London’s underground railway network, known locally as the Tube is a system to rival both the Metro in Paris and the Subway in New York. It offers the quickest, cheapest and most convenient way to travel around the city with your London escort partner.
It has twelve distinct lines and celebrates its 150 year anniversary in 2013. Its distinctive map, designed by Henry Beck in 1933 is a 20th century design classic and is so easy to use. The simplest way is to check out the nearest tube station to your destination, work out your route and go for it. Most venues will have the name of the nearest tube on their website or literature. Your London escort partner or our helpful reception staff will be able to point you in the right direction.
A few tips for traveling on the tube with your London escort partner:
• Avoid traveling during rush hour if at all possible
• Check the front of the train and the overhead signs for the correct destination – many lines have two or more branches so you can easily find yourself going the wrong way
• Stand on the right and walk up/down on the left when using escalators or risk the wrath of the Londoners
• Move down inside the Tube carriages while traveling, so you don’t block the doorways for other passengers
The tube can be an intimidating place but should be tried at all costs. Jay Z recently used the tube to get from his hotel to a London concert without any trouble and politicians and celebrities regularly use it.
If you intend to see any of our capitals land marks or tourist attractions then traveling on the tube is a must. The major venues are all marked on the maps and they will be signposted at street level when you depart the stations.
The stations themselves are worth a second look. Many of them are original in their décor, remaining unchanged for over 100 years. They hold a special place in the heart of Londoners as they were used for shelter during the bombing blitz of world war two.
So take the plunge and go with your London escort partner for a ride on the tube!