Handy hints to help you hit the ground running in London.
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The most popular way to travel around London is via the London Underground, or the Tube for short. The bus network is also a popular mode of transport in London. The double-decker red buses have become a widely recognized symbol of London.
Before you set off, take a look at our London Heathrow Airport guide.
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