The London Transit Commission (LTC) operates within the city at a $2.50 cash fare, ticket strips are available at a reduced price at most convenience stores, and monthly passes are available. Buses vary from every 5 minutes downtown, to every 15 or 30 minutes in various other areas. Taxi companies such as AboutTown , U-Need-A and Checker are more expensive, but more efficient alternatives. The city also has an extensive bicycle path network.
London is a major agricultural centre for southwestern Ontario, founded in 1792. It was once known for its courthouse and gallows, but is now a typical thriving mid-sized city. Although named after the British city, and features similarly named landmarks such as Piccadilly St., the Covent Garden Market and the Thames River, London Ontario has little else in common with the British capital.
• The London International Airport is serviced by a handful of airlines which primarily fly in connecting from Toronto or Detroit. The airport is on the fringe of the city, and is thus not serviced by the city bus service.
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London is most readily accessed from highway 401, which runs through the southern part of the city and connects London with Toronto and other parts of the country. The speed limit on the 401 in most parts is 100 kmh, but expect most people to be traveling at ~120 kmh in good conditions. The easiest exit off the 401 to London is Highbury Ave.
While traveling around London by car, simply keep in mind the main grid system of the streets. Fanshawe Park Road runs east-west across the northern part of the city. It intersects Richmond street at Masonville Plaza in the north-eastern part of the city. Richmond continues south in the eastern part of the city. Fanshawe also intersects Adelaide street more west, and Adelaide again continues south.
Greyhound, and various other bus terminals, mostly located in downtown London.
Many good restaurants are along Richmond Street in downtown London.
• Ben Thanh, 57 York St. at Ridout, 438-4888. Very popular Vietnamese/Thai restaurant with many vegetarian options.
• Jambalaya, 646 Richmond St., 858-2000. Cajun, Caribbean and Thai in a cozy atmosphere.
• Spageddy Eddy's, 428 Richmond Street, 645-3002. Pasta bar popular with students.
• Manna Grill, 276 Wharncliffe Road North, 439-5770. Authentic Korean Dishes and Japanese Fare.
• Stobie's Pizza, 484 Richmond St., 432-2228. A Local favourite with gigantic slices of pizza at extremely reasonable prices. Usually open past 3 am.
• Masonville Place Plaza food court, Corner of Richmond street and Fanshawe prk rd, 667-4884. Traditional fast food fare, such as KFC and Tim Hortons, in a food court setting.
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