Mark Wallinger


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Southgate 220 / 270

When Southgate station opened in 1933, local residents were given a free return ticket to Piccadilly circus. Its famous circular design is by Charles Holden. A Grade II-listed building, the station retains much of its original decoration, including column lighting on the escalators and bronze panelling. The roof is supported umbrella-like from a central column within the ticket hall and the whole building is topped by an illuminated feature resembling a Tesla coil.

Nearby is the charming Grovelands Park. In the grounds stands the Minchenden Oak, said to be the largest oak tree in England at approximately 800 years old.

Amy Winehouse was born and went to school in Southgate, as did Turner Prize-winning artist Rachel Whiteread.

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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: Bruce Munro on 2 July 2017 at 3:30 pm

The Minchenden Oak is not in Grovelands Park, it resides in a garden next to Christ Church, just west of Southgate village green.

posted by: Mick Tarrant on 22 April 2014 at 7:21 pm

Look for the large amount of heritage bronze work around this station, and the seating built into the platform walls. A splendid Holden station. Enjoy.

posted by: Keith Mason on 12 February 2014 at 10:25 pm

The number quoted on your page is incorrect. The photograph of the labyrinth shows that its number is 220 (210 is the number of the Highgate labyrinth)

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