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London Underground

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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
Phone Number: +44 343 222 1234
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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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What is there not to like or appreciate about the Underground, firstly without it London would grind to a halt. Logistically it's amazing and from an engineering angle it's a... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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What is there not to like or appreciate about the Underground, firstly without it London would grind to a halt. Logistically it's amazing and from an engineering angle it's a wonder. Originally dug by hand by the Victorians it's continually improving. The London Underground is so iconic it's map is considered a work of art and hangs on a gallery... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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We always use the Underground when we're up in London as it's the fastest way to get around. The fare structure is a bit complicated but basically if you use an Oyster card, it simplifies things. Beware though if you don't like standing, as it's often difficult to get a seat.

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Sabadell, España, Europa
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27 reviews
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The best underground i've ever used. As an spaniard, I personally find it a bit expensive, even using the oyster card, but it works so well that is absolutely worth it. Buses are also good option to move around. Cheers. (Is it really necessary to review the tube?)

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Great way to travel if you avoid the busiest times. No long waits for the next tube if you miss it or its too crowded, helpful maps, all stops are broadcast, so easy to know when to get off. Usually can get a seat, if not right away then soon after a major stop. Great for people watching.

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Bari, Italy
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Been travelling in some European cities and the States. Not even one country could compare to the London Underground Service. Shot happens for everyone, some delays can be tolerate. Fantastic.

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We use subway to commute between stations while using the train to travel from southampton to Edinburgh. Difficult with small child and bags getting on and off and through turnstyles etc. Affordable and regular services though.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Underground wasn't as fast as I thought it would be, especially from airport as it is the cheapest option. Make sure to get an Oyster Card to use for it so that you don't have to constantly buy tickets. It has heavy traffic all times of day and walking around gives better views. However the trains come often and it... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Whilst there is still ongoing works to upgrade, the place is wonderful, can get very busy, however, take the time to enjoy the wall arts, you are given loads of information, it is kept as clean as possible with the amount of people who are using it, different stations have different things to offer.

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Melbourne, Australia
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You can get anywhere in london in a flash but not so good if your a claustrophobic. It costs a bit to travel but better than battling the traffic .

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It is one of the most convenient way to travel in and around London. The network is really awesome and covers almost the complete city. It is super quick than and other transport

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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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