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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
Phone Number: 443432221234
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Description: 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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Easy to use except when it's shut down

The Circle and District lines were shut down the weekend I was there, which created chaos in some of the stations; however, the Tube is still by far the easiest way to get around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Circle and District lines were shut down the weekend I was there, which created chaos in some of the stations; however, the Tube is still by far the easiest way to get around London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The tube was a quick and relatively easy way to get all through London (that's the only city I used the tube in). It can be extremely busy/crowded during the rush hours. I don't recommend taking young kids on who haven't done something like this before. There are a lot of stairs and escalators. Be prepared for quick movements, mind... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great efficient and quick way to GET AROUND ALL OF LONDON!~ Can be crowded during Rush hours but still NO COMPARASON with Beijing, or Guangzhou's metro! Though it can be dirty, it's still ok because as long as it can take us to our destination, that's all it matters. Our favourite lines are the Red and Green lines along with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It takes you everywhere and it comes quite often. After the renovation in some stations are done, I expect it to be really top-notch. Bravo, London!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The underground has stations all over the city. At times it feels like every block has a station. Still it's fairly easy to navigate and change lines. Most of the cars were clean and there was few times when you got crowded in (then again we spent alot of the daytime walking so we may have missed rush hour). Cost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Quick and easy getting to where I needed to go, but being Friday afternoon, as expected very busy, not a place I would like to take small children.

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Imperial, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited May 2014; London has one of the most efficient subway system in a major city. You won't need a car I when visiting just the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Underground appears to be one of the more efficient public transportation systems. There are constant notifications of arrivals and delays (which seem to be very few). Only complaint that we had is that in order to receive a refund on any unused fare and the deposit on your Oyster card, you must have had the card active for 48-hours...trips... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A quick and easy way to navigate London. The Tube is relatively easy to understand. Faster and more efficient than above ground transportation. Cleaner than NYC subway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

What is great about the Tube? It's right on the clock! If it says the train will arrive at 18.02, 18.02 it is! On the dot! Thanks to many visuals, it is easy to find your way and the line you need to take. However, it may be a bit cumbersome going all the way around if you find yourself... More 

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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
Phone Number: 443432221234
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho

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