The Circle Line is coloured yellow
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Walks along the Circle Line – clockwise in direction
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Walks along the Circle Line – anticlockwise in direction
Circle Line mugs (listed clockwise)
Paddington was the location of the departure of the very first underground train in January 1863.
Paddington main line station was designed by the celebrated engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and had long been the London end of the Great Western Railway. Paddington, being far from central London in the 1860s, became the choice for the first underground railway in the world so the GWR passengers could reach the City. Before the coming of the railway, Paddington had been a medieval parish. Later it became a metropolitan borough and finally integrated with Westminster and Greater London in 1965. Paddington is the site of St Mary’s Hospital where penicillin was first discovered. Alan Turing, the pioneer mathematician was born in Warrington Crescent. Fictionally, Paddington Station has a display case showing Paddington Bear, a character of children’s fiction who, in the book, is first discovered at this station and hence named after it. Enjoy a beverage from darkest Peru in the Paddington 11oz ceramic mug. Glossy white finish. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Click on the image to be taken to the Shopify page
Edgware Road – so good they built it twice.
The main Edgware Road station serves the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines. A second Edgware Road station was opened on 15 June 1907 by the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway (now the Bakerloo line) when it extended its line from the temporary northern terminus at Marylebone. In common with other early stations of the lines owned by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London, that station was designed by architect Leslie Green with an ox-blood red glazed terracotta façade. Now here’s a mug that you can deploy excitingly in two different stations called Edgware Road. 11oz ceramic mug. Glossy white finish. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Click on the image to be taken to the Shopify page
Baker Street – Sherlock’s stomping ground.
Baker Street is one of the original stations of the Metropolitan Railway – the world’s first underground railway, opened in 1863. The Baker Street & Waterloo Railway (now the Bakerloo line) opened on 10 March 1906; Baker Street was the temporary northern terminus of the line until it was extended to Marylebone station on 27 March 1907. On 20 November 1939, following the construction of an additional southbound platform and connecting tube tunnels between Baker Street and Finchley Road stations, the Bakerloo line took over the Metropolitan line’s stopping services between Finchley Road and Wembley Park and its Stanmore branch. It doesn’t take a lot of sleuthing to appreciate the Baker Street 11oz ceramic mug. Glossy white finish. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Click on the image to be taken to the Shopify page
Don’t let those developers roof you over!
Liverpool Street, where the hustle and bustle of the city meets the grandeur of Victorian architecture. It’s the beating heart of London’s financial district, where money flows like champagne at a high-end cocktail bar. If you’re in the mood for power suits and polished shoes, this is the place to be. Liverpool Street is a concrete jungle where bankers roam, wielding their briefcases like weapons of financial prowess. It’s a symphony of ringing phones, clacking heels, and the occasional sound of someone shouting, “Buy! Sell!” If you have dreams of making it big in the financial world, just stand on a corner and soak in the atmosphere. Who knows, maybe some of that financial success will rub off on you. And let’s not forget about Liverpool Street Station itself, a labyrinth of platforms and corridors that will make your head spin faster than a stock market crash. But fear not, brave traveler, for within those walls lies the gateway to endless possibilities. Hop on a train and let it whisk you away to far-off destinations or simply take you back to the comfort of your humble abode.
Remember to bring your ambition, a sharp mind, a spare tie for emergencies and a 11oz ceramic mug. Glossy white finish. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Click on the image to be taken to the Shopify page
Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history.
The station has two entrances, one on Victoria Embankment and the other on Villiers Street, adjacent to Victoria Embankment Gardens. The station is in two parts: sub-surface platforms opened in 1870 by the Metropolitan District Railway as part of the company’s extension of the Inner Circle eastwards from Westminster to Blackfriars and deep-level platforms opened in 1906 by the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway and 1914 by the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway. After having been named both Charing Cross and Embankment, in 1974 the station was renamed Charing Cross Embankment. Then, on 12 September 1976, it became Embankment, so that the merged Strand and Trafalgar Square stations could be named Charing Cross. If the Embankment mug was a station and not a mug, it would be three minutes walk from the Charing Cross mug. 11oz ceramic mug. Glossy white finish. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Click on the image to be taken to the Shopify page
Hugh Grant is nowhere to be seen
Ah, Notting Hill, where the streets are paved with chic boutiques and the air is filled with the aroma of artisanal coffee. It’s the land of colorful houses and quirky shops, where hipsters roam freely and vintage fashion reigns supreme. If you’re looking for a place to spot the latest fashion trends or indulge in some avocado toast, this is the neighborhood for you. Notting Hill is known for its vibrant Portobello Road Market, where you can find everything from antique treasures to organic kale smoothies (because why not?). It’s a playground for bohemian souls and vintage enthusiasts, where you can spend hours rummaging through racks of retro clothing and haggling over the price of a 19th-century teapot. But it’s not all about shopping and sipping lattes in Notting Hill. The neighborhood also hosts the famous Notting Hill Carnival, a wild and colorful celebration of Caribbean culture that takes over the streets with pulsating music, extravagant costumes, and delicious street food. It’s a time when the normally reserved residents of Notting Hill let loose and dance their hearts out, proving that this posh neighborhood knows how to have a good time.
Don’t feel underdressed in this playground of hipster charm! Grab a Notting Hill Gate 11oz ceramic mug accessory. Glossy white finish. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Click on the image to be taken to the Shopify page
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