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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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The most efficient way to travel

Congestion overground means the best way to travel in London is the Underground. Is it perfect, no far from it, but it'll get you from A to B normally in the quickest time. It... read more

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65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Congestion overground means the best way to travel in London is the Underground. Is it perfect, no far from it, but it'll get you from A to B normally in the quickest time. It carries far more people than it was ever built to so it's very busy particularly during peak times. Outside of peak times though it's a great... More 

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Needs investment. You really need to get an Oyster card to save money in London. Fantastic service but so hot. So many lines but quite easy and seem less makes it so much easier to get around and safe.

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am in London a lot and use the tube as it is a pretty fast and reliable way to get around. Th staff is incredibly helpful and it is amazing how well they know the routes to take. It has gotten more expensive over the years. If you are using it a lot in a day - get a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a Londoner I use the underground most days. It is busy, dirty and hot but it does generally work and it does get lots of people where they need to go. For any visitors please note tube etiquette (in no particular order): When waiting to get on a train stand to the side and let people off before you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tube will get you anyway in London. Most of the tourist attraction is located within Zone 1 and 2. However, it is best to understand all the zones, and weather you are heading East,West, North or South. Knowing this will help you get around the city easily. Underground maps can be found everywhere or just download the app. One... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I purchased an Oyster card from visit Britian before arriving in London, this was one of the best decisions I made for my trip, the tube proved to be an extremely effective mechanism of travelling around the city. It becomes extremely packed at times, however, I considered this part of the experience, it certainly was more efficient than being stuck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Trains are clean and run on a regular schedule. Best Way to go for a reasonable price. Nothing to fear - on a train at 11 PM and plenty of people around.

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never had to wait on a tube the whole time i was in london amazing part of london life tho very dear

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On my first trip to London, I was a bit afraid of the underground, but after paying UK$30 for a taxi after the theater one night, I figured I'd better learn it very quick. I'd moved to a hotel off the DLR rail line and bought a ticket for UK$4.90 to get into the city. While there at a station,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You have to travel by the tube, its the easy way around. Whether busy or not, you still get to your place of travel, enjoy the ride and think of the walking saved.......

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