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Free London travel tomorrow (28 November)

Tomorrow (28 November 2014) is the second day to take advantage of “Fare Free Fridays” – where all contactless Mastercard holders can travel free on the majority of London’s TFL transport network.

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The TFL network includes London Underground, London Buses, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, participating National Rail services in London and the Tramlink. (more…)

Free London travel tomorrow (14 November) and 28 November

Tomorrow and 28 November are “Fare Free Fridays” – where all contactless Mastercard holders can travel free on the majority of London’s TFL network.

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The TFL network includes London Underground, London Buses, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, participating National Rail services in London and the Tramlink. (more…)

Ever wonder what happened to London’s bendy buses?

It’s fair to say that London’s bendy buses were never the most popular form of public transport: clogging up streets, trapping cyclists and spontaneously combusting.

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As a result, soon after his election as London Mayor, Boris Johnson had them shipped off to Malta. The story doesn’t quite end there though… (more…)

Free £5 Tube (London Underground) credit

American Express cardholders can currently get £5 free credit on the London Underground by registering here.

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The £5 credit will be credited back to your American Express card when you spend £5 or more using your card as the “contactless” payment method at tube (or contactless-enabled National Rail) gates.

I managed to register my UK GBP American Express and my Euro International Credit Card American Express for this offer, so it does not appear to be limited to GBP-only cards.

(HT: Headforpoints)

£10 instant free taxi credit – London

Kabbee is a new online cab booking service, also available via an iphone or android app, that lets you book properly licensed cabs in London at the best available prices.

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Although it has clear overlaps with the likes of Uber and Hailo, one of the unique selling points of Kabbee is that it’s not simply a taxi booking service. In fact, when you make a journey request with it, Kabbee, it will instantly compare over 70 cab fleets across London, allowing you to book by car type, price, arrival time, on-time rate and user rating.

Equally interestingly for the value traveller, you can get £10 free taxi credit by signing up to Kabbee here, and adding the promotional code ULG3TL in the relevant box:  (more…)

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