London Underground

Which Tube Line Has The Worst Fungal Spores?

PA | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK

Commuters travelling on the London Underground Jubilee Line inhale more fungal spores than those on the Central and Bakerloo lines, according to new r...

Sir Edgar Speyer - Banker, Traitor, Scapegoat, Spy?

Ellee Seymour | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

Have you ever heard of Sir Edgar Speyer? The chances are that unless you have stayed at his former sprawling home on the North Norfolk coast where his story and sad demise is displayed in the lobby - now the splendid Sea Marge Hotel where I first heard of him - it is unlikely that his name will be familiar to you.

LOOK: Kitten Found On London Underground Train

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

A kitten has been found on a London Underground train. The tiny ball of dark fur - thought to be just four weeks old - was handed in to staff who pass...

The Real North-South Divide

Lydia Smith | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Lydia Smith

I arrived in London with very little idea of what living in the capital was like - and almost two years later, here is what I've found out.

What Is Nigel Farage Paranoid About?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics

For a man who spends much of his life willingly being followed by cameras, Nigel Farage has a rather irrational fear - people tracking where he is goi...

Could 'Mind The Gap' Be Changed For An Advert?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK

The London Underground's iconic 'Mind The Gap' message could soon become 'Fuel The Gap' if sponsorship deal with an energy drink and Transport for Lon...

Is University Still Worth It Today?

Luke Hodson | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Hodson

University is great if you're passionate about what you are studying, your degree is a doorway to next steps in your career. If you want to start a business but are unsure and feel University can help get you to the place where you feel more confident, then take some time out to consider your options before you start studying. Travelling worked for me.

LOOK: London Underground's 'Ghost Stations'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Ever been on the Tube and caught a glimpse of a mysterious dark tunnel and wondered where it went? Chances are it has something to do with the nume...

Sex, Sciatica And My Don Draper Moment

Grant Feller | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

I often think I could have been (could be?) Don Draper - obviously - and always want to endure the train commute in and out of town dressed in an immaculate Mad Men outfit. And one day, most importantly, I'll add the stiff-brimmed Fedora. That's the important bit.

Meet You At Burberry By Bond Street? Or At Virgin Euston?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK

You could be meeting your friends for a shopping date at 'Burberry by Bond Street' tube station, or catching a fast train into 'Virgin Euston', if a p...

What Your Car Says About You

Amanda Walters | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

No, I'm not talking about Kit from Knight Rider here, but the car you drive does actually speak volumes about the kind of person you are. Your tastes, your interests, your profession, it seems strange but your car is almost as good at describing you as you are!

Beyond the Car - The Future of UK Urban Mobility

Adam Stones | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Adam Stones

The majority of car journeys are made by just one passenger; a hugely inefficient way to get around. It is expected that the future of (powered) urban transport will be in much smaller personal vehicles, and will encourage the use of more semi-autonomous transport systems.

Tube Travel Is Bad For Your Health

PA | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Travelling on the Tube could be bad for your health because of tiny metal dust particles in the atmosphere, new research from a UK university has clai...

WATCH: 'Racist' Tube Rant Woman Sought By Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK

Police are hunting for a woman filmed during a vile racist rant while on a District Line train. The foul-mouthed commuter kept repeating: "‘If yo...

Boris Calls For 'Thatcherite Zeal' To Crackdown On Trade Unions

PA/ The Huffington Post | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK

Tories, including Boris Johnson, have demanded a clampdown on trade unions in a show of "Thatcherite zeal" aimed at stopping a wave of industrial unre...

Unused Oyster Cards Have £53m On Them, Says TfL

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Around £53m of passengers' money is wasted on unused Oyster cards, rising by £3m in the last year, latest figures show. Transport for London (TfL...

Train Punctuality: Are We Measuring the Wrong Thing?

Karan Chadda | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Politics
Karan Chadda

Here's a question that's not often asked: what if train punctuality is a false measure? Perhaps commuter punctuality is what we should really care about? Instead of the number of trains getting to stations on time, perhaps we would get more useful information if we tracked the number of people being delivered to stations on time.

Kate And Queen Go Underground

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

The Queen will carry out her first public engagement in more than a week on Wednesday when she joins the Duchess of Cambridge at an event celebrating ...

Stop Eating Lunch, and Go to the Summer Series Instead

Lucy Karsten | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Karsten

Lunches, even just a sandwich, a drink and some sort of sweet thing to make the afternoon slightly more bearable rarely give much change from a tenner; rents are preposterous when compared to anyone at all living outside London; and it has never been easier to spend most of your salary on tube fares. But every once in a while, something comes along that's so fun, and unique- so unbelievably cool, in fact, that it reminds us why we are Londoners.

Tube 'To Reinstate Original Mind The Gap Announcement So Widow Can Hear Her Late Husband’s Voice'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK

Hankies at the ready - the original recording which reminded London Underground passengers to “mind the gap” is reportedly being reinstated – so...

WATCH: 39 Tonne Runaway Train Shoots Through Busy Tube Stations

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK

London Underground and its contractors have been fined a total of £300,000 after an engineering train ran out of control for over four miles on the N...

Beckham Vs Miliband: In the Battle of the Davids, It's No Contest for Me

The Guyliner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Home
The Guyliner

Oh, I know what you're thinking. Have I got the right person? The geeky, awkward-looking politician who spent an unfortunate number of years behind some very unforgiving, ardour-shrivelling spectacles? Really? Oh, yes, I'm deadly serious.

Running the Tube Later at the Weekend

Alexander Jan | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK
Alexander Jan

Last week Transport for London held out the prospect of the Underground running later at weekends. Commencing in 2015, this could deliver a boost to London's £8 billion a year dining, drinking and entertainment industry. It would provide a boon to the thousands of Londoners who flock to the West End for a night out.

A Three-Month Flirtation With a Stranger on a Train

The Guyliner | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Commuting is a dull, necessary evil only a few of us can avoid. Usually, I work from home, the full journey from bed to office via bathroom taking around 90 seconds. But, on landing myself a new contract in a suburb of London, I am to rejoin the rat race I'd so fondly missed.

The Subway vs. The Tube: Which Is Better?

Corinne Purtill | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Corinne Purtill

The London Underground system turns 150 years old this month. In honor of this occasion, I'm publishing the results of a five-year independent study of the Tube and its 108-year-old American cousin, the New York City Subway.