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Travel And Transport In London
London is a very large city with many different forms of transport, you may find that the best way to make your journey is too use more than one method of transport

Areas of London

The Tube
London tube (underground system) is huge with a total of 273 stations. the system operates a travel service every day except Christmas day. Trains operate from 5.30 am till midnight. You can buy single or return tickets  for your Journey however if you plan to use the tube more than twice in a day it would be wise to consider buying a travelcard (see below).

Buses can be a lot slower than the tube however it can be a very enjoyable way to see London. On the modern buses you buy the ticket of the driver when you get on the bus on the more traditional routesaver buses you buy your ticket of the conductor, who will usually come to you. If you want to see London by bus but don't want to go on an organized trip then catch the number 11 bus from Chelsea which takes in Westminster, Trafalgar square and St Paul's Cathedral

London buses also offer a night service which operates buses on popular routes between the hours of 11pm and 6am.London travel information 020 7222 1234

Black cabs in London are world famous as are the drivers for their knowledge of London Streets. You can hire a taxi from a taxi rank or you can hail one on the street when the yellow for 'hire sign' is illuminated. A fare will usual star at ?1.40 but be careful as fares are based on combination of distance and time and during heavy traffic fares can mount up very quickly.

Computer Cabs
020 7286 0286
Lady Cabs (Women only drivers)
020 7254 3501
Lost Property
020 7833 0996
020 7230 1631

London has eight main railways they are Paddington, Liverpool Street,  Euston, St.Pancras, Kings Cross, Charing Cross, Victoria and Waterloo. Euro star is operated from Waterloo international with trains to Paris and Brussels.
Euro Star 0870 600 0792
National Rail Enquries 0845 748 4950

The travelcard is valid for use on the London underground, buses and the Docklands light railway. Travelcards can be bought at London underground stations  and selected news agents, and can be used at any time day or night. You will need a validated photocard in order to purchase a travelcard. Children under 5 are free.

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