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Transport

The world is your Oyster when it comes to London transport.

Everyone who comes to London should get themselves an Oyster card, front load it when you arrive for quick and easy access around the city, your pre-paid card gives you the option to travel on the underground, bus, tram, and trains within the London radius.

The London Underground, known colloquially as The Tube, is the world’s oldest and longest subterranean rail system, operating seven days a week from dawn until the next day’s early hours, is probably the quickest and easiest method of getting around London. Red London buses, many operating twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, get you where you want to go, albeit a little slower than the tube, but you do get to see the sights. For those of you with time on their hands the River Boat is not just about cruising but also offers a commuter line too, extending from Putney, past The City of London, terminating in Woolwich Royal Arsenal.

The most iconic of all London transport is known the world over as the Black Cab, with a history dating back hundreds of years from the licensed Hackney cabs, and years of training known as The Knowledge, a London cab driver will get you where you want to go by the shortest route possible in the quickest time. Working day and night three hundred and sixty five days a year, it just wouldn’t be London without them.

Last, but not least, is the Barclays Bike Scheme, referred to fondly as the Boris Bike, after Major Boris Johnson. Pick-up a bike at one of many of London’s docking stations, sprinkled profusely around the city, short journeys are free, longer ones are charged to your credit card, just remember to always ride on the road.