London's public transport network reaches even the most distant parts of the city, ensuring that travelling in London is easy. The famed London Underground, or Tube, links all the major tourist sites in the centre to the major railway termini and hotel districts. The yellow Circle Line is the route for attractions such as the Tower of London and Madame Tussauds.
Riding the upper level of an iconic red double-decker bus provides visitors with bird's eye views of major monuments, parks and architectural gems. In summer, tours on open-topped double-deckers are popular. Those requiring privacy will find that London's black cabs fit the bill, although they can be expensive. River Thames boat trips depart from jetties at Westminster, Tower Bridge and Greenwich.
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London's bus network allows visitors to reach most parts of the city and provides views of famous landmarks that are not available when travelling by Tube. The routes link all the major West End theatres and shopping precincts as well as museums and historic buildings such as the Tower of London.
A great option for visitors is to take a tour on an open-topped double-decker bus. Departure points include Trafalgar Square, with routes taking in sights such as St Paul's Cathedral and Big Ben. Night buses, with an "N" prefix before the bus number, permit visitors to stay out late and enjoy London’s legendary nightlife.
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A taxi in London is usually referred to as a black cab. If one of these vehicles is showing a yellow light, it is available for hire and the driver will take passengers wherever they want to go. Meters in the vehicles indicate how much the fare is.
There are taxi stands at many of London's chief tourist sites and hotels. Taxis can also be hailed on city streets where it is safe for the driver to stop. Taxi-drivers in London have to pass safety and road familiarity tests before they are given licenses.
London attractions including LEGOLAND, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace are not accessible on the London Underground network. The UK National Rail system is the easiest option for getting to these locations and the more out-of-the-way boroughs.
Waterloo and Victoria are the mainline stations for destinations south of the city, Paddington for the west, Liverpool Street for the east, and King's Cross and Euston for the north. South West Trains and Central Trains are two of the leading UK train operators.
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London's iconic underground rail system, called the Tube by Londoners, is the most convenient way of traversing the capital. The 250-mile network of tracks is made up of 12 lines and the Docklands Light Railway.
The different lines are colour-coded. Maps in stations clearly show the best routes to take. Tube trains run between 05:30 and 01:00 from Monday to Saturday and from 07:30 to 24:00 on Sundays. Services are frequent, particularly in inner London, and passengers rarely have to wait longer than five minutes for a train.
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