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London Underground

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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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Smooth travels via Oyster Card

Highly recommend buying the Oyster Card to get around London via the Tube. The Oyster Card can be bought at Tube station vending machines or at the manned counters at Heathrow... read more

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San Antonio, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommend buying the Oyster Card to get around London via the Tube. The Oyster Card can be bought at Tube station vending machines or at the manned counters at Heathrow near Tube station (note that there will most likely be lines to see the clerks but they move moderately quickly if customers have a clue on what they are... More 

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New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hot, dirty, noisy, expensive.... why would anyone use the underground unless they had to. The only good point is that it covers such a large area. Otherwise I would have rated it 1

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arteries and tributaries of London. This interconnected underground train service is a terrific way of getting around

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting London so for the first tine ever, I decided to purchase an Oyster Card. You need to buy these prior to travel. Unable to purchase when already in London. I was on and off the underground all the time. Show your card at the reader and no queuing at the ticket machines. An quick, easy and excellent way to... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Omg I've never in my life experienced anything like this in my whole life. You where crammed in like a tuna. My little boy became invisible as people were crushing him just to squeeze on. Shame on them. I'd rather get a bus

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Ocean City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There really is no easier way to navagate London than to do it by the Underground. Sure, you have to avoid morning and late afternoon rush hours, but if you need to get around London quick, this is the way. Maps and stations are easy to navagate, and getting an Oyster card is the way to go!!

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As a common user of the tube it is best to avoid weekdays and rush hour because there are lots of commuters who use the tube and weekends are usually busy with tourists. There are often lots of stairs that you have to climb so not ideal for people in wheelchairs but some stations are accessible for people in wheelchairs... More 

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Perfect for any one, easy for commute between local London and greater London. It's clean and cleverly built underground for every one to access. Reasonable and affordable rates too. Thanks london

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To be honest rent a boris bike!! It's always rammed. It can be useful if you are going a long way. But we have good buses and cycle lane.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

having travelling musicians and singers strolling through carriages is always an amusing ice breaker, I wonder how much they earn, I have seen someone give them a fiver to leave immediately!

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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 highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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