Travelling around London
There are thousands of things 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, every day and serving all parts of central London, the underground (or tube) is one of the easiest ways to travel. Tickets 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. The underground is your divided into six fare Zones' with zone 1 covering central London.
With 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.
Daily riverboat services operate from most central London piers. Services go to and from Greenwich 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.
Docklands Light Railway
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 serves 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.
The 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 purchase a ticket for your journey either from the train station or,in some cases, on the train.