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Getting out and About from Serviced Apartments City of London

By Paul Birsch Subscribe to RSS | April 30th 2012 | Views:
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Of course that’s partly up to you and the weather – and of course your schedule. As a basic rule, I’d bank on public transport being no quicker than walking until you get to the half an hour plus stage. By the time you have waited, got on, got off and oriented yourself (from a Tube) – or waited in traffic in a bus or taxi, you might as well have walked. And unless it is raining the experience of walking in central London can, itself, be enjoyable.

When you walk through any of London’s streets, take the time to look up. You’ll see a world of architectural beauty most people don’t ever notice – statues of classical nymphs, griffons, and other mythical birds and beasts. Just be careful where and how you look up – you don’t want to walk straight into another head-down commuter!

There’s an art to walking London’s streets that you’ll get used to pretty quickly. When you head out from your serviced apartments city of London and start getting places on foot, you’ll notice that the determined commuter sticks to the very edge of the pavement – normally the curb, because the shop side is full of people entering and leaving stores. By walking right at the edge like this you can get from A to B at a reasonably uniform clip – while if you try to walk in the middle of the pavement you will inevitably be snookered by tourists with cameras, or by other commuters making sudden changes in direction to get around their own tourist obstructions!

From many serviced apartments city of London units, you can also take pleasant walks along the river. Indeed, if you get yourself an A to Z you will realise that walking along the river can allow you to navigate successfully and quickly to plenty of business and leisure locations you need to get to, without losing yourself in the warren of streets. Just follow the city at the riverside until you get near to where you need to be, then turn back into the buildings.

For business further away from city of London proper – for instance Docklands, which has long been established as a major centre of finance and international business – you will mostly use the DLR, or Docklands Light Railway. The DLR has improved a lot in recent years, so you should find the trains clean, reasonably frequent, and running later into the evening.

No travelling business person (or leisure visitor for that matter) in London can afford to be without an Oyster Card. These days it gets you a massive reduction on machine fares for the Underground and the bus network.

Paul Birsch - About Author:
Your Space Apartments provides serviced apartments city of London options for business and leisure users both. www.yourspaceapartments.com.
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