You can print off paper timetables at tfl.gov.uk/travel-information.
You can also get paper timetables at a Travel Information Centre. There are six of them in London: Euston station, King’s Cross station, Liverpool Street station, Piccadilly Circus station, Victoria station and Heathrow airport.
Always stand on the right-hand side of escalators. The left-hand side is reserved for people who want to walk up the escalator.
When entering or exiting the platform, you won’t be able to use every single ticket barrier… only the ones with green or yellow arrows on. If a lane has a red or yellow cross on it, then it won’t accept your ticket.
If you’re carrying bulky items and can’t fit through the barrier, look for an extra wide gate to the side. If there are none, just show your ticket to the member of staff, who will let you through a side gate.
Don’t assume that you will get a seat on the tube. During rush hour you will most likely be crushed up cheek-to-cheek with total strangers (no joke!).
> Read Drummerboy’s review of the London Underground You can also read about my trip on the Docklands Light Railway
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