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London Public Art: Taxi
London Public Art: Taxi

London Public Art: Taxi

A weatherworn, and better for it bronze is frozen in time trying to hail a taxi cab next to London's Embankment.

Oct
23
2019
A stained glass phone box has appeared on Embankment
A stained glass phone box has appeared on Embankment

A stained glass phone box has appeared on Embankment

On the Embankment near Blackfriars is a normal looking phone box with a most delightful stained glass addition.

Oct
11
2019
London Alleys – Essex Street Steps
London Alleys – Essex Street Steps

London Alleys – Essex Street Steps

This is probably the grandest entrance that has ever been constructed to what is just a short set of steps between two roads.

Jul
10
2017
TV show about London Underground’s flood barriers
TV show about London Underground’s flood barriers

TV show about London Underground’s flood barriers

Next week, the BBC's Coast TV programme will have a segment about the flood barriers that were installed on the London Underground at the start of WW2.

Aug
07
2014
100th anniversary of the Charing Cross (Embankment) tube station
100th anniversary of the Charing Cross (Embankment) tube station

100th anniversary of the Charing Cross (Embankment) tube station

One hundred years ago a new tube station opened, a terminus to a tube line that was to last just 12 years before it was downgraded to a mere passing platform.

Apr
06
2014
London Underground’s transparent escalator
London Underground’s transparent escalator

London Underground’s transparent escalator

Of the many oddities that can be found on the London Underground, one of the more curious has to be the see-through escalator.

Jan
04
2014
The remains of a strange tunnel near the Embankment
The remains of a strange tunnel near the Embankment

The remains of a strange tunnel near the Embankment

If you wander around the back streets of the posher bits of grand buildings along the Embankment, you might spy an old looking tunnel entrance under some buildings.

Dec
28
2013
No Northern or Bakerloo line trains at Embankment next year
No Northern or Bakerloo line trains at Embankment next year

No Northern or Bakerloo line trains at Embankment next year

London Underground has announced that Northern Line and Bakerloo Line trains wont be stopping at Embankment Station for most of next year (2014) due to a major overhaul of the escalators.

Oct
18
2013
Photos from inside an abandoned tube tunnel
Photos from inside an abandoned tube tunnel

Photos from inside an abandoned tube tunnel

Just under 100 years ago, an extension of the Northern Line running under the Thames opened to the public, but 26 years later it would be hit by a German bomb and flooded. It is still sealed off to this day.

Sep
09
2013
The Northern Line tunnel – bombed and flooded in 1940 – and still sealed shut
The Northern Line tunnel – bombed and flooded in 1940 – and still sealed shut

The Northern Line tunnel – bombed and flooded in 1940 – and still sealed shut

Just before midnight on the 9th September 1940, sailors up on deck of the cargo sailing ship, Seven Seas were watching an air raid by German bombers over the Charing Cross railway bridge when an explosion hit the river and a large wave struck the ship.

Oct
26
2011