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Getting Around London

London is still largely a baffling medieval layout. Make like a local, and carry an A - Z street finder, which can be picked up at most newsstands. Otherwise, we strongly suggest you at least look at an Underground map for best bearings.

Walking is the transportation of choice. Still, if you need to hop on to something, the Underground (London's subway system, also known as the "Tube") wins the prize for efficiency. Made up of 11 lines (plus the separate Docklands Light Railway), six zones and hundreds of stations, many Tube stops are within steps of major attractions and shopping districts. The trains run from 5:30 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Underground is currently undergoing a big modernization process with sleek, new escalators and animated billboards. As such, there are a lot of station closures on weekends. Check http://www.tfl.gov.uk before travel for details. If you want to avoid feeling like a trapped sardine, don't get on during morning or evening rush-hour, which take place before 9:30 a.m. or between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.

London's buses are a little more complicated to navigate, but they have the added incentive of letting you see the city through their windows.

If you plan on using the Underground and buses a lot and only have a day, consider a Travelcard; it can be purchased at travel agencies in the U.S. before you depart or at tourist offices and major train stations (such as Victoria) once you're there. Regular Underground fares are £4, one of the highest rates in Europe. Far better is to buy an Oyster smartcard and load it with enough cash for your stay. With an Oyster card, the £4 becomes £1.80. The cards cost £3 deposit, which you can reclaim from a tube station before leaving the country.

Another fabulous way to get around is by hopping aboard any one of many tourist-oriented double-decker tour buses. Some allow you to get on and off over a 24-hour period, making it one of the best -- albeit touristy -- ways to see the sights. The Big Bus Company is one that offers several routes, departing every 15 minutes from Green Park, Victoria and Marble Arch. Each lasts a few hours, and all offer live commentary.

Cabs in London include the beloved black cabs driven by drivers who are famous for knowing every single nook and cranny of the city. They are easy to hail, but fair warning:  though cabs use a metering system, with fares automatically starting at around £4, weekend, holiday and evening surcharges can make the ride steep. (Those fares can run as much as 50 percent more than basic weekday fares; the meter will display the surcharges.) A 10 percent tip isn't compulsory, but it's common practice. The cabs operate 24/7, 365 days a year and take up to five passengers. Newer models have wheelchair access, and they make U-turns quicker than you can say "crumpet" for fetching you from the other side of the road.

Hints:  When using the Tube, you need to validate your ticket or Oyster upon entering and exiting -- so keep it handy to exit at your destination. Bus routes good for sightseeing are the #11 (the City, St. Paul's, Trafalgar Square, 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace) and the #9 (Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Piccadilly Circus).

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