Real London Tube

Real London Tube

By PS Ventures Limited

  • Category: Navigation
  • Release Date: 2010-10-30
  • Current Version: 6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 6.66 MB
  • Developer: PS Ventures Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 51 Ratings


Real London Tube displays the London tube map drawn to scale on top of your device's street map (Google maps pre iOS6) to give you a more realistic view of the London underground and to show you where walking would be quicker, cheaper or more convenient. Real London Tube includes: Live tube status Live departure boards Journey Planning (including buses and trains etc.) Address and point of interest search Your nearest station An offline map See Real London Tube in action at The traditional tube map provides a very distorted view of where stations actually are in relation to each other. This can often lead to longer journey times or even tube journeys that would be quicker to walk. Real London Tube will lead to a much more efficient use of the London Underground. Real London Tube shows how the tube map looks if it was really drawn to scale whilst maintaining all the detail of the maps application that you have come to recognise on your device.. See where you are on the map in relation to tube stations and tube lines. Quickly see the nearest stations and lines to your current location including the distance. Drop a pin on the map to see in advance where the nearest tube stations are to any location. Search for an address to see the nearest stations to that Highlight stations to help you plan your journey. Go ahead and enjoy a more efficient use of the London Underground. Examples: The conventional tube map suggests that Notting Hill Gate is the nearest central line tube station to Paddington. In fact Lancaster gate is only 0.28 miles from Paddington compared with Notting Hill which is 1 mile away. The conventional tube map shows Wimbledon and South Wimbledon stations in very separate areas whereas in reality they are less than a mile apart. The conventional map suggests that Mansion House and Barbican are far apart on opposite sides of the circle line. They are in fact only 0.6 miles apart. Not much more than 10 minutes walk. Note: Viewing your current location requires GPS. Loading the map underneath the tube lines requires an internet connection. This isn't actually required to view the tube lines, it just makes it look better. You can always pre-cache the maps if you expect to be without an internet connection while using the app.



  • Where’s the update

    By Mrvoov
    Bought and paid for this app a while ago. Where’s the update for ios11. It was great till it stopped working. Come on!
  • Good idea but doesn't work

    By Fat Becks
    Just bought it to get around London so I can decide whether to walk or catch a tube. It's a great idea but anything I ask for under journey planning just says it's unable to do so. Not much point having it then really so save your money and use the real projection maps available on Google for free.
  • Great integration of tube and street but planner doesn't work

    By simonsaying
    I love the realistic placement of tube stations - makes planning walk onwards much easier, but the route planner always says "unable to plan route".... This rather undoes all that good work...
  • Brilliant until the route planner stopped working

    By Northern bloke
    Without the route planner the app loses its main function which is intelligent route planning. Please fix it as currently the app is useless to me.
  • Used to be good

    By JP_onstwedder
    Since the route planner stopped working the app is not very useful anymore.
  • Not great

    By Poshchops
    This app was good until the route planner stopped working, which was several weeks ago. The support people for the app have ignored emails to rectify this problem. Don't buy this app until they have sorted it out!
  • Really useful app

    By Owandall
    I use this app all the time. Departure boards easy to read. Highly recommend.
  • Brilliantly useful

    By Nora Helmer
    I'm a Londoner and I use this map all the time. So useful.
  • No dlr

    By Ben122739
    Bit useless in that respect
  • iPhone User

    By Macasnack
    Was the tube best app I'd used - but the route planner has not worked for at least 6 weeks. I emailed the support team but not even a response. Shame.