Sketches – Leslie Green’s Ghost Stations

Leslie Green was a British architect who was tasked with designing stations for three London underground lines under construction. At the time they were known as the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (today’s Piccadilly line), The Baker Street and Waterloo railway (today’s sensible named Bakerloo line) and the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway […]

Vintage Ventures – Part One of North London’s Abandoned Stations

The latest round of tube visits and ventures are taken from the absolute bible for tube worshippers, Ben Pedroche’s ‘Do Not Alight Here’ and will include a history of and photos of the abandoned stations from his Camden Borough Part 1 walk. What won’t be included are any directions or guidance to get to the […]

Vintage Ventures- A Trip to Aldwych (Strand) Station!

In November 2011 Paul and I were lucky enough to get tickets to an open day at Aldwych disused tube station. The following is the history of the station as well as some pictures. There is something to mention though. London Transport Museum and TFL still open the station up on rare occasion for group […]

Vintage Ventures- Passing Brompton Road!

This post consists of the photos and directions from a walk around some of West London’s abandoned stations. As with the previous from Park to Palace walk, the directions in this walk that are blue are paraphrased from the outstanding book ‘Do Not Alight Here’ by Ben Pedroche. I’ve watered down his directions drastically, as […]

Vintage Ventures – 1938 Tube Train Ride

The London Transport Museum, in conjunction with TFL, occasionally does  ‘Vehicles on the Move’ days where they take old stock out of the depot and run it on the lines. On September 9th 2012, I went along to one of these days. They ran the historic Sarah Siddons engine with original (although very refurbished) Metropolitan […]

Vintage Ventures- From Park To Palace

I have an obsession with old tube stations and train stations. Since I’m still on sick leave with this silly foot, and can’t walk, I’m posting some adventures I’ve had over the past few years from when I could walk. This first one is taken directly from a WONDERFUL book which I cannot recommend highly […]