On 9 January 2013, London Underground celebrates 150 years since the first underground journey took place between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway.
Mind The Gap! Probably one of the most iconic and oft quoted sayings of the London Underground, this sage advice bellows out from the . . . → Read More: Happy Anniversary London Underground…150 years on and still going strong!!
me and the Green Man
yes! You read that right…..I went Wassailing down the Thames on a Sunday afternoon!! The Twelfth Night of Christmas festivities are held annually on the 6th January, and this year (also the first year) I got to hear about it! So yesterday was one of the highlights of . . . → Read More: Wassailing down the Thames on a Sunday afternoon
the Charing Cross – memorial of Eleanor of Castile
Charing Cross Station near Trafalgar Square in Westminster has some of the more interesting and artistic platform decorations in London;
a 100 metre (330 ft) long mural along the Northern line platforms was designed by David Gentleman shows scenes from the construction of the . . . → Read More: London Underground Tube Stations – Charing Cross
The ever so wonderful and marvellous building that is St Pancras Grand is soon to re-open it’s doors after a major refurbishment.
St Pancras Grand and St Pancras International Station in London
Almost lost to history, the building was saved by the concerted efforts of Sir John Betjeman who took up . . . → Read More: Gothic St Pancras soon to open it’s doors
I have often read Mark’s blog posts as he offers a refreshingly different perspective on London. I particularly enjoy his views of the London Underground stations. I have posted the link here for your enjoyment, and my thanks to Mark for his go-ahead. http://tubeblography.posterous.com/