London Visitor Oyster card

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A Visitor Oyster card is a quick and easy way to pay for travel on public transport in London. Buy your card before you leave home and save money with special offers.

A Visitor Oyster card is a smartcard pre-loaded with pay as you go credit that you can use to travel in London. It’s a quick and easy way to pay for journeys on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, River Bus and most National Rail services in London.
Put money on your Visitor Oyster card and use it to pay as you go.

Why buy a Visitor Oyster card?

Save time

Buy a Visitor Oyster card before you leave home and have it delivered to you.
Your card is ready to go as soon as you arrive in London, so no queuing at stations.

 

Great value

Pay as you go fares are cheaper than buying a paper single ticket.
Your Visitor Oyster card offers daily capping. This means you can travel as much as you like in a single day and the amount you pay for your travel is limited (or capped). For example, you can travel as many times as you like in a day in Zones 1 and 2 (from 04:30 to 04:29 the next day) and you won’t be charged more than £6.50.
By comparison, a Day Travelcard is more expensive and will cost you £12.10.
Use your card and save money with special offer and discounts at restaurants, shops, galleries and entertainment venues.

 

How much does a Visitor Oyster card cost?

A Visitor Oyster card costs £3 (plus postage) and is pre-loaded with pay as you go credit for you to spend on travel. You can choose how much credit to add to your card: £10, £15, £20, £25, £30, £35, £40 or £50.
The credit on your card never expires – it stays there until you use it. If you run out of credit on your card, it’s easy to top it up and use it again.

 

How much pay as you go credit to add?

If you’re visiting London for two days, start with £15 credit.
If you’re visiting London for four days, start with £30 credit.

 

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Find Archive Film Footage in the UK and Ireland

As part of its current Britain on Film season, the BFI has produced an interactive ‘film map’ that allows you to search for archive videos made in your local area. Tap in your postcode and the site brings up any films it has related to said location.

Find the map here: http://player.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film/map/

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The collection ranges from 1895 to the present day and includes adverts, newsreels, government-made films, TV shows and movies, as well as the world’s earliest home movies dating back to 1902.
London is particularly well represented, though it has to be said that the search can yield fairly broad results at present — better to think in terms of larger areas like the East End or the City rather than your local launderette. The project is in its early stages but has grand ambitions to grow the current catalogue of 2,500 digitized archive films to 10,000 by 2017.
Ultimately the aim is so create a huge interactive library that will offer instant insights into the past and easy access to a rich variety of material once locked away in warehouses and dusty attics. The BFI is keen for the public to get involved too, so the collection can expand further.

The map works for London, England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Dublin.

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