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Two Quick Q's Re: Oyster Cards and Fast Track Tickets

Two Quick Q's Re: Oyster Cards and Fast Track Tickets

Old Apr 5th, 2011, 08:38 AM
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Two Quick Q's Re: Oyster Cards and Fast Track Tickets

I live in the US. Should I pre-buy an oyster card before I leave for London or wait until I arrive there?

Should I purchase "fast track" tickets for Tower of London and Hampton Court at a visitor's center in London, or purchase them on-line before I arrive?

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Old Apr 5th, 2011, 09:17 AM
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No, No, No.
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Old Apr 5th, 2011, 09:19 AM
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To expand the answer if "I" is "we" then you'd do better buying a Travelcard from a railway station which will allow you to use the offers on daysoutguide.com which include two for the price of one on the Tower of London & Hampton Court as well as many other places.
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as said above--no; you can get Oyster cards easily/quickly lots of places and you won't have to pay shipping. Don't buy ahead.

And explore what alanRow alludes to concerning paper travelcards INSTEAD of plastic Oyster cards if you want to try to use 2for1 vouchers. (When purchasing an Oyster card, you can either put an amount of money on it (PAYG) and top it up as needed and probably get back money left on it if you want at the end of your trip OR
"load" travelcard equivalents onto the plastic Oyster. These are purchased at Tube stations. OR go to a railway station ticket office (which is often "at" a Tube station but in a different area/level from Tube ticket office) and buy paper travelcards for use on the Tube and buses--and these are what you need for 2for1 offers. If all the parenthetical info just now you already knew, sorry!)
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