London Underground Guides

Dating back to 1863 and renowned around the world, the London underground was the first railway of its kind. Affectionately labeled as the tube by Londoners, the 270 stations stretch across London’s suburbs connecting commuters from all walks of life.

To commemorate the London Underground’s 150 year history, we have listed all the stations and some fun facts about the lines.

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The first baby born on the Underground was at the Elephant & Castle station in the year 1924.

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Selfridges attempted to change the name of Bond Street Station to “Selfridges” in the year 1909. They were unsuccessful.

The Central line has the most twists and turns compared to other lines as it follows the Medieval London road pattern.

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Aldgate station has over 1,000 bodies buried underneath as it was the site of a massive plague pit.

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Unsurprisingly, the Circle line used to go around in a circle but this is no longer the case. As of 2009, the Circle Line terminates at Edgware Road Station.

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The District line has 60 stations which is more than any other line.

Walford East Station which appears on Eastenders, a long-running soap, is supposed to be part of the District Line

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At one point, the Jubilee Line was going to be called the River line and then the Fleet line.

The Jubilee Line is the only Underground line which connects to all the other lines.

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Trains on the Metropolitan line are very quick, able to reach speeds of over 60mph.

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Jerry Springer, the American talk show host, was born in East Finchley during WW2.

The longest Underground station at 60m/197ft can be found at Angel.

The Northern Line has the longest continuous tunnel on the underground stretching over 17.3miles from East Finchley to Morden (via Bank).

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Dr.Who’s fictional transporter, The Tardis, can be found outside Earl’s Court station.

Arsenal is the only football team which has a station named after it- it was initially called Gillespie Road.

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The Victoria Line was originally going to be labeled as the Viking line.

Oxford Circus station is the busiest of all stations carrying over 98 million passengers a year..

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The Waterloo & City line only has only 2 stops but it has more platforms and the largest floor area than any other station in the country.

Also, unsurprisingly, ABBA had a photo shoot at Waterloo Station after winning the Eurovision song contest.

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The DLR is completely driverless and is operated remotely from a control centre. It is the only driverless mode of transport in the UK.

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