Card to the city
If you plan on using London’s public transport during your visit (and you should), it is well worth purchasing an Oyster Card. This card can be used to access the London Underground, buses and ferries, and will save you a lot of money and time in the long run. You can purchase tickets for the day, the week, or simply pay as you go.
With a population of over eight million, things get booked up quickly in London. If you really want to visit a certain art gallery show, restaurant, cocktail bar or musical while in town, we really recommend you book ahead to avoid disappointment. Opentable.com is a great way to book ahead for a huge variety of restaurants.
Free art gallery
If you don’t like to plan ahead, check out the TKTS stand in Leicester Square, where heavily discounted theatre tickets can be bought from 10am, for performances later that day.