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  • - For any visitor coming to London, this is an all you need to know guide to the London

  • Underground.

  • - Otherwise known as the Tube.

  • ♪ I belong I belong to you ♪ ♪

  • I belong I belong to you ♪ ♪ You do just what you want ♪ ♪ Let's go ♪ ♪ You're

  • the one I trust

  • - Okay, the most important thing you need on the London Underground Tube is an Oyster

  • Card. Now these are smart cards that are pay as you go, and they allow you to travel all

  • across the Tube network. Also, you can get on buses, the DLR, and the Overground. All

  • you need is a five pound deposit and you can get it from news agents and from stations.

  • To enter the Tube network, you need to touch in, and to leave, you need to touch out. But

  • on buses, you just need to touch in. Otherwise, they'll charge you twice. Now, I said that

  • they are pay as you go. That means that you need to add money to your Oyster card. A phrase

  • we use is to top up. To top up, this is to add money to your Oyster card, and we do this

  • at the ticket machines at every station. Now, it is important to get an Oyster card because

  • it makes traveling much cheaper. For example, if you are going from Oxford Circus to King's

  • Cross, with an Oyster card, it's two pounds 40, but with a paper ticket, it's four pounds

  • 90, so it's a no-brainer, you gotta get yourself an Oyster card. An alternative to an Oyster

  • card is a contactless card. That's your bank card, okay, your Visa or MasterCard. Now,

  • it has to have the contactless symbol on it, and you can use that interchangeably instead

  • of an Oyster card, and it costs the same amount. Now, for those of you coming from abroad,

  • you might need to check that you're not gonna get charged fees by your bank. The price of

  • your fare will depend on what time you travel. We have peak and off peak. Peak is more expensive

  • than off peak. Now, peak is from Monday to Friday, 6:30 in the morning 'til 9:30 in the

  • morning and 4 in the afternoon 'til 7 in the evening. Now right now it is peak time, also

  • known as rush hour. You can see thousands of commuters going from work to home or home

  • to work. ♪ I belong I belong to you ♪ ♪ I belong I belong to you ♪ ♪ You do just

  • what you wantSo the Tube was opened in 1863 and at the time, it was the world's first

  • underground railway system. The first line was the Metropolitan line which went from

  • Paddington to here in Farringdon. There are now 11 lines, they're all color coded. So,

  • you got the Circle line, which is yellow. You've got the Victoria line, which is light

  • blue. You've got the Northern line, which is black. Et cetera, et cetera. And there

  • are also 270 stations, but the interesting thing about the London Underground is even

  • though it's called the Underground, most of it is actually above ground.

  • - We Londoners call the London Underground the Tube, but if you're more posh, if you

  • speak with a more posh accent, you might call it the Tube. Another really interesting thing

  • about the pronunciation of Tube lines and Tube places is the word Ham. Ham, in old English,

  • means village. Now if the word Ham is separate, or if it begins a word like Hammersmith or

  • West Ham, you pronounce it like Ham. West Ham, East Ham, Hammersmith. But if Ham is

  • part of the end of the place, you pronounce it like um, schwa-m, like Chesham, Amersham,

  • Tottingham, Clapham, Balham and so on. ♪ You do just what you want ♪ ♪ Let's go ♪ ♪ You're

  • the one I trust

  • - Fact number one, the Tube was opened in 1863, which is the same year that Abraham

  • Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation to abolish slavery. Fact number two, American

  • TV show host Jerry Springer was born on the London Underground. During the London Blitz,

  • his family sheltered on Highgate Station and he was born on the platform. Fact number three,

  • Angel Tube station has the longest escalator on the Tube network and the second longest

  • in the United Kingdom. It spans 200 feet, and there is an amazing YouTube video of a

  • man skiing down it, so go check it out. Okay, fact number four, the iconic Tube map was

  • designed by Harry Beck in 1933, and its genius is its simplicity. He was an engineer and

  • draftsman and he used circuit boards. And he used his knowledge of circuit boards to

  • create the design. There's no emphasis on geography. It's all about its simplicity and

  • its color, amazing. Fact number five, there are over half a million miles on the London

  • Underground network. Over half a million. Who has to count that? It blows my mind. ♪ You

  • do just what you want ♪ ♪ Let's go ♪ ♪ You're the one I trustAll right, we're diving

  • back down onto the Tube now. Now, Aly, there is a lot of etiquette involved in traveling

  • on the Underground. What are the kind of things that people should be aware of?

