This blog covers a personal project to walk between every London Underground station and video the result. The walking part of the project started in August 2021 with a walk from South Ealing to Northfields station on the Piccadilly Line though I didn’t know then why I was filming myself walking, or what this would turn into.
The idea for the project developed – like so many other peoples’ changes of lifestyle – during lockdown. Before then, this blog was simply a history site for London, with no particular further aim. But this is why posts don’t start in August 2021 but actually some year previously.
The history project developed out of my interest in old maps and I sourced public-domain maps of London from every decade between 1800 and 1950 – a period when London expanded from a city which did not extend beyond Mayfair, Vauxhall, Bethnal Green or Bermondsey. During the Napoleonic Wars at the beginning of this period, Regent’s Park was still countryside and taking the waters of Kilburn was the height of fashion.
So, while this blog is a jumble of beginnings I try to bring order on this main page by linking to each London Underground line. On those Underground Line pages are links to each walk. On the walk pages (sometimes) are links to each street I’ve walked down.
- Bakerloo Line
- Central Line
- Circle Line
- District Line
- Docklands Light Railway
- Elizabeth Line
- Hammersmith and City Line
- Jubilee Line
- Metropolitan Line
- Northern Line
- Piccadilly Line
- Waterloo and City Line
- Victoria Line
Or find a walk super-quick by visiting the All The Walks page, where they are listed alphabetically.
There’s an upcoming walks page.
The main mapping website accompanies this blog and provides a different perspective.
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