The Little Book of the London Underground Hardcover – 7 Sep 2009
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`Facts to fascinate about the London Underground' --London Evening Standard, 29 October 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Well, you get what you pay for (£2.56 in this case).
It is full of facts about the history of the tube, how the lines started, how they got their names and fun trivia such as what stations have been used in location shoots.
I am fascinated now by the 'missing' stations; those that closed down long since but can still be glimpsed if you know when and where to look. Suffice it to say, next time I go down to London it will be with book in hand and trying to avoid busy times so I can have a good look for these ghost stations.
I can imagine that some people will think there is too much detail in parts, such as the fact that all victims of the Bethnal Green crush are listed. But in my view this serves as a memorial to them, I knew nothing whatever about this disaster before I read the book, if I was a descendant I'd be pleased they were not forgotten.
So all in all, a great read, one to go back to again and again, especially if you are going to be 'going underground'!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Any tube geek needs to own this. Even if you're not, it's well worth a read.
Probably more enjoyable if you are familiar with the tube however.
A fascinating insight into the history, geography and etymology of the London Underground - including the lines that are mainly above ground.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer