Rail alternative

As inflation continues to rise and lack of wage increases for workers, rail strikes are likely to continue. Here are some ways to get around London and get some sightseeing in too:

...By air
Emirates Air Line — The temperature controlled cable car 90 metres (300 ft) is higher than than the O2 Arena Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. The 10-13 minute (5 minutes 7 am - 9 am Monday - Friday) ride offers birds eye views of London and starts at £5 / adult and £2.50 / child. 

...By Land
Routemaster Bus
 — Take the Number 11 bus starting at Liverpool Street Station and ending at Victoria Station. The route takes approximately an hour and goes by many of the major landmarks including Bank of England, St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. A fun and affordable way to see London!

Tally Ho!
Take the 3-1/2 hour Landmarks & Gems tour on a traditional British bicycle complete with ding-dong bell and wicker basket. The leisurely ride stops at Lambeth Palace, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, London Eye and Covent Garden Market to name a few.  Ride up to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard, view the Household Calvary, visit a top historic pub and unleash your inner-Banksy by ‘tagging’ London with spray paint.

...By water
London Waterbus — The traditional narrow boat on the Regents Canal has is celebrating 60 years of service and stops at Camden Lock and Little Venice. The Waterbus and one way fares from Camden Lock and Little Venice start £14 / adult and £10 / children. Booking online is suggested - especially on the weekends.
www.londonwaterbus.com+44 2037 639881

Uber Boat — In 2020, Thames Clippers partnered with Uber and officially became Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.  It is the fastest and most frequent boat service on the River Thames with 17-stops starting at Putney Pier to Royal Arsenal Woolwich Pier. Major attractions along the route include Big Ben, London Eye, Shakespeare Globe, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London to name a few. 

Last, but not least, while London now covers more than 600 square miles, the original City of London (nicknamed the 'Square Mile') covers just 1.12 square miles. The perfect size to travel . . .

...By Foot
London Loop — This loop with 30 stops begins and ends at Waterloo Station with food stops, free views and countless photo ops along the way. It takes approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes or 15,000 steps (if you are counting).

Download the Citymapper app and just go!


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