Our number one tip for traveling to London is to get an Oyster Card (the prepaid transport card that the whole network uses – you get the lowest fare and pass through stations much more quickly). Now, there is one more reason to pick one up before you leave for London.
Starting this summer, the London bus network will no longer accept cash fares. That means that you will have to have an Oyster card to go on a bus ride as the driver will not be able to accept cash.
Apparently, only 1% of bus journey are paid with cash these days, so this won’t affect most people but it will hit tourists hard who rely on the buses to get around London cheaply (the standard bus fare is £1.45).
No final date has been set so be sure to plan ahead and get an Oyster Card before your next trip.
You can get an Oyster Card from the Visit Britain USA Shop.
If you’re outside the USA, see this website on where to get one.