London Travel Hacks
In my personal opinion London is one of the hardest cities to get around. It’s extremely busy, the underground is damn complex and it’s so easy to get lost and end up on the other side of the road that you started out with. However there’s a few simple tips and tricks I’ve found that make transportation around London a total breeze.
On my first visit to London as an adult I was very much so stuck in my Liverpudlian ways of “I must always look really good” by wearing my chunkiest boots, London is not Liverpool at all. Sadly not everything is within a 10-15 minute walk. So I’ve now discovered, just put on some comfy trainers and get walking. It’s truly the best way to explore around this beautiful city and not have ridiculously sore feet after an hour.
Purchase some comfy trainers
Get an anytime ticket
London is so unpredictable, it’s almost impossible to try and schedule a full day without something amazing and surprising to throw you off your to-do list. Don’t worry about times, and just grab some anytime tickets for you and the family. You can literally hop on and off of trains whenever you like without running into trouble with the station staff. Oyster cards are also mega handy, it works out much more expensive to pay cash than simply tap your card.
The underground and trains is by far the most reliable way of getting around. London is notoriously known for its traffic jams and you could have just walked to your destination instead of being sat on a bus thats is moving at a snails pace throughout rush hour traffic.
Avoid buses or taxis
Try out all the free stuff
Most people don’t realise that there are whole days out you can spend in London that don’t require a huge budget - only if you want to get yourself a souvenir.
Try out places like the Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, Royal Parks - the list goes on. Just grab yourself a picnic and head out! It's so easy to just simply jump on a train and zoom off to your next destination. They say you can't do London within a day (which is so very true) but if you're on a strict time limit, it's worth giving it a good go with one days train ticket and a list of places you fancy attempting to take on.
Finally, make sure you’re kind to people when commuting. I know Londoners aren’t exactly the chattiest people in the whole world - not by comparison to Liverpool who were voted the friendliest people in Europe - but saying please and thank you for the little things will never ever go amiss!