There are a number of possible ways to travel around London. They are by tube, river, cycling, emirates air line, walk, buses, assisted travel, coaches, DLR, trams and taxis & minicabs. Let us explore these modes of travel below.
Its celebration time for London Underground as it completed 150 years on 9 January 2013, since its first underground journey. The first underground journey was between Paddington and Farringdon. The Tube connects Londoners with different parts of the capital and occupies a vital space in its history. A plethora of activities are to be organized the whole of 2013 by London Underground in partnership with The London Transport Museum.
Travel quickly and in comfort by jumping onto a boat. Beverages and WiFi are even offered on some boats.
If you want to stay in shape as well as get to office in time, then cycling is the best option. The Barclays Cycle Superhighways offer you the safest, direct routes from outer to Central London.
Nominal fares and faster boarding, with special discounts for frequent flyers, is on the cards while flying Emirates Airlines – cable car.
Central and Greater London have a number of beautiful walks, which take you around London.
Buses are cheap and efficient. In fact, it is possible for you to pay for your bus travel using contactless credit, debit or charge cards, as well as cash and Oyster cards.
Assisted Travel Guides:
A range of guides in alternative formats is available that help you plan trips. Such guides are available free of cost.
Of course, most worthy of mention are the coaches that offer seamless, enjoyable rides around the city. The coach operators serving Victoria Coach station include: Bus Travel, David Urquhart , Ecolines , Evan Evans , Eurolines , Interbus Kosice , Megabus , National Express , Oxford Espress , Polonia , Premium Tours , and Sindbad.
Docklands Light Railway:
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is one of Britain’s great transport success stories. Carrying around 80 million passengers a year, this railway system is highly reliable and fast. It is one of the world’s most advanced automatic train control systems.
The DLR was inaugurated in 1987. Bank, Beckton, Lewisham, London City Airport, Woolwich Arsenal and Stratford International have been covered by the railways.
This is safe and cost-effective service for east and south-east London residents and commuters.
The Croydon tram services are being upgraded and more trams more often are being introduced in this upgrading.
Taxis and minicabs:
While a taxi can be hailed and boarded, minicabs cannot accept fares unless prebooked. A booked minicab will have a licensed vehicle, which is also insured. Details of the journey, such as during an airport transfer, are recorded so that the vehicle and the driver can be traced in the case of any issues arising. There are many companies that cater for London airport transfers.