London Transport. Today’s travellers are fortunate enough to live in an era where convenience and comfort are at the forefront of almost everything. Gone are the days where we have to allot huge budgets to plane tickets if we don’t want to. With low cost carriers present promo flights left, right, and centre.
From the Airport to the River: How London Presents Equally Convenient Travel Alternatives
You can also make your way to the airport to catch an early or late night flight without all the hassles with the emergence of ride-sharing services such as Uber. In a way, this also eliminates the problems of taking alternate routes to avoid traffic and looking for a suitable airport parking slot. A couple of areas where Londoners tend to have difficulties.
According to travel website, Panethos, London Gatwick is the world’s most active single-use runway. In addition, it’s the leading commercial airport for point-to-point flights in Europe. These titles reflect Gatwick’s overcrowding not just on its runways and inside its departure areas, but also outside its parking spaces.
An obvious choice for passengers is to take the Gatwick Express (the fastest), easyBuses (the cheapest), or the aforementioned Uber (the most convenient). However, if you really need to drive to the airport, Parking4Less highlights the four options at Gatwick. Long stay and summer special outside North Terminal, as well as South Terminal’s long stay and long stay plus. There’s also a Park Mark award-winning short stay car park located between the two terminals. Word of advice: reserve a slot 24 to 48 hours ahead of your flight schedule to avoid disappointment.
These provisions represent just the tip of the iceberg as to how London provides viable solutions to specific hindrances. In a way, it epitomises ingenuity and innovation – just like taking advantage of the city’s famous body of water to alleviate road congestion.
Take the London River Bus
London River Bus travels along the Thames, offering a one-of-a-kind view of the city aboard a beautiful, modern-age boat. Not to mention a great way to beat the traffic. Both commuters and tourists enjoy these river vessels. The River Bus stops at Millbank Pier for Tate Britain, Tower Millennium Pier for Tower of London and Tower Bridge, and North Greenwich Pier for The O2 among others.
Furthermore, you can download the in:flow app on your smartphone to serve as an informative and entertaining audio-guide. Also, be sure to buy an Oyster Card for maximum savings.
From ride-sharing apps and airport parking aggregators, to helpful audio-guides and river bus services. London perfectly mirrors the present day’s resourcefulness. In essence, this European capital may just have the blueprint of what a true travel destination should be like.
I hope this post offers some travel inspiration and helpful suggestions to consider for your next trip to London. As always, wishing you all happy and safe travels, jasmine xx