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Mine - Swiss Cottage. The esclators have LAMPS
Regular at 'Faces' Nightvlub with Jack Tweed.
you get off at Newbury Park if you're going to Faces
I thought it was a long walk!
Jack probably told me Gants Hills cos he is jokez!!!!*
first port of call and all.
Those mosaics are hideous.
Angel has the most spacious platform. Erm, Camden Town if your hair is wet - by the time you reach the top of the escalator it will be blown bone dry
You're allowed to like it then, yeah?
My favourite is probably Bank/Monument because it's just so damn labyrinthine!
when I saw that Theo had posted something to do with tubes I was praying it would be some sort of underground diagram.
it used to be an island platform (like the Claphams), until they reworked the stations in the mid-1990s.
When I'm at Angel it always feels like it takes forever to get out.
is in case they want to put another line through Angel.
It's covered by a big ugly metal hoarding thing. At the time it was done I remembering hearing people were being pushed off the platform by the crush but I assume that maybe happened once.
They built a new tunnel off to one side then joined it up to the existing line and widened it all inside, I think. Probably all in Wikipedia.
This better be available somewhere...
Boston Manor. It was closed apparently, but I'd never heard of it.
I like Baker Street as it feels like a proper station. A massive sign saying AMERSHAM, CHORLEYWOOD and RICKMANSWORTH helps. The bellends singing the sax solo from Baker Street don't.
they should replace Sherlock Holmes' pipe with a saxophone.
can we go and busk there please? we will make loads of wonga
I like the Sherlock tiles
I think Great Portland Street looks cool from the outside.
I quite like the clapham stations, although they must be a nightmare at rush hour with such a thin platform.
people from clapham
looks the same as about half a dozen other stations on the (old) Metropolitan line. e.g. Willesden Green: http://www.tubewalker.com/images/jubilee/dollis_hill_to_green_park/570/dollis_hill_to_green_park014.jpg
viewing it in the middle of that whole roundabout area, it looks quite nice.
which is cool.
Which isn't cool.
Which not only isn't cool, it has some sort of American Diner/ski jump thing on top of it.
It's a launch ramp for the planned Cross-Thames Stunt Bus service
and thus can B====D----
Brent Cross and Hampstead either side manage to tell you the next three trains and which branch of the Northern Line they're going but Golders Green just tells you the next one and until something like 8am, they're not allowed to make announcements because it's open air and breaks noise laws.
The number of freezing mornings I'd wait on that platform until the third Charing Cross train would come through and work out there must be a fault with no trains going through Bank from Edgware... Irritating.
and change at Camden. Always.
At Golders (well the time of the morning I got on) you could almost always get a seat in the last carriage. And that meant you were right by the correct exit at Bank too.
I'd rather spend less time travelling and stand for 15 minutes than sit down for the whole journey. After all, there's a seat waiting at the office anyway :)
was nigh impossible when I used to travel in from Colindale. Don't miss those days.
I always get to work early to avoid the hell that is rush hour.
you wouldn't want to sit down on it.
right annoys me
St Johns Wood- inconsistent apostrophe
Earls Court- Confusing platforms
Queensway- Exists needlessly
Edgware Road is the Usain Bolt of bad tube lines. The mysterious 10 minute stoppages, the confusing signage, the ugly open platforms...
Finsbury Park can get lost too. What sort of station in Zone 2 doesn't have ticket barriers?
that I was able to get to Chorleywood for free.
But yeah, Earls Court (+ Edgware Road) are horrible places.
Maybe St James's Park is grammatically stupid too
St John's Wood gets a bye because it is the only tube station with no letters in common with the word 'Mackerel'.
When I lived in Fulham I'd get so annoyed as train after train for Olympia passed through, with one person on them, who then got worried they were on the wrong train because of the thronging masses on the platform waiting for a Wimbledon train
purely to avoid that station
Check out the snazzy lamppost at Bounds Green: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/images/general/Bounds_Green_Escalators_rdax_700x469.JPG
And the pimp lamps at Turnpike Lane: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mermaid99/2872470023/
Old St must be a contender for worst station. Truly terrible labyrinth of shit, revolving cast of homeless bouncers on every exit, always smells of piss, underneath the ugliest roundabout imaginable. Lucky me for getting to visit every day.
I like Maida Vale
Obviously Westminister (The jubilee bit) as well.
I feel like I'm in Blade Runner when I'm exiting it.
Arnos Grove - hands down.
All secluded and shit.
Also, Southgate's pretty good. Like something out of the Jetsons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deadkenny/3331996356/
either that or holloway road.
standard red tube station design but with five stories of residential plonked on top, seemingly accessible only by a metal door.
there's an airport in it.
It's a horrible place.
for me anyway. although thinking about it a bit more, the pub next to it is horrible, the entrance is always rammed with idiots standing outside on match days, and yeah its a bit of a walk to the platform
with a good pub next door, I'd like to know where it is.
It takes years to get from the platform to the station front.
because the huge imposing exterior houses a weedy tiny station
It's home to me. I've probably used that station thousands of times. It's small and cosy and I've never seen it rammed.
I like Canada Water too.
It NEEDS a fast food place nearby though for late night kebabage. I can't be arsed to walk to Cally Road and Barnsbury.
college was only at Kings Cross so if i was too lazy to wait for a bus i could get on a 8.45 and be okay.
It's not bad during evening rush hour either to my knowledge. To be fair, I've not used it regularly for about 3 years now since I moved out but every time I come back it gets better.
I'm sure there will be a Kebab place soon, the place has been crying out for one for years. If Crystal Kebabs was to move from Holloway Road to next door to Cally Road station, I think I'd consider moving back with my mum.
It's good to have a goal in life, Kate.
Mine is Elephant & Castle. A fine example of slightly-worrying puddles in the middle of the tracks, ceilings that are a struggle if you're under 5'10", lifts that only work three days out of seven and customers that are uniformly, from 6am to midnight, complete twats. And then when you get out, just to hammer the point home, you're in the worst area in the history of mankind.
I'm guessing you mean "over". I've never had a problem with the ceilings.
You're bang on about everything else, though. That fucking hole.
I've smashed my head twice, at least, on the walk between the Bakerloo and Northern lines down there. Shitting thing.
when a friend was running late. Can't think of a better place to spend a freezing afternoon with no Ipod.
A new low
you'd be lucky to last 50mins.
i use it almost every day and i really like the building.
It's like being in a space ship because everything is all metal and grey. To add effect, Kraftwerk played to maximum volume as you head up the escalaters and into the spaceship.
Archway this morning.
Christ, where did all those people come from?
Nothing particularly attractive about it but it's home(ish) and convenient for either causing mayhem on the last tube or just sleeping through.