Grim Underpass Gets Turbo Makeover

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Grim Underpass Gets Turbo Makeover

A bleak underpass on Marylebone Road has been transformed into a place that encourages lingering and learning.

The Wonderpass is covered in trivia about the area, and has been given more than a lick of paint — with red and white candy stripes, and bright lighting.

There are also five 'cabinets of wonder'— portholes through which you can peer at small displays about Baker Street's cultural history.

It is the creation of Sing London, the company behind the pianos on the streets, the talking statues and public ping pong tables. The Wonderpass was commissioned by the Baker Street Quarter Partnership. Funding came from TfL and Westminster City Council through the Bryanston & Dorset, Marylebone High Street and Regent’s Park Ward budgets.

Here's a timelapse video of the Wonderpass being built:

Last Updated 09 February 2016