London is a bustling city, and everyone is always on the move. If you’re new to the city, getting around London can be quite daunting. Our estate agents in London are here to give you some useful tips on how to get around. Once you know a little about the public transport systems here, you will find it a lot easier to get to where ever you need to go.
If you’ve heard of London, you’ve heard of the Tube or the London Underground train lines. The Tube is the lifeline of the city and you can get almost anywhere using this vast network of railway lines. Tube stations are easy to find all over the city by their distinctive signboards. The trains are continually stopping at the stations at a few minutes interval. Armed with a Tube map you will get used to the system in no time at all.
The Overground is a relatively new transport system created by the TfL (Transport for London). Built only in 2007, the Overground is the surface-level equivalent of the Tube. The overground’s main purpose is to complete those routes that were left uncovered by the Tube. Between the Tube and the Overground, there is virtually nowhere in London you can’t go.
The London Buses are another extremely reliable way to get around in the city. Buses operate 24 hours a day, and once you have an Oyster card or a Contactless card, you are pretty much sorted to get where ever you need to in London. With a fixed fare of £1.50 for a single journey, regardless of distance, bus travel is one of the cheapest ways for getting around London. The only drawback of riding the bus is that at certain times you could get stuck in traffic.
When in London take a London Taxi. The black cabs are one of the most comfortable and reliable ways to get around the city. Even if you’re not sure of the address of your destination, the chances are that your cabbie will know the way. Taxis accept cash or credit cards, and you pay by the meter at the end of your trip.
We hope that you will enjoy travelling around London.
If you are looking to rent or purchase a home in the city, speak to our estate agent London today. We can help you find a home in the heart of London. Contact our Soho office on 020 7734 4062, fill in the form below or pop in to our office on Broadwick Street and we can point you in the right direction.