"Moving about London" Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro). Tip by inktimi
Tube (Underground, Subway, Metro)., London: 421 reviews and 430 photos
For the most interesting way to get around in London, walking is the only way to go. Take a taxi (use this opportunity to ask your driver questions--they know a lot) and a double decker once for the experience, but they both get stuck in traffic and taxis are fairly pricey. Otherwise, London's Underground is by far the most efficient and cost effective mode of transportation in the city. Depending on the length of your stay, a week long tube pass (normally request Zones 1 & 2) is typically the best way to go. A note on tube passes: a photo is required with the passes valid for extended periods. There are self-operated photo booths (the kind that take a series of pictures) in every high traffic tube station. If you are traveling with more than one person, have your friends line up, so that everyone can get their photo taken while still paying the price for one set of photos.
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