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A Historic Year for the London Underground


If you are making your way to London this year be sure to head into your local underground station and shout “Happy Sesquicentennial!”  Why you ask?  Because the London Underground (or as it is affectionately known by Londoners, The Tube) is 150 years old this year.  It is the oldest underground rail system in the world, over 34 years older than the Boston and Chicago lines and over 40 years older than its equally famous sibling in New York!  Its busiest station, Piccadilly Circus, is so busy that locals like to say that if you stand on the platform long enough you will run into everyone you know.  And as the Underground is one of the best ways to get around this bustling European Capital, you will experience history with every ride.  And remember to Mind the Gap.