London is certainly one of the largest, most populous and busiest cities in the world. Unlike other European cities, the tourists of London cannot easily use their feet for transportation to move from one place to another. It’s far too big so people need to rely on public transportation. Although the public transportation system is extensive and relatively reliable, in troubled times like these, people are searching for more commuting options.
London offers much more commuting options that will take you from one place to another while instilling the adrenaline-pumping factor of adventure in your travels. Here are 10 alternative ways to wander around London that are fast, cheap and full of adventures:
1 The Emirates Airline Cable Car
The Emirates Airline Cable Car will glide above the Thames and take you in for an aerial view of London’s skyline, as you travel from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. After 7 pm you can watch the city lights come alive with an extended night flight. Is it like going to an amusement park, but better. And it will cost only £17.
2 Tourist cruise on the Thames on a river bus
We remain on the Thames once again, this time for a tourist cruise using a river bus. You can sail through the city from the river and experience London from the water. The river Thames is the perfect vantage point for some of the city’s most iconic sites. You can hop-on and hop-off at any riverside attraction you fancy, at any time. From sightseeing trips with expert guides to fun dining experiences, it’s definitely an adventurous escapade.
3 Get in the DLR (Docklands Light Railway)
If you’re looking for a fun and notable way to explore the areas of the East End, the Docklands and the Olympic Regeneration zones, you probably gonna need a ride on DLR’s overground light rail system. This driver-less train has one of the most advanced automatic train control systems in the world, which eliminates the need for a driver.
4 Ride a Boris bike
London’s public bicycle scheme is a great way to travel around the city. With more than 750 docking stations and 11,500 bikes to hire around London, this commuting option offers the chance for everyone to explore the leafy parks and the well-hidden areas of London by being the healthiest and cheapest choice for transportation. And in the end, we all know how to ride a bike, right?
5 Take a walking trip
The best way to explore an undiscovered area of London – and any other area actually – is the traditional and safe way of walking by it. Even if you’re walking through the same route, you’ll end up finding new things that will grab your attention, even if it’s a beautifully painted and decorated house or an antique car you came across in the street. Also, don’t forget the physical exercise you’ll get from a walking trip to your city.
6 Take a black cab
If the distance you have to travel is not so far away you can experience the old fashioned way of moving around with a black cab. The usually expensive option of riding a black cab will get you a more comfortable and stress-free alternative for your transportation in London. Also, don’t forget that you get to hail the cab, which is always a satisfaction.
7 Drive around with a car
The convenience offered by your transportation using a car is incomparable, giving you the freedom to choose the time, the pace and most importantly your route. It’s without a doubt, one of the most efficient ways to wander around London, but be sure to add a Sat-Nav so you won’t get lost along the winding roads.
8 Ride a bus
Finally, you cannot leave London without getting one of its famous double-decker buses. You can also consider taking a Big Bus tour that takes you to different attractions of the city with an audio system that will provide you with all the information you might probably need. But forget the shocks and sandals,