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Oyster Cards

If you intend to be a regular traveller on London Transport, We suggest you obtain an Oyster card, this is cheaper and easier to use, visit for more details. I've even arranged for my card to be topped up automatically when the balance falls below a set level, so you don't even have to worry about how much money you have in it!

There are card readers in each Underground station and on the buses. These are a round attachment to the automatic and manual gates - you simply place the card (in its wallet) over the reader and hear a suitable beep whilst the gate opens for you. You must, however, remember to "swipe" your card at your destination as well, otherwise you'll be charged the maximum fare.

Buying Your Ticket

Whilst there are normally two kinds of ticket machines - fast ticket and ordinary self service - these are inaccessible to blind/vision impaired people, so we suggest you go to the sales windows. Here, you could not only buy a ticket for your journey, but could get an Oyster card, as mentioned above!

Ticket Sales Windows

In the Strand Concourse

The ticket sales windows are in front of you as you come into the concourse from the mainline station. The two windows split the angle between the left-hand side and the entrance gates. If you come in from exits 1 - 3 or 7 - 9, go to your left of the gate line and locate the windows on your right.

In the Trafalgar Square Concourse

As you face the gate line, the ticket sales window is near the far end of the left-hand wall.

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