Recently a friend of mine was in London and didn’t know which Tube ticket to buy or whatever it is that you use to travel on the buses and tubes in London now if you’re from the uk you can just use your contactless credit card about which more later, but if you’re from abroad, you just arrived And you don’t know where you live, what your name is, or where you’re going; you probably don’t want to pay all those foreign bank fees on your transactions So it’s probably easier to get an oyster card now don’t be that person who hangs around for ages and gets in everybody’s way First thing you want to do is come over here and hit get new card You can decide here how many cards you want, but there’s only one of me So I want one new oyster card hit confirm You then have to decide how much money you want to put onto your oyster card It’s pay as you go so it depends on how many journeys you do per day and Then it’ll cap it as a day travelcard Now a lot of people panic when they first arrive in London at Heathrow for example and say look, do I buy a weekly pass, or do I buy a pay-as-You-go top up now, so I think the best thing to do is when you arrive just stick 15 pounds credit on to an oyster card and then that buys you some time to decide what kind of the journeys you’re going to be making after that, So start with 15 pounds. the oyster part is a five-pound depo sit, which you pay and the pay as you go Cedit is 15 pounds so altogether it’s 20 pounds now don’t worry, you’ll get your deposit back when you return your card plus any unused credit as long as it’s under 10 pounds and VOILA! why nice fresh oyster card ready for use Now the left side of the escalator is for people who are much busier than you So as far as londoners are concerned if you’re standing on the wrong side you basically have no human rights And you will be ploughed out the way by people like me Excuse me get out of the bloody way please! Your’re on the wrong side of the escalator. Did you honestly not notice that everyone was… alright! Pretty obvious isn’t it? I didn’t see the signs On no account must you speak to anybody make sure that you keep your head phones in… You’re not allowed to speak to me We’re in London Oh, you’re not a Londoner I keep meeting northerners, what’s going on They actually speak to you on the tube. you really are amateur, you haven’t even got your headphones in amateur Excuse me. I’m going to stare at my phone now So if you’re in a real hurry, you can just swipe your credit card or your debit card as long as it’s got this Contactless symbol on it now that will work in exactly the same way as a pay-as-You-go credits on an oyster card but you don’t have to top this up at the machine or anything . you just take it and you just scan it straight onto the machine and don’t be one of those people who gets in the way and stands in front of the ticket Gate. Sorry Remember you can’t use cash on the bus so you’ve got to use your card The thing about the oyster card it that you can use it again and again and again and if you use its a 50 times in one day it won’t go above a certain amount so you can just continue using it all day long. They call it a “capping” I think it’s mout sort of six or seven quid or something I Particularly like the number 15 bus because you can get one of these old routemasters, and they’re really good They follow a route all the way from trafalgar square past the royal courts of justice The monument Sweeney Todd’s [Barbershop] and it finishes up by the tower of [London]. There’s so much more space on these as well I just feels so much more comfortable and you can even open the window here look at that I hate those horrible new ones this seat over here in the corner ….my friend used to call it the molesters seat weirdos and pervs used to sit in this one. I rather like it You can sit at the back of the bus [and] just sort of observe everybody gets on from over here thank you. You can even use it on the boat, but it does cost a little bit more But you really have to remember to swipe out It’s very important otherwise you get charged extra Sometimes the gates are already open and a lot of people think I know I won’t get charged if I just walk straight through But that’s not the case you’ll get charged eight pounds! some stations Don’t even have ticket gates so make absolutely sure that you touch in and out properly otherwise you can get absolutely skinned on the fare be careful You can even use it on the emirates airlines Excellent it cost’s £3.40 for an adult and £1.70 for a child if you have an oyster cost In many ways there’s no need to pay for one of those expensive guided tour buses with so many joolz guides online You can just access them on your phone and with an oyster card you can get around London for a reasonable price If you enjoy my films do please subscribe to the channel Bon voyage!!