Tourists planning London getaways may be pleased to hear that the capital has been named the easiest European city to get around.
According to a survey of travellers by review website TripAdvisor, London’s public transport networks make it incredibly easy to navigate.
The city is home to a vast Underground network which carries more than one billion passengers every year.
Around three and a half million journeys are made on the Tube across 11 lines every day, with 270 stations served in total.
London also has numerous bus services connected all areas of the city, as well as overground train services.
Other transport options include taxis and the newly-installed cycle hire terminals.
The TripAdvisor survey also crowned London the most exciting European city to visit, beating the likes of Paris, Rome and Athens.
It’s hardly surprising, given the array of tourist attractions, historical sights and cultural gems that await tourists in the capital.
Some of the most famous London landmarks are Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the London Eye.
But there are hundreds of other things to do and see, from shopping on Oxford Street and catching a theatre show in the West End, to picnicking in the royal parks and sampling the gastronomic delights in the city’s top restaurants.
Commenting on the survey findings, Emma O’Boyle, a spokeswoman for TripAdvisor, said it is “encouraging” that London is seen as such as a “vibrant and accessible” destination.
“Undoubtedly the buzz around next year’s Olympics has contributed to London being crowned Europe’s most exciting city, and we fully expect this momentum to continue into 2012 and beyond,” she remarked.
Aside from its sights and attractions, and excellent transport links, London is also home to some great hotels, where guests can enjoy luxury at an affordable price.