10 tips on how to travel in London

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In anticipation of a trip in the beautiful and chaotic London, it will be good to know a little more information. Such as traveling to London, generally there are concerns first climate (and therefore what to pack), of how to get to your destination (cost more than anything else), accommodation and what to do.

Sometimes the “Getting Around” remains pending; it would be a good plan instead also the way in which we will move in the metropolis, to know time will save you time and inconvenience.

10 tips for travel in London

If you are in anticipation of going to London it probably be a useful guide…

1. The tube

The subway (its name is not the tube “underground”) remains one of the fastest and most comfortable. The lines are 12 and have a name and a color and arrive almost everywhere, especially in places of tourist interest. And wise to print a map of these lines, to have it always at hand. There are also special maps for the handicapped, indicating the stops easier.

2. Bus

The bus network in London is very intricate, fortunately that there are brochures illustrating the lines of the various zones. The leadership of most interest to tourists is the one that shows the bus routes of Central London. Some examples of lines: the # 24 arrives in Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Westminster Abbey and Cathedral; the 19 passes for Finsbury Park, Clerkenwell, Holborn and Bloomsbury, New Oxford Street to Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue to Piccadilly; the 9 and 10 pass through Kensington and Knightsbridge, the Albert Memorial, the Royal Albert Hall and Harrods, then towards Hyde Park Corner.

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3. Docklands Light Railway

The Docklands Light Railway trains are light, there can be served through the Travelcard. Ache here is good to have a guide explaining the lines and timetables.

4. Boats

To move on the Thames obviously you take a ferry, less traffic and less stress. If you have with you the travelcard, you will get the discount. You can opt for the ferry, either to move normally for a romantic moonlight.

5. The bike

The legendary two wheels are a means for daredevils, if six is ​​better that you Arm of helmet, mask and smog of course a map. Bikes can be rented on-site through various companions. And certainly a cost-effective, environmentally friendly but make sure of the way first, or you’ll find yourself having to cycle for a long time in the maze of streets of the metropolis.

6. Taxi

The taxi is not very cheap to travel to London, but at night it can be useful. Free ones can be recognized by the warning light on.

7. Travelcard (ticket)

Not to spend a fortune, arm yourself Travelcard (buy it at the station or online) that lasts up to a week and allows travel: on the subway, on buses day and night, on the DLR and suburban trains. But be careful, there is no distinction between area 12 and area 16, imagine London as divided into six districts, depending on the Travelcard you buy you can move into areas than in others (the areas of tourist interest are 12). Consult times of validity.

8. London Pass and Saver (tickets)

Or you can opt for the London Pass, which includes transportation and entrance to a limited number of attractions as well as discounts. For buses you can opt for the Saver, a block of six tickets valid for a run.

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9. Oyster card (ticket)

It is a prepaid magnetic card, from which is subtracted every single stroke. It can be used on all public transport. When the credit runs out is recharged. And better not because of Travelcard zones and thus can be endeavored at all times.

10. Obtain maps and guides

A fundamental point before embarking on the search for public transport, equip yourself with maps and guides. Then you can pick up free in the information centers or downloaded from the web.

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