Transportation & Reach
With five international airports, a large port, a cross-channel rail
service and serving as the largest aviation hub in the world, London truly
is an efficient international transportation hub. The public transport
network, administered by Transport for London (TfL), is the most extensive
in the world, which excellently connects London with the rest of England.
London has mainly six airports, all of them less than an hour from the city
London Railway Transportation:
- London Heathrow Airport: It is one of the world's busiest
airports, handling more international passengers than any other. The
airport is linked to the city center (24 km or 15 m) via Heathrow
Express rail link
- Gatwick: Located 30 miles south of the city and has a nonstop
Express rail service to and from Victoria Train Station.
- Stansted: Comparatively smaller airport located 34 miles
northeast of the capital and is served by Skytrain to Liverpool Street
and Tottenham Hale.
- Luton: The smallest and farthest airport of the city.
Generally, minibuses link the airport.
- London City: It is the smallest and most central airport,
which focuses on business travellers.
- Biggin Hill: It is often considered as London's sixth airport
but this is not an international airport as it handles mainly chartered
Dating back to 1863, London Underground is the centerpiece of the public
transport network and is the oldest and largest metro system in the world.
The Metro system was home to the world's first underground electric line,
the City & South London Railway.
Local Transportation of London:
- Underground: Serves the central area and most suburbs to the
north of the Thames.
- Suburban Rail Network: This extensive network serves the
south of the city.
- Commuter and InterCity Railway: They generally do not cross
the city. They just ply between the fourteen terminal stations scattered
around its historic center.
The local transportation of London mostly depends on Bus Network. These
internationally recognized buses are the trademarks of London transport
catering even more passengers than the Underground.
Along with the buses, black cabs and the underground are the other common
means of public transit. The Metro systems of London ranks 7th in the world
in terms of number of passengers it carries. Besides this, travel in outer
London is mostly car-dominated.
Hotels & Accommodation
Tourists and businessmen frequent the city equally all the year round, so
the lodging and hotel facilities are in abundant and that to at its best.
But London is a very expensive city. Where even for an average hotel you
have to pay a lot.
Lower cost accommodations are also available in the central London, which
doesnt, tends to be of much good quality. Therefore you have to choose
strategically from the wide range of accommodations.
Recommended hotels for your stay in London
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