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 […]

I Saw Something Cool- London Transport Museum Posters

As part of the continued celebrations of the London Underground’s history, the London Transport Museum is currently exhibiting Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Design – a collection of 150 commissioned posters for the Underground. It’s a great exhibition, albeit very narrow and – on a Sunday afternoon – very crowded, although only with […]

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 […]

Sketches for ‘Tube Etchings’

Following on from the post about submissions to the Londonist’s call for ‘Tube Etchings’ ( more info here ) and a suggestion that I do more quick sketches, I thought I’d try a couple new tube themed water colour sketches. I decided I’d base them on this picture, which is one of my favourites. It’s […]