From living in London and using the underground as my main method of transportation you get to know a few things about it that can make your days a bit easier. Here are some quick points to help make riding the tube a more manageable experience.
A contactless card that you top-up with credit and is really handy if you plan on travelling a lot during your trip to London. By pre-ordering, you will be able to have a Visitor Oyster Card delivered right to your door. This means you’ll be able to use the Tube as soon as you arrive in London, rather than have the hassle of finding somewhere to buy a ticket. The Visitor Oyster Card is cheaper than a regular Oyster Card too.
Keep Right on the Escalator:
London Underground asks that you stand on the right when using the escalators and leave the left free for others to walk down. Stay right and let others pass you – it will speed up the process and be a more pleasant journey for everyone!
The tube network is very busy during ‘rush hour’ with commuters moving around the city. You can expect the trains and stations to be overcrowded between 07:30 and 09:30 in the morning and between 17:00 and 19:00 in the evening.
Let people off the train first:
It helps everyone using the busy underground to let people off the tube before you board it; allowing more room for you to get on and passengers to alight the train.