London has one of the largest urban transport networks in the world, with carefully mapped and expertly interlinked bus, river and road systems spanning the city’s 32 boroughs. It is absolutely effortless to determine a route using a select mode or combination of transport options using the TFL ‘Plan a Journey’ tool at https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/. For further information on tickets & passes, fare pricing, key routes, night travel, tips and etiquette visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/london/transport/getting-around/local-transport.
Although they are priced at significantly higher rates than public transport options, taxis can be incredibly useful to get around town at one’s own pace in addition to permitting greater locational specificity. Black cabs can be hailed on the street and are available for hire when the yellow sign above the windscreen is lit. Such cabs, however, are often more expensive than minicabs and Uber taxis which must both be pre-booked. Visit https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/taxis-and-minicabs/book-a-taxi for more information.
Driving in and around Central London is an art that has been mastered by Londoners and can be challenging for those who are unfamiliar with the city’s routes and manners. For those who would rather hire their own vehicle for the duration of their stay, there are multiple car hire companies to choose from with a range of vehicles to suit diverse requirements. More information is available on http://www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information/travel-to-london/car-rental/london-car-rental#I32ijWmSqCe2lWiT.97.