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There are a few different options for getting yourself around London while visiting– it’s not just the Tube. If you’re visiting London soon, watch this video to learn about the different modes of transportation, including the pros and cons for each and important things to know.

I explain how to use the London Underground, the deal with getting black taxis in London, when it’s best to take double-decker red buses, how London’s Boris Bikes work, and more.

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Download the CityMapper app before coming to London.

Transport for London website (Oyster cards, Tube + Bus Journey Planner, and more)

Santander Cycles info (download the app to find docking stations):

See more of my London Tips and Things to Do

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How to Get Around London - Transportation Options . When visiting London, these are the options you have for getting around the city of London. Click through to find out the best transportation options in London, with explanations of how to use them, which ones are best, and more. Use the Underground, double-decker buses, and more while traveling around London.

Jessica Dante

Jess is the founder of Love and London, an online travel guide that helps London tourists to visit London like they live there. She's been featured in Refinery29, Forbes, BBC Radio 2, HuffPost, and more. Jess is also a sustainable and ethical travel advocate.


  • Great video as always 🙂 If folks get lost do tell them they can always ask a policeman! Even normal Londoners are helpful after they get over the shock of being spoken to like a human being 🙂

    I love Boris Bikes too but I am always a bit nervous about cycling without a helmet (they are not provided) so, if I can, I try to take my own around – a bit of a pain but better safe than sorry!

    • Jess says:

      Thank you Simon! Hehe about the shock 😉 And yes I completely agree about the Boris Bikes, when I ride my own bike around I always wear a helmet so I do get quite nervous on busy streets on the BBikes, hence my motherly “be safe” comments. Thanks for watching!

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