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    How cheaply do you think I could get to London from the east midlands, and visit two galleries in one day?

    The train tickets are moderate in price, it's just the cost of buses / taxis - Are they expensive?
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    (Original post by DanielMartin)
    How cheaply do you think I could get to London from the east midlands, and visit two galleries in one day?

    The train tickets are moderate in price, it's just the cost of buses / taxis - Are they expensive?
    if you're watching the cash, don't even bother getting a taxi. it's probably worth getting an oyster card just for the day, which you can buy from the kiosk at any tube station. (£5+however much you need to put on).

    if you like you can plan your journey here: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

    a bus journey (however long) is £1.35 with an oyster card and £2.30 without.
    there's a daily price cap of around £4 or something where you don't pay anything more even if you do more journeys.

    tube journeys depend on how far you go, what time you're travelling and whch zones you're going through (going through zone 1, the centre of london, is more expensive). trains are more expensive than buses, i think i usually spend around £2-3 per journey.

    it's much easier if you plan in advance where you're going, it's easy to get lost!
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    Assuming the galleries you want to visit are fairly central, get a zones 1-2 travelcard. It's about £9 but you can get on as many buses/trains/tubes as your heart desires.
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    (Original post by canŵio)
    if you're watching the cash, don't even bother getting a taxi. it's probably worth getting an oyster card just for the day, which you can buy from the kiosk at any tube station. (£5+however much you need to put on).

    if you like you can plan your journey here: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

    a bus journey (however long) is £1.35 with an oyster card and £2.30 without.
    there's a daily price cap of around £4 or something where you don't pay anything more even if you do more journeys.

    tube journeys depend on how far you go, what time you're travelling and whch zones you're going through (going through zone 1, the centre of london, is more expensive). trains are more expensive than buses, i think i usually spend around £2-3 per journey.

    it's much easier if you plan in advance where you're going, it's easy to get lost!
    Yep it's what I'm terrified off. As I feel sure I will, and both galleries are apparently like, a tube stop walk and or bus ride away from the station
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    (Original post by DanielMartin)
    Yep it's what I'm terrified off. As I feel sure I will, and both galleries are apparently like, a tube stop walk and or bus ride away from the station
    where are you visiting? i can tell you how to get there
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    "How cheaply can I do London?"

    I dunno, ask her :sexface:
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    (Original post by Tahooper)
    "How cheaply can I do London?"

    I dunno, ask her :sexface:
    I'm sorry, I appear to have invited one of her jesters. By all means, make some sexual innuendo about a small penis, blowing and sucking london and "that's what she said".
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    Buy an underground card, it costs about a fiver with a YP railcard.
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    (Original post by DanielMartin)
    How cheaply do you think I could get to London from the east midlands, and visit two galleries in one day?

    The train tickets are moderate in price, it's just the cost of buses / taxis - Are they expensive?
    If you've got a 16-25 railcard or any railcard at all you can get a 1-6 travelcard for
    £5.80 which means you can use any form of transport (excluding the river boats and the Emirates sky wire thingy) and I'm guessing the cost of your ticket down will be about £15/20 (with railcard)

    Don't bother with an Oyster unless you're planning on coming down again.
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    Hitch-hike. London's REALLY friendly like that.
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    You could walk? I've walked round loadsa places in London.
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    If you don't have a student railcard then National Express coaches could be your best bet, I've done Coventry to London Victoria for £13 return before.

    Also agree with walking where practical, I got the tube everywhere when I first went but realised that half of the stops I was getting on / off at were less than 10 mins walk apart.
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    Can you get a travelcard included in your train ticket?

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