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Welcome to the wonderful world of off-peak

London is filled with endless possibilities for adventure, but when's the last time you got out and about and discovered something new? Let us inspire you with our guide to making the most of our wonderful city – all while you travel off-peak

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Seeking inspiration, London?

You’ve come to the right place.

Here at Time Out, we’re committed to helping you live your best London life. That includes inspiring you to discover things you never knew existed – and letting you know about all the little ways to save money when you’re exploring the city you love.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Transport for London to help you tap into the wonderful world of off-peak. We know that affordable, convenient public transport is the key to accessing the best that London has to offer – and thanks to TfL’s affordable off-peak fares and other discounts across the network, the possibilities for adventure are wider than ever.

For the next few months, we’ll be unveiling fun, unexpected and exciting experiences you can have in London, all during off-peak hours. We’ll reveal fabulous family adventures to be had on weekdays and during school holidays, beautiful spots to escape the inner city on weekends, and amazing hidden gems to discover in the evening.

And that's not all: we've also launched the Cultural TfL Map– an interactive map of TfL's network, which reveals more than 800 Time Out-recommended museums, galleries, activities and more near each station. Every experience is just a short walk (or bus) from a Tube, DLR or Overground station, and most are accessible through the wonderful world of off-peak.

Remember to check TfL Journey Planner before you travel.

 

              

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It’s no secret that the capital is packed with wonderful experiences, under-the-radar gems and affordable activities for families. Thanks to TfL, and their amazing free and discounted travel for kids (and adult off-peak fares) across the network, getting out and about is easy and great value – especially when you’re travelling during the wonderful world of off-peak.  To help families make the most of the wonderful experiences that London has to offer, we've teamed up with TfL to bring you the Family Adventure Map. We've created four fun-filled itineraries, packed with everything from awesome parks and nature encounters to brain-stimulating family-friendly museums – all of which are a short walk or bus ride from a Tube or London Overground station. We've also included exciting challenges, games and cool facts at each location to make your next day out even more enjoyable.  So what are you waiting for? Leave the car at home, grab your colouring pencils, hop on to public transport and let the off-peak adventures begin! Get started with the Family Adventure Map 1. Download your Family Adventure Map here. You can even print it out if you fancy! We recommend printing on A3 paper for the best experience.  2. If you don't have a printer, that's OK! Simply bring a notepad and some colouring pencils with you to complete the activities at each location. 3. Choose your itinerary. There are four to choose from: Northern Navigator, Southern Seeker, Eastern Explorer and Western Wa

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