The most beautiful tube station

The first Tube adventure starts in Gants Hill, a station on the Central Line in the borough of Redbridge.  According to Wikipedia, Gants Hill is the easternmost station that is entirely underground on the Tube system.

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Because I was about to go to Central London, I thought I would go out half an hour earlier just to take the tube to Gants Hill, and finally go to where I needed to go. I’m not telling you because I’m too lazy to go out another day so I’m doing everything in one day… 

Gants Hill is actually quite a special station.  It is obviously quite old, just like most of the tube stations.  But since the architect, Charles Holden, was a consultant for the Moscow Metro, the station was inspired by many Russian stations.  And you can tell from the ceiling.  I haven’t been to Russia but the ceiling resembles the communist stations I saw in photos of Russia and North Korea.

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It is quite distinct from other tube stations.  Maybe it is because of the time of the day, the station is almost empty.  Different from other central London stations, I actually felt quite tranquil when I was at the station.  And of course when there are fewer people, it is easier to take nicer photos. 😉

I know there are so so so SO many other unique stations on the London Underground network.  Let me know what’s your favourite station by commenting below, so I can pay a visit too! 🙂


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