London Underground

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London Underground Reviews

mezi mezi
16 reviews
Commuter rush hour and zone 1 stations in close proximity Jul 13, 2012
The London Underground can get very hot and busy, especially during commuter times (Morning: 7:30-9:30, Evening: 5-6:30). The worst underground lines for being hot and stuffy in my opinion are definitely the Central line and Bakerloo line. In terms of overcrowding, the Jubilee line has a lot of commuters for London's financial district, so best avoided during peak times if it can be helped.

If time is not important and you are travelling only a few stops on the underground within zone 1, whether on the same line or different, a lot of the stations can be walked to so I'd recommend having a map on hand and walking than getting on the underground for short journeys.
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London 'tube' Jan 29, 2009
We took the London underground a few times the last years, it's always fun to go on the London tube. A train will stop almost every 4 minutes at almost every station. For a day ticket you pay almost 5 pounds, but than you can travel whole of inner London. Some famous stops are:


Bakerlooline : Paddington station, Regent park, Embankment

Central : Oxford circus, Notting Hill Gate, Bond street

Circle : St James park, High street Kensington

District : Tower Hill, Monument, ravenscourt Park.

Jubilee : North Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Waterloo

Northern : London Bridge, Old street, Kings cross, Camden Town

Piccadilly : Knightsbridge (harrods), Piccadilly circus, Green park.
sarahelaine sarahela…
651 reviews
The Tube Dec 23, 2007
The London Underground - "the tube" - is one of the oldest, most famous mass transit systems in the world. Mostly, it works very well, but there are things that you should bear in mind when using it.

The first is that decades of underinvestment, and then a new mayor, have combined to make the lines subject to huge engineering works on weekends. This means that stations, whole lines, and connective services shut, and if you're a tourist you might not have notice. The trick is to check on the TFL website in advance, where possible. It is very navigable and will suggest bus routes for alternatives. The buses also work on travel cards and Oystercards, and you get to see the city, so it's not all bad. If not, the staff will help you.

The tube map is a masterpiece of design, but in order to fit the stations on, it is nowhere near to scale. Two stations that look close on the map may be miles apart, particularly south of the river, and others that look miles away on different lines might be very close, making it worth coming above ground to walk. This means that, for example, you can save line changes by coming up at Euston Square rather than changing for Euston station. TFL's website can suggest that too.

People sometimes worry about personal safety on the tube - my father used to give me cab money if he thought I was crossing the city after dark, which of course, I pocketed and took the tube anyway. I have never seen real trouble, although I have been stuck in a tunnel whilst London Transport Police arrested two guys on the train in front. The tube is as safe, but probably not much safer, than any other underground system. If you feel uncomfortable then pick a busy carriage.

In rush hour, on weekdays, people will be very grumpy if you come on with a rucksack. They'll just have to live with that! But please don't do it if you don't have to - at 8.30 on a weekday, it's as close as makes no odds to the third circle of purgatory.

And once you get off, if you want to get a cab, get one with a license. It is totally illegal for a minicab to pick you up - you have to book them - you need a black cab. Black cabs have one of the toughest professional exams in the world, for any profession, and if one messes with you they'll have their license taken off them. Unlicensed minicabs have no such restrictions and I know several people who've been severely ripped off and one who was almost assaulted. Oh - not all Black Cabs are Black, but they all have a hackney cab license on the back. Some are even properly wheelchair adapted.

SEASONAL PS - Carry water in summer. I neqarly fainted today, and felt really silly not to have remembered.
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spocklogic says:
It's a funny story, and I visited London in 1995. I recommended the Tube to my friend, but he insisted on renting a car. He almost killed us going out of the airport and several times forward. We saw Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus. We meandered the outskirts of London on the return for a different view. Yes, we got lost too, but found our way following a nice fellow who directed us back to the main highway. What's my point - it's an experience by car, but the Tube may been better. I must come back to London to see for myself again after all these years... And to visit Ireland, as it is my ancestry.
Posted on: Sep 28, 2011
xxwishnonstarzz says:
And a note - someone told me the tube would be awful and smelly and dirty... and in parts it is. But if you've ever braved the NYC subway system, you'll be in paradise on the tube! It's much cleaner!!
Posted on: May 26, 2008
tvillingmarit says:
Thanks, I`ll keep this in mind Sarah
Posted on: May 18, 2008
louisebenedetto louisebe…
5 reviews
Jun 11, 2007
I agree... its so easy and work(dont considerated that for Northern line)!!!

I just have to desagree about the price... haha its the most expensive transport in Europe, much more!!!

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