How Tube stations got their unusual names
Some (stations) seem suited better to a medieval fantasy (Knightsbridge, Queensway) or a children’s book (Piccadilly Circus, Elephant & Castle)
– and others still make Londoners giggle (Shepherd’s Bush, Cockfosters)...
We’ve chosen 10 of our favourites to find out where their names really come from."
Tube planner"can help you plan your journey on the London Underground
and Docklands Light Railway (DLR)."
+ information about stations... "We'll even let you know if there are any places of interest
nearby (with links), and provide a map of the surrounding
area to help you continue on your journey." (tubeplanner.com)
Animals on the Underground Map
"is a collection of over 20 animal characters made using only lines, stations and interchange symbols on the London Underground map, created by illustrator Paul Middlewick in 1988. In 2003, the concept was used in a poster campaign by advertising agency McCann-Erickson to promote the London Zoo."
(neatorama.com) Come and meet the animals! (animalsontheunderground.com)
Crash- text with symbols Imprimer les images et faire retrouver les phrases.
Lesson plans :
The London Underground- a lesson - Intermediate English listening - Watch a video and practise listening.+ activities
London Subway Passengers Stressed Out
"Overcrowding was the biggest cause of discomfort...
At the busiest times, there are four people per square metre packed onto the train." - a lesson plan WARM-UPS : SUBWAYS / STRESSED / BEHAVIOUR / DISCOMFORT / TRAIN