How To Use Transport in London
London Underground Tips
Tips and advice on using the London Underground system.
How to Save Money on London Underground
It is cheaper to use an Oyster card than cash to pay for London Transport journeys on the tube or buses.
Buy London Travelcards
You can buy London Travelcards and Oyster cards from the VisitBritain Shop.
Free London Tube Maps
Find out where you can find free London tube maps online and in paper form. Plus more useful information for using the London Underground.
150 Years of London Underground
2013 is the 150th anniversary of the first journey on the London Underground.
Free Tube Travel for Children
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Planned Weekend Engineering Works
The planned weekend engineering works on London Underground are a regular occurrence so you need to check before you need to travel so you don't get stuck.
Oyster Card Review
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
Are Dogs Allowed on London Underground Tube Trains?
Are dogs allowed on London Underground tube trains. Find out the answer...
London Underground Quiz
How much do you know about the London Underground system? Try these facts and figures questions to test your knowledge.
Online Journey Planner
An online Journey Planner to help you find the most direct route using public transport.
London Cable Car - Emirates Air Line
We're calling it public transport but the London cable car is going to be popular with everyone for round trips to enjoy the views over The Thames.
Have you Seen Mice on London Underground?
Have you seen mice on London Underground platforms? Tell us where and when!
Lost Property on London Transport
Transport for London finds over 156,000 pieces of lost property each year on buses, Tubes, taxis, trains, trams and stations. If you've lost something how can you try to claim it back?
Tubes Do Not Run 24 Hours
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
Cabwise - London Taxi Safety Campaign
Only taxis (black cabs) can pick up customers on the streets of London. Use Cabwise to find a taxi 24 hours a day.
Recognizing London Bus Stops
A plain white sign with a red London Transport symbol means the stop is a main stop and all buses will stop there automatically. Learn how to recognize main bus stops and request bus stops.
The tube is the local name for the London Underground system.
London Underground - Architecture, Design & History
This book by David Long looks at the aesthetics of the transport system and is accompanied by a gorgeous of black and white photographs.
The London Underground has twelve color-coded lines. It may seem confusing when you first try to find your way, but with practice it can be quite straightforward.
At 18 meters (nearly 60 feet) long, bendy buses look like two single-decker buses linked together by a bendy rubber middle. They can carry up to 140 people, which is 60 more than a double-decker bus.
Driving in central London incurs a 'congestion charge'.
London Taxis are iconic and black cabs can often be the best transport option, especially late at night as the drivers have all completed many years of training, called the Knowledge, so know the streets of London like the back of their hand.
Cycling in London
Cycling is a great way to get around London -really! If you're not convinced, read these facts from Transport for London.
Routemaster Buses - Heritage Routes
The old Routemaster buses are definitely a design icon of London transport. They are the buses where you could jump on and off at the back. Unfortunately they went out of general service at the end of 2005.
How to Ride the London Tube
A very clear and straight-forward guide to using London's Underground system from About's Student Travel Guide.
Transport for London
Official site for all London's transport including the tube, buses, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), trains, trams, taxis - even cycling.