Use The Tube during your stay in London

London probably has the most famous underground railway systems in the world. Granted it is not as lavishly put together as the Underground network in Moscow, and it is perhaps most famous for one thing – the London tube map, which was designed in 1933 by Harry Beck and transfomed the way every transport map in the world was to be laid out, taking away the real life (and often quite confusing) flow of the map and transferring into a more diagrammatical form that made planning a journey across London much simpler.

The London Underground or The Tube as it is known transports millions of people working in London each day as well as millions of visitors who are taking a holiday in London each year. It is actually made up of 12 lines (if you include the Docklands Light Railway which serves people working and staying in Canary Wharf – interestinglty the DLR trains are not driven by a human being, but by remote control from a control tower). The other lines being: Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith and City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo & City. Each line serves different parts of London and many of the stations on the London Underground serve 2 or more lines which means that you can changes lines when you travel across London.

If you are staying in London with your family on holiday and you haven’t used the Tube map before there is no need to worry about the complexity of the map. Each line is colour coded to make planning your journey easy and you will find many maps on station platforms as well as on the trains themselves. A city break in London wouldn’t be complete without spending some time on the Tube, although an over reliance on travelling underground may mean you miss out on many London tourist attractions. Serviced City Pads who book many serviced apartments in London would also suggest to the london tourist to avoid using the Tube during peak hours to avoid congestion and higher ticket prices.

Of course, if you happen to staying and working in London then you probably won’t get to choose what time you travel across London but you can save time and money by buying an Oyster card. This will mean you don’t have to queue up each day before travelling to work in London.

If you are working in London, we still think that you should try and devise a short journey to work. For example, if you are working in Canary Wharf let Serviced City Pads organise you a serviced apartment in Canary Wharf. Would you really want to stay in Richmond, Chelsea or Chiswick and spent half your life on a cramped tube? There is no doubt that these are great places to live, but consider staying in West London only if your project means you are working in West London.

The same rules apply if you are on a short break in London. It is worth staying in the most central accommodation in London that Serviced City Pads can find for you to cut down on travel time and maximise your time spent sightseeing in London! Spend your time planning what you are going to do and let Serviced City Pads work out where you are going to stay in London.