What once started out as an art project to take the tube map and give stations different names has spawned a whole industry of clones and spoofs, many unauthorised and very rarely, authorised by London Underground.
The ICA has opened a major exhibition. It’s in a derelict building, because major art events are supposed to be in old buildings now. It’s also the Old Selfridges Hotel, because that particular department store likes doing arty things.
Of the closed tube stations that litter the London Underground, two top the list of stations that people want to visit. One is Down Street, near Hyde Park as it was used as a WW2 command centre, and the other…
On this morning 80 years ago, just after midnight, a tube station closed its doors for the very last time, and a few hours later, two new platforms came into use at another station just a couple of hundred yards away.