Moving with children is always complicated, especially if we do not know the city. That is why it is important to plan well the tourist visits and how we are going to access them if we organize a trip to London with children.
Although it is good to walk around to see yourself in the atmosphere of the city, you have to know when you can use the buses, the tram or the London Underground, very useful options that for an economic price allow us to travel long distances.
The London Underground is one of the best known in the world, and the characteristic symbol that marks the stations has become an icon.
It is one of the most extensive underground networks in the world, has 274 stations and 408 kilometers of tracks, and is nicknamed 'Tube' by Londoners.
It has 12 lines, it is convenient to get a map of the subway to be able to plan the routes and become familiar with the routes and not make directional errors or take detours that choose us from the desired destination.
The London Underground operates from 5:30 in the morning and ends at 0:30. On Sundays the hours are from 7:30 to 23:30.
The city is divided into concentric zones, and the price of the ticket varies according to the number of zones we cover. The simplest has a value of 4.30 pounds for adults and 2.10 pounds for children up to 11 years.
If we are going to spend several days in the city, it is best to opt for a card that allows us to make several trips more economically, the Oyster Card.
The Visitor Oyster Card is a card that is valid for periods between one and seven days, with prices that vary according to use, zones and the number of days. Children pay a lower rate, and all prices can be found on the official website of the London transport network.
Buses are a slightly less fast option but surely more fun for children, since they will allow us to enjoy great views.
The classic red double-decker buses run throughout the city and allow you to relax and travel in comfort for 1.5 pounds (one way) or 3.5 pounds for the whole day, we can also use the Oyster Card. Children under the age of 10 can travel for free.
The lines cover the length of the City of London and the thousands of stops feature comprehensive informational posters.
Other means of transport with children
There are other options such as taxis or bicycles, which can be rented in different parts of the city. Another alternative is to rent a car, but we must bear in mind that the UK traffic regulations are different from those of other countries as they drive in the left lane.
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