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London Underground

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Westminster
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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
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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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I finally worked up the courage to do most of my travelling around London on the underground - once you got the hang of where to change/get off it was easy! Even the strike... read more

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I finally worked up the courage to do most of my travelling around London on the underground - once you got the hang of where to change/get off it was easy! Even the strike didn't slow me down. The people who work there are happy to help, or ask a policeman/woman if you get confused.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arriving at the airport, taking the train to the centre, buy your Oyster Card and go to visit all the city using one of the most subways of the world...I think that it is the oldest, yes?

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east yorks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Busy busy busy. Only infrequently visiting London I found it took a little time to acquaint myself with the ticket machine but once a day rider was bought the trains were frequent and, thanks to the iconic map, it was easy to navigate

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a good way if transport when in a rush, apart from certain times when it's very packed and crowded. A train comes roughly every 3 minutes which is good. It's a bit dusty and there's no fresh air which might make you stuffy. It easy to coordinate where you are going from stop to stop.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Getting to locations on the outer circle such as Hammersmith warrants use of the underground rather than the full distance run with the Heathrow Express which goes all the way to the centre city. Our run to Hammersmith - to Aparthotel accommodation that is well below city centre rates - cost us only 1.50 with an Oyster Card. The carriage... More 

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Lakeville, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't be worried about trying to use a foreign transit system. It is well layer out and very easy to use. It is the cleanest, secure and on time system I have ever used.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best way to travel around the London area. Well maintained although it gets very crowded during rush hours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used the underground multiple times to access central London. Was easy to navigate and family friendly. We would recommend using an oyster card to save time and money, as well as avoid working commuting hours during the week.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The fastest way to travel in London. Although there are many metro lines it's easy to get to the place of your destination, because everything is well explained on the maps and signs. You can use your Google Maps application to plan your journey. There is even information about traffic hours. It's worth to buy an Oyster card and "pay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The oldest underground rail system in the world. The tube is an example of efficiency. They had even kept free services on the entire network from 12:15am to 4am on 1st January so revellers can make their home. Affordable and well connected. You can reach from anywhere on London to anywhere pretty conveniently.

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