In Recognition of the 150th Anniversary of London Underground, Easy Relocation Offers Ten Tips to Help London Visitors and New Residents Get Around

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Navigating the great city of London can be daunting. So this month, as London celebrates 150 years of its public transport system the Tube, the experts at Easy Relocation are offering tips to make travel within London for visitors and those planning on moving to London or moving to the UK, easy.

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To envisage London sometimes is to envisage the Tube sign!

This month, London is celebrating the landmark 150 years of London Underground, also known as the Tube--the remarkable subway system which today carries more than one billion passengers a year and lies at the heart of the city's extensive public transport system.

London public transport assists residents and visitors to London with getting around quickly and conveniently.

"The Tube goes hand in hand with the London buses, making London transport a prominent feature in the daily lives of savvy London travelers," said Easy Relocation (exclusive) founder Rozi Bani-Ameri.

The London Transport Museum is holding various events now and throughout 2013 in honor of the 150 year mark of the Tube.

Easy Relocation will contribute to the celebrations by dedicating reliable sources for travel designated by local authorities and government official websites. This information will provide details and best available options for commuting in and around London using: the Tube, Buses, DLR (Docklands Light Railway), River bus service, Trams (a tram system in south London), Overground and National Rail, Victoria Coach Station, Cycling, Taxis / minicabs, walking.

Easy Relocation's 10 Tips for Using Public Transport to Commute in London:

Tip 1. London transport is based on a zone system with central London in Zone 1, and extending out to 9 different zones. The significance of the zone system is reflected in ticket prices, and the time frame during which journeys take place. A zone coded Underground map is available at all stations.

Tip 2. London Underground is complicated at first. Always follow signs of the colour-coded Underground lines towards platforms indicating the desired station name and the final destination.

Tip 3. Buy a credit-storing Oyster card or 1-day/ Weekly Travel cards to use for London public transport to avoid ticket lines and shortages of coins.

Tip 4. A combined system of the Underground, buses, and walking maps can be useful.

Tip 5. Observe the Tube etiquette. When 'seek assistance' is flashing at a barrier, stand aside, let fellow commuters pass and attempt to seek help from a nearby guard. On escalators, always stand on the right.    

Tip 6. London Buses are cheaper, cleaner and more frequent than the Underground.

Tip 7. The River Bus on Thames offers an express trip between Tate Modern and Tate Britain in just 20 minutes.

Tip 8. Barclays cycle hire with docking stations are available all around London and is a great way to travel if and when one is certain of the weather forecast for the day.

Tip 9. Minicabs can be booked by phone or online and have no meters. Always agree on a fare beforehand. Under no circumstances take the risk of getting into an unreserved minicab.

Tip 10. Walking is an ideal pass time for many people in London and the UK.

For more about transportation in London, visit the Easy Relocation blog at http://www.easyrelocation.co.uk/blog
We wish the London Underground and its passengers many safe and happy journeys to come!

For more information about Easy Relocation’s services for your business or personal needs, visit http://www.easyrelocation.co.uk and join us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and tips on London relocation.

About Easy Relocation:
Established in May 2012, Easy Relocation (exclusive) offers affordable and comprehensive relocation assistance and home search to companies and individuals moving to the UK and moving to London. Unlike other UK estate agents, at Easy Relocation we hold no business commitments with third parties or letting agencies. This gives us flexibility to conduct personalized, attentive and wide ranging property searches tailored to each client's budget, needs and taste.

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