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3rd Jan '18 2:02:55 AM LondonKdS
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* The climax of ''Across the Dark Metropolis'', the final novel in ''Literature/TheBorribleTrilogy'', takes place in the Bakerloo Line tunnels and Queens Park depot during the night, and ends with the trilogy BigBad being killed by a train.
16th Dec '17 8:42:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In many of her early appearances (including the cartoon) the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' character Jubilee wore earrings shaped like the London Underground symbol for the Jubilee Line.

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* In many of her early appearances (including the cartoon) the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' character Jubilee wore earrings shaped like the London Underground symbol for the Jubilee Line.
22nd Nov '17 2:57:47 AM Krytenia
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* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Literature/PrinceCaspian'', Strand station becomes the Pevensie children's gateway to Narnia. In the book, this happened at an unnamed countryside train station, rather than in the Underground.[[note]]In reality Strand station was renamed Aldwych in 1915.[[/note]]

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* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Literature/PrinceCaspian'', Strand station becomes the Pevensie children's gateway to Narnia. In the book, this happened at an unnamed countryside train station, rather than in the Underground.[[note]]In reality [[note]]There have been two Strand station stations; one was renamed Aldwych in 1915.1915, so this is likely to be the other, which became part of Charing Cross sration in the 1970s.[[/note]]
15th Oct '17 3:55:00 PM GirlofMassDeconstruction
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* The underground gods from ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine,'' Morrigan and Baphomet, reside here. Their concerts are here, and people come down to hear them.
29th Sep '17 11:00:49 AM DarcyFoster
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* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' has most of its Earth sequences set in London and during the final battle in Greenwich, Thor is unexpectedly teleported to the Underground and has to take the Tube back to the battle.

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* ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' has most of its Earth sequences set in London and during the final battle in Greenwich, Thor is unexpectedly teleported to the Underground and has to take the Tube back to the battle. (Although this requires ArtisticLicense - he is told that the train at the station is three stops away from Greenwich. There is no tube connection between Charing Cross and Greenwich.)
17th Jul '17 10:29:09 AM Trueman001
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* The Londonist YouTube channel includes videos of the several attempts (some successful) of channel member Geoff Marshall to claim (or to claim back) the record for visiting all the stations.
17th Jul '17 10:25:57 AM Trueman001
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* The music accompanying the London New Year's Day fireworks invariably begins with the iconic "Mind the gap!" sound clip.
18th May '17 1:20:07 PM Trueman001
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** The station Mornington Cresent was apparently chosen because of its erratic opening hours (which have varied between fully open, fully closed, closed Sundays, peak hours only, and exit only during peaks) and the difficulty in getting there by train -- there are two Northern Line routes between Euston and Camden Town, but Mornington Crescent is only on the Charing Cross branch, which leads to a somewhat eccentric service pattern. Bewildered fans can occassionally be found standing on the Northern Line platforms trying to figure it out.

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** The station Mornington Cresent Crescent was apparently chosen because of its erratic opening hours (which have varied between fully open, fully closed, closed Sundays, peak hours only, and exit only during peaks) and the difficulty in getting there by train -- there are two Northern Line routes between Euston and Camden Town, but Mornington Crescent is only on the Charing Cross branch, which leads to a somewhat eccentric service pattern. Bewildered fans can occassionally occasionally be found standing on the Northern Line platforms trying to figure it out.


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** If devised nowadays, the game would probably be named after Kensington Olympia, which is said to currently (May 2017) get only two Tube trains a day, except on rare occasions. This makes getting the record for visiting all stations much more difficult than before, since it requires very precise planning ''and'' a measure of luck in avoiding problems elsewhere.
18th May '17 1:08:13 PM Trueman001
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* The whole plot of the novel ''Tunnel Vision'' is a bet the main character, Andy, does with his best friend that he can ride the whole system in a day (people have tried this). Him being a '{{trainspotter}}', his internal monologue features a lot of useless trivia about the system.

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* The whole plot of the novel ''Tunnel Vision'' is a bet the main character, Andy, does with his best friend that he can ride the whole system in a day (people have tried done this). Him being a '{{trainspotter}}', his internal monologue features a lot of useless trivia about the system.
15th Mar '17 6:22:24 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* The first available metro system in ''Mini Metro'' is the London Underground.

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* The first available metro system in ''Mini Metro'' ''VideoGame/MiniMetro'' is the London Underground.
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