Mark Jenner, London Underground
From happy memories of travelling around London on the Tube as a child with his hat-maker mum, to taking a trip across the Thames by cable car, station manager Mark's love of London transport continues to evolve with the city. Watch and share his London story to discover all the ways you can travel and see the capital from a new perspective.
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About Transport for London
London has one of the world’s best integrated public transport systems in the world.
You can travel in a variety of ways – each gives you a unique experience of the city – and it's generally easy to interchange between the different types of transport to get where you need to go, so mix it up! London's transport options include:
• London Underground (Tube)
• Barclays Cycle Hire
• Emirates Air Line, a cable car across the Thames
• River boat - River Bus and River Tour
• London Overground train
• Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
• Taxi (black cab) or minicab
London is divided into 9 travel Zones – most visitor attractions are in Zones 1 and 2.
Visitor Oyster card is a great option for travellers to London. Visitor Oyster cards are only available in advance, so buy your card before you travel to London.
The Visitor Oyster card is a pay as you go card that you load with money for travel around London – your card is charged for each journey you make based on when, where and how you travel. You can top up your card with more money at London Underground stations and Travel Information Centres.
Visiting for 4 days? Start with £40 for unlimited travel in central London (Zones 1 and 2) and a single journey on the Emirates Air Line.
You can travel as many times as you like in a day (from 04:30 to 04:29 the next day) and you won’t pay more than the maximum daily price. For example, if you are sightseeing in central London (Zones 1 and 2), using the Tube and bus, you will never be charged more than £8.80 in one day, even if you make 20 journeys!
You can get a discount with your Visitor Oyster card on the Emirates Air Line London’s cable car (25% off) and most River Buses (10% off).