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How to move around in London through different public transport facilities?

Updated on January 28, 2009

London boasts the best public transport of its kind which is worth for your money also

Like a trip in every city when you will first arrive in this great city, London, just go ahead and pick up a free tourist map at the tourist information centers, transport ticket offices, and hotels.

If you are interested in knowing about all the streets of the London, you can go ahead and buy an A to Z London Street Atlas, which is easily available at news shops and book shops.

SHUTTLES, CABS, AND BUSES

At airports, you can pick up the airport transfer guide for available transport from airports to the central London.

Many hotels provide shuttles that can take you to their own hotels in central London area.

Bus and cab services are also available in order to take you to main drop-off locations or nearby major hotels.

THE TUBE

The safest and quickest way of moving around in London from one place to another is via the London Underground which also known as the Tube in the United Kingdom.

London boasts one of the largest and comprehensive underground train systems in the world. This system was also built around 120 years ago, that is why is also known as the oldest one in the world.

The Underground or Tube runs from 5 a.m. to midnight from Monday to Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 11:30 pm on Sundays.

Sometimes, during peak hours between 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday to Saturday, the Underground is very crowded.

There are around 11 Tube lines, each one of them has its own color and name on the Tube map.

Like all other underground train systems around the globe, The Underground also has information displays on most platforms showing the due time for the next train with destinations.

LONDON NETWORK OF BUSES

London also provides a large network of buses, which are over 17,000 bus stops all over the London. After midnight, night buses remain the only public transport in London.

Most of the night buses start from the Trafalgar Square.

Buses are easy, convinient, and fun to travel in London for everyone, be it tourists or locals

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