Londons public transport network is comprehensive and efficient. The quickest and easiest way around is by the underground tube, which covers a large part of the city. Buses reach every city district, trains criss cross
London, the suburbs and the computer driven Docklands Light Railway serves the Docklands. Taxis, pleasure boats and walking are other ways of getting around.
If you are going to be in London for a while, you could buy a weekly or a monthly Travelcard. You can buy them for as many zones as you need, but youll need a passport sized photograph to obtain these.
Ask at any underground station about their cost. Mini cabs are a cheaper option and can be hired from mini cab offices or ordered by telephone, but these drivers are not yet licensed in London. So its better not
to accept an offer from mini cab drivers touting for business on the street. But if you have to, agree on a fare before you set off.
An excellent road and motorway network means that the country is ideally suited for car touring. The majority of British traffic signs follow international standards. Drive on the left and overtake on the right.
The wearing of seatbelts is compulsory for driver and front seat passenger. Also for rear-seat passengers, if belts are fitted. You can drive if you have your driving license for up to 12 months from the date of your last entry into the country.
An efficient network of trains makes fast, comfortable and easy travel possible. On the national railway network, services operate frequently to major cities and towns. For long distance journeys, it is really necessary to reserve seats in advance if you are traveling during holiday periods and peak hours. Book once you are here. Most trains have both first and standard (economy) class carriages. Traveling standard class will give you a
more than adequate service - spacious seating some with tables and use of restaurant or buffet cars serving hot meals, snacks and drinks. Most stations have cafes. Overnight sleeping car-trains traveling across the country are an
ideal way to gain a day and save on the hotel charges.