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London Tube Map
Updated: September 2023
On our website, you will find the following information about the London Underground: maps of daytime and night-time services, fares, timetables, maps of each tube line, and the railway lines connecting each end of Greater London.
LONDON TUBE MAP
Underground map with the tube lines and stations, according to the current geographical location in London.
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Download the London tube map in PDF format:
The old tube map will be archived soon.
LONDON TUBE NIGHT MAP
On Fridays and Saturdays, London's Underground and Overground offer night services The lines and stations that operate these days are
- Central Line (Ealing Broadway to Loughton).
- Jubilee Line (Stanmore to Stratford).
- Victoria Line (Brixton to Walthamstow Central).
- London Overground (New Cross Gate to Highbury & Instanton).
You can check the timetables for each line, the costs, and the difference between peak and off-peak fares on our website.
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- Underground: Tube lines are identified with different solid colours and a single thick line. The London Tube has 11 lines: Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, and Waterloo.
- Trains: represented by two parallel lines (=). We will find three railway lines on the map: DLR (Docklands Light Railway), London Overground, and Elizabeth Line.
- Interchange stations: Stations where you can change from one tube line to the other. They are represented by a white circle and a black outline.
- Zones: London's transport network is divided into 9 zones. Zone 1 covers the city centre, and zone 6 starts in the outskirts.
#Tip for tourists: In zones 1 & 2 you will find the most important London attractions.
- Fares: Single-journey tickets cost between £6.30 and £9.30 depending on the zone, but by using a prepaid or contactless card you can access huge discounts; if you get an Oyster card or Visitor Oyster Card, you will pay between £2.50 and £4.40 during off-peak times or between £2.50 and £7.50 during peak times.
- Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 5:00 am to 12:00 am. Sunday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Peak time: Monday to Friday, between 6:30 am to 9:30 am, and between 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, except on public holidays.
Maps of London Tube lines
If you need information about a particular line, you can click on any of the links below and access individual maps of the London Tube and Overground lines.
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Where to buy tourist tickets online?
On the Tiqets website you can buy cheaper tickets for all kinds of museums, shows, monuments, attractions, bachelor parties, and more. On some things (few) you can save up to 20%. In most places, with these tickets you will not have to wait in line at the entrance.
Interesting Facts about the London Underground and its map
The London Underground, better known as the Tube, is one of the most extensive networks in the world. In London, the tube is connected and integrated with trains and trams.
There are ticket vending machines where you can buy tickets or top-up prepaid cards.
You must touch your card or ticket at the yellow reader at the beginning, and at the end of your journey.
There are different benefits available for children and elderly people.
The London Tube = Design Icon
The Tube is a symbol of London and it is part of its identity. These three design features are a registered trademark for London and they made it a world icon, simply unique.
- The TUBE MAP designed by Harry Beck.
- The logo, known as the ROUNDEL.
- The JOHNSTON typology, used on posters and maps.
The Tube map was devised by Harry Beck, who created this design in 1931. Its schematic style makes a complex transport network easy to understand (it is schematic because it does not follow the distance scale).
This map design was imitated by all the underground and railway companies in the world. The model is also used in other fields, such as aeronautics. The creator, Mr. Beck, was employed by the railway company. The first time he presented the map, it was rejected.
The Roundel is the underground's logo. Its circular design with a red, white, and blue stripe in the centre dates back to 1900. It was inspired by the posters of the Paris metro.
Finally, the trilogy is completed by the "Johnston" typology, which can be seen on the map and on all the Underground signage, extending its use to the Overground and the railways that are part of the TfL. This typology was especially designed for the tube.
Questions and answers
What are the London Underground zones?
- London Transport is organised into 9 concentric zones.
- Zone 1 is the historic centre. Zone 6 is the beginning of the suburbs.
- #TipForTourists When buying tickets for the London Transport, ticket machines will prompt you to select the zones to visit to give you the lowest price, all attractions are within zones 1 and 2, therefore, you should buy tickets to move between those zones.
Why are there different types of lines on London Underground maps?
- The Underground is divided into 11 lines. Each line has a different colour and it is represented by a "full line".
- Trains and Trams are represented by two parallel lines (=).
What's a railway?
- A train moves over a steel railway track. Locomotives pushed the wagons to travel over ground.
- The London Underground network is integrated with DLR trains, London Overground, and the Elizabeth Line (Opening in 2022).
What is DLR?
- It stands for Docklands Light Railway. It is a driverless train network. The DLR is similar to the Tube, but it runs above ground rather than on underground tunnels and it is divided into 6 routes.
Is Elizabeth Line a tube?
- It's a tricky question because although its name includes the word "line" it's a train. The Elizabeth line has a track rail, its wagons are large, and its doors do not open automatically like the Tube do.
- The word "line" is associated to undergrounds not trains.
How many lines does the London Underground have?
- The London Underground has 11 lines: Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo.
- The rest of the lines, although transport lines, run above ground.
Why is the London Underground called the Tube?
- It's called like that due to the tubular shape of its tunnels.
Which was the first city in the world to have a tube?
- The first city in the world to inaugurate an Underground was London
When did the London Underground open?
How many stations does the London Underground have?
- Nowadays it has 272 stations.
How many passengers use the London Underground every day?
- The latest figures (year 2022), show that 5 million passengers, mainly "commuters", use the Underground every day.