It’s Going Down For Real – Down Street Abandoned Tube Station

As somewhat of a connoisseur of Hidden London’s underground tours of abandoned London Underground stations, I’ve seen some excellent historical sites in my day. However, even I wasn’t prepared for the treasure trove of historical information and preservation that is London’s abandoned Down Street tube station. Down Street is possibly the best visit of what […]

The Simple World of Charing X – Hidden London Wins Again!

As part of the Hidden London tours of wonderful abandoned stations around London, I was lucky enough to jump on one of the practice tours of the hidden and abandoned pieces of Charing Cross underground station. Most of Charing Cross is still in operation, but this tour into one of the most complex station assemblies […]

Catching the Last Train to Ongar – A Day Out at the Epping – Ongar Railway

The Epping – Ongar railway is a stretch of effectively abandoned track and stations at the far end of the Central line. The line originally opened to passengers on 24th April, 1865 as part of the the Great Eastern Railway. This extension on the existing line included the stations Debden (originally Chigwell Lane), Theydon Bois, […]

Tube Geeks on Tour – Geoff Marshall’s #Tubespotting

Everyone uses the tube in London. Most people touch in with their Oyster card, settle down with a Metro and look forward to arriving at their destination without giving their surroundings much more thought. Not so much tube expert, author and now stand up performer, Geoff Marshall. The man likes the tube, specifically the tube map, […]

A Gold Mine in A Pump House – Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum

Since it’s #MuseumWeek, I’ve been digging through my own archives of museum visits — and I realised I had somehow forgotten to post about the gem of a transport themed Aladdin’s cave that is the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum. It’s one of the strangest, but most charming, museums imaginable — but it’s also terribly hard to […]