Tag Archives: London Underground

Harry Potter Underground

Diehard fans of the Wizarding World now have an actual London Underground map detailing the landmarks from JK Rowling’s books with fictional Tube stations—except for King’s Cross and Paddington of course.

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Don’t Be One (possibly nsfw)

We’ve shared some clever public transit poster campaigns from around the world that aim to diminish anti-social behaviors which can put a damper on riding public transportation. The folks at the Poke in the UK have taken the concept to … Continue reading

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London Underground

Way back in 2013, the London Underground marked its 150th anniversary, and to celebrate the historic event the UK’s Institute of Civil Engineers released this impressive short film, “Engineering the London Underground”. The compelling little documentary highlights just how revolutionary … Continue reading

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Train Trivia

I’m a huge supporter of public transit systems, and when I travel I always try and make the most of public transport options. But wherever I go the locals seem to have nothing but complaints about their own underground train systems. … Continue reading

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Travel Better London (with poetry)

Transport For London (TFL) has partnered with London poets to encourage Tube riders to be respectful, courteous and mindful. The overarching goal of the project is to encourage what they call Poetiquette: Patience, Helpfulness, Courtesy and Awareness. Along with celebration … Continue reading

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Think You Know London

Do you think that you know your way around London? Know the Underground like the back of your hand ? Could you name all 270 Tube stations? Well, comedian and song-writer Jay Forman has managed to squeeze it all into a … Continue reading

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Underground Mission

Ross Ashmore is on a mission; he plans to finish a painting of every London tube station before the end of 2013. The former graphic designer hope to contribute to the 150th anniversary celebration of the London underground with his … Continue reading

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Man Ray Keeps London Going

Earlier this month we marked the 150th anniversary of London’s iconic Underground network. As we noted, the London Transport Museum will be hosting a show highlighting the rich visual language of Tube related poster art. Featuring an amazing group selected … Continue reading

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Just 150 Years Ago

Tomorrow January 9th will mark the 150th anniversary of the first official passenger trip on what would become known as the London Tube. On that momentous occasion, the Metropolitan Railway made its inaugural trip of 3.7 miles between Paddington and … Continue reading

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Underground Books

By now most bibliophiles have participated in, or at least heard about, bookswapping programs. The latest book give-away scheme is London’s Books on the Underground. All that’s necessary to be a participant is to visit the project website, request some … Continue reading

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