Added by on July 26, 2017

These are some things to know before your first visit to London. My ten tips will make your visit to London easier and help you not stick out as a tourist. London underground tips, how to tip in restaurants, and how to pronounce some of the trickier names, and more.

**Updates and corrections:
– They call it the River Thames (not Thames River)
– A pint = 16oz
– For all oyster cards, zone charges have increased. For example, travel via zones 1-2 for the day (plus any bus rides) it costs Β£6.50 the most for that day

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  • Zimpaz 2 years ago

    You don't need an Oyster card anymore if you have a contactless debit / credit card. The same cap applies

  • meme commander 2 years ago

    England is a country.
    London is a city.

  • Darasimi Coker 2 years ago

    Its going to be my birthday should I wear a short or a long dress (i am going to be 10πŸ˜‡πŸ˜€β˜ΊπŸ˜Š)

  • djlads 2 years ago

    Black cabs are a real rip off in LONDON, which this is about, though if you go anywhere else in the UK Black Cabs are VERY reasonably priced. Though if you come to Manchester we have free buses with cover 3 different routes that will get you round the city no charge at all.

  • Alison Chang 2 years ago

    Hey! There is a lot of tube etiquette you could talk about e.g. stand on the right and walk on the left on escalators, taking backpacks off, letting people off first etc … also, you can no longer use cash on a bus (maybe you could when this was filmed)!

  • camia alexis 2 years ago

    lol it's so nice to see outsiders learn more about our country i live in West London and whoever is coming to England i hope you have fun in our country πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • Shiba Nially 2 years ago

    I'm going to hackney is about a week ( its in central London ) and its gorgeous

  • an le 2 years ago

    how lovely you are. I, from now, will be your big fanπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Hopefully you will make more and more video like this.

  • megsie1424 2 years ago

    Great vid! Am planning my very first London visit end of the month…staying a couple of weeks.. Your tips seem very useful

  • Marlon Jayakoddy 2 years ago

    Are there racism in London?

  • Marlon Jayakoddy 2 years ago

    do they like brown people?

  • Elena Day 2 years ago

    For the love of god PLEASE do not take an Uber in London. Cabbies are some of the nicest people you will ever meet; just get a cab instead and support a fundamental British institution.

  • Keerthi Sinha 2 years ago

    Great video! Is March/April a good time to visit?

  • g rnnr 2 years ago

    do londoners wear athleisure outfits/clothing (ie. lululemon/sweaty betty/athleta) around? we are heading there soon and i tend to wear those types of outfits.

  • willcocks001 2 years ago

    Hi Jess, how are you?
    Listen, I need your help… again… I intend to have lunch in Hyde Park, but I don't know which place to go: Lido Bar and Cafe or Serpentine Bar & Kitchen. What do you think? Or do you have another idea? 10 days to go… πŸ˜‰
    Thank you again.