Some stations serve several lines and it's important to know which direction you are travelling. We found that despite feeling the American rush to jump on the next train, it was nice to wait through a couple trains and enjoy each station's unique designs.
Mind the GapOur flat was a minute walk from the Northern Line, one of several that remain open late at night and on weekends when many of the lines close. If you are planning to stay out late, it's important to know which lines stay open.
We purchased Oyster cards and pre-loaded them before leaving home. Liz was able to get a photo travel card and student travel discount. This allowed her unlimited travel between zones 1 and 2 for a whole week.
The city of London is divided into several zones with fares depending on how many zones you pass through. There is a daily fare cap too. Swiping your card at turnstiles when entering and leaving each station determines how much fare your card is debited.
Our Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Quick Review: No better way to move quickly around the city. Some lines can be crowded during peak times. Take your time, enjoy the ride and understand how the city is laid out so you know where you are.
Helpful Tip: Download the Android Tube Map App. This app had the best directions and travel planning features, including walking directions. And it still worked without WiFi or a data signal.
To read more about our trip to London, click here.