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60) for children 5 to 15. The Off-Peak 1-Day Travelcard, which isn’t valid until after 9:30am on weekdays (or on night buses), is even cheaper. 60) for children 5 to 15. The system now features a 3-Day Travel Card, allowing adults to travel for £15 to £37 ($28–$67) depending on the time (peak or off-peak) and children to go for £6 to £19 ($11–$33). 1-Week Travelcards cost adults £22 ($40) and children £11 ($20) for travel in zones 1 and 2. THE UNDERGROUND The Underground, or Tube, is the fastest and easiest way to get around.
Hotels in all categories remain overpriced. London boasts some of the most famous hotels in the world— temples of luxury like Claridge’s and The Dorchester, and more recent rivals like the Four Seasons. The problem is that there are too many of these high-priced hotels (and now there are many budget options) and not enough moderately priced options. Even at the luxury level, you might be surprised at what you don’t get. Many of the stately Victorian and Edwardian gems are so steeped in tradition that they lack many modern conveniences that are standard in other luxury hotels around the world.
The New Zealand High Commission is at New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket at Pall Mall, SW1 (& 020/7930-8422; Tube: Charing Cross or Piccadilly Circus). Hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. The Irish Embassy is at 17 Grosvenor Place, SW1 (& 020/ 7235-2171; Tube: Hyde Park Corner). Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm. Emergencies For police, fire, or an ambulance, dial & 999. ). Many other London hospitals also have accident and emergency departments. Liquor Laws The legal drinking age is 18.