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November 6, 2013

London Underground labyrinths

As part of their Art On The Underground project, Transport For London commissioned Mark Wallinger to create a labyrinth for every one of the 270 London Underground stations, to commemorate 150 years of the Underground.

Interesting fact: these are labyrinths, not mazes, the difference being a labyrinth only has a single path you can take through it apparently.

I’m not sure if they’re going to be a permanent fixture, but I suspect they’ll remove them all at the end of 2013.  Which would be a shame, especially given it’s already November and not every station seems to have a labyrinth at this point.  So they might install the last ones in the last two months of the year, then swiftly remove them again, thus reducing any opportunity to see them all.

I don’t expect I’ll manage to do that anyway… I was only photographing them if I happened to notice them on my day-to-day travels, and I don’t use the Underground that frequently.  Then I started taking it a bit more seriously quite recently, and notched up several more.

Update: TFL didn’t manage to install them all in 2013, however they’ve confirmed these are going to be permanent fixtures to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the underground.  They completed installing them all in June 2014.

The numbering system represents the order the stations were visited as part of what was the record-breaking Underground Challenge (visiting all the stations in one day) in 2009 (I think); it’s since been done quicker than that.  The Labyrinth website lists all the stations.

Ealing Broadway TFL labyrinthEast Acton TFL LabyrinthMaida Vale TFL labyrinthWarwick Avenue TFL LabyrinthPaddington TFL labyrinthMarylebone TFL labyrinthBaker Street TFL labyrinthOxford Circus TFL LabyrinthPiccadilly Circus TFL labyrinthCharing Cross TFL labyrinthEmbankment TFL LabyrinthWaterloo TFL labyrinthLambeth North TFL LabyrinthElephant & Castle TFL labyrinthBorough TFL labyrinthLondon Bridge TFL labyrinthSouthwark TFL LabyrinthBermondsey TFL labyrinthCanada Water TFL labyrinthCanary Wharf TFL labyrinthNorth Greenwich TFL labyrinthCanning Town TFL labyrinthMile End TFL labyrinthStepney Green TFL labyrinthAldgate East TFL LabyrinthAldgate TFL LabyrinthTower Hill TFL LabyrinthMonument TFL labyrinthMansion House TFL labyrinthWestminster TFL labyrinthSt James's Park TFL LabyrinthVictoria TFL labyrinthSloane Square TFL LabyrinthVauxhall TFL LabyrinthStockwell TFL LabyrinthBrixton TFL labyrinthOval TFL labyrinthKennington TFL labyrinthTooting Bec TFL labyrinthTooting Broadway TFL labyrinthColliers Wood TFL labyrinthSouth Wimbledon TFL labyrinthWimbledon Park TFL LabyrinthSouthfields TFL labyrinthEast Putney TFL labyrinthPutney Bridge TFL LabyrinthParsons Green TFL labyrinthFulham Broadway TFL LabyrinthWest Brompton TFL labyrinthEarls Court TFL labyrinthQueensway TFL LabyrinthTottenham Court Road TFL labyrinthHolborn TFL labyrinthChancery Lane TFL labyrinthSt. Paul's TFL labyrinthBank TFL labyrinthBethnal Green TFL LabyrinthTottenham Hale TFL LabyrinthGoodge Street TFL labyrinthChalk Farm TFL LabyrinthBelsize Park TFL LabyrinthHampstead TFL LabyrinthHendon Central TFL LabyrinthKilburn TFL labyrinthGreat Portland Street TFL labyrinthFarringdon TFL LabyrinthBarbican TFL labyrinthMoorgate TFL labyrinthOld Street TFL LabyrinthAngel TFL labyrinthCovent Garden TFL labyrinthLeicester Square TFL labyrinthGreen Park TFL labyrinthHyde Park Corner TFL labyrinthSouth Kensington TFL labyrinthGloucester Road TFL labyrinthHigh Street Kensington TFL labyrinthBayswater TFL labyrinthEdgware Road TFL labyrinthPaddington (Circle, Hammersmith & City lines) TFL LabyrinthRoyal Oak TFL LabyrinthWestbourne Park TFL labyrinthLatimer Road TFL labyrinthHammersmith TFL labyrinthHeathrow Terminals 1,2,3 TFL labyrinthStamford Brook TFL labyrinthBarons Court TFL labyrinthTemple TFL labyrinthBlackfriars TFL labyrinthEaling Common TFL labyrinthChiswick Park TFL labyrinthTurnham Green TFL labyrinthRavenscourt Park TFL labyrinthWest Kensington TFL labyrinthPimlico TFL labyrinthEuston TFL labyrinthKilburn Park TFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthLadbroke