Should I buy an Anytime Travelcard or an Off Peak Travelcard?
It depends what time of day you will be travelling:
Anytime Travelcards can be used at any time.
Off Peak Travelcards are cheaper, but cannot be used Monday to Friday before 9.30am.
Which zones do I need a Travelcard for?
The centre of London, including most major attractions, is in Zones 1-2.
Most suburban areas of London, and famous sights including Wembley Stadium and Wimbledon Tennis Club, are within Zones 1-4.
Almost the whole of London, including Heathrow and London City airports, is in Zones 1-6.
To check which zones the areas you want to visit are in, see the full map of the London transport network.
London Travelcards can be used on:
London Underground (the Tube) including the Night Tube, launching in September 2015
Overground and National Rail trains in London
London buses (in any Zone, irrespective of the zones shown on the ticket)
Trams in South London
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
The Night Tube
You can also get a 33% discount on river boats and a 25% discount on the Emirates Air Line cable car.
Please note: You cannot buy a paper 7 Day Travelcard once you get to London. If you buy a 7 Day Travelcard in London, it will be loaded onto an Oyster Card instead. An additional £5 deposit will apply.