What is the best way to get around in London?
London might be a big city, but getting around couldn’t be easier. It is served by a huge underground network of trains called the ‘Tube’. They run every few minutes on routes called ‘lines’ – and with 270+ Tube stations altogether, it’s no wonder the Tube is one of the most popular ways to travel.
As well as the Tube, the iconic red buses are a great budget-friendly travel option. You can no longer use cash to pay, so you’ll need an Oyster or contactless payment card. An Oyster card also gets you great discounts on the Tube, so it’s worth getting one when you arrive.
While you probably won’t be able to walk everywhere, one of the best ways to explore is on foot. It’s often quicker to walk than to catch a tube or bus – plus, you’ll have time to admire the historical architecture, find hidden places to visit and see more of this beautiful city.
London is perfect for exploring by bike, with cycle lanes and docking stations where you can hire one whenever you like. It costs as little as £2, and you can easily pay with a bank card using a touch screen. You don’t have to book – simply hire a bike, ride it wherever you like, and return it to any docking station once you’re done.