London Travel

Getting Around London

London Public Transport System

London has one of the most comprehensive public transport systems in the world with an extensive tube (underground), rail and bus network. Each day millions of people travel around London on the public transport system. The London public transport network is managed by Transport for London (TfL). Their website provides the latest information about London's transport system and an excellent journey planner.

Oyster Card

The London public transport system has a single payment system (apart from cash) - the Oyster Card. This can be used on all London buses, the tube, Docklands Light Railway (DLR). The Oyster card is not accepted by many mainline rail routes. Oyster cards are available as either a pay-as-you-go system or a single fee Travelcard for a set time (monthly, yearly etc).

Where to Stay

In addition to its visitor-friendly public transport systems, London also offers a variety of accommodation options for all budgets. Many hotel booking sites and hotel comparison sites offer discounted hotel deals as well as plenty of information on budget hotels while visiting London. Families and business travelers can take advantage of timeshares in privately-owned budget hotels or brand name resorts like Marriott, Grand Residence Club, while students and backpackers can benefit from the city's impressive network of hostels. Find top reviewed hotels in London on holidaycheck.com.