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Getting around London

Most national and international coaches arrive at Victoria Coach Station, about 400 yds. south of Victoria Station. 164 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1. For schedule information, call 020-7730-3466.

The bus lines to know are National Express (extensive service throughout Britain) and Eurolines (daily departures to the Continent), which share the same phone number Phone 0870-580-8080.

Public Transportation
For information and advice on reaching your destination by bus, light rail, Tube or water taxi, call the London Transport Authority's 24-hour information line. Phone 020-7222-1234, Free public transport maps are available from information offices at train and Tube stations.

Buses--Although contemporary-style buses are becoming more common, most London buses are still of the red double-decker variety. Buy tickets on board, except in some parts of central London where new ticket machines have been introduced alongside bus stops. area. Although there's not much to see once you get there, the train (which runs on an elevated rail) offers an impressive view of the city.

Subway--The London Underground, otherwise known as the Tube, is the system of subways in London and out to the suburbs.

Water Taxis--Boats carry passengers from the center of London to destinations along the Thames, including Greenwich.

Docklands Light Railway--This rapid transit system runs from the Tower of London to the redeveloped Docklands ower of London, Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, Canary Wharf and Bankside. A handful of boat operators are used, and timetables vary by route.

Taxis are plentiful in London. Ask the driver for an approximate fare before getting in. Most will accept credit cards.

For information on train services, phone 0845-748-4950.

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