It is always worth investigating the various ways to pay when you travel around London on public transport, even if you are only visit London for a few days. Paying the full fare each time you travel, or getting the wrong kind of travel card will be more costly and much less convenient. The ease of using a one day/weekly travel pass or an Oyster card makes everything run smoothly.
London transport is one of the world’s largest and busiest systems and there are many ways to get to where you want to go. Transport for London (TfL) provide plenty of useful information about travelling on public transport and Londoners themselves are usually helpful. Don’t hesitate to ask TFL staff or fellow travellers for assistance if you need it. When you visit London you can travel by underground (metro/subway), train, bus, bicycle, tram or riverboat!
Airport transfers into central London can be a daunting task, even if you have done so before and you are familiar with London’s transport system. When you visit London you may be overwhelmed by the various possibilities and unsure of the best way to get to where you will be staying, without spending a fortune or frazzling your already jet-lagged nerves! We hope the following information and tips will make it easier for all travellers, even the experienced ones.
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.
Can we please get down on bended knee and beg you not to bring your car to London. Please. It’s gruesome enough for Londoners who have to wrestle with traffic, one way streets, speed cameras, roadworks, the congestion charge, cyclists and road rage. If you visit London you are much better off using the massive transport infrastructure rather than driving in London. [Read more…] about Driving in London