Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Best of the D.C: The London Underground

This Post first appeared in August 2010
It’s a London Thing is our Wednesday series in which we turn the spotlight on a unique aspect of London – perhaps a curious shop, sometimes an eccentric restaurant, a hidden place, book or oddity. The subject matter will be different every week. The running theme, however, will remain constant: you have to come to London to enjoy it. It’s A London Thing.

The London Underground is the oldest underground railway in the world. The oldest, the biggest, the longest, if you’re looking for a straightforward, old school, stripped-to-the-waist statistical punch up, the London Underground will beat you with one hand tied behind its back.

It touches the lives of every Londoner, citizen and denizen alike. It gets us there; it gives us an alibi when we’re late. It makes us contemplate a work of art every day of our lives when we study Harry Beck’s schematic tube map to plan our journey.

We use it to get to our working week and our Sunday rest. We at London Walks meet our London Walkers at its stations.






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