I maintain that a best way to really get to know a city is to walk around it. It’s become my favourite method of transport. Walking allows me to:
a) time to think about the day ahead, or the day that’s gone
b) time to take in the surroundings
c) discover scenes and places that I would most likely miss had I travelled by tube, bus or taxi.
On many occasions life doesn’t allow us the time to wander and explore places but while I have the time to walk around I intend to keep doing so.