Bustling City of London

Getting Around In Bustling City Of London

If you’re about to travel to London, the busiest city, it would be better to know how you could get around as visiting different places requires a lot of walking and traveling. We’re going to list out the best options for you to get around in London.

The London Underground

The London Underground, also called ‘the tube’ runs across the city, these tubes run from 5 am to 1 am. The Tube is the quickest and easiest way to get around the city. You can get a visitor oyster card for easier transport, find more details here. The cash fare for one journey is £5.50 but the same journey with oyster fare is £2.40.


London’s most famous and iconic double-decker buses are another form of transport to get a pleasurable view of the city while you’re getting around. Although they can be slow due to traffic jams, it’s best for tourists to have a great view of the city. Cash is not needed for the buses, you can use a visitor oyster card or a contactless payment card and the timings are from 5 am to 11:30 pm.


The only black cabs that are hailed, are metered, with a minimum charge of about £3.50. You can book a minicab too and check accessibility requirements are they can be used for people with special needs too.

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

This cable car links Royal Docks in East London to North Greenwich. Even though it’s pricey, the views are just worth it. You can book a multi-journey boarding pass for £17.


Although it is highly unlikely for a visitor to drive, plus the government themselves promote their  residents to use public transport and cut pollution, before visiting you should learn if you can use your non-UK driving license by clicking here. Make sure you’re fully aware of the rules and charges of driving around.

On Foot

It is impossible to cover large areas of London on foot, but it is very common to get to places on foot which are nearby and are practiced by almost every healthy person there. Walking over driving cars is much more common. So if you want to get around the neighborhood or get to different shops, you don’t have to worry about any sort of transport.