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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 ➜ https://www.youtube.com/joolzguides SUPPORT MY CHANNEL ON PATREON ➜ https://www.patreon.com/joolzguides CONTACT ME FOR A PRIVATE GUIDED WALK ➜ http://joolzguides.com -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Tower of London to Wapping - London's Best Riverside Walk" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZs1kkqWwU8 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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USMAN SALEEM (3 months ago)
+ahmed yusuf where are you from
ahmed yusuf (3 months ago)
Fun London Guides - Julian McDonnell Films
USMAN SALEEM (4 months ago)
+jon callum i can understand. British have different accent's but i needed a friend to talk in English. I don't focus on accent's i just wanna clear that. Can i speak clearly or not someone understand me or no and can i understand English people or not what they says. That's why i ask to you. If u have time at weekend then u can talk to me not daily u can talk to me just one day in week plz plz plz 🌷🌷😊
jon callum (4 months ago)
+USMAN SALEEM what can I say?, I liked the video in general and if you were closer ,in the UK for instance I'd help you out with no problem, it must be difficult not having a full understanding of the English language ,unfortunately I just don't have the time to help you out, but I do wish you all the best, just a tip I'll leave you with it's usually an accent that makes it difficult for a native speaker of English like me to understand someone like yourself, change your accent ,your English dident seem too bad, that's what your real problem is, there are people in England who can't understand people in Scotland or Wales or NORTHERN Ireland and that's the uk,this is an accent problem sort out your accent and you'll do fine.
Milk and Duck gaming (17 hours ago)
Dont be a tube noob and talk lol. Pros have their phone and headphones in.
AvariceUntied (2 days ago)
How long are the Oyster cards valid? I still have one from 2011 with some money on it. Can I still use it?
slippyg (12 hours ago)
Confusion (3 days ago)
How much should I put on my oyster card if I'm travelling around London for a month?
J L. (7 days ago)
Please stand on the right. We need these signs in Germany too! I thought it would be common knowledge but it isn’t.
Chimchiminee (7 days ago)
How do I pay for 2 tickets on the bus with a contactless debit card?
Russell Driver (20 hours ago)
i think you will find that will one card for each person
KPEC3arrival (7 days ago)
Brilliant video! I've always wanted to go to the UK. Looks like it's all wired up over there. I got to hear some Cockney!
winki green (9 days ago)
Nice cap
Princess Sirenity (9 days ago)
Does the credit card cap up like the Oyster card?
MsEliza dashwood (10 days ago)
Do you swipe on and off bus?
Pari Roy (4 days ago)
For bus you need to swipe only in, but you need to press the red button inside the bus when you want to get off the bus. And very important is when you wait for bus at bus stop and you see the bus approaching, you need to raise your hand to stop the bus otherwise bus will not stop. Same as you get off the bus. If you don't press the red button to stop, bus will not stop.
Ellen (11 days ago)
Fantastic video!!
Fahima nomaan (13 days ago)
Thank You dear
Andrew Gwilt (13 days ago)
Not to forget Crossrail “Elizabeth Line” when it does eventually open. You can use the oyster payment cards and contactless cards but you will get charged.
Ani Merci (13 days ago)
Joolz, you could be describing New York City. BTW, when are you hopping across the pond? So many fans here!
work on your video's sound quality(i had to increase the vo to 90%) i m using perfectly fine dell lapi & a sony head phone
Augh Bable (14 days ago)
I must wear bowler hat, I see! That way, I can easily adapting local dwellers just like the video shown 😁
Mr Green (15 days ago)
I’ve been watching so many videos cuz I’m not scared I’m planning my 1st trip to Europe including New Year’s Eve in London. Everything it’s bit confusing but thanks u made it so simple and I’m feeling bit confident.
Cary Blossom (18 days ago)
I’m planning a trip to London in September and your videos are super helpful! Thank you!!
Glad you like them!
arriesone1 (18 days ago)
Joolzy you were a bit rude to that poor chap on the escalator, you look so dapper, being rude doesn’t suit you!
