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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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An essential part of a tourists' London experience to get around the city and visit the many attractions. Yes it is frantic but avoid the risk hours and once you get the hang of it, it can be fun

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TwaLums
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fast travel to wherever you want to go all over London. Once you’ve worked it out it’s fairly easy to navigate. Too few staff show any interest in helping ticket enquiries with many experiences of machines not working. Eventually worked out using contactless debit card...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EmmaandCo
Reviewed yesterday

The London "tube" is fairly easy to use. Kiosks offer various languages to order ride cards. The system offers large wall maps to follow a color coded underground subway system. The trains are comfortable, although not airconditioned when I went in August. It was warm...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Carm210
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

London's transportation system is Great. The underground was very easy to figure out. My fiance with smart enough to get us a travel card and we were able to also purchase tickets to many of the London sites for Buy 1 get 1 free.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank rawaters125
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For me a trip to London wouldn’t be complete without riding the underground. It’s easy to use, easy to understand and fairly cheap to get around. In my experience the staff are helpful and always know the best routes to take. The map is iconic...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank davidonhisbench
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a ride on the tube while in London. It was well run, but it was very warm below. We welcomed the breeze every time the train went by. The best deal is the oyster card, but be sure to buy it as early...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank travellingman747
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The underground is generally clean and very reliable. Prices are reasonable and overall comparable with many mass transport systems I’ve been on internationally.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SirGordonChalk
Reviewed yesterday

I ordered Oyster cards online before our trip. We received them in the mail and I was able to use them as soon as we got there. We were also able to refill them at their machines very easily. The London Underground Tube is easy...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank jessietravelsalot
Reviewed yesterday

Carriages can get very crowded but usually worth it for a couple of stops to get to the various sites. You don’t need to buy tickets now for the occasional travel as you just need a contactless card remember tho it’s one card per person...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed yesterday

Great way to move around London. Clean and easy to use - especially now that you do not have to buy tickets or an Oyster Card - You can simply present your contactless credit or debit card at the yellow card readers at the gate...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
...More
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SnorkelGirl07
September 11, 2019|
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Response from RoseS008 | Reviewed this property |
Usually you don’t get a payment confirmation until midnight, they take the money from all the transport you used that day collectively. When a ticket inspector comes on you just put your contactless card against the ticket... More
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FamilyGold
August 21, 2019|
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Response from digebara | Reviewed this property |
I would advise you use a credit card as this works the same way as an oyster. You best download the Citymapper app and use it to plan your journey before coming. This will give you the cheapest and quickest options to plan... More
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jmcfarland84
June 27, 2019|
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Response from khadijaahmedhafidh | Reviewed this property |
Hi Depends on how long your stay is in London. Traveling by tube is definitely faster and more economical than uber. Having the Oyster card is useful as it allows you to use both the tube and buses. You can easily get them... More
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