London is one of the busiest cities in the world and, naturally, traffic can be busy. Be well prepared, know where you're going and how to get there. A good street atlas or A-Z is essential, available from most book shops.
What about using the SAT NAV or your mobile device? Google Maps is a great way to get around. You can also get detailed route plans with instructions to print out from the AA at www.theaa.com
If you find yourself lost on the London roads, there is a fantastic service run by London taxi drivers calledwww.theknowledge.com which will give you directions over the phone from wherever you are.
Many of London's roads operate 'Pay & Display' schemes,which are great for short stays but are expensive for longer stays
Most boroughs operate 'mobile phone parking' where you can call and pay with your phone. This is extremely handy if you have no spare change. Check the parking signs for your local number. In addition, there are car parking companies operating in London with car parks throughout the city which are better for longer stays.
After 18:30 and at any time on Sundays you may park free of charge on meters and on single yellow lines. Check meters and signage before parking and be careful not to cause any obstruction and avoid parking in bays reserved for permit holders only.
This is a fee payable by all motorists travelling in London within the Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ). The charge applies between 0700 and 1800 Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
You can pay the Congestion Charge in a number of ways.