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>
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)
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
Find the right London Transport ticket for you
- Visiting London for a few days or planning more than one visit? Choose a
- Visitor Oyster card.
- Staying for 5 consecutive days to one week? Choose a 7 Day Travelcard.
- Travelling with children aged 10 – 15? Choose a Child Travelcard or a
- Visitor Oyster card.
- Travelling with children under 10? Up to four children travel free of charge
- with any paying adult.
- Visiting London with a group of 10 or more? Choose a Group Travelcard.
- Download a London Tube map here.
- Download a London Bus map here.
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.
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>