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London Underground opened (1863)

London Underground opened (1863)

On the 10th January 1863, the Metropolitan Railway opened the world’s first underground railway. The railway was built between Paddington and Farringdon Street. Many more lines would be added to the Underground railway network over the years, but most of it was developed over the next 50 years.

 

Activity Ideas

  • Have a go at our London activity book – here
  • Or our Mary Poppins activity book – here
  • Test your knowledge with a London Underground quiz – here
  • Watch this YouTube video about the London Underground – here
  • Create your own transport tickets – here
  • Don’t just stop at trains! Print off and enjoy a buses special edition digest – here