How to ride the tube (metro) in London

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How to ride the tube (metro) in London Reviews

Rainy2011 Rainy2011
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Oyster Cards Mar 09, 2011
You should definitely purchase an Oyster Card when you are in London. It is extremely useful when riding the Tube or buses! You can top them off in a lot of stores and at the tube stations. You also get a cheaper rate when you use the card versus regular money.
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Rainy2011 says:
I dont know why I posted on your wall and not here...sorry! Thought I should put it up here too in case anyone else wants that site! Ps. have an amazing time in London...it is my favorite place to be!! :)

Hey!!! Have you been on the Transport for London website?? They have a trip planner so you can put in where you are coming from and where you want to go, then it gives you what to take and an estimated time of arrival. That website was so useful for me when I was there. I hope that answers your question :)

http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en
Posted on: Mar 20, 2011
breeeeet says:
Hey. Every time I try to googlemap directions (ie one hostel to another), the only options that come up are directions via car, bus, or walking. Im looking for a mapping app that gives directions via the tube. Any suggestions so that if there is some place I want to go, I can googlemap and get directions while using the tube? Thanks.
Posted on: Mar 20, 2011
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fran2011 fran2011
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The Tube: the most convenient way to get around London Jun 14, 2008
The London metro is simply one of the most convenient ways of getting around the city. The locals call it the "tube." There are metro stations strategically placed throughout the city. As one enters any station, one can get tickets via a machine or an actual employee. There are several types of tickets, depending on how long one is going to use the metro and how far one wishes to travel. All the stations are divided into six main zones, with zone 1 being the stations in the center of the city. Zones 2-6 are mainly in the outskirts of London. The price of the ticket increases with the number of zones one wants to travel. The tube even reaches Heathrow airport (zone 6)!

Every station is easy to use due to the many signs that guide people to their destination. Metro maps are readily available at the entrances of the stations. At the subway platforms, the wait is usually short (2-5 minutes) but it can be up to 8 minutes. Avoid rush hour, when subway cars are jampacked with Londoners carrying on with their daily business. You can be sure to expect large crowds in major metro stations such as Picadilly Circus.

I definitely recommend the metro as being one of the best, if not the best, mode of transportation in London. So if you pay a visit to this great city, be sure to use the tube!
"Tube" (metro) platform
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Shelissa says:
Thanks!
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