I get asked a lot about how I travel to London so here are some tips for you if you’re going for a day trip to London.
Having used the train on many occasions and experiencing the rising costs I wanted to share with you alternative ways to that you can travel to London (I travel from Canterbury in Kent).
Drive, Park and Uber Boat – Park & Glide
This is a cost efficient way to take the family. You can purchase a ticket online for parking at the O2 car park 3 and the Uber Boat from Greenwich Pier. Included in the price is the River Roamer Ticket to hop on and off all day across all of the Thames Clipper Piers. It’s a great way to start exploring London along the River Thames – keep your eyes open for iconic landmarks.
Prices as of today are (17/01/2021):
Adults X 2 £36.70
Family 1 Adult + 3 Kids £33.00
Family 2 Adults + 3 Kids £39.50
Drive, Park and Tube
Parking at the O2 is something that I have done many times, I normally used the Station Car Park but currently this is closed or was the last time I went a couple of weeks ago. You can still park in the O2 car parks they will just direct you to an alternative car park often the Car Park for events is used in the day. You will get a ticket as you enter the car park and pay on exit.
Parking at the O2 – non-event parking charges detailed at the bottom of the page.
A short walk to North Greenwich tube station where you can get your tube to anywhere you wish. Tube Map available here.
I use the Tube Map app to plan my journeys when I am in London.
There is now a emissions charge for vehicles that don’t meet the required standards to drive in London and surrounding areas (the area keeps expanding). So you will need to check if your vehicle meets emissions and safety standards required to drive in London, or if you need to pay a daily charge. The zone have extended and I would recommend checking each time you visit to avoid being caught out and receiving a penalty. Check your vehicle.
Hope that this helps, please just message me on Instagram if you have any other questions.