Transportation Made Easy-By Courtney Kellogg
One of my favorite things about London is their transportation. We have been fortunate enough to be given Oyster passes that give us access to Zones 1-2. With this pass, we are able to take both buses and tubes. We of course call a tube, a subway in America. It’s been exciting to have access to easy transportation because of the amount of traveling we have been doing.
Our first week with the passes in London took us a little bit of getting used to. A lot of us used Google Maps to help navigate our way to class lectures, different neighborhoods, and restaurants. I feel like I really relied on my phone to help take me to certain destinations. What really helped me get used to using the tube stations, was reading signs and just getting familiar with the neighborhoods.
We only had these passes in London, so when we went to another city we had a lot of walking to do. Cardiff, Belfast, and Dublin were easy places to get around. Fortunately for us, the cities that we were in were not as big as London. We had to get used to long days of walking until we got back to London.
Once we got back in London, taking buses and tubes were a breeze. We had recognized the tubes in our area like the Bakerloo and the Northern Line and knew certain stops that were on each line. Being confident in how the tubes and buses work, is an important tool to have when you are in London!