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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The one where Johnny Cash went on the London Underground

We’ve all seen some odd things on the Tube. Dogs in stupid outfits, people talking to themselves, guys with their own personal armchairs, people in stupid outfits… We saw this dude rocking out on the Northern line, so now we want to know: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen on the LU?

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By Roisin O’Connor

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.

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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The types of people you’ll meet online during the #tubestrike II

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.

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FOUND: vintage posters of the London underground

vintage London Underground postersTo most of us, traveling by tube is not the most glamourous of events, but if you look at the selection of vintage posters we’ve curated on a Pinterest board, you could easily be led to believe otherwise. We’ve picked out just a few themes that are key to promoting the tube to any respectable Londoner. Continue reading