5D/4N Backpacking London Without A Tour – Free & Easy (Part 3) : Getting About in London – Taking the London Underground a.k.a London Tube Experience (Of Mazes, Maps & Fascinating Train Stations)

The public transport service in London, United Kingdom is simply brilliant! From the iconic red coloured double-decker busses to its extensive underground trains, trams and distinguishable taxis, getting about in London is both convenient and cheap for visitors like you and me. 😉


Visitor Oyster Card – Simply Touch & Go!

For your info, using a Visitor Oyster card is the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on the London Tube/Underground and Overground trains, busses, trams, DLR, Tfl Rail and most National Rail services in London.

I previous shared a comprehensive blog post about the convenience of buying and using the Visitor Oyster card for travels in London. You can read the blog post here. 😀 With our Visitor Oyster cards in hand, my sister and I easily made our way to various famous landmarks and points of interests in London, United Kingdom.

Not only did we get to save money, we also saved precious time from travelling one place to another via public transport. We spent most of our time travelling on foot and in the London Underground a.k.a London Tube. We also took scenic rides on London’s iconic double-decker busses and enjoyed the experience.


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Erika and Eva posing with their Visitor Oyster cards in the London Tube/Underground train station, United Kingdom
London Underground a.k.a London Tube passengers going about their business in a train station in London, UK
One of the many escalators we took during our London Underground a.k.a London Tube experience
Waiting for the underground train to arrive at Bank Station, London
The underground trains in London can be packed with passengers when travelling during peak hours


London Underground a.k.a London Tube – Of Mazes, Maps & Fascinating Train Stations

To be honest, I was not fully prepared for our astonishing journey in the London Underground a.k.a London Tube. Do not get us wrong, my sister and I had no trouble whatsoever in reading the map or the train routes in London, United Kingdom. It was in fact, a piece of cake for us to make our way from one station to another. 😉

What caught us by surprise was the sheer uniqueness of the underground train stations in London, United Kingdom – each with its own individual characteristics and style. In other words, no two train stations are alike. From the design to its layout and colour schemes, each underground train station is uniquely different from the rest.

Our London Underground a.k.a London Tube journey took us through a labyrinth of tunnels and passageways to some of the most fascinating train stations we have ever seen! Among our favourites are St. Paul’s Station, Goodge Street Station, and Charing Cross Station to name a few.


The London Bridge Station in London, UK
Proper etiquette: Kindly stand on the right side of the escalator if you’re not rushing for time
My sister, Eva impersonating a ninja at Charing Cross Station, London Underground a.k.a London Tube
Travelling on the trains in London, UK is a plesaant and unforgettable experience


A Trip into Harry Potter’s World of Wizardry – the Ministry of Magic

The other thing that fascinated me was the presence of elevators in the London Underground a.k.a London Tube train stations. Bear in mind, these are not your average tiny consumer elevators where you will find in shopping complexes. These elevators are huge and could travel several storeys up or down the underground train stations.

One time, we disembarked the train and got into an elevator to get to another platform. Other times, we took the elevators to emerge from the ground or go underground. It was a mind-boggling experience especially for first timers to London, United Kingdom like my sister and I.

For a moment there, I felt as if I was thrown into J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter World of Wizardry series and was exploring the mysterious domains of the Ministry of Magic. I have a highly imaginative mind. 😉 To sum it up, taking the London Underground a.k.a London Tube was certainly a pleasant and unforgettable experience for us.

In order to fully understand my descriptions and appreciate the London Underground a.k.a London Tube experience, you just have to visit London, United Kingdom! 😀


Goodge Street Station is one of our favourite London Underground a.k.a London Tube stations
Not your average elevators at Goodge Street Station, London
Waiting for the underground train to arrive on the platform at Goodge Street Station, London
Erika at Goodge Street Station, London
Taking the underground express train to Heathrow Terminals 4 &1, 2, 3 at Russell Square Station, London
The Piccadilly line – Westbound Platform 2 train routes


Up next: 2 night’s stay at The Dictionary Hostel located in the hippest and trendiest district of Shoreditch, East London

2 Comment

  1. lovely picturesss and i really miss UK now…wish to go back soon…

    1. Hi Cindy, thank you for the compliment. My sister and I miss London, UK too. Hope to visit it again soon. 😀

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