Back at the beginning of July, I was in London again for a visit to the abandoned tunnels of Euston underground station. This was another excellent tour organised by the London Transport Museum and well worth a look at when they make more dates available. Anyway, that is for a future blog post as I haven’t edited any of those images yet so keep a look out for those in the coming weeks.

Back to this trip and I had another whistle-stop route planned to maximise my time in the big smoke so when I arrived at Euston, I headed straight for the underground and set off with the intention of going to Cockfosters which is at the very northern end of the Piccadilly line. En-route though I was already re-assessing my plans and cut short this part of the trip to stop off at Southgate station, where I headed outside to grab a shot of the unusual station building, before getting a couple of shots of the inside, on my way back to the train.

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After a few other quick stops along the way, including a re-visit to Arnos Grove, I ended up at Bank station which was unusually quiet (not a bad thing) as I was able to get some great shots on my way through to St. Paul’s

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The first shot below is the long corridor that leads down to the Waterloo & City platforms. The second image is at the top of the travelator looking back down to the W&C.

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Before I eventually reached St. Paul’s I took a bit of a detour on to Southwark Bridge to grab a shot of The Shard – To make the image a bit more interesting, I shot this through the porthole style feature on the bridge which gives the building a nice framing….

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I stopped off at the front of the Cathedral and was lucky enough to be there just when an old vintage style London bus was coming past. I edited this image to black and white and just kept the red of the bus and also the phone box…

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I also had a quick look in at One New Change – the shopping centre directly opposite St. Paul’s and where you can get a great shot of the dome, with reflections in the glass of the new shopping centre.

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Another nice feature I found was back on the underground at St. Paul’s where they have this sign at the bottom of the escalators which is a nice touch in the London Underground logo style.

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Time was passing by so my last stop of the trip was at Embankment where I have seen a lot of different pictures in this station that I wanted to try to find but the place is an absolute rabbit warren of passages, tunnels and stairs. I must have been walking around in circles for about 15 minutes and had to give up on some of the places I was looking for. I did however manage to find this tunnel which seems a lot shorter in reality to what it looks like on a photograph…..

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With 2pm fast approaching I needed to head back to Euston for the tour but on the way I got this last shot, taken at Baker Street – one of the most unusual and unique bits of architecture on the whole of the underground!

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Keep a look out for my pictures from the Abandoned London tour of Euston station which I am hoping to have ready in the next week or two.

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