Going Underground in Budapest

Every great city has its network of subterranean railways to help the inhabitants get from point a to point b. London has her Tube with its famous map and iconic roundel, New York her  almost incomprehensible subway and Paris has her elegant Metro system. It’s a well-known fact that the London Underground is the oldest of…

Open Day at the London Transport Museum’s Depot

The London Transport Museum do good events. It’s funny, I haven’t visited the actual Museum yet, but I’ve been to two, two of their  events. The first was a while ago, when we went exploring Aldwych Tube station. The second happened this weekend, at their big depot in Acton (which is just down the road from the Gunnersbury…

Going Underground at Aldwych Tube Station

There’s something mysterious about the maze of tunnels winding their way through the ground below the city. I’m not really sure why we’re so fascinated with this particular form of public transport. Maybe it’s because our imaginations go into overdrive during those subterranean commutes as we desperately avoid any kind of social interactions with strangers….

Halloween Special 2: The Curse of the Mummies

The early 1930s, London was gripped in the linen-wrapped thrall of a veritable mummy-mania. Rumours of mummy curses were rife and many of them, unsurprisingly, circling around British Museum. These things happen when you display lots of dead bodies. I wouldn’t be so keen on tourists and school-groups gawping at my corpse. There are two…