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trains , busses and delays
Transport in London in general
Member Name: Mitch285
Transport in London in general
Advantages: The london transport system is one of the best in the world
Disadvantages: Can be over crowed sometimes and expensive for what you recive
It's a hard one to write about being from London; you only ever see it from a work point of view and in rush hour normally.
However about 2 weeks ago , me and my girlfriend decided to take a week off work and go sightseeing in London , we stayed in a hotel in just outside covert garden and brought a week's travel card each for zones 1 to 6 ( that was expensive , felt like a rip off in fact )
The transport itself can be mad, it really is just stupid at rush hour, although for the millions of people using it daily, it's doing quite well to be honest, tube trains all over London are very regular and seem to be packed all the time but there is the odd train that arrives seconds after the last one leaves and its lovely and quite in there.
The best way to travel in London, if possible. we found was to take the river cruisers , they give a whole new meaning to London , after sitting on a packed tube and then getting out , walking down a noisy and smell road where the busses , cabs and cars are sitting in what can only be described as one huge car park at times . The river just turns peaceful, after getting on the cruiser and traveling down the centre of the river, almost all the noise had gone. it was amazing , its defiantly the way to go if possible , the price is a little steep but if you're a tourist then your probably have budgeted for it anyways .
Buses are ok if you're not looking to go anywhere fast, they aren't too bad when it comes to overcrowding but can take up to 15 minutes to wait and get on one and if you're not lucky, you may have to change a couple of times, a tube journey may only take 20 mins but the same journey by bus has taken me up to 2 hours to do.
Black Cabs are the way forward if you want to experience the world famous London knowledge, your go down streets only an inch wider than the cab itself and your appear in the most odd places but it's always the quickest way to travel, although slightly expensive, for the quality of what you're getting, the price is pretty much spot on.
We did do a lot of things in London that week, but were just talking about the transport in this review.
Summary: London , great transport system but sometimes , its just best to walk and keep looking up :)
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