Secrets Of The Piccadilly 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 Piccadilly Line. Geoff pays tribute to architect Charles Holden, who gave many of the stations their character. He also reveals an abandoned escalator, the station with a Tesla coil roof, and a population of Tube gnomes.

And here’s a bonus video showing the complex development of the stations in the Hounslow area.

Presenter/Writer: Geoff Marshall, @geofftech
Camera/Director: James Taylor, @jteav

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  • Andy Drizen

    Great work Geoff, best one yet!

  • Dave K

    Another great video Geoff! Full of new stuff for me to keep my eye out for – excellent work, even if you do sound out of breath at doing the entire line!

    • Geoff Marshall

      filmed it two weeks ago.. cold day, i had a cold… not at my best!

      • Dave K

        I thought you sounded a bit stuffy! Hope your feeling better now.

  • Roger Manser

    I thought the old Hounslow Barracks is on the BR line from Whitton to Feltham, where there is a foot tunnel alongside the River Crane? Close to Hounslow Heath?

  • Andy

    Surely this man deserves a plaque from London Underground…(BTW look out of the window between Green Park and Hyde Park Corner and you might just glimpse part of Down St station – after the siding lights)

    • Geoff Marshall

      a better one on the PIcc (we didn’t film it, too dark to come out but with your eyes you can see it fine) is to spot York Road station, south out of Caledonian Road, heading to King’s Cross, the tunnel opens up into a cavernous space, and you can see a LOT of the old station space.

  • Konstantin

    Lord of the geeks! :)
    great video. Thank you, Geoff.

  • Rik

    Secrets of the London Overground …. Now there’s a few dead, moved and re formulated stations and lines there … With a recent twist of adding suburban line out of Liverpool street on years to come!