Central Line

Bank to Chancery Lane, featuring pineapples and a helicopter

This walk follows part of the line originally known as the Twopenny Tube (hence the system’s nickname).


What happened when Mark Twain took the London Underground?

What do Sainsbury's still use that Harrods and Selfridges have now dropped?

Where did Christopher Wren hide two golden pineapples in plain view? (They’re still there ...)

What was unusual about Oliver Cromwell’s trial at the Old Bailey?

What happened when Robert Maxwell tried to land his helicopter at Holborn Circus?




London Bus

A London double decker bus can lean further from the vertical without falling over than a human can. What a great way of learning about centres of gravity. The reason a Routemaster can lean so far is that there's a great long strip of pig-iron welded to its base, keeping you top-deckers safe as you go round corners. If you want reassuring photographic evidence, click here