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Tourist Scams

Tourist Scams

Scams to watch out for in London Although a relatively safe city considering it’s size and population, there are always things to take care of when visiting. The Helpful stranger This scam can be formed of several methods. A liquid, such as ketchup, will be squirted onto your clothes and then be pointed out by

Taking Taxis

Taking Taxis

Taking a taxi in London London Black taxis are steeped in tradition and there for highly regulated to ensure a constant level of service throughout the capital. Every driver must complete “the knowledge,” a test of London’s roads and destinations, which is regarded as the hardest test for taxi drivers anywhere in the world with

Hire Bikes

Hire Bikes

If you are looking for a cheap and healthy way to get around the city, and keep off of the hot underground during the summer months, you can also hire one of London’s hire bikes. Known locally as “Boris bikes” after the mayor Boris Johnson who introduced the bikes, they are available all over central

Exchanging money in London

Exchanging money in London

Foreign exchange is big business in London and almost every single shop, hotel, dry cleaner and grocer seems to offer it nowadays. They all boast “0% commission” but this is as redundant as a restaurant stating that they will not charge you a commission as it all comes down the price you pay. Most people make the

Oyster Cards

As of the 6th of July London Buses will no longer accept cash payments to the driver. In stead passengers will have to either have a bus pass, a paper ticket or an Oyster card. An Oyster card is the most practical method for visitors to London as it means you can travel as much