London is quite big you need commutes for getting around it from where ever you are. With tons of ways of travelling around the city you can feel overwhelmed and not be able to make the right decision.
Commutes can be cheap or expensive, and many of them follow a card system that you need to purchase before getting on a ride. This is an Oyster or a contactless bank card which costs lesser than paying for a ride. Once you acquire one of these cards, you can enjoy various rides in the city by filling it up with credit. Without further ado, here are the best ways to travel around London for a fantastic experience.
Give Yourself a Workout
What’s better than roaming around London and taking in all the iconic views one by one? To do so, the best commute is your feet. Going to famous places to take memorable pictures, eat, or shop-till-you-drop is best when done by walking. But if you wish to go faster and get to work out as well, you should rent a bicycle. These can be rented from any of the several bike stands around the city and cost just 2 pounds to ride for the whole day.
Take the “Big Red Bus”
Each of us has always wanted to ride in London Bus at least once in a lifetime. This may be because of how iconic they are aside with the London telephone booths. They are great for providing a brilliant view of the city. A ride in a bus is the second most inexpensive among all the other rides. Not to mention the perk known as ‘hopper’ that lets you enjoy a free-of-cost ride if acquired under an hour of riding.
Emirates Air Line
This travel option in London takes a different turn by providing cable cars over the city. It offers scenic views from the top while travelling over the river Thames. A ride in a cable car can be fared by the Oyster or contactless card, and it takes about 10 minutes to reach the other end. A cable journey is between Greenwich to the Royal Docks.
Underground or Overground
Not to forget about the ‘Tube’ that is one of the frequently used commute options. These underground trains are the oldest in the world. They can be easily taken as the stations are available on every street. They let you ride in peace, away from the noisy traffic of the roads. Many of these trains are also overground and have latest features as compared to the undergrounds. However these trains can often be crowded at rush hours when people are travelling to or leaving work, so it’s best not to ride it in these hours if you’re here on a journey.
Get On the Rail
A ride where you can reconstruct the various train scenes from Harry Potter is the rail. London has rails that are centuries old and give you that vintage feel. Some of these rails let you travel around the city, and some are for travelling around the country. Some rails lead directly to three major UK airports so that you can enjoy the ride as well as leave for the airport.
Take the Latest Technology Ride
This city provides rides of every time, be it centuries old or of this modern age. To experience a ride that runs without a driver you can take a DLR. It stands for Docklands Light Railway and the word dockland is used because this commute crosses the docklands area of London.
ExCel is an area where many of the great shows of the city take place and this automated ride can take you’re there in to time at all.
Enjoy the River View
If you’re looking for a ride that is unique and away from the busy roads, you could get on a boat on the river. It has comfortable indoor seats and can take you to the other side of the city when you start from one end. A ride of the boat is cheap as you can use your Oyster or contactless card to pay for it. Not to forget the beautiful scenes you can sight from the waters of London.