The London Underground, Railways, and Bus services in the city of London stand as one of the best transport networks in Europe. With interconnections through central and greater London, exploring the city without a vehicle is easy, and in fact more practical than driving through the city. Traffic is incredibly high, especially during the peak morning and evenings hours. On top of that, motorists have to deal with congestion charges. Naturally, if you’re visiting London, we don’t recommend bringing your car by means of a road trip/ferry, nor we do recommend you rent a car. The famous black cabs do the job just fine when a vehicle is necessary.
Luxury Hotels London tend to be located right besides the central Underground stations in the city, with the most connections – meaning you won’t have to switch trains as frequently to get to where you want to get to. Baker Street for instance has the Jubilee Line, Metropolitan Line, Hammersmith and City Line, and a few more – giving you quick, direct access to the capitals most popular spots.
Visitors can get around the city with ease by putting down a £5 deposit for an Oyster card – which enables users to top up the cards with a balance, and pass through the gates seamlessly. With the free travel maps provided in the station, guests can also navigate the city without having to ask staff or other commuters for help. Besides, visitors with Roaming enabled on their smartphones will be able to navigate the city with Google Maps, allowing them to see when their trains are arriving and departing.
The stations of Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, and Baker Street are all close to each other – meaning you can get to different parts of inner city London very quickly. Trains also run between every 2-5mins so waiting times are very short. On top of that, the South West Trains from Waterloo station enable guests to visit destinations that are a little further out in Greater London. And for those only staying for a short time in the city, they’ll be glad to know that there’s a direct train to Heathrow that only takes 20minutes from Paddington Station. Meaning, guests can be in and out of central with incomparable ease.
In summary, the transport network in the capital makes the city unbelievably easy to navigate. Without it, London wouldn’t be what it is today. Besides that, continual improvements are being made, making public transport better and better for everyone, for years to come.