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“Take To The Boats”

published 31/08/2001

Unhurried, see more from a different viewpoint

Takes an hour or so. Costs more than land travel

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 became...

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Excellent

“Leave Your Cars At Home”

published 19/08/2001

A wide range of transport available for getting ar...

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

I love writing about trains and all that. For a change I thought I would probably write about all sorts of transport available right here in the city of London. London has the largest transport system in the United Kingdom. There are so many ways of getting to London and loads of ways getting...

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Excellent

“Travelcards”

published 12/07/2000

Can use it all day

none

I've been living a short way outside London for 3 years but am always impressed by the number of buses around in London. I suppose I'm still in tourist mode but I would recommend that if you have the time to spare you consider buying a Travelcard from newsagents underground stations or many other...

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Good

Good if you are patient, improving, good deals

Delays, poor infrastructure.

Credit to Ciao for letting members submit opinions on helping other members get around London. I have never driven around London before but it is very frustrating and parking is very expensive or non-existent. I’m going to just talk about getting around London through public transport, so...

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Super

Lots to see, lots to do, comprehensive travel deal...

Quite expensive, you need to stick with the progra...

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...

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“Enter the labyrinth”

published 27/04/2001

Easy to negotiate when you know how

Learning 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...

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Super

“A good means of transport”

published 02/08/2000

Comfort and the experience

can be difficult to track one down

When travelling about London one of the easiest ways is to go by taxi, normally or perhaps I should say hopefully, your driver will know the quickest and therefore the cheapest route for you to take,. They normally seem experts at diving in and out of traffic, where the average driver would fear...

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“Black Cabs Are The Greatest”

published 29/09/2000

London taxies are the best in the world. They are large and spacious and vey frequent. All London black-cab drivers have an enormous knowledge of the area not just about roads, but offices, shops etc and can get you to virtually anywhere whether you have the slightest idea where it is or not...

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Good

Money back

You have to travel on the tube in the first place!

We've all experienced delays on the Tube, but you can get a refund for all delays over 15 minutes! London Underground don't publicise this very well (understandably - think how much money they stand to lose!) but it is really easy to claim your refund. Each tube station now has 'Customer...

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“Very Taxing”

published 17/07/2000

What a great idea it was to have an easilr recognisable taxi cab for London. So why do we see cabs of different colours these days. By the time you recognise one they have disappeared down the road. The truly great thing about the London cab is that you meet such fun drivers and characters. Don't...

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Excellent

“Parking for the train”

published 10/08/2000

easy, cheap and convenient

none as of yet

We always use this way to get into the city. We drive to Lewisham train station and park in the station carpark which costs £1 for the day (last time we parked it did anyway. If we can't park there we go to New Cross and park by the police station just down the road from the train station. We...

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Excellent

“Visitors . taxi truths”

published 13/07/2000

safe , journey from door to door

can not always find one , expensive if travelling ...

So first of all lets put all those horror stories to rest , London taxi drivers are not ignorant money grabbing monsters , they like most other people have a job to do and generally do it very well , Of course they like the rest of us can get stressed , lets face it how would you like to be...

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Super

“Taxis Do Taxis Dont”

published 10/03/2001

Good when in a hurry

Expensive over long distances

As a Londoner, I use taxis and I also drive. I often spend about 7 hours a day driving in central London and thought I would share my observations on London black cabs with you. TAXIS DO - Cut you up at any opportunity, think they are the knights of the road, blantantly ignore your frantic...

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“A hidden secret!”

published 02/08/2000

great train journey

stops every where

I discovered this train line when i was living down in London -in woolwich at the time but worked in Islington> basically this was a stress free way of me travelling to work. The link from woolwich involves walking through a foot tunnel to the north bank to get the trainat North Woolwich station...

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Excellent

“London's Trams”

published 27/08/2000

Fast and comfortable

Hardly Any!

Trams have made a comeback in London. There is a network in and around the bourugh of Croydon - Croydon Tramlink. It is a brilliant way to get around. You may think they will trundle around the roads in traffic, but once out of the Central Area they speed away at 50 m.p.h! Trams are exellent...

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