Lies On The London Underground

Not everything on the Underground is as it seems. After telling the world of Ten Illegal Things To Do In London, creative investigator Tom Scott sets off with “Stand-Up Mathematician” Matt Parker to unveil more mysteries. Your Tube journey may never be the same again.

Those curious to know exactly what a “travolator” is can read more here.

Want more insight into your daily commute? We have already shed some light onto the secret bits of the Northern Line and the Victoria Line.

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  • Rachel Holdsworth

    Excellent! A friend told me years ago about the Lancaster Gate-Paddington thing but I’ve never been able to remember which they were.

    • londona729

      Also there’s Bayswater and Queensway!

  • Matt Bannister

    That Lancaster Gate – Paddington thing is very similar to travelling from Leicester Sq to Covent Garden. Don’t do it.

    • Mark Walley

      There are a couple that are also quite bad. Warren Street to Great Portland Street OR Regent’s Park to Great Portland Street are both about five minute walks or 15 minute tube journeys, but the tube map doesn’t quite trick you so much there. Also, Barbican to St Paul’s is a nice short walk or an annoying tube transfer.

  • bitoclass

    Good video! These all seem like minor truth-stretchings compared to the whopper all over the Olympic Park last year: “Fastest route to central London via West Ham”

  • londona729

    I LOVE this..there’s many more lies they could have exposed!