  • - Everything, just be self aware. Just be aware of your space and aware of other people's

  • space. That's my biggest annoyance.

  • - Yes. Can I just say that I'm breaking one of the etiquette right now.

  • - You're very close.

  • - One of the rules. Because I am standing on the left-hand side of an escalator.

  • - That's very true.

  • - When one should be on the right.

  • - Like if someone wants to come down, they can't because you're in the way.

  • - Because I'm in the way, right?

  • - Boo.

  • - So, I should be on the right-hand side, and we use the left-hand side to walk up or

  • down.

  • - Yes.

  • - Okay, what else should people be aware of when they're on the Tube?

  • - You know what annoys me is when people go to the gate, you're trying to go through the

  • gate, and they stop in front of you because their ticket is still in their pocket. So

  • they're like, oh, whoops, have to get my ticket out. And it's another five seconds. No, it

  • needs to be a steady flow. Steady flow people.

  • - Yeah, you need to prepare. Before you get to the ticket machine, just have your ticket

  • ready or your Oyster cards or your contactless card. Have that ready. What annoys me is when

  • you're trying to get onto the Tube, and you see that there's loads of space in the middle,

  • but everyone is crammed together, like, by the doors. And it's like, just move down,

  • just be a little bit more aware. Please just move down inside the carriage so that we can

  • all get on. That's my little bugbear.

  • - Totally, totally, but you know what we haven't said?

  • - Tell me.

  • - Which applies to every city, if there's someone pregnant next to you, give your seat

  • to them. Or if they're elderly, or if they can't really stand up easily.

  • - Yes, yes, the big thing, the thing that kills me is that you look at the carriage

  • and the people sitting down, and most people are on their phones in this day and age, right?

  • And so they're on their phones, they're not looking up and so they're not aware. It's

  • not that they're bad people. It's just that they're not aware of who's around them, right?

  • So, yeah, I make it a point of, if I'm sitting down, I look up. Every time we stop at a station,

  • I look up to see who's come on. Do any of those people need a seat?

  • - Totally.

  • - Okay, one other thing that really bugs me is when especially at busy times people who

  • have rucksacks or backpacks on. And they don't take them off, so they're taking up extra

  • space, right?

  • - Yeah, totally.

  • - So you know that there's so much more space. If you just take that rucksack off, put it

  • by your feet, there's more space.

  • - And also, if someone's standing behind you and you're moving around, you might hit them

  • in the face with your rucksack.

  • - Yeah, it's possible.

  • - It's really annoying.

  • - Okay, but should we get to the most annoying?

  • - Number one?

  • - Number one, what is it?

  • - Dude, this happened to me today. Today, when you are coming off the Tube, you need

  • to exit quickly, right? And so if someone's outside the door waiting to, like, push on.

  • - It doesn't make any sense.

  • - No.

  • - Like, it's much better for everyone if they allow you to come off the train so that there's

  • more space on the Tube, the carriage, so they can get on.

  • - Totally.

  • - Right, it's better for everybody.

  • - It's much better.

  • - So much better.

  • - Yeah. So, if you're waiting to get on the Tube, just wait. Wait until everyone comes

  • off the Tube, then go on. No, this guy, so I came off the Tube just, literally, just

  • now, and there was this guy in the middle of the doors waiting to come on. I tried to

  • go out and he walked right into me. I'm like, dude, wait for people to get off before you

  • get on.

  • - Did you literally say...

  • - I said right in his face, I was so annoyed, and he was just like . Awkward, good, good,

  • I'm glad he felt awkward.

  • - Yeah. So when you come to London, you now know, right?

  • - Yeah.

  • - These are the five things, guys. Just please...

  • - That was like six or seven.

  • - Okay, those are the six things. There's a lot more actually, in fairness, but those

  • are the most important ones.

  • - Everything annoys Londoners.

  • - Thank you so much for watching, guys. I hope you enjoyed that video.

  • - And don't miss our next video about everything you'll need to be a pro tourist in London.

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  • - It's there.

  • - I can never remember.

  • - It's there.

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- For any visitor coming to London, this is an all you need to know guide to the London

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