Underground 'tube' trains and buses London has a quick and efficient underground (metro) train 'tube' system, and the famous red 'double-decker' buses. The tube is quicker, especially at rush hours. But you will see more of London from a bus!
Buses and trains are operated by London Regional Transport. Their website includes travel information and other transport links. As well as maps and journey planners, Tube Tourism contains all the necessary information for visitors to London about using the tube and is available in different languages.
They have Travel Information Centres at all four Heathrow Airport terminals, and MAIN Underground stations, where you will find free leaflets and maps for the underground and bus services.
Tourist Tickets After 09.30 am, you can buy the One-Day off-peak Travelcard. The One-Day Travelcard covers you for travel on underground trains and most London buses all day after 09.30 Mondays to Fridays, or anytime weekends and public holidays. Different prices cover different zones of the underground. There is also the One-Day Capital Card, which covers London buses, tube trains, and British Rail trains.
In each case, a single ticket will cover you for the whole day. There are different prices, according to zones (area) of travel. All underground tickets carry a magnetic strip. You place the ticket in the barrier, which then opens automatically. Your ticket comes out again at a hole on top of the barrier. Don't forget to take it out again!
Taxis The famous London black taxis 'cabs' will take you anywhere in London. The taxi 'cabbies' pride themselves on 'The Knowledge' - knowing every street in London. You can stop a taxi in the street if the yellow 'for hire' or 'taxi' sign is lighted. You can also book taxis by phone. If several people travel together, the cost becomes reasonable.
Take in a show
London is known internationally for the range and quality of performing arts. Daily newspapers such as the 'Daily Telegraph, The Times, and London Evening Standard', and weekly magazines 'Time Out' and 'What's On in London', carry listings of performances. Other large cities in Britain have fine performances too, but far less theatres.
Along with Paris and New York, London offers probably the best shopping experience of any city in the world. Indeed, visitors to the capital are often overwhelmed by the sheer range of goods available.
|Fortnum & Mason||House of Fraser|
|Liberty||Fortnum & Mason|
|Tower of London|
|London Museums and Galleries|
|London Transport Museum|
|The Science Museum|
|Natural History Museum|
|Military museums of London|
|Victoria and Albert Museum|
|Sherlock Holmes Museum|
|London's Royal Parks|
|St. Paul's Cathedral|
|Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew|
|Jack the Ripper Walk|
All bookings are final. We reserve the right to change speakers and exhibitors without notice.
2014 Societies Convention and Trade Show at The Hilton London Metropole Hotel ...
You have 234 days to book for the 2014 Convention Wednesday 15th January 2014
Convention testimonials It was a great pleasure and an honour being at the convention. I would like to thank you and Phil for believing in me and inviting me to speak at the convention for the 2nd time. I really enjoyed sharing my knowledge with the numerous delegates that have attended my sessions. I had such a great feedback that it sounds too good to be true. Furthermore, I would like to thank you for the 4 awards that I got at the convention. This experience will help me to work even harder for the coming competitions. Christopher Azzopardi
Find out more about the Convention here
What our members say
Why I like the Societies: It is a professionally run organisation for professional photographers. The competitions inspire me to be the best. - Kimberley J
Find out more about the Societies here
An article from our Professional Imagemaker archive
How To Photograph The Plus Size Bride
One of my favourite wedding shoots ever was a plus size bride, she was a great model, with lovely features, and her images were among the best I have ever done She loved them, and so did I. So not being a super-model is fine, most people aren't!
Photo Quote: Searching is everything - going beyond what you know. And the test of the earch is really in the things themselves, the things you seek to understand. What is important is not what you think about them, but how they enlarge you. - Wynn Bullock