London transport system, one of the most extensive in the world, is made up of London underground (the tube) and buses. Together they provide access to just about anywhere in and around central London. As with most major cities, car parks are more of a challenge. There are plenty around but are often expensive especially during the weekdays and many now have the added expense of the London Congestion Charge.
The best way of avoiding traffic is to use the London Underground. It is the most used method of transport in London and is often the quickest way of getting around. It may take a little while to get used to finding your way around but once you do, you will find it extremely efficient and relatively easy to use.
Airlines in London
With five airports into London, almost every major airline in the world flies into the capital. London Heathrow, home of British Airways, is London's busiest airport and now with the Heathrow Express traveling to and from it is even easier. On your return journey, you can check in your luggage at the Heathrow Express at Paddington Station and pick it up when you arrive at your next destination.
Airports in London
London has the unusual benefit of being serviced by five airports. These are London Heathrow to the west of London, London Gatwick to the south, Stansted to the north, Luton, and the City Airport to the east. The most well-known is of course Heathrow airport which serves over 180 destinations in 90 countries. The airport is currently under construction to include a fifth terminal. Luton and Stansted airports have experienced high growth since the arrival of budget airlines. Gatwick and the City Airport are also experiencing growth.
Car Parks in London
Parking in London is often a challenge, as it is in most major cities. A restricted amount of on street car parking is available as the majority of spaces are allocated to local residents. Ample car parks do exist, you just need to know where to find them and we can help you do just that.
Buses in London
A famous sight in London, the famously red buses will take you all over the city to see London's tourist attractions. Although most of the buses are red, there are some that are painted different colours. The London Transpot buses are part of an extensive network which has 17,000 bus stops throughout the city.
Trains in London
As part of the country's heritage, the well-established main-line stations make traveling into or out of London an interesting trip. London acts as a hub to extensive railway network which stretches out to all parts of the country.
Taxis in London
London has three types of taxis you should now about London's black cabs, Mini Cabs and Taxi Touts. Every fare in the famous, London black cabs is metered and no driver is allowed to charge more than is shown on the meter.
If you would like to leave the capital and visit the provincial treasures of England, the car still remains the best mode of transport. There is no form of public transport that allows you to meander down country lanes or explore quaint, hidden English villages.
The London Pass provides entry to a host of London attractions.The pass also includes an all-zone Travelcard, £5 worth of free phone calls and various other perks.