After spending the weekend in the capital, it made me realise how difficult it can be at times to get around if you haven't done it before. So, with that in mind, here are a few tips if you plan to travel around London!
1. It goes without saying, but PLAN BEFOREHAND! London is a big city with many things to see, so before you leave the hotel/where you are staying, research via Google Maps or an alternative to find the optimal route. The Trainline app is also helpful as you can buy electronic tickets through it, avoiding the stress of waiting for a machine to be free in the station.
2. Contactless is your friend! Contactless payment cards work on pretty much all forms of transport nowadays, and London is no different. For the Underground especially, contactless cards can make part of the journey a lot easier, while also being completely affordable.
3. If travelling for a longer distance, taxis are a viable option, especially with a group. Whether you want the authentic black cab experience, or you have apps such as Addison Lee or Uber, taxis provide a more comfortable and often quicker way of getting around. There is one slight issue with Uber however, albeit a little trivial. Due to congestion charges, most if not all of your rides will be in a Toyota Prius, so if they are not your thing, I'd avoid