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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Getting around in London -So much to see- so little time

London is known for its unique culture, history & landmarks. With so much to see in this bustling city, it is always advisable to take a tour of the city that will ensure you see all the sights.


Plan ahead

As getting to multiple destinations can be a complicated affair, travelling round London needs a bit of planning. Downloading free transport apps to a smart phone and using their innovative features to plan journeys on different modes of transport is among the smartest way to plan city trips. A point to note is that public transport charges are highest during peak times.
If you're looking for a place to stay when in London for a short vacation or a longer trip, you can base yourself in a hotel such as the COMO The Halkin, London. It is well positioned as a Belgravia hotel London with an excellent location, where everything has been carefully thought out for the comfort and convenience of their guests.


Getting around in Bicycle

Visitors and Londoners are encouraged to use eco-friendly modes of travel such as bicycles to travel around London. Bike racks are provided at strategic locations and users can use a series of bikes to get to destinations around the city. Payments are made via credit card when returning bikes to docking stations.


On Foot

While many parts of central London can be explored on foot the city's somewhat haphazard layout and size makes it a difficult task for visitors whose time is limited. However, this is among the best ways to explore the city for the adventurous traveller. A good tip is to download a map app on your smart phone before setting out, like Google Maps or London A to Z.


Big Bus Tours London

If you are a part of a large group, the Big Bus Tours London is something that you must check out. Just hop into one of the famous red double-decker buses provided by Big Bus Tours London and go on an amazing journey through the streets of the city. With the top deck completely open air making it great for photos, and a tour guide that will give you all the information you need, this tour is well worth trying.


Taxis and Driving

Taxis should be taken only if it is really necessary, because although plentiful, they are quite expensive. Rates differ according to the time of day with the most expensive fares being charged late at night. Mini cabs, of which there are several companies, can be hired through free apps.
Driving in central London is possible if you rent a car or have access to a vehicle, although it is not suggested, as London can be tricky and complicated to navigate, especially for travellers.