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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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If you need to get from A to B in a short space of time during your visit to London, this is the way to go. There is a contactless payment option now, so this speeds up the... read more

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

If you need to get from A to B in a short space of time during your visit to London, this is the way to go. There is a contactless payment option now, so this speeds up the service very much. This is a no frills very efficient service. Sometimes during busy periods it gets a bit cramped which you... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looks complicated but so simply and wonderfully mapped that can be easily used by a child too. Directions at every points and easy to sue day passes and weekly passes and ofcourse the Oyster card which made travelling all the more easy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much interesting as so much practical. Can go anywhere most of the times. Use Oyster cards for that. You can pre-plan and check your pathway through tfl.gov.uk website, for transport for London service.They may stop some trains for service, so need to check especially during weekends. However, it could be very crowded and hot during busy hours. Take care... More 

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Coto de Caza, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK, I grew up in New York and lived a fair time in San Francisco-- so NYC Subway and BART in my blood. However, the "Tube" rocks them both away---incredibly huge, a bit confusing but always ready to go and well run;

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Thank John S
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Personally, I didn't really like the London Underground. During rush hours, it's absolutely mental. People are literally crammed into the trains like sardines. It's especially overwhelming if you are a tourist, trying to figure out the right lines to get to where you need to go while being surrounded by people. It's also a bit pricey.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Using the underground is part and parcel of visiting London !! I actually enjoy the underground it is part of the fun of the weekend , once you get the hang of it it is easy to understand but can be intimidating if they get full as people push you about to get on .

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For someone such as myself who visits London often I always find myself loving the Underground. The service is great in terms of staff being helpful but it's always too busy.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is probably the best way to get around in London I think as trains are very frequent only thing to be aware is how busy they can get especially peak times. The oyster card is great get them from most places and very easy to top up they require a £5 deposit but you can get that back once... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant way to travel fun and different, no need for the day card use the chip on your bank card. Clear notice boards both on and off the tubes. Main thing do not get involved in the rush walk at your own pace.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wish we had such an underground system in Amsterdam, so easy to get the different lines and which one to take. Easy!! Can get crowded early evening tho!

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