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Coming to London for Business? Find Travel Options

Updated on May 30, 2013

A Business Purpose Travel To London

Are you planning a visit to upcoming events and exhibitions in London? If yes, you might be deciding on how to travel in the city during your stay. Some travellers prefer renting a cab while others go for tube or DLR. London city offers varied travelling options to commute within the city. These transportation modes enable you to reach popular exhibition venues like Barbican, Alexandra Palace and O2 Arena with ease.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Time Is Money”. So, why not try to save your time? Find several lodging options ranging from budget to luxury accommodations in vicinity of the venue. International buyers and exhibitors can plan a stay with these hotels while coming for London exhibitions and trade shows. If you need to attend multiple events or explore this beautiful city, you can select from various transportation options available within London.

Ways to Travel in London City
Ways to Travel in London City

What can help you in your local travel

First time travellers can find maps and tourist guide books for better understanding of routes and destinations. Find interactive maps on internet to know more about London hotels, ticket counters and popular destinations. Travellers can opt for river or cable cars, London tube, buses and cabs. In order to cut down the travelling charges, you can buy special passes like London Pass or Oyster Card. These cards make your travel convenient and also, provide you various other benefits.

London possesses one of the best transport facilities for local people and travellers. Come let’s explore different modes of transport available while visiting London:

Central London Tube network

Tube Network In Central London

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London Tube Network

  • London Tube

Web-like network of popular London Tube connects over 260 stations. This underground travel option serves a major part of Greater London and areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Skip heavy traffic zones and reach major exhibition venues like Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Olympia Exhibition Centre, O2 Arena and more in no time. Travellers coming specifically to attend some business events can secure a stay with hotels near tube stations for easy commuting. Areas around tube stations offer an extensive range of hotels which suits the purpose of both business as well as leisure travellers. Book a cab or a taxi if you wish to travel late night as last tube is available at 1.30 am.

London tube Network For Business Fast Pace Travellers
London tube Network For Business Fast Pace Travellers
Cabs and Taxis
Cabs and Taxis

Taxis and Minicabs To travel Locally

  • · Taxis and Minicabs

Taxis can be easily hired on and off the street by travellers. You can also check out for taxi sharing schemes best suited for group travel. It is best to travel safe so, always opt for a pre-booked cab to keep a record of your journey and driver. People coming for events and exhibitions in London can call a taxi at their hotel to reach the venue comfortably. Booking a taxi is simply a text away, just type ‘CAB’ and send it to 60835. You can also, download the smart phone CABWISE app from the app store. It will detect your location via GPS and reach you immediately.

Trams in London
Trams in London

Trains, Trams and DLRs

  • National Rail, Trams and DLR (Docklands Light Railway)

National rails offer a very convenient travel in London city. Its connectivity with famous exhibition venues as well as top London attractions makes it an ideal travel option for even first time visitors. Train travel allows you to enjoy a hassle free journey to your destination. So, pick from National Rail, DLRs and Trams to travel within the city. This highly sophisticated and well planned network will ensure a faster access to various venues.

On River Thames

  • River Boats and Cable Cars

Emirates Cable Car offers an efficient mode of travel with panoramic views of the city. It offers an easy access to Excel London Exhibition Centre and O2 Arena. Enjoy the bird-eye view of the city while travelling to your destination. Also, you can opt for river boats to enjoy a fascinating view of London, the city with a regal charm. Cruise on river Thames with best London boats including Serpentine Solar Shuttle, City Cruises, Flying Fish and more.

Car
Car

Own Vehicle

  • · Car Rentals

Travellers who are confident about driving on the other side and are well-versed with traffic rules can hire a private car. The driver should have a valid driving license and complete knowledge of routes as well as directions. You can book car rentals in advance or at the hotel desk. Some London hotels offer car rental services at the front desk with an option to select from wide range of car models. This gives a personalized touch to your travel in the city.

Cable Car
Cable Car

Transportation Technology

  • Technology at Your Service

Apart from this, visitors can download various mobile apps for easy assistance. These travel tools will help you find best ways to your destination, book cabs and car rentals, get alerts about tube or DLR delays, find updated timetable for your preferred public transport and more. Also, visitors can reach event venues by using GPRS on their mobile phones.

Now let’s move on to the details about various travel cards which make in-city travel cheaper and more convenient. These cards come handy and help you to save on your pocket.

• Oyster online (only UK residents)

• Oyster Ticket Stops

• London Travel Information Centres

• Stations, bus and tram stops

• Overseas agents

• Emirates Air Line terminals (top-up only)

• The Oyster Visitor shop

Oyster Cards

Oyster Cards

Oyster Cards offer great discounts on public transport fares. No need to stand in long queues or struggle for change, you can simply use Oyster Cards for reduced fare. It is accepted on Buses, Trams, Riverboats, Cable Cars, Tube, DLR and National Rails. Packed with a special feature of Pay as You Go, allows traveller to add credit to cards as per their requirements. You can also add travel card discounts to your oyster card like student discount, adult discount, or child discounts. Keep a track of your journeys through online oyster account. You can get your oyster cards from this list mentioned on right side.


To get more details on how and where to use your oyster card, click here. You can also contact oyster helpline number 0343 222 1234.

Oyster Card
Oyster Card
  • Travellers can enjoy unlimited journeys on London Tube, Trams, Buses, DLRs, and London Rail Services within 1-6 zones.
  • Buy 6 day travelcard and get 7th day for free without any extra charge.
  • Save big while exploring the beauty of London via public transport.

London Travelcard

London Pass will make your travelling experience very cost-efficient and relaxing. It gives you a free access to London City Airport and Heathrow Airport (all terminals) as these are located on the public transport network. Similarly, while you are coming to London and already possess a travelcard, you can get free access in the city. This card is not valid on express airport trains. Some of the benefits of London Travelcard are mentioned on the right side.

Select your favourite mode of transport from above mentioned travelling options while coming to London. London tube, Buses and Trams offer high connectivity to major exhibition venues and top attractions. Explore this beautiful city and travel smart with Oyster cards and London Travelcards which enable you to cut down the travelling expenses. The London travelcard also offers sightseeing benefits to the user.

Emirates Cable Car
Emirates Cable Car

London Underground Tube

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