tubewhore's Journal

11 March
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How long would it take to visit every single tube station in the London Underground Network? The problem being, I don't actually live in London anymore; I live 300 miles away in Cornwall.

...there are competitions to pass through every station in the fastest time, but that's not what I'm trying for; that's just passing through, and speed is not the object of this project. Instead I want to explore all the places in the world above that one doesn't know about when riding through tunnels, and to stop and actually *look* at this tiled, underground world that we take for granted on our daily commute. Adventure and exploration doesn't have to mean trekking to the South Pole, and there are plenty of stories within the boundary of Zone 6.

But there have to be rules. Even self-imposed silliness has to have a structure and I have two conditions:

1) For a station to count as 'collected', I must pass through the ticket barrier.

2) There must be photographic evidence of collection via photos taken with me and the station signage. (I do take both platform and exterior shots, but don't necessarily post both on the blog)

and finally:

3) The project cannot be considered complete until 274 pieces of art exist based on the details and stories I find on my travels.

This blog is to record the adventure as I work tippex out the map, visiting every one of the tube and DLR stations.

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239 down! - Those in bold completed:

Acton Central, Acton Town, Aldgate, Algate East, All Saints, Alperton, Amersham, Anerley,Angel, Archway, Arnos Grove, Arsenal

Baker Street, Balham, Bank, Barbican, Barking, Barkingside, Barons Court, Bayswater, Becton, Becton Park, Becontree, Belsize Park, Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Blackfriars, Blackhorse Road, Blackwall, Bond Street, Borough, Boston Manor, Bounds Green, Bow Church, Bow Road, Brent Cross, Brixton, Brockley, Bromley by Bow, Brondesbury, Brondesbury Park, Buckhurst Hill, Burnt Oak, Bushey

Caledonian Road, Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, Camden Road, Camden Town, Canada Water, Canary Wharf (DLR), Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line), Canning Town, Cannon Street, Canonbury, Canons Park, Carpenters Park, Chalfont & Latimer, Chalk Farm, Chancery Lane, Charing Cross, Chesham, Chigwell, Chiswick Park, Chorleywood, Clapham Common, Clapham Junction, Clapham North, Clapham South, Cockfosters, Colindale, Colliers Wood, Covent Garden, Crossharbour & London Arena, Crouch Hill, Croxley, Crystal Palace, Custom House, Cutty Sark, Cyprus

Dagenham East, Dalston Kingsland, Dagenham Highway, Debden, Deptford Bridge, Devons Road, Dollis Hill

Ealing Broadway, Ealing Common, Earl's Court, East Acton, Eastcote, East Finchley, East Ham, East India, East Putney, Edgware, Edgware Road (Bakerloo), Edgware Road (District, Circle, Hammersmith & City), Elephant & Castle, Elm Park, Elverson Road, Embankment, Epping, Euston, Euston Square

Fairlop, Farringdon, Finchley Central, Finchley Road, Finchley Road & Frognal, Finsbury Park, Fulham Broadway, Forest Hill

Gallions Reach, Gants Hill, Gloucester Road, Golders Green, Goldhawk Road, Goodge Street, Gospel Oak, Grange Hill, Great Portland Street, Green Park, Greenford, Greenwich, Gunnersbury

Hackney Central, Hackney Wick, Hainault, Hammersmith(District), Hammersmith (City), Hampstead, Hampstead Heath, Hanger Lane, Harlesden, Haringay Green Lanes, Harrow & Wealdstone, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Hatch End, Hatton Cross, Headstone Lane, Heathrow Terminals 1,2 & 3, Heathrow Terminal 4, Heathrow Terminal 5, Hendon Central, Heron Quays, High Barnet, High Street Kensington, Highbury & Islington, Highgate, Hillingdon, Holborn, Holland Park, Holloway Road, Homerton, Honor Oak Park, Hornchurch, Houslow Central, Hounslow East, Hounslow West, Hyde Park Corner

Ickenham, Island Gardens

Kennington, Kensal Green, Kensal Rise, Kensington (Olympia), Kentish Town, Kentish Town West, Kenton, Kew Gardens, Kilburn, Kilburn High Road, Kilburn Park, Kings Cross St Pancras, King George V, Kingsbury, Knightsbridge

Ladbroke Grove, Lambeth North, Lancaster Gate, Langdon Park, Latimer Road, Leicester Square, Lewisham, Leyton, Leyton Midland Road, Leytonstone, Leytonstone High Road, Limehouse, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, London City Airport, Loughton

Maida Vale, Manor House, Mansion House, Marble Arch, Marylebone, Mile End, Mill Hill East, Monument, Moor Park,Moorgate, Morden, Mornington Crescent, Mudchute

Neasden, Newbury Park, New Cross, New Cross Gate, North Acton, North Ealing, North Greenwich, North Harrow, Northolt, North Wembley, Northwick Park, Northfields, Northwick Park, Northwood, Northwood Hills, Norwood Junction,Notting Hill Gate

Oakwood, Old Street, Osterley, Oval, Oxford Circus

Paddington, Park Royal, Parsons Green, Penge West, Perivale, Piccadilly Circus, Pimlico, Pinner, Plaistow, Pontoon Dock, Poplar, Preston Road, Prince Regent, Pudding Mill Lane, Putney Bridge

Queen's Park, Queensbury, Queensway

Ravenscourt Park, Rayners Lane, Redbridge, Regent's Park, Richmond, Rickmansworth, Roding Valley, Rotherhithe, Royal Albert, Royal Oak, Royal Victoria, Ruislip, Ruislip Gardens, Ruislip Manor, Russell Square

St James's Park, St John's Wood, St Pauls, Seven Sisters, Shadwell, Shepherd's Bush Market, Shepherd's Bush (central), Shepherd's Bush (overground), Shoreditch, Sloane Square, Snaresbrook, South Acton, South Ealing, Southfields, South Gate, South Hampstead, South Harrow, South Kensington, South Kenton, South Quay, South Ruislip, South Tottenham, Southwark, South Wimbledon, South Woodford, Stamford Brook, Stanmore, Stepney Green, Stockwell, Stonebridge Park, Stratford, Sudbury Hill, Sudbury Town, Surrey Quays, Swiss Cottage, Sydenham

Temple, Theydon Bois, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway, Tottenham Court Road, Tottenham Hale, Totteridge & Whetstone, Tower Gateway, Tower Hill, Tufnell Park, Turnham Green, Turnpike Lane

Upminster, Upminster Bridge, Upney, Upper Holloway Upton Park, Uxbridge

Vauxhall, Victoria

Walthamstow Central, Walthamstow Queens Road, Wanstead, Wanstead Park, Wapping, Warren Street, Warwick Avenue, Waterloo, Watford, Watford High Street, Watford Junction, Wembley Central, Wembley Park, West Acton, Westbourne Park, West Brompton, West Croydon, Westferry, West Finchley, West Ham, West Hampstead, West Harrow, West India Quay, West Kensington, Westminster, West Ruislip, West Silvertown, Whitechapel, White City, Willesden Green, Willesden Junction, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Park, Woodford, Woodgrange Park, Wood Green, Wood Lane, Woodside Park, Woolwich Arsenal

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