Fortunately he was was my friend ;)
Matilda Martin (19 days ago)
Thank you for this information !!!***
flymoon24 (26 days ago)
Hi, Love the music. takes me back.
beftus1264 (26 days ago)
Note: you can't get the unused credit on your Oyster card refunded at the DLR booth or machines at London City Airport. That will only work at Undergound tube stations. A real bummer for those wankers (by courtesy of Jay Forman) flying out of LCY.
That's good to know
Kev C (27 days ago)
Have a gun, dump.
Dora (1 month ago)
Wow!I'm visiting London in a few days and you're really helpful!
Thanks. I'm glad I could help.
Sancho O'Dell (1 month ago)
2:55 The Oyster Card "You can even use it on the boat" Its an Oyster card for God's sake! The boat is one of the most logical places to use it! (Not just Bus, Tube, Tram and Train)
Good point! And in Hong Kong it's called an Octopus card I think
fluffyfour (1 month ago)
As teenagers, going to Leicester Square on a Saturday night, my friend and I used to try to make people laugh by staring at them (or worse, smiling). A nice (if rebellious) way to start a wild evening.
TheCrayCrayGirl (26 days ago)
fluffyfour that’s brave, try this in south London and you get stabbed
Goodness. That's risky..actually making eye contact?
CBx Collinx (1 month ago)
This is really important to know
said nekrouf (1 month ago)
thank you Sir you are funny
MRZ12000 (1 month ago)
Thankyou just returned to London after working in California for a few years
SieriņiKājās (1 month ago)
What’s the name of the song at the end ?
I think it's Those Were The Days but it's originally a Russian Song
SieriņiKājās (1 month ago)
“If you’ve just arrived and you don’t know Where you live and What your name is” Lmao, yup that will be me
Levent A (1 month ago)
Please gorgeous english people get the filthy Muslims out of your beautiful country these parasites are terrorists.
Hafiz Sirajkumar (1 month ago)
Where find Oyster card kiosk machine
Pari Roy (4 days ago)
Every corner, Turkish shops as well, and in every tube stations.
Brenda Lopez (1 month ago)
Thank you Im going to London by July. Thats very helpful.
StepsFan4Life (1 month ago)
Is an Oyster card and travel oyster the same thing or can I just buy my card when I arrive
StepsFan4Life (4 days ago)
Pari Roy thank you
Pari Roy (4 days ago)
You can buy the oyster card when you arrive. It's much better and easier.
Spiros Far (1 month ago)
how £ we charged for 4 days;;incudes all the lines;50£ is too much;;
Mish S (1 month ago)
I can only imagine living in such an orwellian shitthole as the UK. Might get snatched off the streets by the police who let gang rapists go for a mean tweet. Or I might get arrested for Section 5 for saying something or anything. UK's a cucked dump. But hey props to this guy being an Englishman I thought that was almost non-existent in London today.
MrMentalz2 (1 month ago)
Guys help: if I buy an Oyster card and put £4.50 for one day (24 hour bus fare). Will it last the whole 24 hours, or till the next day? E.g. if I added the credit at 11am will the 1 day pass be valid till 11am tomorrow or till 0.00am the next day? Or e.g. if I topped up at 4.30pm will it work till 4.30pm the next day or end at 0.00am.
flysafer01 (1 month ago)
We were in London last and bought the Oyster Card and traveled all over on the tube. Watched your video prior to coming and it works very well. Thanks.
arunkumar5710 (1 month ago)
Very informative!
Gyongy Jelinek (1 month ago)
Hello. I would like to ask about this Oyster card, that if I put £15 on it and I don't use it, is it possible to use the rest of it on the next day or I need to put money on it every day?
Silvia Mangia (16 days ago)
yes of course. You will use your money only if you use means of transport.
Anthony Hamer (1 month ago)
london one mad rush but nice
Anthony Hamer (1 month ago)
london one mad rush but nice
bradley c. (1 month ago)
Funny how standing on the right is the rule, wasnt it stand on the left in the past? Loved the mocking of the unwritten rule dont talk , stare at your phone , put your headphones in while sitting in the train....
