Opened in 1932 and designed by Charles Holden, Manor House station set new aesthetic standards, not previously seen on London’s Underground, including having nine street-level entrances.
Manor House station straddles the border between two London boroughs, its postal address and three of the entrances being in Hackney, and one entrance in Haringey.
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The Manor House labyrinth is right next to the lovely old deco ticket office. It’s a large station but with little to show above ground, being accessed mainly via a series of subways. If you take Exit 3 (Station Place) and walk down Green Lanes you will come to what looks like a Scottish Baronial Castle. This was once a water pumping station, but is now an indoor climbing centre. Further along is the delightful Clissold Park.
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Look for the vintage photographs on display before the gateline, showing the area around the station in times past. Scenes of Buses, Trolleybuses, and Trams, and even a Policeman on point duty, complete with White Sleeve Covers. Also, this station is another that has ventilation grills along the platform walls, and well worth studying for the pictures. Enjoy.