London is an incredible city with so much to see and do, and to make the most of it, you’ll likely be using some of the different transport methods in the area. We always find that a combination of the below works well to help you spend your time in London wisely, as well as helping you to see all different parts of this wonderful place. So, we’re going to be covering our favourites, from parking in central London to the tube and walking. Try a few out and you’ll see just how great they can be.
First up we have the tube, or London Underground, London’s famous underground transport system. The tube lines go all around the city, as well as quite far out of the city, to enable people to travel into the city, out of the city and also around the city. There are stops really close together, so you can get to exactly where you need quickly and efficiently. The tube does get very busy over the weekend during peak hours and also rush hours in the week, so avoiding 10am and 4pm on the weekends and on the weekdays, 8am-9:30am and 5pm to 7pm in the evenings is advised. You can definitely still get the tube during this time, but give yourself more time to get to your destination and expect it to be slightly busier. Regardless of this, the tube is affordable, extremely efficient and something that everyone should do when in London!
Another good choice if you’re travelling into London is to choose parking! Parking in London can be expensive, but there are also great options that are safe and affordable for your vehicle, including Knightsbridge parking. If you’re travelling into the city in a group of 3 or 4, parking for a couple of nights could likely be cheaper than the train, so it’s a good choice. Just be careful of bus lanes! Driving around London to get to different sights, restaurants or events wouldn’t be advised as it can take a very long time, but getting into London by car is a great way to go.
No discussion of London’s best transport methods would be complete without introducing walking. Walking is undoubtedly the best way to get around London (with the support of things like the tube for long distances), as you get to see so many different bits of London that you wouldn’t otherwise. Things like cute little backstreets with shops and cafes, street performers who are just incredible or having conversations with people passing you on the street. As long as you have a very good pair of shoes with you, give walking around the city a go and you’ll absolutely see what we mean. Whether you walk for 10 minutes or 2 hours during the day, have a little stroll around the city and we know you’ll fall in love with London even more than you already have.