Jhorna Chowdhury (1 month ago)
I love this video. I m living London
Anthony Hamer (2 months ago)
hello to all you down there in the capital see you
Alberto Me (2 months ago)
Contactless credit card is way more practical. Ciao from italy, Maestro
Danniboy24 (2 months ago)
Question about the oyster card. If we are 2 people do we need to get 2 cards? Can we not get one and tick twice when we enter and twice when we leave?
Unfortunately you ned two cards
SAVINO DELVECCHIO (2 months ago)
I am looking for friends from london, who can host me My e-mail : [email protected]
nextgenprepper (2 months ago)
Lol if you pushed someone out the way up north you would be visiting a doctor that day lol
TheCrayCrayGirl (26 days ago)
nextgenprepper in London you’d end up with a knife in your stomach or acid in your face 🤷🏼‍♀️
Yeah, it doesn't go down well here either to be honest. (Luckily I knew him!)
BENDEK09 (2 months ago)
love ingland
kartika melinia (2 months ago)
Thanks for the information😄it's useful. I wanna go to UK one day
Yes, do come!
Max Küppers (2 months ago)
I love your vids
Thanks Max
Oktay Dogan (2 months ago)
Cool channel and cool videos. Please do visit my channel too. Thanks.
You're Not That Guy (2 months ago)
Use contactless debit card. It caps at £6.80. Don’t listen to these posh suburburn guys
Justice Speaks (2 months ago)
You don't need to buy an Oyster card, you can use a contactless ATM card.
Justice Speaks (24 days ago)
N (24 days ago)
And isn't that more expensive? I don't know- just asking :)
Is the capping the same as with contactless (i.e £7) and do buses cost extra or are they capped at £7 together with the tube? Been to London several times and only ever used the tube but now my parents are coming and they don’t have apple pay or contactless cards so I was just wondering if Oyster operates the same way.
Denise AGP (2 months ago)
Avoid Landan. At all costs
pablo andrada (2 months ago)
Very good video. When you leave the bus, you must also pass the card to register the end of the trip? Thanks for showing the trips
Joy K (2 months ago)
This practical video is fantastic. Thanks!
Truth hurts (2 months ago)
15 pound is expensive for one day in London, plus is no discount on the oyster visitor card, because I got one and I pay like everyone.
nika stars (2 months ago)
No it's not because you can still use the money left over another day
M Hoff (2 months ago)
I have traveled in England and London many times. It is best to get a Oyster card right at the Airport, you can add money as you go day by day. When you leave England you can cash the card in and get your money back.
One Amazing (2 months ago)
should I buy an oyster card if I only visit for a day?
Clorox Bleach (1 month ago)
André Carvalho (2 months ago)
Just loved the soundtrack of this video and the London Pass one! Are those your versions or another interpreter?
Rafa Haque (2 months ago)
Hi you can also use Apple Pay on your phone to get the tube or bus, I’m not sure about anything else
Varun P (2 months ago)
Are the Brits rude?
Sadik Toys Review (2 months ago)
Traveling to more & kore beautiful place
Mohamed zaky Zanatr (2 months ago)
Happy chresmast
Extremerecluse Fallows (2 months ago)
We also did the bus at least once every day
Extremerecluse Fallows (2 months ago)
The max you will spend per day is 6.5 pounds. So just load it with the number of days times 6.5. That is going to be your smallest expense while in London. We rode the train 6 times a day, but we knew they would stop charging us after 6.5
barvdw (2 months ago)
Only if you stick to zones 1 and 2. If you wander further (visit the film studios at Watford, go for a stroll in Kew Gardens, see a match of Crystal Palace... ), you'll leave the city centre proper, and into zones 3, 4 or 5 (it goes up to 9 with the new Elizabeth Line, I believe). And that means a higher cap per day.
4u별님 (3 months ago)
면세점 사업에 뛰어들었다 김포에 출마한 후보들이
4u별님 (3 months ago)
면세점 사업에 뛰어들었다 김포에 출마한 후보들이
monkeh88 (3 months ago)
<3 london
Moff's Autos (3 months ago)
Really well put together video.
kenlau135 (3 months ago)
Why named after Octopus Card used in Hong Kong. London is such a copycat
romance234 (3 months ago)
1 min 47 legendary moment. I am ur fan forever mate!
