When I want to get from here to there in London, I consider my options. Walking usually gets me where I need to go. I sometimes walk miles every day. That's a good thing, right? One of my favorite options is to take a bus, like this vintage one. There are a few old ones like this left, but for the most part, I take the new sleek ones....
like this, and I love sitting on the top level and watching the world go by.
Of course, we use the underground a lot, affectionately called The Tube. Mind the gap, please.
Black cabs are everywhere, but every once in awhile, I take a blue one for the heck of it!
If we're going out of town, we use a Street Car. It's a great idea--you join the organization for a year, and anytime you want to rent a car, you reserve a car parked at one of the designated spots in your neighborhood.
To retrieve the key, you wave your card given to you by Street Car over the sensor on the dashboard, and the car unlocks admitting you entrance. The keys are inside. Just take the car as long as reserved and return it to its spot when done. Sure beats having a car of your own here in the city, when you only need it once a month or so.
If I was brave, I might try zipping around by motorbike, or even by bike, but those people really have to have nerves of steel.
I love watching the way kids are moved from place to place. This is pretty ingenious, and I see mothers like this from time to time, but it seems a little risky to me.
And just like there are double decker buses around the city, you can find these double decker strollers around town too. Do you think they fuss over who goes on top?
When the kids are just a wee bit older, they all get their own set of wheels. See these scooters lined up outside a school door?
Watch out at the end of the school day, because sometimes being on the sidewalks can get rather treacherous!
Of course, if I could wiggle my nose and make wishes come true, the ultimate way to get from here to there would be one of these Rolls Royces. I bet a girl could get used to it if she tried!!