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How to travel around London

By UALHalls 07 Sep 2023

Travelling in London may seem daunting, but part of the beauty of the city is you can always discover somewhere new. 

However, you will never get lost with our guidance and top tips.

1. Citymapper app 📍

We can not stress how essential this app is. Even Londoners who have lived in the city for years refer to this navigation system all the time. It's great because it combines different methods of travel together, such as tube and bus to give you the quickest or even most 'rain safe' commute. 

2. TfL Go app 🚇

This app will help you plan your journey and provide the live status of all tube lines. It will even show you how long the cycle times are and show you any potential delays. The app can also help you plan step-free journeys and show you all the station facilities. 

3. Walking 🚶‍♀️

Walking is a great way to get to know your new city and home. You can discover local haunts you would miss when sticking to the regular commute. Late summer and autumn evenings are a great time to do this.

4. Cycling 🚴‍♀️

Remember we have bike storage in all of our halls of residence (except Wigram House) and all of our colleges, not only is this healthy, this is a cost-effective and sometimes a time-saving option. If you don't have your own bike you can always rent one through Santander Cycles

Getting your head around the different ways to pay for your travel in London can be tricky. Don't worry, we've put together this article to help you out. Here, you can find out about the various ways to pay and we will walk you through the process of applying for student discounts on your travel. 

It is important to carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after every journey. To find out more about travelling safely on public transport visit the TfL website

Whichever method(s) you choose, enjoy getting around the city and to your college, it is all part of the experience of living in London. 

If you need any further guidance about your local area or travelling around London, your halls reception team will be more than happy to help. 💖