Getting To London
International flights to London usually land at Heathrow or Gatwick airports, whilst local and regional flights to London arrive via Luton or Stansted. The Heathrow Express gets you to Paddington Station in about 15 minutes and costs £21. The London Underground is the most cost effective method of getting into London, with a one-way ticket costing about £5. Piccadilly Line services will bring you into Central London within an hour. Gatwick and Stansted airports both have similar Express train services which take about thirty minutes to get to London. From Luton, get a train and arrive at St Pancras in 33 minutes. Tickets can be bought online ahead of time (and will be *much* cheaper) from http://www.thetrainline.com/.
Getting Around London
The distinctive black cabs can be flagged down in the street or taxi rank for journeys throughout London. Private minicabs can also be hired ahead of time, either at the minicab office or by telephone.
Purchase an Oyster card for use on the London Underground, as well as journeys on buses, trams and local trains. The London Underground – affectionately known as the ‘Tube’ – serves most areas of Greater London, with many stations located within central London. Oyster cards can be purchased and topped up from ticket machines and windows in stations, from some newsagents on the high street, as well as through the Oystercard website.