Travelling in London couldn’t be easier; London has a wide travel network be it the quick and easily accessible underground, the routed buses or the serene boats across the river Thames, and if you’re looking to stay healthy or you just enjoy the breath of fresh air you can even cycle. Either way you can get from point A to point B in no time.
The London underground network is made up of 12 colour coordinated lines and 270 stations, carrying an approximation of 3.4 million people a day (weekdays). Interchange from one line to another is an easy and effortless task as most stations operate more than one line. Average journey time is 3 minutes per stop making this rapid transit mode the easiest and least time consuming way to travel.
With over 700 routes (100 night buses), 19,000 stops, a fleet of over 8,000 buses and a daily rider ship of 6 million per weekday you’re bound to get anywhere with the bus. The bus network has single and double Decker buses, and with the average journey time of 5 minutes per stop. Changing buses is a no hassle task as every bus stop clearly displays the bus numbers and the direction they are headed in and the even have a map of the route.
The cost of your travel is dependent on the mode of transport and the zones you are travelling within. There are several different types of tickets to can use:
Travelling outside of London is just as easy with the array of trains and buses
The United Kingdom is famous for its historical roots and diverse culture so whatever you’re into there is plenty to do. No matter which part of the country you’re in you will feel like you are walking through a medieval museum. There are a number of museums and art galleries if you are looking for the time travel experience. There are always ongoing exhibitions and fairs. Or if you’re the silent type who likes a nice book and a cup of coffee there are hundreds of bookshops.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie then there are plenty of theme parks all of which provide student discount for the ultimate day out roller coasting. Or if you want a relaxing day out why not hit one of the many beaches and just laze around in the sun and enjoy proper British fish and chips for lunch.
The weather isn’t always nice and sunny so if its dull outside it doesn’t mean your day has to be dull why not grab friends and have a day out and get your own back with indoor paintball or you could always just hit the movies and watch the latest block buster. Whatever you’re fancy you won’t run out of ideas or things to do any time soon. Contrary to popular belief there is an extensive night life to be enjoyed. In football season you can grab your mates and hit the local pub, scream and shout with the locals as the team’s battle it out. Or you could go out for a night on the town hitting local clubs and bars or just a nice posh restaurant for a nice meal. Or if you’re not the clubbing type why not jump on to the website and check the listings for your local arena or stadium and watch your favourite stars hit the stage performing their best songs or there bit of stand up comedy. Whatever your style you’re bound to have fun!