The entire London underground network is set to undergo severe disruptions – with strikes to take place on Tuesday and Thursday (March 1 and 3). Transport for London (TfL) has warned there may be no service at all on the tube network during these days, and it’s expected that services on Wednesday and Friday (March 2 and 4) will be affected too.
Here is a list of alternative ways to get around London without having to rely on the tube, provided by Essential Living.
London has accessible cycling routes that will easily allow you to get you where you need to be.
An iconic route is the journey between Bank and Monument station. This 2.7km long bike ride allows you to enjoy the quiet backstreets, canals and park routes around London. You’ll also pass The Tower of London, three miles from Waterloo tube station.
2. Uber Boat
Uber Boats by Thames Clippers stops at 23 piers along the Thames between Woolwich in the East and Putney Pier in the West. Services run seven days a week, from early in the morning until late at night.
Also available is a more leisurely canal boat stroll Regent’s Canal where travellers can visit attractions such as Camden Lock Market and Regent’s Park.
3. Cable car
The Greenwich Emirates Airline is a practical way of travelling across one of the busiest parts of the capital. As London’s first and only cable car system, this airline connects the Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Victoria Docks – with breath-taking views.
4. Foot tunnel
Greenwich foot tunnel links Cutty Sark to Island Gardens. A total of 1.2 million pedestrians go through this walkway every year, in one of the quietest forms of transport throughout the city. It takes about 10 minutes to walk through.
Perfect if you’re on a budget. – for example, TfL’s Hopper Fare gives you unlimited journeys made within one hour of touching in for £1.55.
The 11 bus from Fulham to Liverpool Street goes through the King’s Road before passing Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
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