KEY FACTS Designed by Harry Beck in 1932 Set a style for transport maps around the world As instantly recognisable as the Union Jack Beck received little credit for his work during his lifetime London’s history is filled with historical figures who were just doing a job or once had an idea that turned into […]
One of the biggest bugbears for travelers and commuters alike is that the Tube closes every night (usually at midnight) and doesn’t re-open until early in the morning. This is a lesson most travelers learn at 4:30am in the morning when they’re trying to get somewhere in London only to find the Tube closed (happened […]
The London Transport Museum has announced a fun new opportunity for Tube enthusiasts. For a limited time, you can travel on a Steam Train on the London Underground, to take it to a special pop-up tea shop to enjoy afternoon tea. Here are the details from the LT Museum: Hop on a steam train on […]
This hilarious video showcases what the various Tube Lines around London would be if they were real people. As a Tube nut – it’s rather funny. Though I take a little umbrage with their personification of the Piccadilly Line (making fun of tourists is easy). Still, it’s a funny video!
The big news in London transport news yesterday was that a start date was finally announced for the start of the long awaited Night Tube service. Select Tube Lines will begin running 24 hours a day on the weekends. From the BBC: London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the Central and Victoria lines will start on […]
A few months ago I had the rare opportunity to explore Aldwych Disused Tube Station and it was a fantastic experience(which you’ll be able to read about in the next issue of the Anglotopia Magazine in a few weeks). Many people asked how they can take a similar tour – well the London Transport Museum […]
The world below the surface has always been a place of mystery, and the same goes for the London Underground. Built in 1863, it was the first underground metropolitan railway in the world. Of course, over time, the Tube has developed its own sub-culture (pun intended), including many urban legends and forgotten lore. From wondering […]
This news kind of came out of no where while we were in London. London Tube enthusiasts have been watching with eagerness as Crossrail has been digging a new Underground line across London. Crossrail has been called Crossrail since the project was proposed decades ago. Now, it’s going to be called the Elizabeth Line in […]
Did you know that there is a secret Tube line running underneath London? Well, it’s not so secret anymore and it’s going to be opening to the public. The Mail Rail was used by the Royal Mail to transport mail across London and was in use until 2003. Since then it has been dis-used but […]
Crossrail! The long sought-after solution to London’s commuter congestion, London Crossrail is a railway line that is separate from the London Underground east-to-west from Shenfield to Reading. The earliest proposals date back to World War II, but it wouldn’t be until 2005 that a bill passed Parliament that would form the basis for today’s central […]
A Londoner has created a Tube map with a festive twist to help spread Christmas cheer. The man, who asked only to be named as Paul, created the innovative design as a Christmas card for friends. Stations include ‘We Three Kings Cross St. Pancras’, ‘Holyborn’ and ‘Myrrhgate’. Others listed include ‘Mornington Present’, ‘Charing Frost’ and ‘Winterloo’. Click the image […]
London is full of interesting names, from streets to boroughs and extending even to the London Underground. The first of its kind in the world, the metro system in London has existed since 1863 and many of its stations have developed some pretty interesting names. Common knowledge of their origins may have been forgotten with […]
It’s not secret here that we love the Tube and take it as often as we can. But there are many situations where it doesn’t make sense to take the Tube. To understand those situations, Transport for London (TFL) have released an official map showing the walking times between stations. It does not cover the […]
A black line on the Underground map marks the Northern Line, it opened in 1890 and is the oldest of the deep-level lines on the map. Despite its name, it actually doesn’t have the most northern Underground station, even though it does run from north to south. The line was started from two separate lines, […]
Millions of Londoners and tourists use the London Underground every day. They travel from north to south, east to west, and back again along lines with some seemingly unusual names. Bakerloo, Waterloo, Hammersmith & City, the names for the lines on which Tube cars travel come from history, geography, and special occasions. Most people may […]
The newest line of the London underground isn’t exactly young anymore. Added to the network in 1979, some of the tracks go back as far as 1932 and the stations to 1879. Today, it runs in a diagonal patter from Stanmore in Northwest London and curving up at the end to Stratford in East London. […]
What is it like to work in a refurbished tube train car or carriage? For a group of people in Shoreditch, in east London, this is a daily reality, as they explain.
The Tube is another one of those iconic London landmarks that I love to bits. I got to thinking – just what is it about the Tube that I love so much? Here are 10 things I love about the Tube in no particular order. It Goes Everywhere The Tube simply goes everywhere – with […]
The red line on the London Underground map represents the Central Line, a fixture of the Tube since it opened as the Central London Railways in 1900. Today, it runs along an east-west axis from West Ruislip all the way up to Epping in Essex. As with other lines on the London Underground, the Central […]
The folks over at BBC Britain filmed a tube driver’s view of a journey on the Piccadilly line from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Cockfosters and included some facts you might not have known! It’s an amazing video for Tube Geeks out there.
Opening as the Great Northern, Piccadilly, and Brompton Railway in 1906, it is one of the oldest and busiest lines of the London Underground today. Noted by a dark blue line on the Underground map, it runs from Cockfosters in North London then curving like a backwards-L to Heathrow Airport as well as splitting off […]