London Transportation

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  • 1. Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro).

    The wonderful schematic Tube map was originally drawn up in 1931 by Harry Beck, an employee of London Underground who was paid just 10 guineas (10GBP and 10 shillings...50p) for his efforts. Although...

  • 2. Oyster Cards / Travelcards

    The Oyster Card is a plastic smartcard, which can store credit for the use of London's public transport system. It exists since about summer 2003. The original Oyster Card costs a 5 GBP refundable...

  • 3. Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

    The DLR is Docklands Light Railway. As its name suggests, it serves the east of London, mainly around the river and docks. My main reason for using it has been the link from London City Airport to...

  • 4. Airports (travel to and from)

    The Stansted Express runs about every 15 minutes with a trip time of 47 minutes to downtown London. Tickets start as low as 8 British Pounds for a one-way trip. The easrliest trains depart at 3:40 AM.

  • 5. Public Buses

    The London buses are equal to the phenomenon of the Red Bus and the Double Decker. Those red double decker buses were unique to the Capital, already in the horse drawn carriage period there were...

  • 6. Driving in London

    I live in the outer suburbs of London near Heathrow Airport and drive a 44ft tour coach around the city centre (and the rest of the UK) for a living. Here are my reasons why hiring a rental car in...

  • 7. Taxis

    The London licenced taxi, or Black Cab as it is locally known, is a safe and reliable but ludicrously expensive, way to travel around London. Almost every day, I see people, obviously visitors,...

  • 8. Trains

    Paddington is only the 7th busiest main line station in London, but don’t let that fool you because it still has 35 million passengers a year, and at busy times you may not even get on the train you...

  • 9. Train / Bus Stations

    London's Victoria Railway Station is one that I use when flying in and out of Gatwick Airport - a place I'm never in any great hurry to get to and so often find myself stopping off here for a beer or...

  • 10. Boats and City Cruises

    the thames river, being theriver where the city of London was built, is a top attraction and there are many cruises around the thames like the Thames Rib Cruise or the Thames Clippers but the best...

  • 11. Airports

    I've had the "pleasure" of transferring through Heathrow on a couple of occasions to other European cities and if you can possibly avoid doing it, it is advisable. Heathrow may not be the world's...

  • 12. Flights

    Etihad is the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates and is one of two international Airlines of the UAE (the other is the Larger and More Known Emirates, owned by the Emirate of Dubai). It name...

  • 13. Walking in London

    If you are the walking type and love to go to major tourist sites and attractions via brisk walking (not necessarily to save on trasport costs) but enjoy walking for the heck of it, you would not be...

  • 14. Cycling

    A few weeks as I had a new bike I decided to try the new East to West cycle superway and it was a pleasure to commute on it , and as it was a nice day it was even nicer to see families using it as is...

  • 15. Tour buses.

    There are several tour bus companies with various routes around central London. You can buy a ticket that is good for 24 hours and get on and off at set stops around the routes. This is a great way to...

  • 16. King's Cross Station

    Sometimes creating a tourist attraction can be so easy and inexpensive. All you have to do is find an empty wall in Kings Cross station, put up a sign reading “Platform 9¾” and presto, you have dozens...

  • 17. Thames Clippers

    The City of London is defined by the River Thames as such you would see various Thames River Boats and Clippers plying the famous River of which you would notice that there are various piers around...

  • 18. Children's fares in London

    On National Rail children aged 5 - 15 travel at half fare but on the Underground, Overground and confusingly some sections of National Rail where a mainline...


    If you look up from your seat on the London Underground, that is if you are lucky to find one, you will see a row of advertisements above the windows....

  • 20. Lost Property Office London Underground

    If you have lost items on London underground, Docklands LR, London buses in all likelihood you may be able to be reunited. I left my gym bag on the tube and yes...

  • 21. Parking in London

    There are many parking areas in london of which many are owned by the national government via National Car Parks and other hosts of Private Parking Companies of...

