The Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which opened in 1987, provides a driverless train service which serves east London, the City and surrounding areas, providing an ideal way for travellers to reach the EC2 area.
Bank Station, which has an entrance on Princes Street EC2, can be reached via the DLR, from stations such as Stratford, Greenwich and the award winning London City Airport Station, which opened in December 2005.
Much of the DLR network runs on an elevated track, providing excellent views the river Thames and many historical and contemporary buildings within the City of London.
The DLR runs between 05.30am-00.30am Monday to Saturday and between 07.00am-23.30pm on Sundays. Oyster and travelcards can be used on the DLR, as it is part of the London Transport network. Single and Rail & River Rover tickets can be purchased for travel on the DLR, where under 5's travel for free. Rail & River Rover tickets allow unlimited travel on the DLR and free journeys on selected Thames river boat services.
London EC2 can be reached from the Tower Gateway DLR Station, which is linked to Tower Hill Underground Station. Travellers can catch Circle line trains to both Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations from Tower Hill, which is located 150m from Fenchurch Street Railway Station.
Bank Station, which is 1 stop from St Paul's Underground Station, located in the heart of the London EC2 area, can be reached in 22 minutes from London City Airport, providing a useful method for travellers to get into the City of London.
Bank Station stands close to many places of interest within the London EC2 area, such as the Guildhall, home of the Corporation of London, located 300m north-west. The Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Clock Museum and Guildhall Library all stand alongside the Grand Hall of the Guildhall, located in Guildhall Yard EC2, off Gresham Street EC2.
Other places in the London EC2 area that can be reached via the DLR services at Bank Station include the Barbican, Europe's largest multi arts centre, located 800m north-west of Bank on Silk Street EC2.
The Barbican is situated 300m north-east of the Museum of London, which stands on London Wall EC2.
The Museum of London provides an excellent insight into the history of the City of London, with a variety of exhibitions and interactive displays held throughout the year.
London Underground stations that can be reached via Bank include Liverpool Street, Moorgate and St Paul's, all located within the EC2 area. St Paul's Underground Station, located on Cheapside EC2, stands 200m north of the Wren designed St Paul's Cathedral, one of the most popular attractions in the City and a world famous symbol of London.