Alternative ways to travel around London

London city

As one of the biggest and busiest cities in the world, London can be quite difficult to traverse, especially for first-time visitors. The city is home to one of the oldest transport systems on the planet but it can also be one of the most confusing.

If you're planning to take advantage of our London hotels special offers by booking a stay at the Montcalm luxury hotel London, you may be a little worried about finding your way to the hotel and around London. We've put together this helpful travel guide to ensure that you always get to where you need to be and see what you want to see.


If you’d rather by over ground than under, or don’t fancy having to squeeze into one of the Tube trains at rush hour, hopping on a bicycle is a great alternative. It's much quicker than walking which means you can still cover a lot of ground, but you won’t miss a thing. Hiring a bike gives you the chance to find your own way around the city and see another side of London while getting some fresh air and feeling the sun on your skin.


London is famous for its big red buses and people from all over the world flock to the city every day to take a ride around the bustling streets. Many of the visitors that join us here at the Montcalm luxury hotel London often sign up for a bus tour. Buy a pass for one of the open-top tours to get around the city easily while seeing all of the best landmarks and learning more about the history of the city. A topless bus is a fun way to sightsee with the kids too.


A trip to London wouldn't be complete without checking out one of the world’s most famous waterways. The River Thames has been used for centuries by traders as a gateway into the heart of the city and today it is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and photographers from all corners of the world. If you're looking for a different way to travel and a unique perspective of the city, hop on a boat and make your way down the Thames. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or a sightseer, there are plenty of fast and slow options to choose from.

Cable car

If you don't like the idea of floating on the River Thames, hop inside one of the Emirates cable cars and fly across it instead for a more breathtaking view. The cable car system is relatively new and now offers visitors an alternative way to see the sights of London as well as the many landmarks that sit alongside the River Thames. This is a fun activity as well as an interesting way to travel across one of the busiest and most exciting parts of the capital.