February 04, 2004
Sometimes it's faster to walk

The London Underground is famous for it's beautiful, sylistic map, which incidentally is utterly disconnected from real geography. I'm currently reading Bill Bryson's "Notes From a Small Island" where he notes some examples: Chancery Lane to Farringdon by tube requires two changes and 4 stations. Mansion House to Bank: change once, 6 stops. For someone having never visited, believing the Tube map might waste a lot of time, so here are a couple of good alternatives for newbies to London geography to help evaluate when it will be faster to walk:

A lot of non-tube underground facilities exist as well, check out "Exploring Underground London" (also seen previously in the sideblog) and there are several disused stations, some that can be seen in passing

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