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Travel in London

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Cabwise text service

Always use a booked and licensed minicab, taxi, Night bus or the Tube to get home.

This service is provided by Transport for London and therefore should be reliable.

Text CAB to 60835* and we'll use GPS to text your two nearest minicab numbers and one taxi (black cab) number.

Overseas or 3 network customer? View your Cabwise instructions here.

*Text charged at 35p per enquiry plus standard text message rate. Roaming rates apply to overseas networks. Terms and conditions

London Travelcard

Purchase a ticket that allows you to travel on Trains, Busses, Underground Trains (Subway), Trams and Docklands Light Railway.

London Underground, London Buses, National Rail Trains, (DLR) The Docklands Light Railway, Tramlink and Travelcard holders also receive a 33% discount on London River Services.

Transport for London

TfL Underground map, Bus map and Tramlink map TfL's Interactive Map integrates bus, tram, river and DLR (The Docklands Light Railway) information with the familiar London Underground Network. Check which bus routes serve specific Tube stations and whether the stations have facilities for cycles or taxi ranks. The map integrates accessibility information about the Tube and bus networks for people with wheelchairs and has Central London local information covering places of interest. Access timetable information for Tube and DLR services and check the real-time status at a glance.This site is available in three formats:

South West Trains

Ticket sales and Train Timetables South West Trains is part of the Stagecoach Group. South West Trains runs 1,635 trains every weekday, serving 207 stations and employing around 5,250 staff. London Waterloo is the hub of our network, and is also home to London Underground and Waterloo International terminal for Eurostar services to Paris and Brussels via the Channel Tunnel. Approximately 143 million passenger journeys a year are made on routes through Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall, East and West Sussex and Greater London, serving a mixture of commuters and longer-distance travellers.

Olympic Group

Taxi, Limosine, and courier service The Olympic Group are a well-established Private Hire company with an excellent track record in providing quality service since 1978. We bring a new level of professionalism to taxi and limousine transport. In an industry notorious for a lack of punctuality, poor vehicles and hidden charges we pride ourselves in achieving 100% customer satisfaction and complete openness of charging. Our fleet of fully insured vehicles is stringently maintained to the highest standards and drivers, hand picked for their professionalism.

Oyster Cards for travel in London

Save on London train travel with Oyster


Recent Developments (15th January 2015)

Contactless cards:
The cheapest and most convenient way for travelling on London’s public transport
The simplest way to pay for a journey on London’s public transport is now a contactless card unless you purchase a season ticket longer than one week or those starting a one off weekly ticket on any day except Sunday.
By using the same contactless card, you get the daily capped fare and in any Sunday to Saturday period, your total charges will be capped at the weekly season ticket price. For example, if you only travel in zones 1 – 3, then the most you will pay Sunday to Saturday is £36.80, the price of a weekly season ticket.   Therefore, if you constantly use public transport, the lowest cost will be using a contactless card which saves you getting a weekly season ticket you may not use. The contactless card system will always give you the cheapest fare. So, if you use your card outside Zone 3 just once you will pay the same as a zone 1 to 3 with an extension if that is cheaper than the zone 1 – 4 fare.

Transport for London will always give the option of either contactless cards or Oyster cards for maximum convenience.


Round the Clock Weekend Tubes
From September next year, 24 hour tubes will be running over weekends on the Northern, Jubilee, Victoria, Central and Piccadilly lines. The average journey across London overnight will be reduced by 20 minutes and importantly, there will be no extra costs for passengers. The social benefit is well documented for leisure passengers and workers needing to get around overnight. The economic benefits show £360 million uplift due to the round the clock tube running. Additional Tube lines will be opened in the future.

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Website last updateSunday 24th May 2018.

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