Mac Anna (3 months ago)
윤이나 (3 months ago)
Oh...it is so good tip.
Markus Tv (3 months ago)
So i can drive as long as on my card is no more money left?
Cris Yorke (3 months ago)
My undergrad university was Goldsmith in London. Ah, the times
Christian Oshiro (3 months ago)
Who else thinks he's slightly insane
My mum, to name but one.
Sunil Chauhan (3 months ago)
I feel happy to be your subscriber
And I'm happy you subscribed!
anthonytx42 (3 months ago)
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.
great! thanks!
Jed Kendray (3 months ago)
Top video. 👍👍
王曌 (3 months ago)
whose edition of the song in the end of this video plz~ thank you :)
It's Tom Carradine's Cockney Sing along! I have a video about him too! He's in a lot of my films.
Cindy Lim (3 months ago)
Hi, how are you? Can you please make some guides for London Gatwick, Crawley?
Cindy Lim (3 months ago)
Fun London Guides - Julian McDonnell Films Hi Julian, Thank you for your message. I was looking for some guidances since I’m new to Crawley. And yes London Gatwick have become more and more popular as alternative airport to Heathrow
Hi Cindy, are you from Crawley? I have never been there but I wanted to go there to sell my kites last Christmas. I know one of the street pedlars there. I think a film about Gatwick Airport could be a good idea! t's just tricky filming in airports. they always stop me!!
Ravi Shaikh (4 months ago)
WONDERFUL keep continue. Thank you very much
dhaff (4 months ago)
ElFlechero (4 months ago)
"Weirdos and pervs sit here.... I rather like it!"
Yes...I sit there too!
Wedge Antilles (4 months ago)
How do I check the amount on my card, if I don't remember how many times used it?
Pari Roy (4 days ago)
When you swipe in you watch the small screen. It's shows how much you have.
Silvia Mangia (16 days ago)
register your card in the website- https://oyster.tfl.gov.uk/oyster/entry.do- and you can check the total amount
Hamid Abedi (4 months ago)
can I buy one Card and use for two Person?
No, i don't think so
Travel Teez (4 months ago)
Love it! I liked yor video. Perhaps we could subscribe to each other's channel since we both love travel )
So expensive. In San Francisco its $5 for the all day pass for trains, buses and trollies or $75 for the monthly pass
It is certainly a bit pricey.
Hillary Trump (4 months ago)
The TfL website is useful (Transport for London). You have to register a contactless bank card before you can use it to pay - or at least you did, worth checking. You can also get Oyster cards through the post and top them up. Newsagents and other shops sell 'em too.
jon callum (4 months ago)
So you're telling me that the oyster card is capped at £7, so where's the point in putting £15 on it?, when I can get around for less?
Um.....no, sorry if I wan't clear. What I meant was, if you put £15 on the card you will have that credit on there to use. If, in one day, you use the card 10 times it will not deduct more than about £7 from the card. So you can continue using it without paying more. Then, the next day you will have the remainder on your card (around £8 in this case) and again you could continue using it all day. However, if you only make one journey, it will only deduct the price of one journey. It won't deduct £7 (or whatever the capping limit is). It just means there is a maximum that it can deduct.
Omar Eldamsheety (4 months ago)
Erika Soberon (4 months ago)
How do you return the card
Erika Soberon (4 months ago)
Fun London Guides - Julian McDonnell Films thank you is my first time in there
I think you just do it at the machine. When I made the film they still had ticket offices but no more!
Jo Lisa Dukarić (4 months ago)
London, my favourite city! Better than New York.
I prefer or streets being all over the place to those straight grids I must say.
S Hussein (4 months ago)
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.
Scott Mc Fadyen (2 months ago)
Thanks for your input mr hissy.
Extremerecluse Fallows (4 months ago)
I like the fact that there are caps. 6 pounds I think.

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