The UK has a wide variety of public transport: Underground trains, over ground main line trains, light rail, tram systems, buses, taxies, ferries and planes. Prices vary with the London transport system being the most expensive, other major cities are little cheaper. Booking inter city trains early will be a lot cheaper then booking a ticket 1-2 days before you intend to travel. The UK also has many low cost airlines that are becoming a poplar way to travel between UK cities and to neighbouring Europe.
For people living and working in London, 2-3 hours commuting time each day is normal. London is a large city and many people choose to live outside London and travel in everyday. Travelling on weekends is easy too, with frequent train and bus services. Night buses operate in London throughout the week, with more services on Friday and Saturday nights.
Most people coming to the UK will arrive in one of the London airports. All have good transport links to the city centre. Buses run regularly and are considerably cheaper then trains. There are 5 main international airports for the London area:
Fantastic! Football, Rugby , Cricket and Tennis are the most popular sports, but of course you can find places to watch and take part in almost anything. London is very green with lots of parks and open spaces, even in central London . Just outside London you can find even more greenery, with forests, farms and a little further will get you to famous moors and national parks.
For the very adventurous, a trip into Wales or Scotland for rock climbing, rafting and even kayaking is just a few hours away. The UK is a relatively small country but with good transport services making it easy to get away from the city. The South West, Cornwall , lies on the Atlantic Ocean , with strong winds and currents you can find many watersports - but remember the water will be a lot cooler then in the tropics.
The other side to London is very built up with a huge variety of bars/clubs, museums, restaurants, theatres and everything you'd expect from a large city. London is a very old city, with a rich history. There are many historical buildings, castles, palaces and some of the best museums and art galleries in world. Most museums and galleries are free, sometimes you would only have to pay for certain exhibitions within the museum.
London is an incredibly vibrant city - it's always busy, fast paced and a pretty exciting place to work. The UK and London in particular has a very diverse population, people from all over the world live and work in London and over the years this has created a unique culture with many shops, restaurants and markets. This diversity found in London has certainly helped turn London into the business powerhouse that it is today.
Both the history and culture of the UK mixed together with multi-national status that it enjoys, creates an enjoyable and dynamic capital to live and work in. There's never a dull moment and something for everyone.