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.
Artworks are currently installed at the following stations