London is possibly one of the best cities to live in for commuters as the city offers so many options to take you from point A to point B. While the most famous and fastest mode of transportation is of course the tube, I do have an inclination to use the London bus more.
When I visited London 5 years ago, I took a tube on my last day in the city early in the morning and I was followed by a drunk man. It scared the wits out of me so I guess that’s my main reason why I’m a bit hesitant now to take the tube. I’m also just a tad bit claustrophobic so being in a tube (specially during rush hour) makes me go crazy inside. Lastly, being in a tube triggers some sort of weird motion-sickness in me specially when it’s hot. Having read all these things, you’d wonder how I call myself a traveler no? Yea, I wonder how too.
Anyway, I love taking the London bus even if it means that it’s a longer route. I love having windows where you can see the roads that you’re going through plus, it’s also cheaper (GBP1.50 per ride) specially now that the Mayor launched this cool thing that if you take a second bus within an hour after your first bus, that second ride is for free. So it’s like a 2-for-1 deal and if you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you’d know that I’m a sucker for 2-for-1 deals. Lol.
Windows mean an opportunity to take photos and if you’re taking the London bus, do try to get the seat in front of the upper deck. It’s a lot of fun. It’s like sightseeing for such a cheap price. Hah! These photos were taken from London bus number 14, from Denmark Street to St. Mary’s Church/Putney Pier.
London is pretty, obviously. 🙂
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