Getting around a new city is not the easiest thing in the world to do unless you have done some prior research. This is by no means and impossible feat, because of course you can ask someone and probably be sent in the right direction, but you are going to be wasting precious exploration time if you are messing around trying to figure out how to get from A to B on the day. This is why heading online and figuring out your options before you set off is always the way to go.
London is a huge city, and it is a sprawling city at that, covering 1572 square kilometres in its entirety, so you can appreciate that knowing where you are going within that distance is the best way forward!
Luckily, there are many transport options to go with in the capital, from the famous Tube (underground metro), to taxis, buses, and even walking, although walking huge distances is not really to be recommended unless you want very sore feet indeed! If you want to make your city break extra sparkling, why not hire a limo to take you from A to B? You could enjoy a glamourous ride from the airport to your hotel, or you could simply enjoy a day heading around the sights.
If you want to go more traditional and enjoy the Tube, you need to know where you’re going and how to get there. The Tube is extremely busy during commuting times, especially during in the morning and late afternoon, when people are returning home from work. The Tube isn’t impossible to work out, in fact it’s rather easy once you know what you are doing, so simply do a little research online into which line you need. You will need to purchase an Oyster card and top it up with cash to enable you to get onto a train, scanning it at the gate to gain entry.
Buses are another traditional way to get around, and the famous red bus is iconic across the world. Again, you need an Oyster card, as cash isn’t accepted anymore, but this makes for a quicker service, and you don’t have to carry cash. Again, do a little research into timetables before you go, otherwise you will be wasting time. Buses generally run until the early hours, and then begin their service again early in the morning for work commuters.
Taxis are up next, and this is probably one of the most expensive ways to get around. Taxis will of course take you door to door, but this is a service you will pay more for. Of course, if you have no idea where you’re going, a taxi is probably the best way to go, because these drivers are certainly knowledgeable to the extreme!
Once you figure out your transportation options, a visit to the capital will certainly be action-packed in all the right ways.