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14 Ways To Get Around London Without The Tube

If you're struggling to travel through London because of the ongoing tube strike, here's some alternative methods of traversing the city.

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Dig out your bike from the garden shed, dust it down, put on your helmet, and get cycling! Not only is cycling a fun way to navigate the busy streets while avoiding the hassle of other commuters, but it also saves you money. Not to mention that the added exercise is a great way to stay in shape without forking out for an expensive gym membership.


The ancient Greeks are well known for their contribution to knowledge and the arts, but their religious culture was pretty impressive too. Get down on your knees, throw your hands in the air, and pray for the mighty Hermes to end the strike.

The oldest way of getting from place to another: walking. Although distance may be an impossible barrier to overcome, it might be worth checking on a map just to see if that really is the case – you could be surprised by what's within walking distance.

Who hasn't thought about shrinking themselves down to molecular level and travelling in style? Although not currently possible according to scientific law, it might just be worth a shot – think of all the extra hours you could spend in bed!


There's an app for everything, and in this case that app is Uber. It may cost a little extra than what you would normally pay for transport around the city, but it's quick, convenient, and, most importantly, gets you where you need to be.

Time to break out the chalk and start writing complex formulas on your trusty blackboard! All the effort and hard work will have been worth it when you're travelling into the future, waving as you pass your jealous friends, and end up watching them and everyone you know grow old and die while you continue travelling forward, ageless, lonely, and detached from time.


While it may seem obvious, another option for getting around the city is by car, and with plenty of car-sharing services available you don't even need to own a vehicle. Check out what's available in your area.

If you're looking for an alternative way to beat the strike, then it doesn't get much more alternative than this. Although there's no proof that the blood-letting of mammals appeases TFL executives, some people swear by this ancient Peruvian method.

Feel like a celebrity as you coast down the Thames in style. Tours operate daily along the South Bank and at a great price if you're able to find a voucher – so be sure to check what deals are on before booking.



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