- By kevin
- On Apr 3, 2018
- Travel Tips
London, as one of the bigest city in England, with so many attractions worth you and your family to visit. To take the London sightseeing bus tours is a easy way to explore the city. Travel in & around London with our travel tips as below:
How to Get to London?
The majority of visitors to London arrive by plane at either Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport. Both airports are slightly out of town, so trains, buses, or taxis are needed to reach the city center. From Heathrow, you can either catch the Piccadilly Line on London’s subway network which stops at central locations like Knightsbridge and Covent Garden and costs £7. You can also catch a fast train straight into Paddington, which takes about 20 minutes and costs around £20. Coaches run from Heathrow to London Victoria (£7), while taxis are expected to cost £30-40. The best way to get to London from Gatwick is via the Gatwick Express train connection (£20 per person) or National Express coaches which can cost as little as £5. Taxis from Gatwick usually cost around £60-70.
Many visitors arrive by train these days, thanks to the Eurostar service, from European cities like Paris and Brussels. If you travel by Eurostar, you will arrive at London St. Pancras station, a couple of miles to the north of the center of town. From there, you can catch the 73 bus to West End hotels, or take the subway to other areas of London. Take the Victoria Line to the West End, the Piccadilly Line to West London, the Northern Line to south or north London and the Circle or District to East London. If you arrive at Paddington on the Heathrow Express, the best option is to take the Circle Line, which stops at most parts of central London.
If you rent a car at Gatwick or Heathrow, getting into London can be time consuming. To reach city center hotels from Heathrow, take the M4 highway, then the A4, which runs past Buckingham Palace, to the West End. From Gatwick take the M23 and then head westward on the M25. Look for the exit towards Central London via the A3 and follow this all the way to Westminster.
If you take a coach from either airport, you will be dropped off at London Victoria Coach Station. Victoria is close to the heart of the city, within easy reach of most hotels. To reach the center of town either take the Victoria Line, District Line, or Circle Line from nearby Victoria Station.