WAAAATERLOO and other the tube stops you might want to avoid in rush hour

photo: splityarn

photo: splityarn

Did you know that when ABBA first performed Waterloo, they weren’t actually singing about that battle at all? In fact, the whole song is a prolonged whine about London’s busiest tube station.

OK, so that’s probably not true. HOWEVER, we can reveal that eighty eight million people passed through it’s entrance in 2012, making it the city’s most-packed and claustrophia-inducing stop of all.

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Gems of the Underground: Embankment

Londoners are busy. We don’t spend as much time as we should exploring, but in this feature series, we plan to give you an epic area guide to as many tube stations as we can… telling you the best places to eat, drink, shop, and play that are no further than five minutes away.

Today we’ve got  guest -blogger  Kate Bandeira-Gresswell  to show us around Embankment.

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Trains on Film: Top five tube cameos on screen

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Oh god are we spoiling you today with tube-related treats!

Click on the link below to see a gloriously decorated list of the most memorable cinematic scenes featuring our favorite mode of transport.

It’s not the most comprehensive list, for sure – but do let us know if we’re missed out any greats.

Sexual harassment on the tube: What would you do?

Photo: Sarah Karacs

Photo: Sarah Karacs

Mary* was taking the tube home when she felt a hand reach between her legs. “I didn’t realize at first what had happened but when he walked past me, I put the two together and suddenly felt really angry that something could happen to me on a normal evening in the middle of rush hour”.

She burst into tears but no one stopped to find out why, or whether she was OK. “I guess they just assumed I’d broken up with my boyfriend or something”.

The experience shook Mary, who felt vulnerable on public transport for months afterwards.

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Ghosts on the Underground: An Interactive Guide

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The fearsome, grinning man of Stratford station.

Presumably our readers are now well-versed in all things TFL: The tube strikes, the drivers, the buskers and all that other hum-drum stuff we have to concern ourselves with on this mortal plane.

But allow us, kind readers, to delve into something a little less, shall we say, profane and earthly – allow us to concern ourselves with that for which the London Underground is truly famed: the supernatural.

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Gems of the Underground: Southgate

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Londoners are busy. We don’t spend as much time as we should exploring, but in this new feature series, we plan to give you an epic area guide to as many tube stations as we can… telling you the best places to eat, drink, shop, and play that are no further than five minutes away.

Today we’re looking at Southgate on the Piccadilly Line.

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