The London Underground, locally referred to as The Tube, celebrated its 150th birthday last week how amazing is that?! Having survived two World Wars and attacks from the IRA and other terrorists it is a testament to the Keep Calm and Carry On slogan.
Londoners and tourists have a really love/hate relationship with this wonderful public transport system tested to its max every rush hour. The more efficient it becomes the more intolerant we are of having to wait an extra 4 minutes for the next one to arrive.
I often wonder at people that run and jump on in the nick of time like Indiana Jones but of course, unlike the suave India, these fools get their rucksacks or shopping bags stuck in the train door. There’s another train coming in a few minutes just relax!!
The first line on the Tube was Baker Street to Farringdon. Baker Street is my favourite traditional station with all the cute Victorian tiles and arches, still exactly the same today. Westminster is my favourite contemporary station full of exposed concrete and metal work.
Do let us know your favourite London station or one closer to your own home.