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Travelling around in London

London is a large and bustling city, and getting around can be a bit overwhelming for visitors. However, with a little planning and knowledge of the different transportation options, it is easy to navigate the city and see all the sights. Travelling around in London can be a great experience with a little planning so read below and have a great trip!

Public Transport

One of the most popular ways to get around London is by using the city’s public transportation system, which includes buses, trains and the underground (also known as “The Tube”). The underground is the fastest and most convenient way to get around the city, with trains running frequently and connecting to all major destinations. Visitors can purchase a Travelcard or an Oyster Card, which allows them to travel on all public transportation at a discounted rate. Each tube station will have multiple maps which detail the correct trains and tube lines to use on the walls. These can also be picked up from local shops and news stands. Be sure to study these and know where you need to go and get off. Buying and topping up Oyster cards is easy. You can do it online or using the pay machine at the station.

Black Cabs

Another popular way to get around London is by using the city’s famous black cabs or minicabs. These are licensed taxi drivers who can take you anywhere in the city, and can be hailed on the street or booked in advance. The cost of this service varies but generally they all run by the meter. If you do come across a black cab who doesn’t use a meter, just get out and find a another cab. Black cab drivers are very knowledgeable and are able to give you some good tips on places to visit. Spark up a conversation and you never know, you may find some great gems.


Uber also provide a service in London and its pretty good. We use it regularly when travelling to the capital. Journeys are generally cheaper then private hire taxis and black cabs. Generally Uber in London is accepted as a safe way to travel. Just download the app and start using it straight away. There are literally thousands of London cabs on Uber so chances of you not being able to get a ride are extremely slim. overall, we recommend using Uber just for the convenience and good value it provides.


Walking is also a great option for getting around London, as many of the city’s main attractions are located within walking distance of each other. Many visitors also enjoy taking a leisurely stroll along the River Thames, which offers beautiful views of the city’s skyline. Just ensure you keep your valuables safe and out of sight.

The More Scenic Rides

For visitors who want to see the city from a different perspective, a river cruise on the Thames is a great option. These cruises offer views of London’s famous landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, and the London Eye. Tickets can be bought online or at the ticket office when you get there. Its best to book online in advanced and receive a time slot as during busy periods, queues can be long.


Bicycles can also be rented at various locations throughout the city, and cycling is a popular way to get around London, especially in the summer. There are also bike-sharing schemes such as Santander Cycles and Lime that allow visitors to rent bicycles for a short period of time.


Overall, there are many transportation options available for visitors to London, and with a little planning and knowledge of the different options, it is easy to navigate the city and see all the sights.

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