London Underground ( London Tube ), Overland Train & London Bus Information: Fares, Travel Cards, Oyster Cards, Timetables, Zones, Underground Maps, Bus Maps, Thames River Maps, London Underground Maps.
The best way to get around London is to purchase either a Visitor Oyster Card (our recommended option) or a Visitor Travel Card either before or on arrival in London. (Use this link to decide which is the better option for you - Oyster or Visitor Travel Card.)
Both options allow unlimited travel on both Bus and Tube and Overland Train in London and London environs. The Oyster card however is by far the preferred option. The Oyster is a plastic credit smartcard that you use instead of paper tickets and you top it up with 'pay as you go' credit at literally tens of thousands of shops including most newsagents in and around London. It simplicity and ease of use is that it is valid across all travel zones and automatically calculates the best value fare for all the journeys you make in a single day.You can use your Visitor Oyster card on any of London’s buses, trams, Tube, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services, and also use it for discounted fares on TfL River Services.
Find out about OYSTER CARDS here:
London Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
A modern light railway system that seamlessly links London's version of skyscraper central in the new
Docklands/Canary Wharf area and London City Airport with the Tube & Rail Track through the new Jubilee Line. The DLR starts
at Bank Station in the City or Tower Hill Station. (Tower Gateway). If taking the Tube (Jubilee line), change at Canary Wharf for the DLR to get to the Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum, and Greenwich Observatory (where time
begins) at Greenwich.
London River Services
Want a great value day out sightseeing on the River Thames? London Transport also operates River
Thames boat services, providing both regular commuter services along the Thames, or for visitors,
a great day out if you take the regular scheduled services upstream to Greenwich or downstream to
beautiful Richmond and on to stunning Hampton Court Palace.