London has an efficient, though in some instances old and creaky, public transportation system. The Tube and the bus network blanket the city. And for a city that's so expensive, getting around can be very affordable. Click through to the following pages to find out how best to explore London.
Getting Around London
London's Piccadilly Circus is a major transportation hub. Photo: Averain.
The Oyster card, a travel "credit card," is a money-saving must-have for anyone that plans on using public transit in London. Click through to find out how to use this essential travel tool.
The London Underground, called "The Tube" by locals, is the fastest and cheapest way to get around London. Read our guide for information on fares, closing times and how to use the system.
While not quite the same efficient experience as the Underground, London’s bus system is cheap and easy to use. Click through for the details.
Taxis aren’t quite worth the cost if you’re rolling solo, but they may be an affordable option for groups. Find out the details here.
True, London is a big place. But that doesn’t mean you have to use public transit to go everywhere. Read our guide to find out how to take on the city on by foot and pedal.
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From our London blog
Welcome to EuroCheapo, a guide to cheap hotels and budget travel in London and throughout Europe.
Our editors have inspected, photographed and reviewed inexpensive accommodation in London’s central neighborhoods in search of the very best values. Although the city isn’t the easiest for travelers on a budget, London does offer some small and inexpensive hotel options, along with lovely family-run B&Bs and some hostels that could also be a good fit.
• Ready to find a hotel for your travel dates? Search in the box above to see what’s available.
• Or browse through a list of our recommended hotels. All of these are located in central London, and are clean and affordable.
Keep your travel costs down
Hotels are just the beginning, of course. Click through to see a list of articles covering budget tips, including ways to save on the Tube, sightseeing, and restaurants.
And be sure to check out our London blog, which is regularly updated by Nina and Frances, our London correspondents, with ways to save and cheap and free things to do.
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