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“Easy way to get around”
Review of London Underground

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.
Granger, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Easy way to get around”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The Tube is a great way to get around. You can also use your tickets on the double decker buses. Know which zones you want to travel to before you buy the ticket. Most common attractions are in Zones 1-2. Some of these can be easily walked to. Don't be afraid to walk and see the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Love it”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I simply love the tube. Good connections, never felt need of car or a cab. Service is also good, there will be delay's sometimes, but hey that can happens in any city. Good maintained clean trains and on peak hours they have a very good frequency. Oyster is simply awesome. The only con, I see is they should have a 24 hour service, even if it means running 2-3 train per hour in the night. In a city like London, it is very usefull and also useful on weekends.

Visited March 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
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“mind the gap”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

the system was very confusing & at times when i got directions from the employees,i found that thier were quicker,cheaper,faster ways to get to my destination.also they charge you 5lbs for a deposit on the metro/pass card which never gets refunded,they must be making millions of this scam!!
another thing that killied us was that thier were no lifts! we had to carry the babys buggy up the escalator which is extremely dangerous!

Visited May 2012
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Saint Joseph
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“Great way to get around the city”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The London tube is a great way to get around the city. There is no need to use a taxi or rent a car since the tube can get you close to almost every area of the city. The staff are helpful and so are the London residence.

Visited December 2012
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Macomb, Michigan
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“The best mass transit system I've used anywhere on Earth!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Well, I've traveled all over the US and to a number of foreign countries. I've used the subway in NY, Philly, Amtrak all along the East Coast, but the London Tube (aka "the Underground") is freakin' amazing! My daughter and I were in England the summer of 2011 for 19 days and we used the tube and regional railways to get everywhere. It's clean. It doesn't smell. It's well-marked. There are stops for everywhere you want to go. There is no one begging for money. The buskers that are in the stops have licenses and have some MAD skills that are worth your pocket change! You CAN get pretty much everywhere with very little walking via the tube. Big Ben? Check! Greenwich? Check! Leicester Square? Check! Buckingham Palace? Check! Picadillly Circus? Check! Heathrow Airport? Check! Gatwick Airport (Just a short train ride, but, yes... Check!) I could go on, but you get the idea... One thing we did was get an Oyster Card that we could preload with credit and use pay a lower fare per trip than paying cash (plus you don't have to worry about exchanging your currency for English pounds prior to entering the underground!) and you can top off your card at most tube stations. Bonus - you can use the Oyster card on busses too so you can see London above ground if you desire!
There is also a great TubeMap App that can tell you what your closest tube stop is, how to get from point A to point B (which lines to take and which stations to change lines) and when the next train is. I HIGHLY recommend the App as it was interactive and you simply followed the command of where to go and when to switch trains instead of staring at the map on the wall of the station (the closely resembles a bowl of colored spaghetti!) and clearly look the part of the tourist while impeding the flow of traffic. Also, the trains run so frequently that even when my daughter got on one train and I got on the next, the wait between them was only about 5 minutes. We never had need of a taxi (even to get our luggage to the hotel - we were right across the street from Victoria Station) and never had any "weird experiences" like we've had on mass transit back in the US. I wish I had the tube in the Detroit area and I could commute this way instead of the 12 mile commute that took an hour this morning!

Visited July 2012
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