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Despite the black horses depicted in station murals, it’s actually named after a nearby black .
Harry Selfridge drew up proposals for a direct subway connecting the station to his store, and for the station to be renamed ‘Selfridges’. As an architectural shortcut, it was essentially a replica of Kennington station when it was first built.
The tube’s first rail disaster happened here – 4 people died in 1866 and the trains were running again within half an hour.
Currently has a direct freight service running 7,500 miles direct to & from the city of Yiwu, on China’s east coast.
Furthest away from any other station, at 3.8mi to the nearest neighbour.
Has the Underground’s longest escalator at 60m/197ft, with a vertical rise of 27.5m.
The highest station on the network, at a solid 147m above sea level.
HERE THEY ARE BY LINE: Bakerloo Line Central Line Circle Line District Line Hammersmith & City Line Jubilee Line Metropolitan Line Northern Line Piccadilly Line Victoria Line OR, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER: Alphabetically, the first tube station on the network!
And instead, we’ll merely list one interesting fact about each of the 270 station on the network…
The only through station in zones 1 to 6 on the Underground to be in a zone on its own – passengers travelling from the station leaving in either direction must cross a zone boundary. Because the station is so busy at weekends, they’re planning on rebuilding it, and demolishing Camden Market in the process (don’t panic though, that doesn’t include the Stables Market, The Lock Market, the Inverness Street market, etc.).