Find out about travel to London and how to get around once you’ve arrived. Your guide to public transport in London from Tube to bus plus walking, London Tube, buses, trains, cycling and more. Don’t forget your Oyster card!
London buses are a quick, convenient and cheap way to travel around. And you’ll get plenty of sightseeing opportunities en route.London buses have seen many improvements in recent years with new buses, more frequent services and improved accessibility.
London Bus Information
Plan your bus route online with Transport for London’s Journey Planner.
London Tube Travel Information
Plan your route online with Transport for London’s Journey Planner.For detailed information on the Tube, stations, buses, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), trams or local trains within London visit the Transport for London website.
Local Trains in London
London Train Service Information
Transport for London (TfL) does not operate rail services in London, but journeys by trains and other modes of public transport can be planned online using Journey PlannerNational Rail Enquiries provides detailed information about rail services in London, covering routes, timetables and fares. A full list of train operating companies, including network maps, is available on the website.
London River Services
The river bus services listed here are the more basic commuter services on the Thames, generally without commentary.We have separate pages on Thames river cruises, speedboat tours and dinner cruises, all with commentary.
- Tate Modern
- London Bridge
- Tower of London
- Hilton London Docklands Riverside
- The O2
To and From London’s Airports
Eurostar and Eurotunnel
Eurostar Travel Information
There are frequent inter-capital Eurostar services from London St Pancras International to Paris and Brussels daily. Travel from Paris to Central London in just 2 hours 15 minutes, or from Brussels in 1 hour and 51 minutes. Travel at 300km/h (186mph) all the way from the Continent to London on the UK’s first high-speed line.
Eurostar destinations include Ashford (Kent), Calais Frethun, Disneyland Paris and Lille. In summer, you can catch the Eurostar direct to Avignon. In winter, services run to the ski resorts of Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice in the Alps. Eurostar Connections can also link you to more than 100 continental destinations, ranging from buzzing Amsterdam and historic Cologne to the sun-drenched glamour of Biarritz and Marseille.
Eurostar ticket prices vary to meet all budgets. Book ahead to enjoy the cheapest fares – from £69/€76 adult return. Discounts are available for children (aged 2-12), young people (under 26) and over 60s. A £5 booking fee applies to all telephone bookings.
Oyster Cards and Travelcards in London
Whether you’re making a one-off trip to London or you’re a regular visitor, using an Oyster card is the easiest way to access London’s public transport network.These clever London travel tickets enable you to enjoy the freedom of the city.A London Oyster card is the fastest, smartest and most cost-effective way to pay for single journeys on the bus, Tube, DLR, tram, London Overground, Thames Clippers and most National Rail services. And London daily, weekly, monthly and yearly Travelcards can easily be added to your Oyster.
MacCulloch & Wallis
This little shop lies in the back streets of Oxford Street and is a little gem as it’s floors and walls are filled with haberdasheries and the like.If you’re a textile/fashion/material/bits&bobs etc etc fiend, then this place is for you!It has copious amounts of whatever you may need, as you can see on the website, but I do advise you to have a little gander to the shop, it is lovely in there and even from the outside too.www.macculloch-wallis.co.uk _________________________________________
London Graphic Centre
They’ve been going since 1970-something and specialise in ‘material to the art and design community’ and more! Aimed more for designers, this still provides a hefty amount in typical art supplies too.Now their prices aren’t cheap, but they are fantastic for whatever you may want; the bits and pieces you can’t find elsewhere.They also have more than one store in London; their flagship and biggest is in Covent Garden and also Goodge Street and Barbican.Have a browse online to see just how much they offer and in things you may never heard of.www.londongraphics.co.uk_________________________________________
This is every creative person’s heaven; infact, it’s big enough to be heaven.Atlantis not only has remarkably good prices, real top quality stuff in such a range, but they also pretty much have everything (except glitter!)Nothing can be said really to justify what this place is really like, only if you visit. It’s just off of Brick Lane so when you go make sure you have a purse full of money, and enough time on your hands to wander around for fun; it’s massive.So on the website find out where it is and go, if not have a look on the shop gallery to see what all the fuss is about and also have a flick through the online catalogue.www.atlantisart.co.ukAddress:Britannia House
68-80 Hanbury Street
London E1 5JLTelephone:020 7377 8855_________________________________________
Cass Art is a renowned art shop within London and you have no hesitation as to why when you visit.The quality and price of their stock is good, so the money you do spend is a guaranteed investment. As they always have alot to offer, and the sales are great too.The one in Charing Cross always have really lovely staff, and damn good ‘shop music’ too! But the biggest on is in Islington.They have 4 shops around London; Hampstead, Islington, Soho, Charing Cross and Kensington.Look on the website for more information, and how to get there.www.cassart.co.uk_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Stationery & Computing Shops
www.foyles.co.uk113-119 Charing Cross Road
Telephone: 020 7437 5660_____________________________
RIBA Bookshop London
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
W1B 1ADTelephone: +44 (0)191 244 5557_____________________________
www.magmabooks.com117-119 Clerkenwell Road
London EC1R 5BY
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7242 9503_____________________________
www.buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de80 Charing Cross Road,Leicester Square,City of LondonWC2H 0BF
69 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3AYTelephone: 020 7729 2000Hackney20-22 Broadway MarketLondonE8 4QJTelephone: 020 7923 7507_____________________________
www.designmuseumshop.comDesign MuseumShad Thames,LondonSE1 2YDTelephone: 020 7403 6933_____________________________
London SE1 9TGTelephone:+44 (0)20 7887 8888 (menu number 4)_____________________________
www.vandashop.comVictoria & Albert MuseumCromwell RoadLondonSW7 2RLTelephone: +44 (0)20 7942 2000_____________________________________________________________________________________________
London City Branch
33 Britton Street
222 Tower Bridge Road
9 – 11 Grosvenor GardensVictoria
The London Print co.
212 Shaftesbury AvenueLondonWC2H 8EBwww.londonprint.co.uk____________________________
First Colour Limited
www.firstcolour.comFirst Colour Limited
15 Newman Street
W1T 1PA___________First Colour Limited
51 Tothill Street