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“London Tube Connects you Well”
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London Underground
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

The Oyster card give you all the freedom required and you can travel to most parts of the Town. You need to know the place you wish to visit and the station nearest. You might have to change to reach your destination. It is the fastest mode in London and well maintained.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We bought a 7 day Travelcard from St Pancras station when we arrived on the Eurostar from Paris for 2 zones and it cost GBP29.20. It was worth every penny, as we used it to travel all over london. We were staying at Shepherds Bush and there were 3 tube stations within very easy walking distance. Each was a different line, so we went everywhere we wanted to with mimimum fuss. You can also use it on the above ground rail and the bus, plus we had a bus stop outside our apartment. Both the tube ard the buses are very frequent, so you never wait for long period, but it can get hectic at peak hour.

You need a passport photo for the 7 day pass and you can also get the 2 for 1 attractions with your Travelcard. Make sure you buy your ticket from a Main line station or you won't get 2 for 1. I found The London Toolkit website excellent for information on the Travelcard.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We were in London for the Olympics and expected to have long waits for everything. The London underground was amazing, they were never late, they had outstanding staff helping those of us who did not know where we were going and the whole experience of the Olympics was made more special due to the amazing transport that London offered. Well done London underground - you did an outstanding job of getting all of us around London efficiently and on time.

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We were on a 'flying' visit to the Capital with trying to cram in as much as possible in 8 hours.We both bought a £7 day card for zone 1 which covers pretty much all the sights you would want to see.Trains are incredibly frequent, I don't think we had to wait more than 5 minutes for a train, probably best avoided during rush hour, but easily the best way to get around the Capital.

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

London is still one of the great cities of the World. I have visited this city 7 times since 1965 and its multi culturalism never ceases to amaze me. But something that never changes is the Underground. Even though it is a century old it is equal to any system or better than all the subway style systems in the world and it just keeps growing. (Hong Kong & Singapore are probably better and more modern but they are a lot more recent and high tech). But it is without a doubt the most expensive underground system anywhere in the world. Maybe it's just tourists that are getting ripped off and there may be some way around the costly excercise of travel in London.I would hate to have to commute daily at the prices we were paying!! It appears that the Oyster card that covers all types of public transport is the way to go and it is very convenient. When you see the average earnings for the UK you wonder how people can afford this system as taking a car in to London is impossible so public transport, cycling or walking appear to be the only options. The system is great but affordability makes this system no better than a 3.

Thank William B
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