These elongated buses are called Bendy Buses as they bend in the middle. You can board bendy buses through any door but you must remember to "touch in" with your Oyster Card when you get on the bus. If you don't and a ticket inspector asks to see your ticket, you will be fined on the spot.
London Tube Map. Most of what you will want to visit from a tourist perspective will be located in zones 1 and 2. A weekly travel card for zones 1&2 costs £ 29.20. Tube maps can be found and any tube station for free or online at Transport for London which also offers a journey planning option.
Don't Miss The Bus! Learn How London Bus Stops Work
London bus stop. This is where to stand to catch a bus and you can tell which direction the bus is traveling (Victoria and Albert Museum in this example) and which bus numbers will stop at this stop (bus numbers 14, 74, 414, C1, N74 and N97 will stop at this stop). The bus numbers in blue and starting with an N (N74 & N97) indicated that these are Night Buses - buses that run only at night (after the tube has closed) and usually have fewer stops than day buses.
London buses state which direction they are traveling and what the bus number is (yellow writing on the front, middle of the bus). In order to get a bus to stop at the bus stop from the street, lift your arm out so that the driver can see it. Once he or she sees your arm, you can relax it. When you are on the bus and you want it to stop at the next stop, press one of the buttons within the bus usually located on the handle bars to indicate to the driver that you would like to stop.
This is an average tube stop in London (The Underground). There are a number of doors that will open the length of the tube and you can get on anywhere. Make sure to move down the platform to give yourself the best chance of finding room on the tube.
How to "Touch In" using your Oyster Card on the bus. Place your card flat on the yellow circle on the readers located at the front of the bus by the driver or by other doors on the bus. You do not have to "Touch Out" for bus journeys.