If you live in London you will know how important reliable and regular transport is. The city of London is so big that getting around on foot is nearly impossible, and with costly parking and entrance tolls to get into the city it can be too expensive for most people to drive. Because of this the majority of Londoners rely on the underground tube system which spans the city and stops off at some of London’s favourite destinations.Up to three million people make a London underground journey everyday, so any strikes or delays really can cause an immense amount of chaos to the city. Unfortunately with such a major workforce operating the underground, strikes are often unavoidable, but they don’t have to ruin your week if you think ahead and make alternative travel plans. If you are keen to avoid the impending tube strikes there are several things you can do to make sure your travel in London is as smooth and stress free as possible.The first thing to do, to avoid any annoying delays, is to check when planned strikes may affect your tube line. Although delays can cause problems it is the strikes that will really affect your travel and force you to find alternate transport so knowing when strikes are likely to hit can save you lots of time and stress in the long run. Information on local strike action should be on the London underground website and will most probably be covered in the free London paper.Once you know which days may be effected by a strike check out your local buses and ask friends and work colleagues how they plan to get around. It may be easier and cheaper to group up with some friends and make the journey through London, by taxi, together. Once you divide up the cab fair with a few friends the total cost may not be that different to your regular tube fare. If this isn’t an option for you then it may be a good idea to take some holiday time during a planned strike. There is nothing like a holiday to relax and rejuvenate you so instead of facing the busy roads book yourself on a nice trip away and avoid the strikes altogether. Remember to get some all important travel cover and make extra sure the strikes won’t affect your travel to and from airports.Plenty of Londoners use the tube on a daily basis so when there are delays or strikes it can send the city into utter madness. Instead of queuing up for hours for the next available train, find an alternative route or use the time to take a holiday and really treat yourself.