Trains offer better value than taxis when it comes to airport transfers, but it’s better to book in advance to save money. Weekdays, instead of taking the Heathrow Express, opt for the cheaper TFL Rail service (formerly Heathrow Connect) which takes only fifteen minutes more to London Paddington for less than half the price. Cheaper still, get yourself with an Oyster card, available from Tube stations, and enjoy discounted travel on the London Underground, Overground and bus services. It also covers you for the Thames Clipper services, which link Westminster to Docklands and pass some of the best sights in the city. Booking multiple days on the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing buses brings the per day cost down. For the best sightseeing tour of all, board a heritage Routemaster at the Tower of London. The #15 route passes St Paul’s Cathedral and The Strand on the way to Trafalgar Square and only costs £1.50, the same as a regular bus ticket.