King’s Cross and Warren Street are the first two London Underground stations to come with Wi-Fi.
Now we can finally tweet our frustrations about that irritating guy who didn’t give up his seat for a pregnant woman or compose a hasty ‘going to be late’ email to our work colleagues.
Fittingly, the launch coincides with a burst water main flooding a section of the Central Line between Bethnal Green and Leytonstone…
To use the new free Wi-Fi service, all you need to do is connect to the service on your device and register an email address.
A series of tubes: Where next for Wi-Fi?
King’s Cross (Victoria, Northern, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle Line) and Warren Street (Northern and Victoria Lines) are two of the busiest stations in central London. They’re the first of 80 stations that will eventually see Wi-Fi, provided by Virgin Media, hooking us up to the web when we’re on our commutes and heading out on the weekend.
Recombu Digital has kindly provided a rough ‘n ready map showing you exactly where Wi-Fi will be rolling out over the next month and a half. All of these 80 will have Wi-Fi by July, with an extra 40 due to get it by the end of the year.
Oxford Circus will get some Wi-Fi action starting tomorrow the 8th of June, with Victoria and Euston coming online on Saturday the 9th.
The service will be free to everyone for the duration of the summer, after which it’ll only be free to Virgin Media customers.
For those who want some above-ground Wi-Fi in London, then the Sky-owned Cloud network, available in various Wetherspoons and Greene King pubs may slake your thirst, ditto O2’s Wi-Fi in Costa branches.