How Do Tourists Get Around London?

By Shoaib
June 3, 2024
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When travelling to London, you’ll be spoilt for choice with ways to get around the city. No matter where you are staying in London, there are endless options for seeing the various must-see sites and getting to the top tourist attractions in the city. Keep reading to discover the easiest ways to explore London and make the most of your time here.

The London Underground

Without a doubt the most popular way to get around London is on the London Underground, which is better known as the tube. If you arrive into London Heathrow Airport, you can take the Piccadilly Line or the new Crossrail Elizabeth Line directly to the centre of the city, which is a cheap and efficient way to get to our Hatton Garden or London Kings Cross hotels. In order to pay for the tube, you can either use a contactless payment card or purchase an Oyster card to use throughout your trip.

Many of the stations are also fully accessible, and these are indicated on the tube maps at every station or online. Your fare will be calculated based on the zone you are visiting, so prices for journeys will vary depending on their length. Almost everywhere in the city can be visited by tube, including Buckingham Palace, Oxford Street, and the River Thames.

London Buses

Another classic form of transport to try at least once during your trip is an iconic red London bus. This is another inexpensive way to get around the city, and once again, you can pay by Oyster card or contactless payment card. Buses run throughout the city and you’ll find they are a great way to see more of London when making journeys of any length. London Kings Cross and Oxford Street have endless bus connections, which will help you to get around when staying at any of our London hotels.

Trains

If you are looking to explore further outside of London, you can catch one of the many trains to elsewhere in the city or country. Our London Liverpool Street hotel would be an ideal option for anyone looking to visit other parts of England, as this is one of the busiest stations in the city. Keep in mind that train journeys aren’t as cheap as the tube, so try to pre-book tickets where possible to reduce costs.

Taxi

London black cabs can be seen throughout the city and are a good option for a more private journey. These are certainly the most expensive option on our list today when it comes to London transportation, but can be useful after a night out. Make sure you only get in licensed cabs to avoid issues or being overcharged.

As you can see, there are endless ways to get around the city. All of these transportation options will take you to popular locations, such as Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, and Oxford Street. Our team will be on hand at any time to suggest the easiest routes for any of your London adventures to help you make the most of your time in the city.

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