Information on getting around London
is big, very big, and there a several ways of getting around.
the case in all cities, everyone assumes you know what to
do, so we have a few pages on the different transport systems
used in London, just click the links on this page.
Known as "the Tube" the trains travel underground
in Central London, but often "overground" on the
outskirts. Very busy in the morning and afternoon rush hours,
and not always reliable, with constant engineering works.
However, generally it is fast and efficient for getting around.....more
The famous London Routemasters are still used but more often
modern one-man operated buses are operated. Travelling all
over London and into the distant suburbs they are an economical
way to get around. Even with the "bus lanes" on
the roads they can grind to a halt in the busy London streets.....more
Often overlooked, even by Londoners, these boats use the Thames
as the highway, departing from piers, and you get a great
view of London as well. One area of London's transport system
that needs to be developed further .....more
London black cabs will take you anywhere in London, well trained
and professional they have "The Knowledge" .....more
if exhausting, way to see the city. Armed with the famous
A-Z of London street map, mark the sites and off you go......more
has a large rail network, connecting the suburbs and the countryside
to central London
These are pay once use many times in a day buses that go between
the famous sights. Jump on and off the bus along the route.
Expensive may be but they provide one of the best ways to
see the sights if you really don't know where you are going
and don't have much time.
with less time take a guided tour bus, these normally have
taped commentary in different languages.
If you use a guide make sure they have the well earned "Blue
Badge". They do know all about the famous sites, and
don't overlook the guided tours available at some places of
Left luggage facilities at mainline stations is provided by