Buskers on the tube make up the atmosphere of going underground, with everything from guitars to violins to steel drums echoing inside the corridors from Covent Garden to Kings Cross. What’s it like being an Underground busker for a living? We asked Kirsty, a busker from Angel who sings and plays guitar, for her thoughts.
London is always so much more entertaining and fun during tube strikes, isn’t it? Well, it is online anyway. Furthering our last post on the most hilarious and most opportune advertising in the strike, here’s our compilation of the types of people you’re likely to meet online during the strike; the funny, the angry and the downright nonchalant.
Today another 72 hour tube strike began on the London Underground, in protest at the closure of ticket offices and other grievances of TfL staff.
We took a camera out to record the mayhem this morning, but didn’t find it all that bad.
Take a look.
Kindles and the Metro – that’s what people read on the tube these days, isn’t it? Hollie Belton is trying to change that, with her scheme, Books on the Underground.
Where were the first underground stations? When did the Underground officially open? When did we first get Oyster cards? Check it all out on our digital timeline of the history of the London Underground. Continue reading
It’s been another busy week in the world of the underground, from the announcement of pop-up shops and the launch of a ‘mail rail’ to underground artwork for sale.
Here’s the best of the #tubenews from the past week, from bunker stations to driver-less trains.