  • 22. How To Buy Eurostar Tickets

    If you are planning to go to Continental Europe like for Say have a day off to Paris or to Brussels or will go on a continental tour of Europe starting in...

  • 23. Eurostar Trains to Paris and Brussels

    Although the opening of the Channel Tunnel enabled trains to go to and from England to France since 1994 of which Eurostar Pioneered, it reached greater heights...

  • 24. Saint Pancras International Railway Station

    Besides Victoria Station, Waterloo Station, Paddington Station, Liverpool Station, which are the Biggest Train Stations (more than 10 rail lines) on London...

  • 25. Gatwick Airport (LGW)

    Most visitors to London think of Heathrow Airport (LHR) as the arrival/departure point, but in fact another 4 airports serve the city.Gatwick is the second...

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Comments (5)

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2014 at 2:46 AM

    Transport for London has announced its fares for 2015. Traditionally prices rise every January, but this year there is some good news. If you are using an Oyster or the new contactless system the daily price cap is actually coming down! In zones 1-2, where most visitors spend most of their time, the daily cap will reduce from £8.40 to £6.40, meaning that you would never spend more than that in a day, no matter how many tubes and buses you catch. I haven't yet done the maths but I think this will make Oyster by far the best option for most visitors. See here for more info, including caps for other zones:

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      Nov 16, 2014 at 5:06 PM

      good idea to get a guidebook such as the Lonely Planet for Europe which is an excellent resource to have for the long term

    • LakshyaR's Profile Photo
      Nov 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

      i apperiate ur advise

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2014 at 2:28 AM

    Transport for London is planning to move to a new payment system. Oyster will be phased out and you will be bale to use contactless debit cards instead, though I think there will be a period of overlap when both can be used (as at present on the buses). The Londonist has produced a useful article on how this is expected to work:

    But I'm not at all clear yet what the position will be for visitors from abroad who maybe don't have a contactless debit card. I'll keep monitoring the situation and post again if I find out.

    • angiebabe's Profile Photo
      Jun 27, 2015 at 2:31 AM

      are they still phasing out the Oyster card? i forgot you wrote this and been using mine since ive been back - was good to see the prices have come down a bit!

    • toonsarah's Profile Photo
      Jun 28, 2015 at 2:43 AM

      I haven't heard any more about it being phased out but they certainly seem to be encouraging the use of debit cards instead

  • HackneyBird's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2014 at 1:00 AM

    As from 6th July 2014 there will be NO cash fares accepted on London buses. For more information go to

    • RavensWing's Profile Photo
      Apr 27, 2014 at 4:29 AM

      Well I only plan to fly into LHR and then find the way to where ever Stonehenge is and head there right away. I might not even need one for him.

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Apr 27, 2014 at 5:45 AM

      You can just use the Tube from LHR if you need to get into London, or the National Express buses. Stonehenge is near Salisbury so you'll need to take the train from London Waterloo or the bus from either Heathrow or Victoria coach station. Then you'll need bus or taxi from Salisbury to the stones themselves. The ordinary bus service which used to exist has now turned into a hoho, unfortunately:

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Temporary notice 19th April, 2014.

    The RMT Union has just announced that they are to hold another two of their strikes from 2100 hours on Monday 28th April for 48 hours and from 2100 hours on Monday 5th May for 72 hours. As always, these are designed to cause maximum disruption by being during the working week and will affect both Londoners and visitors alike. There will be a huge strain on other forms of public transport so travellers are advised to plan well ahead if they are visiting during these periods.

    I shall attempt to keep this information as current as possible should there be any changes.

    planxty (fergy).

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    I have just heard on the BBC News in London that Tube (Underground / Metro) workers are going on strike for 24 hours on Boxing Day (26th December, 2012). Members of the ASLEF Union have today voted in favour of this action which will seriously disrupt transportation in London on this public holiday. They have also voted for industrial action on the 18th January, 2013 and 25th January, 2013. Here is a link.

    I shall update this if there is any change in the situation.

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