Mark Wallinger

Baker Street

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Jubilee ticket hall

Baker Street 58 / 270

Baker Street is one of the original stations that opened in 1863 to serve the Metropolitan Railway, the world’s first underground railway. The only features remaining from 1863 are the brick light wells used to bring daylight onto station platforms, and smoke holes to let out vapour from the original underground steam trains.
On Platform 1, if you look carefully between the cable runs, you’ll see part of an air-raid shelter from World War II. Also, look out for the sign above the ticket office that reads ‘Luncheon and Tearoom’.

221b Baker Street is of course the address of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes – you can’t miss his silhouette adorning the tiles at the station and there are illustrated posters of his stories on the platforms. Visit the famous Sherlock Holmes Museum and Madame Tussauds nearby.

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Have you seen this artwork? What makes this station or area unique? Please add your comments and recommendations below.

posted by: Mick Tarrant on 18 April 2014 at 6:38 pm

Look along the corridor between platforms 1 and 5 for what appears to be some original Metropolitan Railway painted signs, and the refurbished Chiltern Court advert. Also on the corner, a 1978 advert for some music. Enjoy.

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