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London Underground 2-Hour Tube Tour provided by Insider London - Day Tours

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London Underground 2-Hour Tube Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from London Underground 2-Hour Tube Tour
We have drastically reduced our group size for this tour in order to accommodate social distancing whilst maintaining the best quality tour. We have also adapted our route to reduce the time spent on the transport network and to avoid busy stations with narrow walkways
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
With a city as large as London public transit is integral to daily life, and no system is quite as significant as the iconic London Underground. Train enthusiasts unpack the 150 year history of London's metro system on this guided tour, where you hop between stations, and hear the stories of the world's first subterranean trains. Follow the tube's chronological development, and uncover how the network came to be.
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You'll start at
Sherlock Holmes Statue
4 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LD, UKYour guide will be waiting with an Insider London sign/badge at the Sherlock Holmes Statue outside Baker Street Station
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    Baker Street
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    London Underground
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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You'll end at
Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1B, UKThe finishing point for this tour has changed to Piccadilly Circus
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Highlights
  • Explore the vast London Underground on this guided transit history tour
  • Enjoy your guide's narration on the history of the tube and London transit
  • Visit London's oldest tube station, Baker Street, and see an abandoned stop
  • Meet-up at the centrally-located Baker Street Station in the Marylebone area
Important Information
Departure Point
Sherlock Holmes Statue, 4 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LD, UK
Duration
2h
Return Details
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1B, UK
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • A valid London Travel Card for Zones 1 and 2
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Christoph wrote a review Sep 20
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We did the tour with Mark and he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The tour makes you aware of things you never noticed before, like minor, meaningful differences in the lettering at stations.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jak O wrote a review Sep 16
Newcastle, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
An excellent and informative tour. From finding out the full history of the Underground to seeing different stations our guide Mark had so much information and made the 2 hour tour fly by! I now look at the Underground in a different light.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Paul wrote a review Aug 2020
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This was an excellent tour with Mark who was very knowledgeable about the underground travel system. We thought it would be great to see and hear about the underground which Mark did very professionally. We now take much more notice of the stations and history, instead of simply
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Date of experience: August 2020
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SJL62 wrote a review Jul 2020
London, United Kingdom35 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a great couple of hours with Mark yesterday, it was really interesting to learn why and how the underground system developed and to hear the personal stories of those who built it.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Jiamei J, Manager at London Underground 2-Hour Tube Tour
Responded Jul 27, 2020
Hi there, Thanks so much for your review of the Tube Tour with Mark - we are so pleased that you enjoyed it and that you chose Insider London for your trip out. Thanks again.
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Ahmad S wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
I recommend it to anyone interested in the history of London Underground. The tour guide, Mark is professional and provide a lot of information.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Jiamei J, Manager at London Underground 2-Hour Tube Tour
Responded Jul 15, 2020
Hi there, Thank you so much for your review of the Tube Tour with Mark. He will be so pleased to see you enjoyed the tour and we really appreciate you sharing your experience with others.
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Attended the Quirky walking tour of London. Our guide Mark was very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. The tour
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Top tour - highly recommended
Brilliant tour round Covent Garden, Embankment and Trafalgar Square. Mark did a brilliant job of bringing it all
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Brilliant Tour
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Great tour!
Lovely financial tour full with interesting facts. David did a wonderful job; our students loved it!
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Fascinating and fun
Mark was our tour guide and did an amazing job of keeping my family entertained -including an absolute underground
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Best Xmas present
Absolutley amazing tour, Mark our tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable, very informative and we all had
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We had trouble locating our tour guide as it wasn't the ideal spot to meet someone, however our guide Mark rang my
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Gloriously gruesome!
Wonderful tour with our fantastic guide Richard! You were entertaining and attentive, and absolutely knew your stuf
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Enjoying and Fascinating Walk!
We really enjoyed our guided walk yesterday. Our guide, Richard, was very knowledgeable, dramatic and enthusiastic
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Great tour!
Just finished the tour with Richard as our guide who was marvelously dramatic and revelled in the gory details. A g
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Thanks David for a very informative talk today as we explored the Wharf.. I certainly saw parts of London I wouldn'
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Awesome saturday evening
Although our train was cancelled and we arrived 10 minutes late we still managed to join the tour with the lovely h
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Julia M
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Very thrilling Tour!
Our Tour guide Mark was not only very friendly but also told us very exciting and thrilling stories about the "dark
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