The main rail operators connecting the city centre to Greater London and beyond are:
- SouthEastern Railway
- Southern Railway
- London Overground
- Greater Anglia
- South West Trains
- Chiltern Railways
- London Midland
London is served by six international airports:
1. Heathrow (LHR)
2. Gatwick (LGW)
3. Stansted (STN)
4. Luton (LTN)
5. London City Airport (LCY)
6. Southend (SEN)
Also in London are these popular transportation services:
- Buses London’s iconic double-decker buses are a quick, convenient and cheap way to travel around the city, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities along the way.
- London Underground The London Underground rail network, or “the Tube” is a great way to travel to and from central London and will be an integral part of most people’s stay in the UK capital.
- Docklands Light Railway London’s innovative, driverless Docklands Light Railway (DLR) serves parts of East and South East London.
- River bus services Travelling by river is a great way to get around London. You’ll beat the traffic and enjoy fantastic views of London along the way.
- Local trains Use London’s Overground train network to travel across the city and beyond the Tube.
- London trams Trams run in parts of south London between Wimbledon, Croydon, Beckenham and New Addington. The services are frequent and accessible.
- Accessible public transport Find your way around the capital with our helpful guide to accessible and wheelchair-friendly travel.
- London cycle hire scheme London’s public bicycle scheme is a great way to travel around the city – and the first half hour is free! Grab yourself a bike and get riding today.
- From iconic London black cabs to local minicabs, we’ve got all the traveller information you need to help you travel around London by taxi.
- Emirates Air Line Cable Car Take a ride on London’s cable car, for views over Greenwich and East London, including The O2, Cutty Sark and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Visa and Entry
Normally a foreign visitor should apply for a United Kingdom Visa to enter London.
Following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, visa-free travel to and from the UK is still in place for EEA and Swiss citizens until 29 March 2019. If a withdrawal agreement is reached between the UK and EU, visa-free travel for short visits is likely to continue for the immediate future.