tube - The Vintage Guide To London
On Sunday 20 January 2013, the newly restored Met Locomotive No. 1 is making a special journey, bringing steam back to the line to celebrate the opening of the world’s first underground.
If you live in London you will probably have a love-hate relationship with the tube. Or maybe just a hate relationship. But is our current, often far from pleasant experience as tube passengers really unique? What was it like taking the tube in Victorian times or during the Twenties? Andrew Martin’s wonderful book Underground, Overground: A Passenger’s History of the Tube reveals the ups and downs of tube travel through the decades.