How To Get There
Below mentioned are some of the modes of how to travel around London to different places.
Bus services in London are the responsibility of Transport for London (TFL), which gives contracts and certifications to private bus operators. London Buses have only two fare rates, approximately $1.81 if your journey takes you into or through Central London in Zone 1, and $1.27 for the rest of London. Children below 5 years of age travel free, and all children under 16 years pay a child's fare. All 14 - 15 year olds must carry a Child-Rate Photo card to get tickets at discounted child rates.Buying individual tickets per journey is the most expensive way of traveling. If you intend to make several bus journeys in one day it is more cost-effective to buy a One Day Bus Pass or a Travel card if you wish to use the Tube as well.
The London Underground is the main focal point of the public transport network and is also the oldest metro system in the world, upon which nearly 1 billion trips are made each year. The Underground caters to the central area and most suburbs to the north of the Thames, while those to the south are catered to by an extensive suburban rail network. Commuter and intercity railways usually do not cross the city. Instead they run into fourteen terminal stations spread around its historic center.
Traveling by boat is one of the most fascinating ways of seeing London and several companies offer sightseeing cruises from Central London.Traveler oriented boats cover about 30 miles of the Thames, from Hampton Court in the west to the Thames Barrier in Dockland to the east.Most sightseeing boats are fully equipped, with catering and toilets aboard and many boats provide informative commentaries.
The duration of boat trips vary from 30 minutes to over 3 hours. Most services run every twenty minutes to an hour between 10.30 am and 5.00 pm. In the summer the services tend to be more recurrent and run later on in the day.
Tickets are available on the day from the tour operator located at each pier. Ticket prices for adults start from around $10.90, children from about $3.63. If you have a legitimate Travel card you are entitled to one-third off the price of most riverboat services.
A taxi in London can be hailed by raising out your hand. Modern streamlined taxis have replaced the old traditional cabs. Substitutes to the traditional black London taxis are minicabs. Despite the name, minicabs tend to offer space for more passengers than a regular black taxi. Traditional London taxis can seat up to 5 passengers, while minicabs have a seating capacity that varies from 4 to 7 passengers. These cabs are usually unmarked, and cannot be hailed of the street like a regular black taxi. Minicabs need to be hired by calling a Licensed Private Hire Operator.
Tourists are advised to note that it can be difficult to hail a cab in popular tourist or nightclub areas, and drivers are completely within their rights to refuse a fare, particularly if they suspect that you've been partying hard.Women traveling can even call for a special Lady Mini Cab, a cab service run exclusively for women by women.