If you are new to London it could be hard to get around without a car. London has a multitude of transportation options for residents and visitors. There is no need to renew driving licence, or rent a car. One of the most popular modes of transportation is hill stations. Hill stations (also known as subways) provide a low cost, fast way for commuters to travel across London. The following is a recap of the best hill stations in London.

Westminster:

350px-Westminster_Bridge,_River_Thames,_London,_England* Appearance: This busy station was recently renovated. Tourist loves the impressive architecture, LED lighting, and new age design.

* Traffic: This is a very busy station that is located underneath the Palace of Westminster. It is a travel card zone 1 with a plethora or ticket barricades and oyster readers. Don’t worry about the traffic; this station is littered with excellent navigational signs that will get you to the right place.

* Access: Westminster is a step free station with lifts and ramps available. Boarding is made easy with same level platform and train access.

* Station Facilities: The station comes equipped with the following amenities: ticket halls, lifts, escalators, gates, cash machines, payphones and Wi-Fi. The station does not have: toilets, help points, waiting room, or photo booth.

Canary Wharf:

* Appearance: This station is in the middle of Canary Wharf’s media and financial district. This stunning station has vaulted glass canopies above the entrance. The building’s top serves as a public park with paths, trees, and fountains. Tourists call this station futuristic and modern when compared to other London stations.

* Traffic: This station gets very busy during peak traffic times. During high traffic times, travellers may experience little platform room. However, the trains are extremely reliable and station navigation is simple.

* Access: Tourists should be aware that Canary Wharf is actually two stations. The first a bus station that serves the Jubilee Line. It is located between North Greenwich and Canada Water. The second station runs to the Docklands Light Rail, between Heron Quay and West India Quay. Both stations require you to step outside or pass through an underground shopping plaza.

* Station Facilities: This hill station is loaded with facilities and accommodations: coke machines, over 200 shops, ticket machines, pay phones, CCTV, toilets, cycle ranks, and ticket shop.

Baker Street:

* Appearance: The old world architecture of the station has a “Sherlock Holmes” aesthetic. Holmes like print decorates the walls and you stroll through a quaint station that at times, feels like a maze. This station is spread over 3 levels.

* Traffic: This station gets very busy during peak traffic times, and navigation for first timers can be tricky.

* Access: Baker Street is street level to the platform and includes stairs and escalators. Step free access is only available the Jubilee and Bakerloo line services. There is also a gap and step between the train and platform.

* Station Facilities: The station comes equipped with the following amenities: ticket halls, lifts, escalators, gates, cash machines, payphones and Wi-Fi. The station does not have: toilets, help points, waiting room, or photo booth.

London is a fascinating city with a host of travel options. If you are a visitor and need a fast way to move around, consider taking one of London’s historic hill stations.