London Calling

Taken by me, at quite possibly Embankment station. I'm not 100% about that, though.

I’m spending the weekend in London, again, this time with a trip to Shakespeare’s Globe. Now, one of the best ways to get around London is via the tube, and I’m actually get quite good at navigating around it now.

And I should also note, no weekend posts this week, alongside my London trip, I have two A-Level exams at the beginning of next week, so I’ve banned myself from the computer this weekend. Apologies. I promise lots of posts next week. 🙂

Onto the London Tube Map, as I was in London on Monday, I couldn’t help but think about the possiblity of the names of some of the stops:

Acton (Town) – District/Piccadilly

Arnos (Gate) – Piccadilly

Bermondsey – Jubilee

Bethnal (Green) – Central

Brixton – Victoria

Bromley (-by-Bow) – District/Hammersmith&City

Camden (Town) – Northern

Canning  (Town) – Jubilee

Chalfont & Latimer – Metropolitan

Chancery (Lane) – Central

Chesham – Metropolitan

Colliers (Wood) – Northern

Croxley – Metropolitan

Dollis (Hill) – Jubilee (My father calls it Dolly Hill)

(East) Finchley – Northern

(Elephant &) Castle – Northern/ Bakerloo

Harlesdon – Bakerloo

Hendon (Central) – Northern

Holloway (Road) – Piccadilly

Hounslow (North/Central/South) – Piccadilly

Kensal (Green) – Piccadilly

Kenton – Bakerloo

Kew (Gardens) – District

Leyton – Central

Loughton – Central

Maida (Vale) – Bakerloo

Morden – Northern

Neasden – Jubilee

Paddington – Hammersmith&City/District/Circle/Bakerloo

Perivale – Central

Plaistow – District/ Hammersmith&City

Richmond – District

Sloane (Square) – District/ Circle

Southwark – Jubilee (sounds something like suth-therk, not south-wark)

Stepney (Green) – District/ Hammersmith&City

Theydon (Bois) – Central

Warwick (Avenue) – Bakerloo

Wembly (Central) – Bakerloo

* For the sake of not overloading you with a long list of names, names such as Preston, from Preston Road station, and Victoria have been omitted, since they are in wide enough usage.


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4 thoughts on “London Calling

  1. PoppySeeds

    Castle! He has so much potential, in my mind. Clearly strong sounding, definately a man’s name. Although the show of the same name may cause some issues.


    • PoppySeeds

      Plus, I had a guinea pig as a child named Elephant, ’tis fate.


  2. Another Camden and Richmond!

    I know people called Warwick and Leyton, and Sloane is pretty trendy as a baby name.

    Paddington would be slightly cruel, because of the bear … although Paddy is a good nickname.


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