DSC 0087fi 690x495 - London's Bug Hotels

This isn’t some dodgy London hotels that have a bug or two in their rafters! Its the art of conservation in fact. These are genuine attempts to provide homes for bugs. They’re the kind of insects that everyone loves, like bees, butterflies and ladybirds, Its quite hard for these livingRead More →

DSC 0081fi 690x495 - Euston Square - the saga continues

The refurbishment works at Euston Square is progressing – very slowly however. Its now eight months since TfL began its work to refurbish Euston Square! Apart from taking the old poster panels down, the station remained untouched for nearly six months, leaving commuters to enjoy and analyse the mysterious contentsRead More →

DSC 0196fi 690x495 - Euston Square tube: More stuff gone

Euston Square station – the old Met timetable so many loved has gone. Progress over the past couple of days is slowly obliterating much of the 1960s/1970s tiling/decor along the platforms and in the ticket hall. It seems to me the contractors have temporarily abandoned the quest to remove the 1930sRead More →

DSC 0033fi 690x495 - Euston Square tube: Going, going...

The end is nigh for the old tube posters & timetables revealed at Euston Square last summer. These made the station quite a talking point. Besides these posters there’s the old corporate line identity, 1930s tiling and oodles of pre war advertising panels on parts of the platforms. One ofRead More →

DSC 0383fi 690x495 - A look at some old tube roundels

Two days ago Geoff Tech had a video about old tube roundels plus an old Met timetable at Euston Square (this timetable has been visible for months by the way, along with a number of old posters exposed too. I don’t know why the station’s in a strange limbo state,Read More →

IMG 1955fi 690x495 - Euston HS2

Since January the first major moves to begin the new controversial HS2 project have begun. Despite recent protests, work has gone ahead and many trees outside Euston station were cut down. I regularly travel through the area by bus and have seen the progress. Today (Monday) I took pictures. HoardingsRead More →

DSC 0692fi - Euston Square - Who cares?

For the entire summer or so there has been this amazing opportunity to get a electric shock at Euston Square, perhaps even top oneself! And its on a major commuter route to a railway and bus station 🙂 How can that be? One of the lamp posts has been withoutRead More →

DSC 0121 - London's tube stations that began life as a terminus

When one asks which tube stations are true underground termini, Brixton, Walthamstow (both Victoria Line) and Bank, Waterloo (both Waterloo & City Line), Elephant and Castle (Bakerloo Line) plus Heathrow Terminal Five (Piccadilly Line) will most likely come to mind. There were loads more underground tube station termini at oneRead More →

IMG 9072 - Northern Line mash-up

The Northern Line’s first night tube stint was heralded with a series of train describer errors. It seems the line’s controllers at Coburg Street were caught unprepared when things started playing up. I’m not sure what the problem was as it settled after about 30 minutes but am certain itRead More →

gpstube2 - The Great Portland Street walk

The news has been abound with reports of TfL’s new tube walking map, which shows distances between tube stations in terms of walking times. The usual walking alternatives such as Paddington-Lancaster Gate,  Aldgate-Aldgate East and others come up again and again (Standard 11th Nov 2015) However few ever discuss conundrumsRead More →