Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Londoners, here’s how to get free tube travel (and coffee) in October

coffee on train station platform.jpg

We think we speak on behalf of commuters everywhere when we say that paying out for tube, train and bus fares each week is one of our least favourite things to do.

And, on Monday mornings especially, things get even more expensive when we’re forced to turn to takeaway coffees in a bid to perk us up.

Thank goodness, then, for this new scheme from Android Pay and Mastercard.


Read more: The best hidden reading spots around London


The companies have teamed up to bring you free travel and coffee every Monday in October. 

The scheme coves travel costs up to £30.50 on the bus, tube, tram, Thames Clipper boat services, DLR TfL Rail, London Overground, and most National Rail Services in London.

They’re also offering a free caffeine hit in the form of a hot drink from Caffè Nero every Monday morning in October, too.


Read more: Top 10 coffee shops in London


All you have to do to take advantage of the scheme is to install the Android Pay app onto your smartphone, and link your Mastercard to it.

Once this is done, tap in to pay for your travel and your morning cuppa using your phone, and they’ll automatically refund you the cash.

Mark Barnett, president of MasterCard UK & Ireland said: “Our ‘fare free’ days across London’s transport network have been a big hit with our cardholders, but we wanted to go one step further." 

"We hope that the Monday morning commute becomes a little more enjoyable in more ways than one...”

"We hope that the Monday morning commute becomes a little more enjoyable in more ways than one...”

He added: "By also offering a free coffee at Caffè Nero, we hope that the Monday morning commute becomes a little more enjoyable in more ways than one.”

The scheme kicked off on Monday 3 October, but it is set to continue throughout the month, which means you have three more opportunities to treat yo’self to a free journey and hot bevvy on a blustery autumnal morning.

That should help to ease the sting of returning to work after the weekend, eh?

Related

tea-spray.jpg

Tea in a spray can is now a thing, as if 2016 hasn’t been bleak enough

coffee cone.JPG

Coffee in a cone is here to brighten up your mornings

iStock_41434878_MEDIUM.jpg

Why am I so tired? Five foolproof ways to beat office fatigue

More

SATC writer admits the team argued over Carrie's unrealistic lifestyle

“I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet”

by Megan Murray
19 Oct 2017

WhatConsentMeansToMe hashtag sparks vital conversation on Twitter

“No matter what I wear, no matter what you think – no means no”

by Anna Brech
19 Oct 2017

The Netflix shows you’re most likely to devour in 24 hours

You, my friend, are a ‘binge racer’

by Nicola Colyer
18 Oct 2017

There’s a psychological reason you’re in love with Starbucks’ red cups

It’s not just because Christmas is coming

by Gemma Crisp
18 Oct 2017

Have a wonderfully macabre Christmas with this anti-advent calendar

Bah humbug

by Megan Murray
18 Oct 2017

Nigella Lawson says this is the next big food trend

Will this steal avocado’s crown?

by Nicola Colyer
18 Oct 2017

Men are supporting the #MeToo campaign by tweeting #HowIWillChange

“Guys, it’s our turn.”

by Moya Crockett
18 Oct 2017

The new sanitary towel advert finally showing RED period blood

Because what runs down your leg in the shower ain’t blue

by Amy Swales
18 Oct 2017

“France banning wolf-whistling is a good start – but it’s not enough”

We can’t kid ourselves that this kind of gesture will change women’s lives.

by Moya Crockett
18 Oct 2017

The UK's first permanent avocado restaurant is coming to London

It’s everything we avo wanted

by Megan Murray
18 Oct 2017