The Lure of the Underground #BriFri #LondonWalks
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I wanted to get comfortable using the Tube early in my stay in London, so I took advantage of a London Walks tour called Lure of the Underground. I got to get on and off several trains, see the inside and outside of stations, and learn all kinds of historical and architectural facts that most Londoners don’t know.
There are more photos from this tour and the rest of our trip to England on my Flickr Photostream.
I loved the Tube. I enjoyed the trains in Montreal and Chicago, too. New York confuses me, though. What cities have transportation systems that you find comfortable and easy to use as a tourist?
I like DC’s Metro.
What a fun London tour that sounds. I know I would enjoy taking that too. Naturally I like Paris’s Metro. I used their bus system last time too, and that’s also excellent.
That’s so interesting about the color coding for people who can’t read. I love that.
Having been raised on the very limited and fairly grimy Philadelphia, Pennsylvania subway system in the United States, I was wowed by my first exposure to the London Underground when we lived in England in 1969-70 while my father was an exchange teacher in Wiltshire. It was easy enough to follow, that my parents sent me off on the underground at age 16 in charge of my younger sisters to visit some family friends.
Beautiful pictures! WOW!
I’m very spoiled here in DC – the metro is colored coded and very easy to use. The London Underground seems much more complicated!
I like Paris, and London and DC and NYC and the airport in Denver.
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