If you are about to visit London you will need to orientate swiftly. Download this very useful Hello London guide, which is a general guide to using public transport. It includes London maps for the tube, bus and river-boat services and has all you need to know about the many ticket-types available, plus useful information about walking and cycling routes.
The London Pass
The London Pass is a sight-seeing card which is used by millions of visitors to London every year. It includes free entrance to many of London’s most popular attractions and tours, fast track entrance, free sightseeing bus tours, an optional Oyster card, a free guidebook and many additional exclusive offers. Even if you do not purchase a pass you may still download the free London guidebook.
A London Underground map is a must! The tube map with its bright, iconic design makes travelling around London’s underground straight-forward. This map comes with every bit of useful information you could possibly need about the tube, including useful information about stairs, toilets, travelling with bicycles, etc.
As for the underground, having a bus map handy is also recommended. This pleasant and cheap way of getting around is a doddle once you know where to catch your bus and where it goes. These London maps show all the key routes in central London and surroundings as well as information about the night buses. Bus maps.
Docklands Light Railway guide
This DLR map helps you to find the many fabulous places to eat, drink and shop in the vibrant East End with a bit of history and culture thrown in! Get all the information you need here for Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, the O2 area in Greenwich, London’s Docklands and Canary Wharf and so much more.
You can also travel around London on the Overground service that takes you further afield and beyond the tube. There are many wonderful areas to explore outside the centre. This London map has all the practical information you need about travelling on this service and interconnecting with the tube.
River services map
If you visit London a trip down the Thame is a must. There are many options for using the River Thames as a mode of transport and this map gives you all the routes, both for river-buses and river cruises. Find out which one suits you best, including how you can use your Oyster card for this form of transport. River maps.
Cycle maps and guide
When you visit London you will discover that cycling in London is more popular than ever! Find out which route suits you and your family best with this useful map and guide. It tells you all about the various cycle routes through the parks, along the river or other open spaces in London, as well as the cycle super-highways in the centre of town. This cheap and fun form of transport is faster and much safer than ever before.
Tube station toilet facilities map
This is useful information for everybody, especially visitors travelling with babies, toddlers and younger children. This map tells you which tube stations have public toilet facilities and baby-changing stations. It gives their opening hours and if there is a small fee to pay. Not all stations charge for this service, but some do. It includes the same information for DLR and the Overground networks. Facilities maps.
A walking map
Walking in London for pleasure is a wonderful thing to do anytime of year. These maps will suggest routes of all kinds and sizes, central or sub-urban and for all weathers. Plan your journey in advance and carry your London maps with you on your way. Put on your best walking shoes and see the capital as you never have before. Learn about hidden London, whilst working up an appetite!
Traveltime platform offers interactive maps which allow you to determine travelling time. You can create a map that shows where’s reachable ‘within X minutes’ and also make your own travel time map.
This is information about the range of guides in alternative formats that help you whilst travelling in London. All of these can be obtained for free, for some you will need to complete a form. Maps and guides can be in audio, large print or in another language. They include information for the disabled and older traveller.
As for most things in life, there are now oodles of apps dedicated to London maps. When you visit London, sourcing the nearest bus stop or taxi can all be done from your phone. Two well known maps, which will surely get you around London are Citymapper and Waze – we particularly like Wave when we are driving.