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All About the London Tube and London Tube Maps and Tickets

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A London Tube Overview
Picture of London Tube sign

London Tube Sign

(c) Transport for London 2005
The London tube is a subway train system serving the city and suburbs of London. The tube is a smart, safe, cheap way to get around London -- use it to see the tourist sights or hop on and ride to understand how the city is laid out. There are 275 tube stations (63 in central London) -- it seems as if there is a tube stop everywhere, once you're looking.

Opened in 1890, the London tube is the oldest underground in the world, and entire blogs are dedicated to its current workings and history. Some detail current stoppages and delays, which drive many locals nuts; just relax and enjoy the ride if you're a traveler.

Read on to learn how to use the London underground.

Please go on to the next page to learn about finding tube maps or click links below to jump to lessons on using the London underground.

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