It does not matter if you come to London for the first time or visit the capital often. In any case, the smart card Oyster - the easiest way to pay for public transport.
1. How to use Oyster, Visitor Oyster card, Travelcard and contactless card. All of them are very simple to use. Just touch the yellow reader card at the entrance and exit. This guarantees you payment at the right rate. If you do not fulfill this condition, you may be fined. In buses and trams you need to touch the yellow reader only at the beginning of the trip. One-day Travelcards are paper tickets that can be used in the metro, buses, trams, trains, DLR and London Overground. However Travelcards are invalid on water transport.
2. Why you should buy Visitor Oyster card. Visitor Oyster card is the most profitable way of paying for travel in public transport. Thanks to this card, you: save time: the card will be ready by the time you arrive in London; save when buying: it is 50% cheaper than a paper Travelcard; save on travel: the card provides a limit on daily transportation costs. Having reached the limit, you no longer pay for travel on that day; enjoy special offers and promotions in leading restaurants, shops and entertainment venues in London, and get discounts on the Emirates Air Line cable car.