Spring starts early in the U.K., and it’s optimal in otherwise temperamental weather (still: pack an umbrella). Mild winters and traditional Christmas markets make November and December popular, too.
Choose from the subway (referred to as the tube or underground; a single ride starts at $2.60) to buses, boats, commuter trains and taxis. Transportation is divided into zones; the further the zone is from central London, the more expensive it will be to get there. If you're in the city for a few days, purchase a smart card, and consider a day ($9.90) or week pass ($49.50).
January is the coldest month, with an average low of 45°F (7°C) and July is the hottest month, with an average high of 66 °F (19 °C).
London is expensive and not as much a convenience culture as America (most black cabs do not take cards). Plan ahead to get the best deals, and book restaurants and theater tickets well in advance.
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