Camila Carril
Transport

Taxis in London

The black cab is another famous icon in London! You can find inumerous of them around town during the day but they can be quite difficult to find at late night. They are best for short trips but can get quite expensive for longer ones.

I also suggest two other apps that I use a lot – Addison Lee and Uber. Easy to book if you have a smartphone and they are normally pretty fast!

You can also call them to book a cab, whichever is easier for you. Websites: Addison Lee and Uber.

Transport

The Tube

Tube is the easiest way to get around town! It is normally fast (when there are no strikes) and you can get from A to B in minutes. There are quite a few different fares and you can find them here. If you are staying in London for 4 days or more the best thing I would suggest is that you get a weekly travel card. That way you are worry-free and you can take the tube/ bus as many times as you like. If you are staying in town for 1 to 3 days you could opt for the Day Travelcard or Oyster Pay as You Go. 

Transport

London Buses

 

If someone asks you to think about London, I’m sure that for many people the first image that will come into their minds is the famous double-decker bus! Am I wrong? Travelling with them can be quite fun! Specially if you don’t know much about the city and you can get some sightseeing done on the way!

First of all, it is very important that you know that you can’t use cash to pay for your bus fare. You need to get a Oyster Card or a contactless payment card to pay as you go, a Travelcard or a Bus & Tram Pass.

You will find bus stops across the city which are categorised by letters and have names (normally from the street you are at or a landmark).

The buses are categorised by numbers and you can find a lot of information on the maps of the stops you are at.

Remember that Night Buses run on different routes then the usual day route, make sure you check your journey before your travel.