Getting around London with TFL

Getting around London with TFL

Getting around London is simple. Its transport system includes the London Underground (Tube), buses, trams and more, all run by Transport for London (TFL)

Tower Bridge London

What can you discover on the Tube? So much! Take a look at our video to get an idea of the different places London has on offer, and if you like what you see, note down the Tube stops you’ll need to explore! Make sure you get your Visitor Oyster Card before you travel to make travelling easier, quicker and cheaper! You can pick one up on the VisitBritain shop.

Getting around London by Tube

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With a Visitor Oyster card you can take advantage of a wonderful range of exclusive offers and discounts in London. All you need to do is to show your Visitor Oyster card to enjoy what the city has to offer:

London attractions

Head to the famous London Eye for a relaxing ride to take in the sights from high above, or over to the Tower of London to immerse yourself in the city’s rich and often dramatic history. Nearly all of London’s most iconic landmarks are accessible by Tube, so if you want to see the sights, it’s worth getting a Visitor Oyster Card before you travel so you can get around stress-free. These are pre-paid, so when you arrive you can get to wherever you’d like to go fast. Here's our pick of top London attractions and how to get there on the tube. Go to the VisitBritain Shop or click the links below to get your tickets in advance.

 

Tower Bridge

Climb to the top of the iconic Tower Bridge for fantastic views over the city and some amazing insights into the history of London! Nearest tube: Tower Hill. Buy your ticket here>

Tower Of London

London’s historic fortress and home to the Crown Jewels, take the Tube to Tower Hill to explore this iconic piece of London’s past. You’ll also meet the famous tower ravens: legend has it that if they leave the tower, the tower and city will fall! Buy your ticket here>

The Shard

Take in one of the best views in Britain from the top of the tallest building in Western Europe! The Shard towers above other famous London sights, so you can actually look down on St Pauls, the Gherkin and more. Nearest tube: London Bridge. Buy your ticket here>

Buckingham Palace

The home of Her Majesty the Queen and one of London’s most famous sights. Book a tour to see just how grand Buckingham Palace is inside! Nearest tube: Green Park. Buy your ticket here>

Kew Gardens

Discover the lush array of tropical and unusual plants on display in Kew Gardens. It’s the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. Nearest Tube: Kew Gardens. Buy your ticket here>

The London Eye

See the sights from a fantastic vantage on the London Eye, a 30 minute ride that takes you high up above the city. Enjoy spectacular views over the Thames, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, St. Pauls Cathedral and more. Nearest Tube: Waterloo. Buy your ticket here>

Features

The Night Tube is here!

Looking for theatre, cinema, bars, clubs and all the fun of London by night? Tubes will now run 24 hours at the weekend, so if you’re leaving something late, you can still get home by tube!

Tube etiquette - Top 9 tips for travelling on the London Underground

Travelling on the tube comes with its own polite courtesies and reasonable expectations from fellow passengers. We’ve listed a few here to help you blend in seamlessly with the locals!

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Visitor Oyster Card London

Visitor Oyster Card London
From £18.00
Visitor Oyster Card London

London Travelcard

London Travelcard
From £6.00
London Travelcard

The London Pass®

The London Pass®
From £56.00
The London Pass®

Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London
From £26.20
Madame Tussauds London

Harry Potter Bus Tour of London

Harry Potter Bus Tour of London
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Harry Potter Bus Tour of London

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