Grove TFL labyrinthLiverpool Street TFL labyrinthWhitechapel TFL labyrinthKing's Cross St. Pancras TFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthWalthamstow Central TFL labyrinthSeven Sisters TFL labyrinthFinsbury Park TFL labyrinthMarble Arch TFL labyrinthLancaster Gate TFL labyrinthHolland Park TFL labyrinthWhite City TFL labyrinthNorth Acton TFL labyrinthWood Lane TFL labyrinthShepherd's Bush Market TFL labyrinthGoldhawk Road TFL labyrinthBond Street TFL labyrinthHarlesden TFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthStonebridge Park TFL labyrinthRegent's Park TFL labyrinthRussell Square TFL labyrinthSt. John's Wood TFL labyrinthSwiss Cottage TFL labyrinthFinchley Road TFL labyrinthWest Hampstead TFL labyrinthWillesden Green TFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthWood Green TFL labyrinthTurnpike Lane TFL labyrinthManor House TFL labyrinthArsenal TFL labyrinthHolloway Road TFL labyrinthCaledonian Road TFL labyrinthWarren Street TFL LabyrinthWest Ham TFL labyrinthUpminster Bridge TFL labyrinthHornchurch TFL labyrinthElm Park TFL labyrinthDagenham East TFL labyrinthDagenham Heathway TFL labyrinthBecontree TFL labyrinthUpney TFL labyrinthEast Ham TFL labyrinthUpton Park TFL labyrinthBromley-by-Bow TFL labyrinthBow Road TFL labyrinthEdgware Road (Bakerloo line) TFL labyrinthHammersmith TFL labyrinthNorthfields TFL labyrinthKnightsbridge TFL labyrinthSouth Ealing TFL labyrinthCannon Street TFL labyrinthLeytonstone TFL labyrinthLeyton TFL labyrinthStratford TFL labyrinthEuston Square TFL labyrinthShepherd's Bush TFL labyrinthClapham North TFL labyrinthBalham TFL labyrinthMorden TFL labyrinthClapham South TFL labyrinthClapham Common TFL labyrinthWimbledon TFL labyrinthPark Royal TFL labyrinthHanger Lane TFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthGolders Green TFL labyrinthCamden Town TFL labyrinthBrent Cross TFL labyrinthKentish Town TFL labyrinthTufnell Park TFL labyrinthArchway TFL labyrinthHighgate TFL labyrinthEast Finchley TFL labyrinthMornington Crescent TFL labyrinthActon Town TFL LabyrinthHighbury & Islington TFL LabyrinthPlaistow TFL LabyrinthDollis Hill TFL labyrinthNeasden TFL labyrinthChesham TFL labyrinthChalfont & Latimer TFL labyrinthAmersham TFL labyrinthChorleywood TFL labyrinthRickmansworth TFL labyrinthNorthwood TFL labyrinthNorthwood Hills TFL labyrinthPinner TFL labyrinthNorth Harrow TFL labyrinthIckenham TFL labyrinthHillingdon TFL labyrinthUxbridge TFL labyrinthRuislip TFL labyrinthHarrow-on-the-Hill TFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthTFL labyrinthWanstead TFL labyrinthRedbridge TFL labyrinthGants Hill TFL labyrinthNewbury Park TFL labyrinthBarkingside TFL labyrinthFairlop TFL labyrinthHainault TFL labyrinthGrange Hill TFL labyrinthChigwell TFL labyrinthRoding Valley TFL labyrinthWoodford TFL labyrinthBuckhurst Hill TFL labyrinthLoughton TFL labyrinthDebden TFL labyrinthTheydon Bois TFL labyrinthEpping TFL labyrinthSouth Woodford TFL labyrinthSnaresbrook TFL labyrinthMill Hill East TFL labyrinthFinchley Central TFL labyrinthWest Finchley TFL labyrinthWoodside Park TFL labyrinthTotteridge & Whetstone TFL labyrinthHigh Barnet TFL labyrinthRayners Lane TFL labyrinthSouth Harrow TFL labyrinthSudbury Hill TFL labyrinthSudbury Town TFL labyrinthAlperton TFL labyrinthNorth Ealing TFL labyrinthBoston Manor TFL labyrinthOsterley TFL labyrinthHounslow East TFL labyrinthHeathrow T5 TFL labyrinthHeathrow T4 TFL labyrinthHatton Cross TFL labyrinthHounslow West TFL labyrinthHounslow Central TFL labyrinthRuislip Manor TFL labyrinthEastcote TFL labyrinthWest Harrow TFL labyrinthWatford TFL labyrinthCroxley TFL labyrinthMoor Park TFL labyrinthNorthwick Park TFL labyrinthPreston Road TFL labyrinthKew Gardens TFL labyrinthGunnersbury TFL labyrinthArnos Grove TFL LabyrinthSouthgate TFL LabyrinthOakwood TFL LabyrinthCockfosters TFL LabyrinthEdgware TFL labyrinthBurnt Oak TFL labyrinthColindale TFL labyrinthWest Acton TFL labyrinthPerivale TFL labyrinthGreenford TFL labyrinthNortholt TFL labyrinthSouth Ruislip TFL labyrinthRuislip Gardens TFL labyrinthWest Ruislip TFL labyrinthRichmond TFL labyrinthKensington Olympia TFL labyrinth

