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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

London Underground 2-Hour Tube Tour
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Tour snapshot
Explore the vast London Underground on this guided transit history tour
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
5
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 11023P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • A valid London Travel Card for Zones 1 and 2
  • Gratuities
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Sherlock Holmes Statue, 4 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LD, UK Your guide will be waiting with an Insider London sign/badge at the Sherlock Holmes Statue outside Baker Street Station
  • Piccadilly Circus, London W1B, UK The finishing point for this tour has changed to Piccadilly Circus
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • A valid London Travel Card for Zones 1 and 2
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Sherlock Holmes Statue, 4 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LD, UK Your guide will be waiting with an Insider London sign/badge at the Sherlock Holmes Statue outside Baker Street Station
  • Piccadilly Circus, London W1B, UK The finishing point for this tour has changed to Piccadilly Circus
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Piccadilly Circus, London W1B, UK The finishing point for this tour has changed to Piccadilly Circus
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 12, 2021
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
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Sherlock Holmes Statue
    4 Marylebone Rd, London NW1 5LD, UK
    Your guide will be waiting with an Insider London sign/badge at the Sherlock Holmes Statue outside Baker Street Station
    See address & details
  • 1
    Baker Street
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    London Underground
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Piccadilly Circus
    Piccadilly Circus, London W1B, UK
    The finishing point for this tour has changed to Piccadilly Circus
    See address & details
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5.0
250 reviews
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Mike Phillips
Dunstable, UK1 contribution
Feb 2020
The tour guide Richard was very good and made the tour very informative which included plenty of amusing facts along the way. Both the pickup and drop off points worked very well for me and my family in meeting up and then for the remaining afternoon time in London.
For me, learning about the original underground station architecture and still seeing its existence today was really fascinating. Being a Londoner I’ve travelled on the underground many times, but never having had the time to really look at and appreciate the historical detail. Today was a great opportunity to do this.
Written February 29, 2020
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Dear Mphil2020, Thanks for sharing your experience, it is so lovely to hear you all enjoyed our London Underground/Tube tour led by Richard, this tour is suitable for everyone who is interested in London's rich history and fascinating stories. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again.
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea M
Nerja, Spain42 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
This was a very informative and fun tour. Even though I lived in London for fourteen years, I learned loads, incredible facts and history of 19th and 20th century London, and this 21st too. There were eight of us so there were opportunities to ask questions and Mark, our guide, made it fun by asking questions. His knowledge was comprehensive and the two hours flew by. It is amazing that for years I had walked passed all the interesting special places on the tube without understanding their significance.
Written March 6, 2022
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Paul
1 contribution
Aug 2020
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 travelling from one station to another. The whole family enjoyed the visit. Thank you.
Written August 31, 2020
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Jiamei J
Hi Paul, Thanks so much for your review of the London Underground/Tube Tour. We are delighted to hear that you and your family see the amazing transport system differently after joining our tour. We are so pleased you enjoyed it.
Written October 14, 2020
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Laura P
1 contribution
May 2022
Our guide's name was Mark and he was a very knowledgeable tour guide. He also made sure that everyone stayed together whilst walking through the busy stations. I would definitely book again and recommend this tour to my friends.
Written May 15, 2022
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Tommy you
Yokohama, Japan18 contributions
Jan 2020
We took this tour on the last day of our stay in London.
London has a vast underground network, which is essential for traveling to London.
It is highly recommended that you take this tour before using the London Underground.
Recognizing that the London Underground is not just a means of transportation, but a great heritage site, your journey will be more enjoyable.
The tour guide's Mark was explained in a way that we could understand, even if we did not speak English, so 60% of the explanations were understood. Also, this tour involves traveling by subway, but I was able to participate with peace of mind because I was always careful about the optimal riding position and I was very careful about it.
Unfortunately, it was a bit lost because the meeting place of the tour was not specified. I hope it would be better if we had 11 o'clock in front of the Sherlock Holmes statue at Baker Street Station.
Written January 11, 2020
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Stacey M
4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Mark was fab! We were lucky enough to be the only four on the tour, so had complete focus with Mark. He had endless info about the history of the tube and helped us notice things that we had never spotted before. We were font spotting for the rest of the trip! A good way to get an understanding and intro to the famous London Underground.
