Comments on: 13 Great Tips For Enjoying the City of London https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/europe/13-great-tips-for-enjoying-the-city-of-london/ Travel. Tech. Family. Fun. Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:13:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: The Jetset Boyz https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/europe/13-great-tips-for-enjoying-the-city-of-london/#comment-47984 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 19:33:23 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=7110#comment-47984 Heads up that the title of your article is for The City of London but your article is about London… they’re two different places.

Despite these confusingly close names the two Londons have separate city halls and elect separate mayors, who collect separate taxes to fund separate police who enforce separate laws.

The Mayor of the City of London has a fancy title ‘The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London’ to match his fancy outfit. He also gets to ride in a golden carriage and work in a Guildhall while the mayor of London has to wear a suit, ride a bike and work in an office building. The City of London also has its own flag and its own crest which is awesome and makes London’s lack of either twice as sad.

Get the detailed lowdown on The City of London.

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By: Renuka https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/europe/13-great-tips-for-enjoying-the-city-of-london/#comment-28058 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11:27:34 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=7110#comment-28058 Great tips! London is an all-time classic. I love the idea of soaking the sun in a park.

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By: Mark https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/europe/13-great-tips-for-enjoying-the-city-of-london/#comment-22497 Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:07:51 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=7110#comment-22497 Love this blog! The information on this site is better and useful than any lonely planet guide. Thanks!.

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By: World Traveller https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/europe/13-great-tips-for-enjoying-the-city-of-london/#comment-11832 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:27:11 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=7110#comment-11832 Looking to save a bit of money when visiting London? It’s important to note that Oyster fares are considerably cheaper than paper ticket fares on London Underground.

I recommend you pick up an Oyster Card at the Underground station at Heathrow or the DLR station at London City Airport. If you fly into Gatwick, Stanstead or Luton airports (the stations for these airports are outside of the Oyster network) then pick up an Oyster card at the first tube station you go through. If you’re only going to be in London for a few days (ie: less than 7 days) then add on sufficient money that covers you for the number of zones you’re likely to commute in (for most tourists zone 1 & 2 are sufficient) for each day you’re in London plus about £5 extra for the extra trip from & to the airport.

If you’re in London for 7 or more days then go for a 7-Day zones 1 & 2 Travelcard and some cash to cover any ‘out-of zone travel’.

Oyster has daily price capping so if you make lots of pay as you go journeys in one day, you won’t pay more than the price of an equivalent Day Travelcard.

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By: Limey in Ohio https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/europe/13-great-tips-for-enjoying-the-city-of-london/#comment-10755 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:08:00 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=7110#comment-10755 Nice tips. None of your suggestions though were for attractions in the City of London.

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By: Heidi Wagoner https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/europe/13-great-tips-for-enjoying-the-city-of-london/#comment-10453 Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:14:22 +0000 https://www.thebarefootnomad.com/?p=7110#comment-10453 Oh how I miss London. Alan and I lived there nearly 3 years, many years ago. I used to love hopping on a city bus and just riding it in a full look to explore. I also loved just roaming around without a map and going down any little ally or street that enticed me and allow myself to just explore, then pull out the map to find my way home.

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