Travelling around London with easeby Jhon Smith Blogger The Public transport network is connected to every area in London, and so those visiting the capital don’t usually have many complaints. Trains, although often congested, are rapid, while the Underground map is easy enough to understand. Nevertheless, the caveat is that it’s very expensive to travel around London, even by bus, and costs continue to rise. In fact, London has one of the most expensive transport networks in the world. And so in this post, we will be exploring the ways you can travel around with your family or by yourself without having to spend as much.
The main way we recommend you explore the capital is by using the London Barclay cycle scheme which will later become renamed to the Santander bikes. Costing just a small fee, it allows you to hire a bike and explore the myriad venues and sights with ease. Although the fear that cycling along the routes might be dangerous, you can rest assured that there are many cycling routes and it’s actually quite safe. The benefit of using the cycle hire scheme is not only financial, but also in terms of being able to get a real taste of everything the city has to offer. Luxury hotels London UK allow you to nestle yourself in the finest things in the capital. For instance, the Montcalm hotel is located close to Marble Arch and the West End, making it perfect for a stay in the heart of London. Convent Garden, Oxford Street, Oxford Circus, Hyde Park, and Covent Garden are all within a twenty minute walking distance.
By being located in such a premier location, you won’t have to take buses or use the Underground nearly as much. The main entertainment venues and districts are found all within walking distance from Marble Arch making it ideal for a hassle free way to travel around London. You can simply walk to everywhere you want to get to, and use the buses and Underground sparingly to get to more distant venues. Meanwhile, you will get to be more active, avoid the congestion of people, and get to know London in a visceral way.
While visiting a new city, you want to be able to build a mental image of everything that’s around you. This way, next time you visit, you will know exactly where to go. The Underground is limiting because as you get to a destination you are not seeing anything throughout your journey. You don’t know what you’re missing. We recommend you get yourself the Oyster card, because undoubtedly you cannot walk everywhere in London. You will have to use the buses and trains sometimes. Sometimes, buses can actually be a good thing because the top platforms give you a window into the streets and everything you’re passing by. Taxis or Black Cabs are very expensive in London and it’s for that reason we don’t recommend them.
Helpful apps to assist you in navigating the city are: The Tube Map London Underground, London Bus Live countdown, Recce, Hailo, and Oyster info. All of them allow you to do a number of things that include: knowing when your next bus is going to arrive, know how much money you have left on your Oyster card, and the London Tube map lets you figure out which lines to use while in London. In summary, we hope this post gives you the insight you need to understand how to move between different locations in the capital with the most ease, efficiency and the best price. London city hotels are abundant in the city.
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