Travel in South West London
||Getting around South
West London is easy as there is excellent public transport
Travellers arrive from many destinations to South West
London including Waterloo Station [map] and Victoria Station [map] .
Both of these large stations have excellent facilities
including plenty of restaurants, cash machines and baby
Victoria also has a coach station which
is the main arrival point for The National Express,
The station has an impressive range of facilities including
an accommodation desk – should your bus be delayed
or if you haven’t booked somewhere to stay before
arriving – with a communications centre, bureaux
de change, and places to have a cup of coffee or tea.
There are tube stations at all of the
most popular locations in South West London including
South Kensington, Knightsbridge and Victoria.
London buses run regularly throughout
South West London and there’s a range of pre-pay
passes that you can obtain to help your time in this
area run smoothly. Children under the age of 11 can
travel for free on London buses.
Heading into South West London by car can be tricky as the area closer to the City has strict congestion charges in operation. Areas
further afield have some good attended car parks but
can prove expensive.
If you’re thinking of grabbing a cab don’t forget to look out for registered taxis
which usually take the form of black cabs.
These are the best cabs to catch, not only because you
can be sure that your driver has proper ID and has taken
“the knowledge” but you’ll also be
assured that there’s a strict tariff to which
cab drivers adhere so you won’t have to fork out
a fortune to get from A to B.
People with disabilities can take advantage of the Dial-A-Ride facility offered by London Transport which offers transport
to short destinations within London. To find out more
about Dial-A-Ride and your eligibility click here.
For more information about getting around in London