Eighty-five percent of the population is satisfied with public transportation in London, and for good reason: The system here is affordable, efficient and innovative.
The city’s mayor famously froze public transport fares at the 2016 level until 2020, saving up to $280 for an average household over the four-year period (while keeping costs low for travelers heading to London for a vacation).
Despite being quite complex, the system is also very easy to navigate; the map system for the underground “Tube” subway is so streamlined and simple to understand, nearly half of pedestrians use it as an aid in walking the city, too.
Another beloved feature? Hop-on, hop-off buses. While not unique to London, these buses are widely used in the city, and provide an easy, fun way for visitors to get around and see the sights.
As an added dash of fun, The Tube is something of a Hollywood star, having appeared in films including “Love Actually,” “Skyfall” and the “Harry Potter” films (the famous Platform 9 ¾ can be found at King’s Cross station).