How to Commute in London as Londoners Do


London is one of the most desired tourist destinations of the world and an important business and economic hub of Europe. Tourists and business travellers from across the globe visit this metropolis and many of them stay at Montcalm London City because it is conveniently located close to most of the attractions of the city. Since London is basically an expensive city and commuting is also not very cheap, it is essential to know exactly where to go and how to commute so that you do not waste your time, energy and money due to lack of knowledge as to how Londoners commute.

There is no doubt that the city has one of the best transport systems in the world but you need to know how to use the bus, tube and other transport methods. The first tip is to travel like a true Londoner and buy a pre-paid Oyster card, a Visitor Oyster Card or a cashless debit card and travel cashless on any bus or tube.

When you are staying at The Montcalm London City The Brewery Hotel, you are in the heart of the city and you can easily take the scenic bus routes since 2014 is the Year of the Bus in London. Route nos. 4, 11 and 9 will take you past most important tourist attractions such as Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Tower of London and Royal Albert Hall.

Londoners also prefer to walk between some Tube Stops in central London so that they can save some money on the Oyster or VOC. You can also top up your VOC during your trip. You can use a ticket machine at a Tube station to check the card’s credit balance by holding the card on the yellow reader and then add credit using cash or card or at convenience stores and off-licenses.

Apart from exploring the city by using bus or tube, you can also try the Tram, if you are in South London or “drive the DLR”.

An interesting way to commute is to use the River Bus Services and see London by boat in order to get a unique view of the city. A day-trip to Greenwich or the Tate to Tate boat or visiting Canary Wharf would be ideal options.