As soon as you know you are going to be moving to London you should start learning all you can about getting around your new city. The biggest aspect of living here is learning about how the transport system works. Don’t bother to think about cars in London, when you arrive your first job is going to be getting around London using the public transport system.
This is a massive city and the transport system is made up of trains, buses, the underground subway system and some of the river services. You might have to take one or more type of transport to get to work or into central London. Having an Oyster Card is the most convenient way of navigating all three without having to manage cash and tickets.
The recognizable blue Oyster Card is like a credit card for all of your transport around town. It can be loaded with money like a pre-paid card so you do not have to pay cash for any of your travels around London. Not only are you saving time by avoiding the long queues for tickets on the tube and train stations, it is also cheaper to use an Oyster Card.
Once you have established where you need to go and how you’re going to get there, you can by a season ticket for your daily travel that will slash your cost and keep you on the move without having to buy a paper ticket. The Oyster Card is also great if you have just moved into your rental and you want to get out and explore the city. Many of the top London attractions are very close to public transport, and you can combine your Oyster Card with London Pass that will get you into the attraction with just one swipe of your card.
Living in London is going to be one of the most exciting and fascinating times of your life, you don’t have to worry about not having a car, they are really more hassle than they are worth if you live in central. You’ll soon be catching the tube and trains without any hassle at all with an Oyster Card that can be purchased from any station using cash or a credit/debit card. You can also purchase an Oyster Card at many shops or even order it online and have it delivered to your home.