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There are 121 questions in London, England

Cesar Perez-Cardona , London, GBR, 20 days ago

Hi, I would like to grab a drink, Let me know.

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Lorenzo Holt , London, GBR, 4 days ago

Sure hit me up, I'm from Texas and I just got here 4 months ago so I'm happy to go explore new spots!

Ange-Elie Ramariavelo , London, GBR, 20 days ago

Hey yaaaa I'm based in east London if you fancy a taste of the hipster vibe

Stephy Ger, Bahía Blanca, ARG, 2 months ago

Hello Couchsurfers! I'm visiting your city next weekend and I would like to know which is the best way to go to the city from the Airport.
Thanks!
greetings :)

ADAM-local , London, GBR, 2 months ago

Ayan , London, GBR, about 2 months ago

I used to commute to Stansted bi-weekly for few years until recently. Best option used to be Terrravision bus, which is no longer an option.

The most optimal combination of money and speed, in my opinion, is National Express coach to Stratford and then Tube/DLR/Rail/Overground from Stratford station (which, very conveniently, is now Oyster Zone 2)

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TRAKEN , London, GBR, 2 months ago

Air Bus Express just 7 pounds , come on!

Simon Priou, Vertou, FRA, 2 months ago

Good evening !

I'm going to fly to London tomorrow, I will stay there 5 days and I looked at the public transports system of London, the different subscriptions/passes and I have to admit that I'm a bit lost.

A lot of people who are staying in London for many weeks told me that the Oyster card was the best solution, but, I'm not sure about it, I'm only going to stay few days.

I have few questions for you guys, maybe someone could help me :
- I have to put a certain amount of money on it, right ? Since I'm going to visit a lot of places, do you think that ~20€ would be enough for 5 days ? (Well, maybe I'm dreaming a bit, I don't know). I will be using public transports, essentially metros, atleast 4 times a day.
- Can I buy that card at Gatwick Airport ?

-Simon :)

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Anh Ha , London, GBR, 2 months ago

Hi Simon

Oyster cards can be purchased at service centres in Gatwick Airport. In regards to topping up your oyster card, you're free to put as much money on it as you want. However, in my personal opinion I don't think 20 euros will be enough to cover your travel expenses for 5 days, unless your main method of transport are buses which cost £1.50 each time you get on. Seeing as you'll be taking the underground at least 4 times a day, I'd say you'll be spending just under £10 a day if you were to use an oyster. A 7 day travel card may be a more cost effective alternative (unfortunately there are no 5 day travel cards).

Travel card prices: http://www.londontravelpass.com/prices.html

Hope this helps!

Simon Priou , Vertou, FRA, 2 months ago

Hi Anh !

Thank you for your reply and all these informations, really !

Yes, it helped me a lot, I will buy a 7 day card tomorrow :)

Thanks again Anh !
Have good evening/night

FILMSTAR , London, GBR, 2 months ago

Here are the official fares.

https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/

Fares are for concentric zones around central London. Zone 1 and 2 are good for most tourists. So travelcard added to the Oyster is good for that. Unfortunately the airports are a long way from these central zones, so you would need a seperate ticket to get from the airport into London. The National Express bus to Victoria station in central London is cheap.

http://www.nationalexpress.com/en/airports/gatwick-airport.aspx

Jasmine Ambowode, London, GBR, about 2 months ago

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Jacek Wozniak , London, GBR, about 2 months ago

Have you heard of TaskRabbit? I just joined it and seems very promising! I've done my first task already and waiting to get paid. The biggest advantage is that you get to do all sorts of things and keep very flexible schedule. Also, much easier to get jobs than the traditional way. Of course, not necessarily something to build your lifelong career but great place for finding paid work nevertheless!

https://www.taskrabbit.co.uk

Lucia Tilnakova , London, GBR, about 2 months ago

Hi Jasmine, what kind of job are you looking for? The restauramt I work at is looking for waitresses right now, its very popular place so if you have any experience and are interested let me know :)

Michael Pereira , Croydon, GBR, about 2 months ago

Apply to Showsec International limited for a job as a Steward. The is an entry level support role at large (and small) music/entertainment venues all across London to SIA security event Supervisors. You will meet/greet members of the public at venues, assist with seating, information, hospitality and safety of guests at places such as the O2 Academy, Brixton Academy, Hammersmith Odeon and more the Showsec provide crowd management services and security. They are hiring all the time. They have work all the time and most applicants are guaranteed employment after their first interview. Providing you are not retarded, Ill educated, discourteous or vagabond you should have no trouble what so ever in getting work with them. Check em out. SHOWSEC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED. 01162043332. I work for them as an accredited Security professional SIA badge holder and Supervisor and I guarantee you won't have any problems providing you have permission to work in the U.K. I'm American myself and can work and they will check your eligibility. So be prepared. If you want a good entry level job working with the public, call them.

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María, San José, CRI, 2 months ago

Hello
I´m a traveler from Costa Rica and I´m passing through London from September 20-22 and then at October 14-16, so I don’t have much time but I definitely want to go to a couple of good old used records places, the kind that only the true inhabitant can recommend.
So I will appreciate the info, or if someone want to come along, I will try to stay at the central part of London, so something around that area would be great!
Many thanks in advance!

D B , London, GBR, 2 months ago

Kass , Berlin, DEU, 2 months ago

Soho's got a few. I like Phonica.

Eilis H , London, GBR, about 1 month ago

Sister Ray's my favourite!