How to get around in London

London by Underground, bus, taxi, bike, foot, and more (Photo katedahl)
London by Tube, bus, taxi, bike, foot, and more
London by Tube, bus, taxi, bike, foot, and more, Getting around London, London (Photo katedahl)
London phone booths, and old Routemaster bus, and Tube station sign at Charing Cross, Getting around London, London (Photo Shell Daruwala)

From the Tube (Underground, or subway) and the bus (double decker or otherwise) to taxis, shared "Boris" bikes, and other transportation options in London

London is so big you really can't cover it on foot.

The city has an extensive network of those famous red double-decker buses, which are slowly disappearing in favor of new buses that look more modern.

The fastest and most popular way to zip around town is the Underground (subway), known affectionately as the Tube.

You can use the Tube and its many transfer stations to tunnel your way just about anywhere in London—but I suggest taking the bus a few times (not during rush hour) because you get a much better feel for the city layout when you travel above ground.

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