How many of London’s 32 boroughs (& the City of London) would you pass through on a single end-to-end journey on the tube?
It turns out that if you travel the length of the Piccadilly Line (Uxbridge branch), then, in a single journey, you’ll pass through 14 boroughs (and stop at least once in all of them but Barnet). That’s more of London than if you travel on any single Crossrail journey, once it opens in 2018.
|Central||to West Ruislip||11||12|
|Central||to Ealing Broadway||10||11|
|Northern||High Barnet to Morden||10||10|
|District||Upminster to Richmond/Ealing Broadway||10||10|
|Overground||Richmond to Stratford||8||10|
|District||Wimbledon to Barking||9||9|
|Hammersmith & City||9||9|
|Northern||Edgware to Morden via Bank||9||9|
|Overground||Clapham Junction to Stratford||8||9|
|Northern||Edgware to Morden via Charing Cross||8||8|
|Overground||West Croydon to Highbury & Islington||7||7|
|Overground||Clapham Junction to Highbury & Islington||6||7|
|Overground||Gospel Oak to Barking||6||6|
|Overground||Watford Junction to Euston||3||6|
|District||Wimbledon to Edgware Road||5||5|
|DLR||Bank to Lewisham/Woolwich Arsenal||4||4|
|Tramlink||Wimbledon to New Addington||3||3|
|Waterloo & City||2||3|
See for yourself at http://vis.oobrien.com/tube/#map.
Of course, if you are aiming to see a cross-section of London’s boroughs, in a rush, then the tube probably isn’t the best way, as you’ll be underground for quite a lot of the journey…