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London Underground

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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
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London Underground, better known as the Tube, has 11 lines covering 402km...

London Underground, better known as the Tube, has 11 lines covering 402km and serving 270 stations. Opened in 1863, it is the world's oldest underground railway network, and one of the largest.

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Travelled today from Leicester Square to Russell Square and it was fine but very busy. I am not a good traveller on the underground as I get claustrophobic but if you avoid the... read more

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Travelled today from Leicester Square to Russell Square and it was fine but very busy. I am not a good traveller on the underground as I get claustrophobic but if you avoid the busy trains it is ok

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London, United Kingdom
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Incredibly easy to use but try and avoid rush hour in the morning and evening. Night time tubes have allowed me to enjoy the London night scene even more which is great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Contactless is definitely the cheapest way to travel on the tube. They cap the 24 hour travel at the price of a day travel card (just under £10)

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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I have mobility issues, and without the underground I wouldn't be able to visit London. We found it cheaper to use our contactless to pay, especially as there is no charge to under 12's. We felt safe travelling at all hours through our stay and my 6 year old was very confident getting on and off. I do want to... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
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We used the underground in summer so be prepared for it to be pretty hot and stuffy at times particularly at peak times when carriages are full to bursting. It is still a quick an easy way to get around in London though.

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Sydney, Australia
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A visitor to London can get around very easily on the tube. It goes practically everywhere. It is in expensive and there are plenty of directions. You may have to change lines to get where you are going but a bit of research makes it all very easy. I purchased an Oyster card and just topped it up as required.... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

IM a New Yorker but can never get the hang of the NYC subway system, but here in London, I zoom all around on a tube system that is unparalleled. Tube maps make it impossible to get lost...and the system is EZ Pass... Load it with some money and take off!!!!

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Southport, United Kingdom
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I love London Underground, especially with an Oyster card its economical and so convenient. Most stations have escalators but a few have steps which can be a nuisance when carrying luggage. Maps are easy to use and staff very helpful. Great system.

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London, United Kingdom
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A cross section of London in a carriage. Absolutely love the history and feel so proud to be the first underground system on the network. If you love history, read up about the many ghost stations and how the tube has served London for 150 years. We don't want modern, all looking the same and clinical. The beauty of the... More 

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Easy way to get around London. We also took it to go out of London for day trips. Study the maps before you go so that you know which stations are closest to where you want to go. You need to get an Oyster card----either 3 or 5 pounds ------visitor or regular card. You get that at the airport kiosk.... More 

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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