Written February 13, 2022
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Samuel D
Grantham, UK1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
We visited London on a birthday trip and the underground tour didn’t disappoint! Mark went above and beyond to ensure we had a comfortable, enjoyable tour and gave us insightful and interesting information about the history of the London Underground. I will never look at the tube in the same way again. 10/10
Written August 17, 2021
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Jiamei J
Dear Samuel, We are delighted to hear you all thoroughly enjoyed our London Underground Tour, Mark is certainly the most knowledgeable and passionate guide on this subject. we hope we will see you again soon. .
Written August 20, 2021
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Chapelle2014
Worcestershire, UK4 contributions
Mark, our guide, was thoughtful (checking we had all we needed before the tour, such as water, loo break, etc) and looked after us well throughout. He was knowledgeable and communicated his knowledge with a balanced mixture of fun, historical facts and interesting anecdotes. This tour is suitable for all ages 🤩
Written June 13, 2021
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Jiamei J
Hi there, Thanks so much for your review of the London Underground Tour, we are very pleased to hear you felt well looked after and enjoyed the tour so much. We hope to see you again soon.
Written June 16, 2021
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Valentine
1 contribution
Feb 2020
What a nice experience! I loved it! Richard explained and recounted the story of the London Subway in an attractive way! During the 2-hour walk, we learned so much about little things about how the London tube was created or some anecdote, etc. I don’t want to spoil you ;). I really encourage you to do this experience during your trip to London.
Written February 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear valentine-0502, Thanks so much for your kind words, we are delighted to hear you all enjoyed our London Underground/Tube tour led by Richard, this tour reveals the rich history and untold stories of London Underground/Tube - the oldest underground system in the world. Thank you, we hope we will see you in London in the near future.
Written March 8, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jane H
1 contribution
Jun 2021
Great tour, Mark was very knowledgeable and engaging, the 2 hours went really quickly. Would recommend this tour as it was interesting to learn the history behind the tube and see evidence of how it used to be.
Would definitely do another London tour with Mark
Written June 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jiamei J
Hi there, Thank you so much for joining us on the Insider London Tube Tour - we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed it so much, and we're sure Mark will be too.
Written June 7, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great tour thanks david
Very educational and our tour guide David was just brilliant! There were so many corners with so much history that
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Wonderful Tour!
I would suggest anyone who wants a great history lesson with some fun true crime thrown in the mix to go with this
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Brill walking tour!
very interesting and insightful tour with our guide mark! learnt lots of little details about London that you won't
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Ghostly tales of London
Mark was very knowledgeable. A thoroughly interesting tour. I would recommend this and definitely book another tour
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Absolutely awful
Absolutely awful experience with this Company. Would recommend steering well clear and using an alternative tour co
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Excellent guide and your
Really interesting … Mark the guide was great… really knowledgable ….highly recommended… saw some parts of London I
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Mark D
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Great evenings entertainment
Very informative and amusing. Saw places in London I never would of see without this tour. Mark was a brilliant gui
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elodiecY5519EU
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A fabulous tour to visit London
Marc is a wonderful guide! He was caring and very funny! I will make another visit with him! Merci beaucoup et à bi
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Canary Wharf Tour - David
David was a great tour guide. He was very informative and had a lot of charm. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and wou
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fzadi
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Great tour!!
I just wanted to send a thank you to Mark who gave a great walking tour on our recent trip to London. He was courte
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Exceptional
This was by far one of our best experiences in London, mark was incredibly knowledgeable on the history of all the
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David’s tour x Northampton students
David was so kind to all us students, made numerous jokes and kept us well informed on the history of london. Thank
737dkum
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Excellent day tour
Was a wonderful and interesting experience. David was my tour guide and he was very engaging and add the experience
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487priyankah
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Informative and Fun thanks to Mark!
Mark kept us well entertained and shared a tremendous amount of knowledge with us. He let us get involved by asking
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Best horror stories in the best setting.
What a fabulous and informative evening! Mark from the tour operator took us on a gruesome journey of lesser known
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