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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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If you are in London for a few days ...do yourself a favour and get a OYSTER card for the underground....It will save you money and after 48hours you can get a refund of your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Redcliffe, Australia

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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rate of Tube is high! As it appears in a tourist guidebook, you do not need to say daringly, but there is not the hand which does not buy Oyster Card. The purchase is easy. Most one will arrive at LHR. At first let's buy Oyster with an automatic ticket machine. In this the rate of the cash purchase... More 

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Redcliffe, Australia
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in London for a few days ...do yourself a favour and get a OYSTER card for the underground....It will save you money and after 48hours you can get a refund of your deposit back when you are finished with the card...The London Underground is a great easy way to travel through the London and easy to get... More 

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1 Thank Wanderer2929
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The ONLY way to travel in London. If a regular visitor get an Oyster card. Otherwise if you're know you are only going on one return journey for the day just pay for that journey if traveling more get a days pass!

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Thank OHaraS
Carmel, California
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99 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been using the underground for 43 years and it has always been a great way to get around on a budget. Can get crowded but better then sitting in a traffic jam in a cab watching the meter run !

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Can never get over how good the under ground service is. It's so easy to use. Defo get a map and an Oyster card. Pre order if you can get a better deal.

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Thank stacey m
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our recent 4 day stay in London we used the Tube a lot. The Oyster Card is a must! Great way to get around London. Interesting to see the underground network.

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Thank Angel2403
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read Steve Ricks, and figured out all the possible ways to save on transportation by getting a pass. Or did I? It is super confusing, not like New York's metrocard. But it does save a lot, and gives you the option of traveling like a local at your leisure. Do the bus, the train, the local ferry or the... More 

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1 Thank R S
Gradignan, France
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Coming to London and staying for 3 days we bought an Oyster card, 5 pounds for the card and 30 pounds credit. We came in from London Heathrow 4. Bought the card at the tobacconist on the right hand sight when you come out of the terminal underground. Went to the center of London, travelled around in zone 1 and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The underground is great to get around London and cheaper. Avoid peaks times. I travel on here every day for work and it's horrendous. People are very rude and push you and walk/push into you. They don't care. Men are rude as won't give up their seat for women. People get aggitated and arguments and outbursts happen off on now.

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Using a bus is fine if you know where to go and how to get there and want to see sights from the top deck but the tube is the best way to travel quickly. As a Londoner I've never used the bus in town and I've lived here for nearly forty years.

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