For those of you who are BBC Radio 4 listeners you may have across the programme sub-titled The Antidote to Panel Games; I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue (known to its fans as ISIHAC). For fifty series since 1972 it was chaired by the much missed Humphrey Lyttelton.
One game that defied definition, rules, etc. was Mornington Crescent. Yesterday whilst exploring the bus services north from Euston I came across the exterior of the station for the first time, having travelled through it quite a few times of late.
The station had been closed for an extended period for refurbishment, including the lifts. There are no escalators here, only two lifts (one of which was not working during my visit) and a staircase of 69 steps.
Like many of the Northern Line stations I have recently been through, as well as the time honoured way of having the name of the station in the centre of the London Transport Roundel, the name is also on the tiles.
I have been taken how many of the London Underground stations still retain their original features and buildings. I think this maybe a cue for a series of blog postings on various Underground Stations.
You can find out more about Mornington Crescent station at its Wikipedia Entry