Travel Around London

Edited by Timbuktu, Eng, Nerissa Avisado, Maria

London is one of the most wonderful places in the world to visit. In this beautiful city you will find art, history, entertainment, shopping, and any type of cuisine you want. If you are a Beatles fan, a watcher of royalty, or a lover of haute couture, London will have something special for you. It is an amazing and totally awesome place to spend your vacation in. That is why, if you are not joining a tour group, it is important to know how you can travel around London and make the most of your time while you are in this famous city.

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The first thing you have to do when you get to London is to check your itinerary against the routes of the different modes of transport in the area. With a little planning, you will be able to pick the most convenient ways to move around, see everything you want to see, and have fun.

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Ways to Move around London

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    The Tube
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    London's underground rail network, referred to by locals simple as "the Tube", is the quickest and easiest way to travel around the city. This underground rail system is the largest in the world, and one of the nicest things about attempting to use it is the availability of free maps in the different stations. These maps identify all the lines that the network travels.
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    Buses:Buses are probably the cheapest and most convenient means of transportation in London
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    Some local bus routes include the outer areas of London as well as areas across the city's boundaries. These bus routes provide plenty of opportunities for tourists to go sightseeing. All buses are equipped to accommodate persons in wheelchairs.
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    River Bus Services
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    To travel without the nuisance of traffic and enjoy beautiful sights along the River Thames, take the river bus. The London River Service network is fully integrated with the rest of the city's public transport network such as the buses and the Tube.
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    Local Trains
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    The local trains in London travel above ground, in contrast to the Tube which is built underground. The local trains go through various parts of the city, and they travel beyond the routes that the Tube takes.
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Getting Started…

Once you have set your itinerary, you can plan the route you will take daily and find out what rides you will take and where the appropriate stations are.

To check London Transport Underground Tube/Train times/schedule and fares you have to use the http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

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    From this site fill in the Journey Planner To and From on the upper left side of the site
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    Then if you have a specific date and time just choose the date and time from the dropdown.
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    Then click on Plan Journey.
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    If you have more needs like if you want more options, like a route for walking, with disability and or cycling, click on More Options and choose the route that you prefer or that suits your need
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    Then click on Plan Journey.
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    Then it will show you all the possible routes, all you have to do is pick which route you prefer, you can click on 'View details' to show the exact detail of the route on how to get to your destination from your location
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    If you prefer a different language you may also click the option on the upper right side of the site and choose your language from the dropdown and click 'Go'.
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    You can also plan a return journey by clicking on 'Return Journey' or plan a new journey.
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    After you choose which route you prefer click on 'View details' and you will have an option to get a PDF copy or print the file or send the route to you via SMS.
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    This site is your key to get around London, not only as your guide to travel around but also to find amenities or help if you need taxi or anything else just click on Getting Around option.
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    If you are using a car you can also check the traffic live updates from this site
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    You can access via computer, tab or your mobile. All you have to do is go to the Live Travel news tab.
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Recent edits by: Nerissa Avisado, Eng, Timbuktu

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