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GENERAL TRAVEL & WEATHER INFO

Travelling with kids in London

Children under 11 travel free on most public transport services when accompanied by a fare-paying adult, or with a 5-10 Zip Oyster Photocard.

  • Children aged 11 to 15 years can travel free on buses and trams and at child rate on Tube, DLR and London Overground services, provided they have an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard.

  • Find out more about the 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard on the Transport for London website.

    If you're visiting London and don't have a photocard, ask for the Young Visitor discount to be set up on an Oyster card. This allows a child aged 11 to 15 to travel at half adult fare for 14 days.

  • Sixteen and 17-year-olds pay half the adult rate on Tube, DLR and London Overground journeys with a 16+ Oyster photocard. 

LONDON travel sites

Tube Map

Londonist.com (A brilliant resource and website)

LBC Radio Travel & Traffic updates

RAC Traffic News 

Live Traffic Updates

TFL Plan A Journey

BBC Travel

Visit London (London Mayors Official London Guide)

Local Weather Forecast

Travelling with Children on London Transport

Oyster cards for Kids

National Railcards for Families

London Cycle Routes

Taxi Cabs 
London Underground and Buses
London Walks – by MP3
Sixt -Car Rental in London

Trainline (www.thetrainline.com)

National Rail Enquiries (www.nationalrail.co.uk).

BY COACH

National Express (www.nationalexpress.com)

Megabus (uk.megabus.com)

Traveline (www.traveline.info), get live traffic updates at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic-information.

BY AIR

To find domestic flights, check Skyscanner (www.skyscanner.net)

Cheapflights (www.cheapflights.co.uk)

Momondo (www.momondo.co.uk)

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London Museums

British Museum
National Gallery
Science Museum
Tate Gallery
Victoria and Albert Museum
Imperial War Museum
Natural History Museum
National Maritime Museum
London Transport Museum
Museum of London

London Shops

Harrods – The world famous department store.
Selfridges – Large department store with luxury shops and restaurants.
Liberty – Department store selling clothing, fabrics and food.

London Restaurants

Time Out Guide - Restaurants

Squaremeal

Hardens

Hot Dinners

Tatler Guide

London Eating

LONDON blogs

Theatre Monkey 

London Eater