London is a busy city and can be a little daunting to make your way around. Luckily for you, this bustling city has lots of different travel options to make sure you can get to the city hotspots without a hitch. We’ve listed some great ways to get about to make it a little easier for you when you are there.
Get the Tube
This is probably one of the most popular ways to get out and about in London. They have perfected their underground for commuters and tourists – to make sure it’s easy to get back and forth. The London Underground has 9 zones, and there is a total of 11 tube lines. The amount it will cost depends on where you are going, and the time of day. It also depends on how you are paying, with contactless and Oyster being the cheapest options. There are London Underground maps everywhere to help you, and you can get free maps.
A Double-Decker Bus
London’s double-decker buses are iconic in the city. Not only that, but they are quick, and a cheap way to get around the city. Unlike the underground – they also have he advantage of allowing you a little bit of sightseeing on your travels too. The great thing about bus fares is that you can get a single for just £1.50 – and you can make as many bus journeys as you would like for free if they are in an hour of paying for your first bus journey if you are paying as you go. The London buses also run all night.
There are great companies out there – like the Green Tomato Car service which won’t only get you from A-B – but that are also environmentally friendly. The great thing about this is that you can even pick your car, and personalise your service. You can use this service for getting to business meetings, to courier packages – and to get to any great events you want to in style. It’s a fantastic alternative to the traditional black hackney if you are environmentally friendly.
For some time now, there has been a massive push to get people cycling in London rather than other forms of transport. It has many benefits such as saving on any transport fees, get to explore the capital by seeing the sights – and of course it’s great exercise. It’s also perfect for those of you who are conscious about the environment. There are some fantastic cycle routes that are also in place specifically for seeing some great sights that is in partnership with the London Cycling Campaign. It also means that you are in total control of your journey. When you leave, and what route you take.
If you are visiting London or have an event there – we hope we have given you some useful information as to how you can get out about this famous city.