Sunday, 3 February 2013

Transport tips for business travellers

London is a major centre for international business and commerce and is one of three "command centres" for the world economy and the centre of global finance. 
Boutique London Lets has put together this guide to help you get the most out of your business travel.
A business traveler can use a taxi, a rental car or public transportation depends on safety, convenience and cost.
Here how to make your choice:
  • Black London Taxi or Minicabs?

Black London Taxi
If you want to get somewhere easily with the least hassle in London, then a Licensed Black Cab is the way to do it. It takes between two and four years to pass the All-London Knowledge to become a driver of a black cab.
However it does come at a cost.
In fact, Black Cabs tend to be the more expensive option and this is because London Black Cab drivers' fares are regulated.

However, if you are looking for a cheaper option, you can pre-book a minicab. It almost always costs less than a Black Cab. They must have a special discs on their windscreen and rear window to show they are licensed.

  • Go 'public' when you can 

London Tube
London has one of the most extensive public transport systems in the world.
London Underground (commonly known as the tube) takes people around the city without having to worry about the congestion on the roads.
Buy an Oyster card at any tube station. Seven day's unlimited travel on the Tube and/or buses within zones 1 and 2 will cost you a reasonable flat rate. If you'd like to find out if any lines are not running or if a station has been temporarily shut down, visit the London Underground website for up-to-the minute information. Mass transit can be time-consuming but determine how long it could take and estimate the cost.

  • Walk if you can
Canary Wharf

You can still reduce your ongoing costs by travelling on foot. If you have to travel a reasonable distance, walking can save you time, while you can also enjoy a litte bit of London, the most foot-friendly cities in the world. 

Here are a few of the most important links that you will need for your trip to the Capital.

Have a safe trip! 
by Sara Laccone

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