London Underground Tube Map gets Shakespearian makeover for 400th

Shakespeare is believed to have died on his birthday, 23 April 1616, in Stratford-upon-Avon. To honor his life this year, there have been endless efforts put together across the land this weekend to celebrate the Bard’s 400th anniversary from television to film to theatre and classical music. One of the most creative and interesting celebrations, however, […]

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‘Mind the Gap’ voice of the London Underground passes at 62

Chances are, you probably aren’t aware of the name Phil Sayer, but if you’ve ever set foot on the London Underground, you have done what he says without thinking. Sayer’s voice was heard by millions of passengers daily on a number of London Underground platforms and railway stations across the UK. Phil Sayer, the voice […]

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In need of a pint after seeing a ghost in the Underground? Try a haunted pub!

Seems rather appropriate, it being Halloween and all, to give folks a few options tonight that go beyond the traditional trick-or-treat phenomenon where you can possibly cross paths with those that have yet to ‘cross-over’. Special thanks to London Paranormal which is where your Halloween tour begins. Kudos to London Paranormal, who have mapped out […]

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Tellyspotting is 5! Can you believe it?

I know there are those of you out there that will immediately say “Gee, you don’t look a day over four!”. Hard to believe it has been five years already. Seems just like yesterday that the first post of our short existence on October 1, 2009 announced that it was Time for Tellyspotting!. And now, over 2000 posts later (2,003 to be exact), here we are better than ever because of one thing — YOU!

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Ever wondered what the Oxford Circus tube station tastes like?

The latest and, perhaps, greatest  Tube map spin-off is a particularly tasty little number. James Wannerton, a 54-year-old systems analyst from Blackpool with synaesthesia (a neurological condition in which your senses get mixed up) has recreated the iconic map with how he thinks each of the Tube stops taste.

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Looking ahead to Sherlock 3 with Benedict Cumberbatch and Mark Gatiss

Sky diving off the roof of St Barts? Benedict Cumberbatch has given the strongest hint yet as to how his brilliant 21st Century adaptation of Sherlock Holmes survived that ‘impossible’ plunge from the roof of St Bart’s Hospital at the end of series two. Sort of…   “Have you seen the winged suits on YouTube??” […]

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150 years of 'Minding the Gap' on the London Underground

Yesterday marked the 150th anniversary of the 1863 opening of the London Underground. The original Metropolitan Line ran 120 trains each way during the day, carrying up to 40,000 passengers. To handle the crowds, extra steam locomotives and cars were called in. The Underground played a major role in shaping London’s design in the early […]

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The London Underground in a multi-screen world

Harry Beck was a London Underground employee who, basically, decided that the physical locations of the mostly underground stations were irrelevant to travelers of the day whose main desire is to know how to get to one station from another. It was the topology of the railway mattered. His uncommissioned idea was make clearer design […]

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