Despite the 24-hour Tube strike taking place today, it is important to know firstly that not all London Underground lines are affected and secondly that there are plenty of other means of transport to get you around London. The DLR is operating normally, while the Central, Circle and Waterloo lines are the only ones fully suspended. All other lines are partially suspended with special services running. Some stations still remain open.
Both London buses and overland trains are running a full service and there are extra bus services operating along key routes. There will be volunteers at bus stations to advice passengers on how to get to their required destinations. Equally, London over ground services are not affected and continue to operate a regular service.
If you need to travel along the Thames, then it might be an idea to catch a boat with the River service, which is operating at additional capacity. Alternatively, if you are a member of the Barclays Cycle Hire, then you will of course have access to this mode of transport, which you are encouraged to try, although demand is likely to be high.
If you are planning to go to Heathrow airport, note that only Heathrow 1, 2 and 3 is open and you should allow extra time for your journey. For Terminals 4 and 5 you can catch the Heathrow Express from Paddington station.
For up-to-date travel information keep an eye on the Transport for London website or ask one of the many extra staff put in place at key transport hubs around the city.
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