When you rent an apartment from us, you will be excellently positioned within a few minutes walk from London’s efficient transport network.
To travel on London’s transport, you can now use debit cards. However, foreign cards do not always work so the best bet is to get an Oyster card. These are prepaid cards which you swipe when entering and leaving a train, bus or tube and it saves you digging into your purse or wallet every time. You can buy them and top them up with money at many local stores and at train and tube stations. They are a far cheaper way to travel compared to buying a ticket each time.
Bikes are a fun way to explore London, especially at the weekend when the traffic calms down. There are increasing numbers of bike lanes around London as the Mayor tries to encourage a more environmentally friendly capital. The Boris bikes can be rented in a great many locations or if you plan on staying a while, you may want to buy your own.
With a great public transport system, you really don’t need a car in London. However, for the times when you really need a car, ZipCar offers an easy solution for short rental periods and of course the usual car rental suspects are more efficient for longer rental periods. Driving around London can be scary to the uninitiated but you soon get used to it. Many London roads were designed for horse and carriages so aren’t very wide which we suspect keeps wing mirror vendors in business! There are some great day trips to be had from London into the countryside. There are very cute, typically English villages within an hour’s drive from our apartments where you can have a walk in beautiful countryside and stop at a pub for lunch. Or maybe a trip to Oxford (1 hour) or Bath (2 hours) and their beautiful and ancient architecture.
If you have a choice of where you fly in to, Heathrow is best suited for our apartments and then it’s a 15 minute journey into London on the Heathrow Express and a short cab or tube ride from there. Gatwick is south of London but not a million miles away. The Gatwick Express train is only a 25 minute trip and you arrive at Victoria where another 15 -20 minute tube ride will see you at our nearest tube stations.
If wrestling with arms full of luggage and foreign transport maps isn’t your thing, we offer an airport transfer service, collecting you from the arrivals lounge and delivering you straight to your new apartment. Just speak with your agent who will be happy to arrange this for you.