There are thousands of thing to see and do in London.From
amazing architecture to Wide open spaces and from west End
shows to East End Markets, London has it all. And with one
of the most comprehensive transport networks in Europe it's
all incredibly Simple to get around, whether you hop on one
of London's famous red buses ,take the Underground,catch a
cab or simply walk through the city's historic streets,
Running 20 hours a day,everyday and serving all parts of
central london ,the underground (or tube) is one of the
easiest ways to travel .
can be purchased from ticket machines and ticket offices
at all stations.Entering and leaving the underground is
made simple by the ticket operated gates.At the end of your
journey,if the value on your ticket is used up, the gate
will open but your ticket will be retained.Tonehe underground
is your divided into six fare Zones' with zone 1 covering
* Special fares apply between Keenton and Harrow & Wealdstone
on the Bakerloo line and north of Moor park on the metropolitan
over 17,000 bus stops all across London you're never
far from a bus route.And with only two cash singles
fares covering the whole of London.its especially
simple to get around.For any bus journey in outer
London the fare is just 70p And for journeys into,from,within
and across central London (Zone 1 )the fare is £
1.00.Children under 16 years old can make any bus
journey in London for a flat fare of 40p(14 and 15
year olds require a Child Photocard). For One Day
Travelcards and longer period tickets. The bus network
is divided into four zones: Zone 1 covering central
London and Zone 2,3,4 covering outer London. In London
there are two types of bus stop which are treated
Compulsory: Buses always stop here unless full.
Request: To stop a bus put your hand and the
bus will stop ,unless already full.To get off at a
request stop ring bell once and in good time to let
the driver know.Night buses (prefixed with the letter
N) treat all stops as request stops.
While most of London's buses are red,some come in
other colours also.
Daily riverboat services operate from most central London
piers. Services go to and from Greenwhich and the Thames
barrier in the east and,during the summer ,as far as Hampton
Court in the west.Travelcard and LT Cards are not accepted
on riverboat services.You can purchase tickets for most
trips at the pier or,in some cases on the boat.
The Docklands Light Railway(DLR) runs through the Docklands
and Canary Wharf from bank and Tower Gateway providing a
fast ,scenic route to the Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich.Also
serving Stratford,Beckton and Lewisham.Travelcards are accepted.
Tramlink serve the center of Croydon and radiates out to
Wimbledon.Leaving approximately every 15 minutes it is one
of the most user friendly ways to travel in south London.Tickets
can be purchased from automatic ticket machine located at
the tram stops and Travelcards are accepted for travel.
National Rail network covers the entire country,leaving
from central London locations and spanning out to
even the remotest spots in the UK.Travelcards are
accepted within the Greater London area .Beyond that
you will need to pur Do not chase a ticket for your
journey either from the train station or,in some cases,on
By Underground: The piccadilly line serves.Heathrow
with trains running every few minutes from early morning
to late evening .The journey time from central London is
around 50 minutes.
bus: Airbus A2 runs every 30 minutes throughout the
day from a number of stops in central London.Alternatively,
you can use the Feltham Railair bus link. Take the train
to Feltham station (change at Clapham Junction if necessary
) for connecting service. Naional Express coaches run from
Victoria Coach Station every 30 minutes.
rail: The Heathrow Express runs direct,high speed trains
between paddington station and Heathrow .Trains depart every
15 minutes and have a journey time of 15 minutes to and
from Heathrow Terminal 1,2 and 3. Allow an extra 5 minutes
for journeys to and from Terminal 4. Gatwick
South Central and Gatwick Express rail service run direct
from Victoria Journey time is around 30-40 minutes. Thameslink
rail service run from King's Cross (Thameslink),Farringdon,Blackfriars
and London Bridge station. Airbus A5 operates hourly from
Victoria Coach Station and Pimlico Underground station
the jubilee line or Docklands Light Railway to canning Town
for connecting shuttle bus service. Shuttle bus service
also run from Liverpool Street station and Canary Wharf
Underground and Docklands Light Railway stations.
Skytrian service run every 15 minutes (30 minutes on Saturday
and Sundays) from Liverpool Street and Tottenham Hale station.
Airbus A6 departs from Victoria Coach Station , Hyde Park
Corner,Marble Aech and Backer Street hourly. Alternatevely
,Airbus A7 departs from Victoria Coach Station ,Embankment
and Aldgate hourly.
rail services run from London bridge, Backfriars,Farringdon
and King's Cross (Thameslink) to Luton Airport Parkway station
for the connecting free shuttle bus service .Green line
coaches run from Victoria (Buckingham Palace Road),Hyde
Park Corner,Marble Arch,George Street and Baker Street
buses and the underground run until approximately 0030.But
the extensive system of Night buses operates throughout
the night serving the city's many bars ,clubs ,restaurants,theatres
buses there are generally two adult single bus fares. For
any bus journey in outer London the fare is just £ 1.00
and for journey into , form , within and across central
London (Zone 1) the fare is £ 1.50. Child fares are
not available before 0430. All Night bus route numbers start
with the letter 'N'.
is not permitted on public transport . Please keep personal
belongings with you at all times to avoid delays caused
by security alerts (abandoned luggage may be destroyed).
Be aware that pickpockets and tickets touts operate in busy
areas. Please take note of all safety notices and in the
unlikely event of an emergency follow the instructions of
our trained staff . You will find that travelling is easier
and more comfortable outside of the busy 'rush hour' which
is at 0800-0930 and 1700-1800 Monday to Friday
loose clothing and luggage clear of lift doors .On escalators
take extra care with childern . Pushchairs and buggies should
be folded. Please be carefull when stepping on or off an
escalator , especially when carrying luggage.
Do not stand near the edge.Never try to pick any belongings
that have fallen on the track because it is electrified
. Ask staff for assistance.
trains ,buses and trams
obstruct doors or try to get on or off as the doors are
closing . Mind the gap between the train and platform edge
when entering or leaving the train .Only get on or off a
bus ,train or tram when it is stationary.
great day out in town
Garden Piazza is a great setting for a great museum . Hands
-on fun , KidZones (15 interactive station for childern)
, exciting bus and train simulators ,videos screen displays
and live events bring the fascinating history of London's
public transport alive . The museum shop sells posters.
/Models , books and a whole range of terrific souvenirs.
Travel Information Centers
every step of the way
place to go for the best travel advice, free , timetables
and to buy Travelcards or Bus Passes. London Travel Information
Centers also sell sightseeing tours , entry tickets to many
attractions and handy guide books.
Information Centers are located at:
stations: Heathrow 1,2,3.King's Cross. Liverpool Street,
Oxford Circus,St James's Park. National Rail stations:Euston,Paddington,Victoria.
Bus stations:Brent Cross ,Hammersmith , North Greenwich,West
Croydon , Uxbridge. Airport : Heathrow Terminal 1 , 2 &
4 arrival halls.
travel tickets and information are also available at
Croydon , Clocktower,Greenwich Peyps House , Heathrow Terminal
3, Hounslow Treaty Center and Waterloo International. Closed
Sunday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Closes 1500 daily.
customers requiring travel advice and information about
accessible travel in London , please telephone /textphone
:020 7918 3312
24 hour travel information about Tubes , bus , tram , riverboat,
Docklands Light Railway and rail services within Greater
London, including journey advice , fares and timetables
call London Travel Information 020 7222 1234 Testphone 020