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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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Good if you want to get around London quickly.

This is a superb means of travel if you can deal with the crowds on busy days. Better than taking buses and trying to find bus stops and times. You never have to wait longer than... read more

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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This is a superb means of travel if you can deal with the crowds on busy days. Better than taking buses and trying to find bus stops and times. You never have to wait longer than about 8 mins for the next tube.

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Thank macrandolph
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The oldest subway in the world, The Tube is the face of London. Be careful with the hours you use it: there are some times that you simply can't get in the wagons!!!

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I love using the underground when visiting London. Stations are easy to find and the journeys are fast and efficient. The price of a day ticket for zones 1-6 is expensive but its the easiest way to get around.

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San Juan Island, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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Wow! Fast. Clean. Efficient. Well signed. Great announcements. Comfy. I don't know I could ask for more!!! I used an oyster card myself- but you can tap and go with your credit card directly or buy a tourist pass.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in London , You must travel the underground , only if its to say you've done it. It's just a shame everybody looks so bloody miserable , but if you're doing everyday I suppose theres no surprise.

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Thank Ptb48
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to see lots in London this is the weather to travel. You'll need an oyster card put some money on it a day off you go. Download a map.

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Thank Tim R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The London Tube is such a convenient way to get around London! Very efficient, they have walkways and paths which are traffic focus, for example entering and exiting platforms. Each station was staffed with at least 2 or more employees. Very clean compared to NYC subways and did not smell. My whole trip in London was mainly using public transportation.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We travelled on this over the 10 days in London and found it excellent. Trains were coming along every few minutes.

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London, United Kingdom
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Plan your route in advance - online TfL(Transport for London) has an effective journey planner. It's worth being clear about your direction (north, south) and line for each part of your journey. Nothing more frustrating than feeling lost in the tunnels and people move fast so standing still to read maps isn't always easy. Essential tip: on the escalators stand... More 

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Travelling on the underground is a bit of a mission for first timers as you need a travel card first, it is however worth making the effort because it does give you more options for moving around the city.

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