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The London Underground

There are three underground stations that serve the hotel – Russell Square, Euston Station and Kings Cross St. Pancras Tube Stations. These stations service 6 of London’s 11 lines, connecting you with the whole of Greater London.

First opened in 1890, The London Underground now serves 272 stations across Greater London and can collectively handle up to 5 million passengers a day. With 11 different lines and 400km of track, you can be confident the Underground will take you exactly where you need to go!

Nicknamed The Tube, London Underground consists of the Bakerloo Line (Brown), Central Line (Red), Circle Line (Yellow), District Line (Green), Hammersmith & City Line (Pink), Jubilee (Grey), Metropolitan Line (Magenta), Northern Line (Black), Piccadilly Line (Dark Blue), Victoria Line (Light Blue), Waterloo & City Line (Turquoise). 

Getting Around London On The Tube

Depending on how far you’re going, staying on one tube line might take you all the way there but sometimes you might have to stop and hop on another line to reach your destination.

There is no fixed timetable for the Tube since it is a metro service but trains will generally run from about 5:30am to 12 at midnight. Since 2016 however, a Night Tube has ran with Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly, and Victoria lines, as well as a short section of the London Overground operating all night on Friday and Saturday nights. 

The Tube map might seem daunting at first but don’t worry, we’ll show you exactly how to use it and where to find our Hotel in Bloomsbury when you reach London.

Within London, all London Underground, National Rail, London Overground, TfL Rail and Docklands Light Railway stations are assigned to six fare zones. Fare zone 1 covers the central area and fare zones 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 form concentric rings around it.

Apps To Help You Navigate The London Underground

There are several apps that can help guide you around London and show you the quickest and easiest way to get from one place to another. 

CityMapper is one of these apps. With accurate, real-time routing and journey planning options for buses, cabs, cycles too, you can be sure you’ll get from A to B in no time at all.

Another great app is Google Maps. With a clean user-interface and fantastic satellite/360° imagery, Maps is a great option for planning your travels in London. 

The official TFL Go app is another great option for planning your journeys around London. Built around the iconic tube map, you can get live times and see information on platform step-free access and live life status.