Greater London Transportation

  • London Underground
    London Underground
    by Twan
  • New Version of London Cab
    New Version of London Cab
    by walterwu
  • Thames Clipper at Greenwich
    Thames Clipper at Greenwich
    by Britannia2

Greater London Transportation

  • Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro).

    London Transportation

    Everybody knows about the best way to get around London - the Underground. Therefore, I won't waste too many words about it, as you will easily and quickly become accustomed to it when in London. Just buy a day ticket (£ 5,60 for central London off-peak, i.e. after 9.30am) or an Oyster Card and start your trip through one of the most amazing cities...

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  • Oyster Cards / Travelcards

    London Transportation

    I'm guessing that the #1 question about London is "should I get an Oyster Card or a travelcard?" I've given it a lot of thought on my many visits to London and I almost always get a travelcard although I do have an Oyster Card that I've kept from a previous trip. Reasons to get a travelcard: -if you are going for more than 4 days, it may be...

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  • Airports (travel to and from)

    London Transportation

    The lowest cost route (by public transport) is to use the coach service that goes by the name of 'Terravision'. Although the company sounds like a cable television station that shows only horror movies they are in fact dedicated to airport-city centre coach transport. They currently operate half-hourly throughout the day from Stansted to Liverpool...

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  • Taxis

    London Transportation

    As well as having their own rich history (see Taxi ~ # 1) London black cabs also have their own slang. 'Arnie' - 'I'll be back!' - meaning the driver is not yet going home. B & B - a routine check by the police ( i.e. of a driver's green badge and his license, known as a bill) Bilker - a customer the driver suspects to do a runner (get out of the...

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  • Public Buses

    London Transportation

    Saw these for the first time in March 2014. They run on electric batteries, but when they get to a certain speed, the diesel motor cuts in. Innovative, clever way to keep living in huge cities at a pollution minimum.

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  • Train / Bus Stations

    London Transportation

    If you are over 55 then Club 55 can offer reduced travel on First trains. This is a great offer where you must register on line and costs are a fixed price. The offer is not available at all times and the website gives the dates available. Prices are £15 to buy a return ticket in the zone London falls in to and for each additional zone you pay an...

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  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

    London Transportation

    The London Underground (Tube) and the big, red London bus are well-known to tourists from around the world. There is, however, another mode of transport in London that I think visitors should explore. It is the Docklands Light Railway, known locally as the DLR. Starting at either Bank (Tube interchange with Central, District, Circle and Northern...

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  • Trains

    London Transportation

    Last trip on Eurostar to/from Paris June 2013 If you are planning on taking the Eurostar to Paris, there are tickets in different price brackets for each train, once the lower fare tickets are sold, a higher rate kicks in. In February 2014, the lowest current fare, without regard for any special promotions, is £69 round trip and you can book the...

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  • Driving in London

    London Transportation

    Apart from the rather obvious comment that you could use public transport or walk, there are a number of ways that you can legitimately avoid Uncle Mayor Ken's little wheeze. If you drive a bus (more than 9 seats), are disabled (and registered as such) or drive an electric car then you should escape without a problem. Remember the charge only...

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  • Walking in London

    London Transportation

    I will be the first to defend to the death the versatility of the London Tube. It is by far the best way to get around the city when travelling long distances. It is cheaper than hiring a cab, more navigable than the bus and cheap. If you take a few minutes to check the tube maps at each station, you'll be fine, or pick up a tube map to take with...

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  • Boats

    London Transportation

    London maybe one of the world's most expensive cities, but this is a great freebie if you want to see the sun set over london. The Woolwich to North Woolwich ferry has been operating in some form or other since the 14th century, but as a free service it has only be going for about 120 years ! The three boats all date from the 1960's, although only...

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  • Flights

    London Transportation

    After a deep investigation about airlines, taking in account our journey planning (cities we want to visit), flights timetables, service quality and prices, finally we choose Air France. In first term London was our primary option (first stopover), and Paris the second stage of the journey. This decision by itself filtered a lot of companies,...

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  • Tour buses.

    London Transportation

    Hello there, please try the London Sightseeing Bus: http://www.londonpass.com/london-attractions/original-london-sightseeing-bus-tour.html You will get top 5 benefits: Free entry to 55 attractions No waiting - skip lines Free 120+ page guidebook Over 40 extra special offers Free public transport Enjoy your passage to the historical London, you...

