Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Connection time of 1:25 in Zurich on flight from US. Enough time?
  2. 2 Visiting London 05/02 - 05/20 (US dates)
  3. 3 Parma/strasbourg or frankfurt???
  4. 4 4 or 5 nights in Rome? 4 or 5 nights on AC?
  5. 5 Cotswolds cottage ideas
  6. 6 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz #163
  7. 7 Itinerary review from a overplanner
  8. 8 Moving Around Amalfi without a car
  9. 9 Train in Switzerland from Basel to Zermatt to Zurich
  10. 10 Venice > Garda > Verona > Bologna thoughts
  11. 11 What's the biggest mistake you made on a European trip?
  12. 12 Advice on Sicily & Aeolian Islands
  13. 13 Neighborhood for Dubrovnik
  14. 14 Trip Report Roman Roamings: 2 Weeks of Wanderings
  15. 15 English Gardens Itinerary Advice please
  16. 16 Trip Report "Paris? Again?" And an odd pickpocketing
  17. 17 Trip to Rome
  18. 18 4 Days In Northern Italy advice
  19. 19 Buying Train Tickets to and from Prague
  20. 20 Where to stay in September in the Swiss Alps
  21. 21 Advice for 5 Weeks in the Nordic Countries
  22. 22 Help required with Itinerary
  23. 23 European Travel & Trivia Quiz #162
  24. 24 Can i camp anywhere in Iceland?
  25. 25 How early in the spring to visit London & England?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Yet another London Oyster vs. Travelcard thread!

Jump to last reply

I know this topic has been addressed ad nauseum, but I feel like I need someone to help me address our specific plans. We would like to do as much walking as possible and aren't concerned about a difference of 1-2 pounds here or there.

1. Arriving via train (Britrail pass) from Ludlow to London Euston on a Sunday. Will then need a transfer from Euston to St Pancras where our hotel is.
- What is the area around St Pancras like? Urban, financial, hippie, loud, etc.?

2. On Monday and Tuesday, we will need to travel from this St Pancras station/area for sightseeing.
Our must-sees/dos: British Museum, Tower of London, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Harrods. In addition, we're considering taking a boat cruise +/-dinner on the Thames if possible, and we'd also like to get some amazing authentic casual cheap Indian food.
- Does this constitute travel outside of Zones 1-2? We are not otherwise planning to travel outside these zones.

3. On a Wednesday we will leave from St Pancras via Eurostar.

4. We'd like enough flexibility that we can add a sight here and there if we're up to it.

Please share your advice regarding how to plan our travel arrangements, starting with Euston. Two 1-day Travelcards or PAYG Oyster? Can either be easily purchased immediately in Euston in the early evening? Is the 2-for-1 very helpful to us? I only see offers for Tower of London and London Eye - nothing else on our wishlist.

Many thanks yet again. Let me know if I can provide more details.

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement