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Getting around in London generally

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I’m a Londoner, so it may seem a little odd that I’m writing about river-boats, something intended for tourists, but having worked there for 30 years, you always put sightseeing on the back burner as something you can do any time, and by implication never get round to! Then I ... Read review

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Take To The Boats

AdvantagesUnhurried, see more from a different viewpoint

DisadvantagesTakes an hour or so. Costs more than land travel

"...and choose my means of getting there, and this is where boats come in. The obvious thing to do, now that I’m a “twirly”*, is to wait till 9.30 am and buy a Travelcard, affording use of all Underground, service buses and national rail services within the zones that I have paid for. * “Twirly” – as in “Am I twirly to buy a travel card?” Geddit? Note: a Travel card does not apply to “prestige” ..." Read review
31.08.2001

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Community Level 3Katerina

Katerina

Making London slightly simplier

AdvantagesGood if you are patient, improving, good deals

DisadvantagesDelays, poor infrastructure.

"...going to just talk about getting around London through public transport, so if any member is going to come down and visit, I hope you find the following advice helpful. >>So what public transport is there?>> Buses, trains, underground, and taxis are the main forms you are likely to encounter. The buses, well the fleet comprises of many private companies with a monopoly route system, some routes still have those good-old routemaster buses and ..." Read review
15.02.2001

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fromthedarkside

Leave Your Cars At Home

AdvantagesA wide range of transport available for getting around in LONDON!, Travel card cheapest way to travel...

DisadvantagesCan get busy, tacky buses/trains, can get hot....

"...are so many ways of getting to London and loads of ways getting around in London. I’ve previously written about getting around via the tube but today I’ll write about the other forms of transport as well to give everyone a better idea of travelling in London. OK, as you may have heard there are a lot of ways travelling around in London from Trams to Trains. Yes, many ways. I personally love travelling via trains or the tube as it is ..." Read review
19.08.2001

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Freedom of the City, Old London Town

AdvantagesLots to see, lots to do, comprehensive travel deals

DisadvantagesQuite expensive, you need to stick with the programme to make it worthwhile.

"The allure and free availability of foreign travel these days has tended to cloud the attractions of destinations closer to home. Turning our eyes away from the distant west for once we recently spent a delightful week in London on a City break holiday. Even though it was April, the weather was cold and windy but dry and we filled our time with a variety of activities. I had no problem finding accommodation in the heart of the city (we booked an apartment ..." Read review
16.04.2003

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Community Level 5ImogenW

ImogenW

Enter the labyrinth

AdvantagesEasy to negotiate when you know how

DisadvantagesLearning how can take decades

"A couple of years ago, I had a boyfriend who lived in Bristol. He was from the midlands and had never lived in London (bear with me, I do have a point here). He used to tease me constantly, about being a London snob in general (I don't deny it) and about my obsession with the tube in particular. He thought it incredible that Londoners could spend hours discussing the relative merits and speeds of tube route options from A to B. Then he moved to ..." Read review
27.04.2001

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