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  • Airports

    London Transportation

    London City airport in Docklands is easily the closest airport to the centre of the city as it is only in Zone 3/4 on the travelcard. It was mainly aimed at business users, but you can sometimes get cheap fares, especially if you get a choice of airports on your ticket following an intercontinental leg (eg to Amsterdam) When you take into account...

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  • Cycling

    London Transportation

    There is a relatively new travel concept in London which began in 2010 and appears to be gathering momentum. All over the central part of the city you will see rows of bicycles like those pictured, and you will see them being pedalled around. In the way of Londoners, these bikes have already been given a nickname. They are known as "Boris Bikes"...

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  • Tube from Heathrow Airport to Central...

    If you are travelling to London from Heathrow Airport, you might want to consider taking the tube (Piccadilly Line) instead of the Heathrow Express Train. I've heard that the Heathrow Express takes only about 25 minutes to Central London, while it took us about 55 minutes to get there by tube. If you're not in a hurry and travel on the weekend or...

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  • cycling

    at the moment the mayor's office are promoting cycling in london, and have produced a number of cycle maps which cover the whole of greater london. They are all free, just go onto the Transport for London website and follow the links to order them. I have lived in and around london for 5 years and they have helped me find loads of new places. The...

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  • Arriving from Gatwick

    Definitely book your ticket from here: www.southernrailway.comCurrent offers - travel from London Victoria to Brighton for as little as £3.00 each way!!To take advantage of this super deal you need to book your Advance ticket online before 30th April. Select the time of travel, and a range of fares will pop up.*** Use the same URL for your Gatwick...

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  • The London Underground

    As long as you avoid the rush hours, travelling by Underground is not too bad. Admittedly passengers do not give up their seats to the elderly even if the seat is labelled as such. No-one wants to make eye contact, so the regular travellers hide behind newspapers and books. Away from the centre of town the trains travel above ground which is more...

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  • avoid the crowded streets

    As most people agree the fastest , but not the cheapest, way to get around London is by Underground. Buses are Ok but finding the right route can be confusing, and tickets should be purchased before boarding. The old cry' Any more Tickets,please.' and 'Move along , please' are long gone. Everything has become impersonal and cost effective.Driving...

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  • Transport UK

    From London you can travel by Express Coach from Victoria Coach Station to Oxford. Coaches depart every 30 minutes.You can also take the train from Paddington.Bath can be reached by train from Paddington. (regular trains).I prefer Oxford as there is more to do.Both cities are easily reached.Have a nice day!!

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  • The Woolwich Ferry

    Me and my hubby had been on a very uneventful trip to Greenwich one Sunday. We were going to get a look at and take some some photos of The Cutty Sark, and then look around the market there, but we couldn't find anywhere to park.So once we had left there, we drove into Woolwich. Chris knows this area very well as he used to bring his kids here to...

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  • The London Underground

    World famous and trendy, the tubes is what the Brits call their subway system. The Underground consists of 12 lines of the 'tube' extending as far as Buckinghamshire, Essex, and Heathrow with over a half-dozen major tube stations at larger main-line train stations. The underground runs from roughly 5:30-midnight, though later in some areas. It's...

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  • In central London

    If you are in the Central London sigtseeing and plan to walk....carry a map with you and the note the nearest tube station.You will find unnamed streets, very small streets, one street rounding up to another one.

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  • Two Wheels Good

    The bicycle is by far the most efficient way of travelling about London. In central London a bike will always outpace all the smoking metal: oner medium length journeys in the inner suburbs there will be little difference (average speed of a car in the outer sububs is around 10.5 mph).It is also perfectly safe. PROVIDED THAT YOU TAKE CARE Sure,...

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  • Oyster Cards

    They have a new type of travel card in London called the Oyster Card. It's one of those tap and go cards which are pretty cool and efficient. Unfortunately, they have 2 levels. One is a pay and go feature which is helpful if your only there for a few days, but it isn't available for use on all the lines as a weekly card. It WILL however be good if...

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  • Get a Good Map!

    While we were walking back to the tube station in London, we passed a petrol station so I quickly dropped in to see if they had a more detailed map than the one Hertz rental cars had given us. The only thing going was a huge book of maps, the 2004 Edition of the AZ Great Britain Road Atlas. It cost me 8.75 pounds (US$17) but it was worth every...

