Escape the crowds and take a tube ride...
The London Underground (also known as the Tube or The Underground) is an insitution – a mass transportation system deep in the heart of london spreading out in all directions. It’s a very cool way to get from A to B – the stations and tubes are full of interesting things to see, each is different from the other – it’s a hub and hive of activity at all times – a great place to observe city life in motion.
The London Underground is the oldest underground railway in the world – it’s first section being opened in 1863. About 55% of the network is above ground so it’s a great way to see London. The Underground serves 270 stations and has 402 kilometres (250 miles) of track! The London Underground’s 11 lines are divided into two classes: the subsurface routes and the deep-tube routes. The Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines make up the subsurface class. The Bakerloo, Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines make up the deep-tube routes.
The Underground currently sponsors and contributes to the arts via its Art on the Underground and Poems on the Underground projects – so at each station your able to see many types of art.
The tube is an international icon for London.