Our tips for temps navigating London's commute

Posted on Monday, June 19, 2023 by Gemma SNo comments

Welcome to the vibrant city of London, where temporary office workers embark on exciting journeys every day. But, let’s be realistic – they can be a tad stressful too. As a temp, mastering the art of navigating London's bustling commute is essential for a successful and stress-free work experience. Wherever you’re working, you’ve got to get there on time.

As London pros, here we share our top tips and insider knowledge to help you conquer the challenges of getting to work, ensuring a smooth journey to your temporary job in the heart of the city.

·      Get planning

Install reliable transport apps such as Citymapper or TfL's Journey Planner on your phone. These apps provide real-time updates, alternative routes, and valuable information to help you navigate the city's temporary job scene with ease. Make sure you’ve planned your route ahead of your first day.

·      Allow time

London's rush hour can be a whirlwind, but with a bit of planning, you can stay ahead of the game. Check for any disruptions or delays before you set off. Allow extra time for unexpected delays and aim to catch an earlier train or bus to avoid the peak commuting hours.

·      Be prepared

London's rush hour can be a crowded affair.  Embrace the "sardines in a can" scenario and be prepared for packed trains and buses. Wear comfortable professional clothing and carry a good book or listen to your favourite podcast to make the most of your time in transit.

·      Walking works

London is vast and you’ll often need public transport. However, it can help to factor some walking into your commute. Sometimes the best routes are by foot and it can be a more pleasant experience than crowded tubes and buses.

·      Pack your bag

Keep essentials handy. This will include an umbrella for London's unpredictable weather, a bottle of water, a snack, and a portable charger for your phone. Being equipped for any situation will ensure a smoother commute.

·      Be flexible

London employers know what a London commute is like. Sometimes it might work better for you and them to vary your hours slightly to make the commute more sensible. However, take a proactive approach and communicate with your employer about commute difficulties or delays.

·      Enjoy your journey

While commuting is a necessary evil, don't forget to enjoy the journey. London is a city filled with architectural marvels, beautiful parks, and vibrant street life. Take the opportunity to observe and appreciate the surroundings as you make your way to your temporary office. A positive attitude can turn a mundane commute into an adventure. It’s another reason to walk some of the journey!

Navigating London's commute as a temporary office worker can be an exhilarating experience and soon you’ll feel like a pro. However, London is vast, so before accepting any temporary jobs in London consider your journey and how long it will take. This will ensure a good match.

So, hop on board and enjoy the ride—find your next temporary jobs in London with us.




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