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London Tube

Falconberg Court, London, England (Soho)
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Ranked #133 of 1,108 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Public Transportation Systems, Bar/ Clubs
Description: Every day London's huge underground subway system whisks 2.5 million passengers in 500 trains through 260 stations.
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Waimanalo, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We bought an Oyster card at Heathrow Airport upon our arrival in London and used it extensively throughout our stay. We were able to jump on and off the Tube with such ease to visit various attractions around London. It was easy to reload, or "Top Off" and they say in London. There are maps in every station and if... More

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you can take The Tube, do it. The Tube is the most efficient way to get around London. London surface transportation is brutal, whether it be by taxis, buses, or private car. Surface traffic is a nightmare any time of the day. The Tube provides a great alternative. The Oyster Card which can be bought at any Tube station,... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The tube is an attraction in itself. So very complex that you feel a great sense of achievement once you start to master its navigation. The architecture of its stations is also fascinating.

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Canberra, Australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
76 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We used the London Underground (or Tube) extensively while we were in London and had made sure our accommodation was near a station. Johanna Lumley does some of the pre recorded PA announcements! We found them to be clean, on time and eerily quite in a full train at peak hour! TIPS: Purchase an Oyster Card - you put money... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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229 reviews 229 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The London tube an excellent and fast way to get around London. Choose a zone 1 & 2 Travel card which is basically a day travel pass on the tube. Normally around £8.40 as far as I recall. iPhone apps are available which show which lines you need to go on in order to reach your destination. Tube trains are... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

An indispensable mode of travel in London. Just get yourself a pay-as-you-go oyster card and you're golden.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The tube is a great way to get around. We had an Oyster card which over the week we used approx., 40 pounds. We also walked a lot to save riding the tube all the time. The trains to heathrow now come about every 3 minutes but also usually quite busy, but good service. The Hammersmith and jubilee lines are... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

GREAT to get around almost all over. I can see where commuters might hate it for crowds, standing and delays, but as a tourist it was, as they say, brilliant. AVOID Leicester Square station on Saturday night when theater gets out…you will be in a horde of thousands. Walk to another tube station or take a bus or a cab.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Buy an Oyster pass (can get refund when return the card) and use it to get around. Kids need to have an all day use pass since they can't have an Oyster card (without some special id or something not worth doing for a vacation). The tube is quick and relatively easy to figure out. The staff is helpful if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The London tube is a great way to get around London with stations everywhere and close to major attractions. It's easy to use with good signage. I suggest overseas traveller's get an Oyster card, which can be purchased before hand at home or you can get them at certain stations that have an information desk. They can be pre loaded... More

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