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  • Docklands Light Railway

    When travelling between central London and Greenwich, the Docklands Light Railway offers good service. With regular trian service daily, this is the quickest way to go. Check the web site below for times.

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  • The Underground

    This is London's primary means of transportation. It's quick, cheap, safe, and reliable. The Underground, or "Tube", as it is more commonly known, dates back over a century. It has been a model of public transit systems ever since.Forget driving in this city, unless you love fighting the traffic and not being able to park. The Tube takes you to...

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  • Black Cabs!

    If you have a bigger budget or you just wanna do it once to say you have, then catch a black cab! These are the second best way to get around the city but they can be expensive. People have to study the streets of London for months and pass exams to be become a cabbie and if they don't know how to get to your destination then your ride is free....

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  • Red Buses & Black Cabs

    There are two things you have to do while in London. Catch a Red Routemaster Bus and a London Black cab!The Red Routemasters are the very old London Transport buses only service the very centre. They are a fantastic way to get around and it's so cool to have a conductor come up and ask for your ticket on a bus!! These buses are slowly being...

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  • THE TUBE

    If you are in London for five or more days it's worth getting a weekly travel pass! Depending on where you intend to travel - if you are only going to be travel about in Zone 1 and 2 it's only about £20 to get a travel card. Instead of paying up to £6.00 a day. Make sure you have a passport photo when you go to apply!You can also get a Oyster card...

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  • Buses

    The best way to get around London. I love to jump on a bus and travel around the city. I advice to buy a BusCard. For one week, it costs round 10 pounds.You can get these from small kiosks and tubestations.

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  • The London Underground

    The Tube is a perfect way to get around London. It's convenient, fast (depending on time of day), and easy to follow the Tube lines.The Rail System is also a great way to travel outside London. At Paddington Station, there are many train times to choose from. Plus, Paddington Station also has the Heathrow Express, which gets you to Heathrow airport...

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  • The Underground (The Tube)

    Just buy an all day pass and you ride the trains or the buses all day. It is a great way to go sightseeing.

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  • On the Thames

    There are two scenic ways to get to Greenwich - DLR or boat. Many people go by boat and come back by train. I chose to do it the other way. I thought the DLR would be quicker and that it would be relaxing to come back on the boat. I think this is the best way to do it.We took the City Tours boat back. There are other lines.It is also possible to go...

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  • The Tube

    There's no better way to get around London than the Tube. There are so many lines to take you all over the place. It seems relatively safe and clean and at some transfer spots you'll go up and down so many escalators and through so many tunnels that you may forget where you are going or why...And always remember to "MIND THE GAP"!

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  • Always a Danger Travelling in Canada's...

    We had booked our tickets to England away back in November, 2003 when Air Canada had a seat sale on flights departing from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since this is only a 3.5 hour drive from our home in Fredericton, New Brunswick we decided to go for it. However, because our Feb. 18th departure date was in the dead of the Canadian winter, and mindful of...

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  • Travelcards around Greater London

    If you are going to do lots of journeys in 1 day (or a weekend) get a Travelcard then you have the freedom of the trains, tubes, and buses for the day (or the weekend). Check the different zones you might want to travel in because there are several different prices. Do remember that Greater London is huge and that an all zones card covers even more...

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  • Getting to Camden Town

    The Camden Markets are in Camden Town, North-West London. Located in zone 2, you can take the tube to either Camden Town or Chalk Farm stations. (Northern line) From Chalk Farm tube walk south, from Camden Town, walk north.We took the Bakerloo line tube to Warwick Ave. and rode the London Waterbus from Little Venice to Camden Lock. 6.20 pounds...

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  • Live music while you travel on the tube

    London Underground have decided to allow a limited number of buskers. The musicians will be auditioned in the first 2 weeks of May 2003 at Canary Wharf Tube Station. Musicians who are good enough will be granted a formal licence and will be allowed to perform on one of 25 pitches at 12 different central tube stations.

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  • The Tube

    At first I was apprehensive about using The Tube as my mode of transportation while in London. The main reason being that I have never used a subway system before and have always heard the horror stories of the New York Subways. I didnt want to pay the outrageous taxi fare from Londons Heathrow to my hotel so I looked into the cost and ease of...

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