Secrets Of The Hammersmith And City Line

Geoff Marshall
By Geoff Marshall Last edited 48 months ago
Secrets Of The Hammersmith And City Line

Geoff Marshall, the Guinness World Record holder for visiting all stations on the Underground in one day, turns his eye to the little-known features of the Hammersmith and City Line. Geoff uncovers secret entrances, a station without a ticket office, and the oldest corridor on the whole of the Underground.

With camerawork from Dan Haythorn of dananddan films, and an additional embedded animation, showing how the tangled web of stations near Shepherd's Bush developed.

Feel free to share your own favourite bits of H&C Line trivia in the comments below.

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Last Updated 23 December 2013

Dave K

Another interesting video, plenty of interesting trivia from the H&C which I always remember as being the Met! Good stuff Geoff and Dan!
PS - Nice bonus vid and what vintage is that map you're holding?!

Geoff Marshall

also, here's a fact for you: the District Line has more stops within the boundaries of the CIty of London than the H&C does. I hereby propose to rename the District 'The RIchmond & City Line', and the H&C should be consumed into the Circle Line, thus freeing up the Pink colour for when they eventually split the Northern into two in five years time, so Pink goes from Kennington to Edgware.

Mustard

Nice video Geoff.

Alexandra Westcott

I love your videos. Keep them coming. And yes! Do a canal one!

Adam Orchard

Huge fan of your videos being a bit of a tube geek myself, when can we expect to see the circle line vid to be uploaded? Keep up the great work!

Ambler

Great video! (Again.)

I have a certain fondness for the H&C Line for one simple reason, which is that it passes very close to one of my absolute favourite buildings in London, the lovely Trellick Tower.

The old corridor at Baker Street is interesting too. I found that myself a couple of months ago while exploring the station during a heavy delay on my morning commute. At the time it seemed like a totally pointless and little-used link between the two platforms, so it's good to know it actually has some history.