The links in the list below are to photos I’ve taken.

  1. Chesham
  2. Chalfont & Latimer
  3. Amersham
  4. Chorleywood
  5. Rickmansworth
  6. Moor Park
  7. Croxley
  8. Watford
  9. Northwood
  10. Northwood Hills
  11. Pinner
  12. North Harrow
  13. Rayners Lane
  14. South Harrow
  15. Sudbury Hill
  16. Sudbury Town
  17. Alperton
  18. Park Royal
  19. North Ealing
  20. Ealing Common
  21. Ealing Broadway
  22. West Acton
  23. North Acton
  24. East Acton
  25. Hanger Lane
  26. Perivale
  27. Greenford
  28. Northolt
  29. South Ruislip
  30. Ruislip Gardens
  31. West Ruislip
  32. Ickenham
  33. Hillingdon
  34. Uxbridge
  35. Ruislip
  36. Ruislip Manor
  37. Eastcote
  38. West Harrow
  39. Harrow-on-the-Hill
  40. Northwick Park
  41. Preston Road
  42. Kenton
  43. Harrow & Wealdstone
  44. South Kenton
  45. North Wembley
  46. Wembley Central
  47. Stonebridge Park
  48. Harlesden
  49. Willesden Junction
  50. Kensal Green
  51. Queens Park
  52. Kilburn Park
  53. Maida Vale
  54. Warwick Avenue
  55. Paddington (Bakerloo/District/Circle)
  56. Edgware Road (Bakerloo)
  57. Marylebone
  58. Baker Street
  59. Regent’s Park
  60. Oxford Circus
  61. Piccadilly Circus
  62. Charing Cross
  63. Embankment
  64. Waterloo
  65. Lambeth North
  66. Elephant & Castle
  67. Borough
  68. London Bridge
  69. Southwark
  70. Bermondsey
  71. Canada Water
  72. Canary Wharf
  73. North Greenwich
  74. Canning Town
  75. West Ham
  76. Upminster
  77. Upminster Bridge
  78. Hornchurch
  79. Elm Park
  80. Dagenham East
  81. Dagenham Heathway
  82. Becontree
  83. Upney
  84. Barking
  85. East Ham
  86. Upton Park
  87. Plaistow
  88. Bromley-by-Bow
  89. Bow Road
  90. Mile End
  91. Stepney Green
  92. Whitechapel
  93. Aldgate East
  94. Aldgate
  95. Tower Hill
  96. Monument
  97. Cannon Street
  98. Mansion House
  99. Blackfriars
  100. Temple
  101. Westminster
  102. St. James’s Park
  103. Victoria
  104. Sloane Square
  105. Pimlico
  106. Vauxhall
  107. Stockwell
  108. Brixton
  109. Oval
  110. Kennington
  111. Clapham North
  112. Clapham Common
  113. Clapham South
  114. Balham
  115. Tooting Bec
  116. Tooting Broadway
  117. Colliers Wood
  118. South Wimbledon
  119. Morden
  120. Wimbledon
  121. Wimbledon Park
  122. Southfields
  123. East Putney
  124. Putney Bridge
  125. Parsons Green
  126. Fulham Broadway
  127. West Brompton
  128. Earls Court
  129. Kensington Olympia
  130. Shepherds Bush
  131. White City
  132. Holland Park
  133. Notting Hill Gate
  134. Queensway
  135. Lancaster Gate
  136. Marble Arch
  137. Bond Street
  138. Tottenham Court Road
  139. Holborn
  140. Chancery Lane
  141. St. Paul’s
  142. Bank
  143. Liverpool Street
  144. Bethnal Green
  145. Stratford
  146. Leyton
  147. Leytonstone
  148. Wanstead
  149. Redbridge
  150. Gants Hill
  151. Newbury Park
  152. Barkingside
  153. Fairlop
  154. Hainault
  155. Grange Hill
  156. Chigwell
  157. Roding Valley
  158. Woodford
  159. Buckhurst Hill
  160. Loughton
  161. Debden
