Is It Quicker To Walk London's Shortest Tube Journey?
- Published on Aug 30, 2019
- The distance between Leicester Square and Covent Garden Tube stations is just 270 metres, so that does mean it's quicker to walk it than to take the train?
We tried an experiement simulating if you were coming down the Northern Line heading for Covent Garden - should you change to the Piccadilly Line or just get out at Leicester Square and walk?
The map used in this video is the incredible 'Carto Metro' you can download that here: carto.metro.free.fr/metro-london/
Also, as Covent Garden is the most heavily used deep-level station served solely by lifts on the Tube, TfL themselves once tried to encourage people in 2005 (in a campaign called "Don't Follow the Crowd") to NOT take the train to Covent Garden, here's their press release: tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2005/september/if-you-go-to-covent-garden--dont-follow-the-crowd