Exploring London is easy. We have one of the best public transport systems in the world, including the Tube (London Underground) and the red double-decker buses.

The London Underground is the oldest underground railway in the world and a great way to get around London. With 270 stations it makes this huge city feel a bit smaller. Combine it with London’s train, bus and cycle systems, and there really is not an easier way to navigate the city.

Visit Transport for London for more public transport information including maps, routes and a London journey planner.

On your bike

Cycling can save you a small fortune. There are plenty of cycle paths in case you’re worried about safety or getting lost. If you don't have a bike, register with Santander Cycles, or Boris Bikes as they are sometimes known, and you can hop on and off at handy locations across the city.

Visit the Santander Cycles page on the Transport for London website.

Leaving the city

London is also an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the UK and Europe. You can leave the city for a day or two and visit several brilliant beaches, including Brighton, Sandy Beach Folkestone and Camber Sands. Paris is only two and half hours away by train, and low-cost airlines fly from London's five international airports to cities all over Europe.

Did you know?

  • London is the most connected city in the world, linked to 351 international destinations through direct flights
  • With 620 square miles and nearly 9 million inhabitants, London is Europe’s largest city
  • London has 15 million visitors annually
  • 76.5 million passengers arrive at Victoria Station each year
  • London has 5 international airports
  • 80,000 umbrellas are left on the Tube every year