Underground architecture - a tour of the tube

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by _pH_, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    I'm still up for it also.
  2. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Of course people are interested, you big silly. Just set a date :)
  3. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    I thought we did didn't we? Or can I pretend we didn't so I can fuck off to Oxford that day to get pissed?
  4. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    You're the boss. Make your mind up.
  5. sam/phallocrat

    sam/phallocrat Denarian + 1 R.I.P.

    I'm in, date dependent; sounds ace.

    An ecclesiastical architecture one would be good as well, if anyone could be bothered to organise it . . .
  6. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    I'm in...
  7. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Looks like 6th November is a definite date on account of the tube largely ceasing to exist on any other weekend in the foreseeable future. Meeting point will be the fantastic Metropolitan Railway tea rooms at Baker Street (now a 'spoons). Mid morning sometime. Final details to follow.

    Funny you should mention that. A couple of the Autumn Ambles walks that me and mango went on visited some lovely City churches (the ones you don't realise are there, hidden away down little alleyways and dwarfed by skyscrapers). I thought at the time a tour of some of Wren's work would make a good walk.
  8. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

  9. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    6th November in the diary, though my attendance is dependent on where I'm supposed to be watching fireworks that evening.
  10. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Sorry love. Have a look at the upcoming engineering works on the Tube and you'll see why the 6th is the only feasible date. (or rather, 'only feasible date when I'm not working')

    Mind you, if it goes well and there's enough interest I don't mind doing it again at a future date.
  11. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    No worries. It's just sods law it's the only weekend I can't do :)
  12. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    I'm pretty sure I can get to Baker Street without a problem, I'll take it real slow and spend Thurs and Fri doing sfa.
    Fingers crossed and I'll give my legs a good talking to and work out what pills to take :)
    Looking forward to this.
  13. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty


    Whereabouts are these tea rooms/Spoons?
  14. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    When you google it, the little pointer/indicator has PH in it :D which no doubt stands for public house.
  15. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Oh dear. I have a rather raucous party diaried for the night of the 5th. I doubt I'll make it :(
  16. Cid

    Cid 嗯嗯

    I'm up for it... Surely you could link up somewhere on the route crispy?
  17. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Is there any notion on just when on the 6th we might be wandering? I'm quite keen to see Barnet v Charlton (k/o 15:00) and thought I could maybe tag along for the north end of the Picadilly then head up to Barnet for the match... :hmm:
  18. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Depends on your given value of "raucous" :D
  19. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    I went to the Holden exhibition - teeny but interesting, especially the fascinating film footage of the Picadilly Extension in the 1930s.
  20. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Here's the details then. A day of two halves, come for the morning, the afternoon or both.

    Next Saturday 6th November: we meet in the Wetherspoons at Baker Street at 1030 to make a start at 1100. If you're not there by 1100, forget it; I'm not waiting.

    Then (as long as engineering arrangements don't change between now and next week) we look at:
    Baker Street
    Gloucester Road
    Oxford Circus

    Pub stop in Balham at around 1ish then an afternoon with Holden:

    St James's Park/55 Broadway
    Turnpike Lane
    Arnos Grove
    - should be dark by the time we get there; it looks great in the dark

    Finishing at Southgate at about 4-4.30pm, then maybe head back into town to a pub if that's what people want to do.

    You will need a zone 1-4 Travelcard, paper or Oyster, cost £6.30. Or at least £6.30 credit on a PAYG Oyster, as it will be capped at that amount. One journey (from Balham to Vic) will be by Southern, not on the tube, but the travelcard/Oyster will cover this. Please make sure you have your travelcard/Oyster bought and ready before you get to the Wetherspoons at Baker Street as I don't want to have to wait around for people to queue up with loads of tourists to buy tickets.

    There will be lots of facts and maybe even handouts, you lucky bastards.

    If you still want to come, confirm below pls.

    I'm sure I've forgotten something.
  21. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    There are pubs in Southgate, you know. And there will be fireworks near Southgate tube that night, at the Walker Cricket Ground.
  22. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Will definitely make the morning tour, and if you hang around N.London afterwards I may well return to join you for pub/fireworks.

    Thanks for arranging it all _pH_ :)
  23. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Ooooh two parter :cool: I might just be able to make the morning hopefully.
  24. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I'll probably make it for both parts, definitely make it for the second part.

    Do you know where you're stopping in Balham?
  25. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Hoping to make the AM at least.
  26. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Nice idea.

    Don't know. Most of the pubs seem to be a bit posh and middle class. Maybe we'll go and drink with the ageing smelly alcoholics in the 'spoons opposite the station, more our style (well, yours, not mine, but I'll slum it for the day)
  27. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    I'm in.
  28. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    I'm off to my local station tomorrow with my old man's discount card to get sorted.
    My intention is to to meet all at Baker St.
    So I'm in.
  29. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    Yardbird - there are over 400 steps (I counted them for you) - not all at once - and a fair bit of walking. Just so you know.
  30. yardbird

    yardbird Understands love.

    _ph_ Thanks for your efforts. I will be okay, I'm sure.
    My main problem is that I shan't be able to pose with my silver topped cane, I'll use two sticks instead and that doesn't look nearly so cool :D
    I'll probably retire after the morning stint, having enjoyed Balham that was so much a part of my youth.
    See you at Wetherspoons.

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