Eye on London - The London Underground
- Monday July 17th 2017
London from the inside Monday 17th - Sunday 23rd July 2017
Although it can get rather hot and sweaty, we don’t know where we’d be without it. One day it surprises us with poetry, the next with beat boxing, and it’s always there with an inspirational ‘Thought of the Day’ to give us a little uplift when we need it most. Of course, it’s our beloved Tube.
FIVE PLACES TO GET OFF THE TUBE THIS WEEK
Go and see a show or just go for after work drinks and street food at the Udderbelly Festival.
>> Canada Water
It’s Afropunk Fest on 22nd - 23rd July at The Printworks.
>> St John’s Wood
For the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup on Sunday 23rd July at Lord’s.
>> Oxford Circus
It’s ‘Summer Streets’ on Regent Street every Sunday in July. From 12pm-6pm the whole street will be traffic free and host a different themed party every week.
>> Dagenham Heathway
It’s Elvis Fest in Barking and Dagenham’s Parsloe’s Park on Sunday 23rd July. They’ll be rides, attractions, stalls, food, drink, bands and plenty of tributes to the King.
TEST! HOW WELL YOU KNOW THE LONDON UNDERGROUND?
1. Station with the most platforms?
2. Longest escalator?
3. Shortest escalator?
4. The most escalators?
5. The only station that only goes one-way?
6. The only underground station name without any letters of ‘underground’ in it?
7. The most entrances/exits?
8. The deepest station?
9. The only station with all five vowels in its name?
10. The only Station where the Overground runs underground?
1. Baker Street (10)
2. Angel (60m/197ft)
3. Stratford (4.1m)
4. Waterloo (23)
5. Heathrow Terminal 4
7. Bank (12)
8. Hampstead (58m down)
9. South Ealing
THOUGHT OF THE DAY
“Never let anyone treat you like a yellow Starburst. You are a pink Starburst.”
#ThoughtoftheDay by Tower Hill
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
#ThoughtoftheDay by Colliers Wood
“Smile! It makes people wonder what you are up to!”
#ThoughtoftheDay by Tottenham Court Road