DLR: Docklands Light Railway
For reaching destinations in east London, the quiet, driverless Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is a good alternative, with interesting views of the area.
The DLR connects with the Tube network at Bank and Tower Hill stations as well as at Canary Wharf. It goes to London City Airport, the Docklands financial district, and Greenwich, running 5:30 am–12:30 am Monday–Saturday, 7 am–11:30 pm Sunday. The DLR takes Oyster cards, contactless bank cards, and Travelcards, and fares are the same as those on the Tube.
Transport for London. 0343/222–1234; www.tfl.gov.uk.