  162. Theydon Bois
  163. Epping
  164. South Woodford
  165. Snaresbrook
  166. Walthamstow Central
  167. Blackhorse Road
  168. Tottenham Hale
  169. Seven Sisters
  170. Finsbury Park
  171. Highbury & Islington
  172. King’s Cross St. Pancras
  173. Euston
  174. Warren Street
  175. Goodge Street
  176. Mornington Crescent
  177. Camden Town
  178. Chalk Farm
  179. Belsize Park
  180. Hampstead
  181. Golders Green
  182. Brent Cross
  183. Hendon Central
  184. Colindale
  185. Burnt Oak
  186. Edgware
  187. Canons Park
  188. Stanmore
  189. Queensbury
  190. Kingsbury
  191. Wembley Park
  192. Neasden
  193. Dollis Hill
  194. Willesden Green
  195. Kilburn
  196. West Hampstead
  197. Finchley Road
  198. Swiss Cottage
  199. St. John’s Wood
  200. Great Portland Street
  201. Euston Square
  202. Farringdon
  203. Barbican
  204. Moorgate
  205. Old Street
  206. Angel
  207. Kentish Town
  208. Tufnell Park
  209. Archway
  210. Highgate
  211. East Finchley
  212. Finchley Central
  213. Mill Hill East
  214. West Finchley
  215. Woodside Park
  216. Totteridge & Whetstone
  217. High Barnet
  218. Cockfosters
  219. Oakwood
  220. Southgate
  221. Arnos Grove
  222. Bounds Green
  223. Wood Green
  224. Turnpike Lane
  225. Manor House
  226. Arsenal
  227. Holloway Road
  228. Caledonian Road
  229. Russell Square
  230. Covent Garden
  231. Leicester Square
  232. Green Park
  233. Hyde Park Corner
  234. Knightsbridge
  235. South Kensington
  236. Gloucester Road
  237. High Street Kensington
  238. Bayswater
  239. Edgware Road (Circle / District / Hammersmith & City)
  240. Paddington (Hammersmith & City / Circle)
  241. Royal Oak
  242. Westbourne Park
  243. Ladbroke Grove
  244. Latimer Road
  245. Wood Lane
  246. Shepherds Bush Market
  247. Goldhawk Road
  248. Hammersmith (Hammersmith & City / Circle)
  249. Hammersmith (District / Piccadilly)
  250. Barons Court
  251. West Kensington
  252. Ravenscourt Park
  253. Stamford Brook
  254. Turnham Green
  255. Gunnersbury
  256. Kew Gardens
  257. Richmond
  258. Chiswick Park
  259. Acton Town
  260. South Ealing
  261. Northfields
  262. Boston Manor
  263. Osterley
  264. Hounslow East
  265. Hounslow Central
  266. Hounslow West
  267. Hatton Cross
  268. Heathrow (Terminal 4)
  269. Heathrow (Terminals 1, 2, 3)
  270. Heathrow T5

Here’s the number of labyrinths per zone:

Zone 1 64
Zone 2 68
Zone 3 44
Zone 4 44
Zone 5 23
Zone 6 20
Zone 7 4
Zone 8 1
Zone 9 2

And just for the sake of it, the number on each line:

Bakerloo 25
Central 49
Circle 36
District 60
Hammersmith & City 29
Jubilee 27
Metropolitan 34
Northern 50
Piccadilly 53
Victoria 16
Waterloo & City 2

Some more links:

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1 Comment »

  1. Brilliant, i saw one yesterday at Parsons Green, i took a picture of it as i didn’t know what it was. I shall be looking out for them in the future 🙂

    Comment by Steven Vacher — October 13, 2015 @ 9:54 am | Reply


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