The London Tube
The London Tube, or London Underground network is made up of 11 lines. It is the oldest underground railway system in the entire world, its first lines were inaugured in 1863. Can you imagine that this transit system is 155 years old? It is the fastest and the most convenient way to travel in London, particulary for daily commuters who use the London Tube lines to reach their work. If you want to know more about all the lines of the Underground, you can check below the London Tube map:
On a tourist point of view, the 11 underground lines are also very useful, they serve the most important neighbourhoods of the British capital city, and many tourist attractions, such as the Tower of London, museums, the British Museum for example, as well as Heathrow airport.
The London Tube is one of the most expensive transit system in the whole world. A single journey ticket costs between £4.90 (for a journey in zone 1) and £6.00 (zone 1-6)! There is fortunately a way to save money, it consists in purchasing an Oyster Card or paying for your journey with a contactless payment card. This way, prices decrease to £2.40 (zone 1) and £3.10 (1-6 zone), unless you ride the Undergound during peak times (Monday to Friday 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 4 PM to 7 PM).
London Tube Lines
Harrow & Wealdstone – Elephant & Castle
The Bakerloo Line connects the northern and southern suburbs of London, through the city centre. Its name finds its origin in the fact that the line serves both Baker Street and Waterloo stations. Wembley Stadium, Trafalgar Square, Carnaby Street and Madame Tussauds are all accessible from the Bakerloo Tube line.
Read more about the Bakerloo line
West Ruislip / Ealing Broadway – Epping
The Central Line is the longest Tube line in London, stopping in 49 stations over 45 miles. It connects the northeast and northwest suburbs and traces an horizontal line through the city centre. You can use the line to visit the British Museum, the Museum of London, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and reach Liverpool Street railway station.
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Hammersmith – Edgware Road / Paddington
The Circle Line is very easy to recognize on the Tube map, because of its yellow colour, but also for the fact that it makes a loop within the centre of London. Its sector between Farrindon and Paddington station is the oldest underground railway section in the whole world, it opened in 1863. The line serves Paddington, King’s Cross, St Pancras, Liverpool Street and Victoria railway stations.
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Richmond / Ealing Broadway / Wimbledon – Upminster
The District Line crosses the British capital city from the east to the west on a nearly perfect horizontal route. The line serves Paddington and Victoria railway stations and can be used to reach Wimbledon and its tennis complex. It is the green line on the London Tube map.
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Hammersmith & City Line
Hammersmith – Barking
The Hammersmith & City Line operates mainly in the centre of the capital city of England. It goes around the City, London’s financial heart, and serves the Museum of London, Madame Tussauds, Regent’s Park and Paddington, King’s Cross, St Pancras and Liverpool Street railway stations. It is the pink line of the London Tube map.
Read more about the Hammersmith & City line
Stanmore – Statford
The Jubilee Line serves Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Wembley Stadium and the O2 Arena. It connects the northern suburbs of Stanmore to the eastern suburbs of Stratford through the centre of London. It is the newest Tube line, inaugurated in 1979.
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Chesham / Uxbridge – Aldgate
The Metropolitan Line connects the northwest suburbs of London to Aldgate station. The Met serves Wembley Stadium, Regent’s Park, Madame Tussauds and Liverpool Street, King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston railway stations. It is labelled with the magenta colour on the London Underground map.
Read more about the Metropolitan line
High Barnet / Mill Hill East / Edgware – Morden
The Northern Line links the northern and the southern suburbs through the City of London. It is the busiest line of the London Tube network with roughly 300 millions passengers using its services every year. You can take the Northern line to visit the London Eye, and reach Euston, Charing Cross, Waterloo, King’s Cross, St Pancras and London Bridge railway stations.
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Heathrow Terminal 5 – Cockfosters
The Piccadilly Line is also a very busy line, with more than 220 million rides per year. It is the only Tube line that serves Heathrow Airport, its route ends in the northern suburbs of London, through Piccadilly Circus. The line serves the Emirates Stadium, Heathrow Airport, King’s Cross and St Pancras railway stations.
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Walthamstow Central – Brixton
The Victoria Line links the northeast and the southern suburbs of London. It can be used to reach Buckingham Palace, the Emirates Stadium, White Hart Lane and King’s Cross, St Pancras, Victoria and Euston railway stations. It is coloured with the light blue colour on the Tube map.
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Waterloo & City Line
Waterloo – Bank
The Waterloo & City Line is the shortest line of the Underground network, with just 1.5 miles and 2 stations served, Waterloo and Bank. The London Eye and Waterloo railway station are located nearby and can be accessed from the Drain. It is the turquoise line on the map.
Read more about the Waterloo & City line