About This Course
London is vast and sprawling, and with so much to explore a big challenge visitors often face is how to get around. In this course, London travel expert Jess Dante takes you through everything you need to know to get around London with ease. This course focuses on the major modes of transport in London: Underground train (The Tube), Bus, Taxi, and Bike. After giving an overview of each of these, we dive into the specific concepts and techniques that govern London’s transportation systems.
What You'll Learn
How to get into the city from the airport, and some essentials you might want to pick up
How to navigate the underground system and what smart phone apps we recommend with real life demos
How to ride London's double-decker buses
How to think about taxis in London
How to use London's bike share system and where to bike in this city
London's best walks and strolls
How to travel outside of London, whether to different parts of the UK or to other parts of Europe
Watch Some Samples
We've pulled out a few clips to give you a better idea of what to expect in the course
Welcome to London
Course host Jess Dante introduces herself and shares an overview of London’s transportation. Then, Jess covers expectations for this course.
How to Use this Course
Jess explains how to get the most out of this course and the Bright Trip platform.
Overview of London's Transportation
Ways to Get Around
London is larger than most tourists initially realize! Learn about the two main transportation options available to you throughout the city: the bus and the tube.
Discover the best apps to download to help you get around the city of London.
How to Use London's Transportation
Getting From the Airport to the City
Learn the best transportation options to get into the city of London from its two main airports: Heathrow and Gatwick.
Learn about London’s oyster card system, including why you need one and how to use them.
The Tube Part 1: The Map
Explore London’s Tube with an overview of its map. Then, get a better understanding of how the lines work and how to read the map symbols.
The Tube Part 2: Getting from A to B
Get comfortable with London’s tube system as Jess breaks down a tube journey from Waterloo to King’s Cross, step-by-step.
Get comfortable with London’s iconic double-decker buses as Jess breaks down a bus journey from Waterloo to Leather Lane Market.
Explore London’s National Rail system. Learn how to buy tickets, where it can take you, and more!
Learn about London’s bike-share system, including where you can find bike stations, how to pay for them, and more!
Learn about London’s iconic black taxis and why they are the most convenient transportation option.
Explore London by foot and save money with Jess’s top walking recommendations.
Traveling Outside of London
Discover some tips and tricks for saving money while traveling outside London’s city limits.
Thanks for Watching!
Jess wraps up the course with a final note that you’ll quickly get the hang of London’s transit systems as you begin to explore the city!
Meet Your Instructor
Jess Dante is the founder of Love and London, a digital travel guide that helps London tourists to visit the city like they live there. She moved to London in 2013, which is when she started to eagerly explore her new city, and she still loves to do this every single day. Her specialty is sharing hidden gems that most tourists don't hear about in the typical guidebook or article, so they can also experience the nooks and crannies that make London incredibly special. Jess has been a founding Bright Trip instructor since 2019.