Getting around London can be confusing, but this handy guide will keep you on the right track!
1. Get an Oyster card
This can be used on buses, the tube and some other services. It will save you time and money, especially if you link it to your bank account to instantly top itself up when you’re running low on credit. Find out how here.
2. Plan your Journey
Use the TFL website to plan journeys around London. This will let you know the quickest route and how long it takes. And use National Rail’s website for journeys outside of London. Another handy website and app is Citymapper (the ‘get me home’ button can be particularly useful)
3. Sometimes Walking is Best
With heavy traffic in central London sometimes walking is your best bet. Use Google Maps to find your way around, and check out this helpful guide of stations that are quicker to walk between than to take the tube. It might surprise you!
4. Student Rates
You might be eligible for a student Oyster card. This could make you lots of savings if you use it everyday. But be careful as if you don’t use the tube/buses every day then you might be better off without one. Find out details and benefits here.
5. Know where you’re going!
This might sound silly but with many different sites UAL covers the whole of London, so make sure to check your timetable carefully as the location of your classes may not be the same every week. This is especially true near hand in, where your submission location might be somewhere you’ve never been before. So check carefully and look it up before you leave to save some stress at hand in!Comments