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Getting around London
Save time and valuable resources by getting around London on public transport like other Londoners, with the special ‘pay-as-you-go’ Oyster card available for Overseas Visitors. They offer cheap fares, daily price-capping and the card doesn’t expire (so you are eligible for refunds of unused balances). It is easy to use and it gives you the ability to hop on and off the Tube or bus whenever and wherever you need to within London! Oyster Cards are widely available throughout London at: all standard Tube stations; London Overground Rail stations (including the Gatwick Express, which connects London and Gatwick Airport); Oyster Ticket Stops; National Express Coach ticket offices; the Eurostar; some Easyjet flights arriving in Luton, Stansted and Gatwick airports; and London Travel Information Centres.
Oyster cards for Overseas Travellers
Overseas Visitors Oyster Cards are available from select overseas travel agents, so make life easier and ask for your card before you arrive in the UK. Initially, cards cost £2 each in the UK, but may cost more through local travel agents. In South Africa, cards are available from:
Thompson’s Tours - Johannesburg 6 Hood Avenue Rosebank Johannesburg Tel: +27 11 770 7700 Thompson’s Tours - Durban 20 The Boulevard Westway Office Park Spine Road Westville Durban Tel: +27 31 275 3500 Thompson’s Tours - Cape Town 15th Floor Main Tower Standard Bank Centre Hertzog Boulevard Foreshore Cape Town Tel: +27 21 408 9504 Travelpass International (Pty) Ltd AMR Office Park - Building No 2 (Ground floor) Concorde Road East Bedfordview South Africa Tel: +2711 450 2558
London is divided into 6 concentric zones for public transport purposes, which determine how much your fare is on the Tube.
The zoo is small and easy to navigate; it's centrally located in the north section of Regent's Park in London-just a short walk away from the Baker Street, Regent's Park and Great Portland Street tube stations.
Always check at the tube stations which tube lines have engineering works on and when , especially at the weekends, to avoid disappointment and thwarted plans for travelling around London! The Jubilee line is expecting works on the weekends until 2010...