February 7, 2010 / by James Whatley">James Whatley / London Town / 9 Comments

Empty Underground

I love London.
More than that, I love London’s Underground.

This ancient subterranean transport system has been a part of my psyche from the first time my Mum brought me up to the big smoke to see the pigeons of Trafalgar Square – remember them?
Since then the colourful, maze-like map and simple iconography have been a clear and constant theme throughout my life.

Recently, after moving to London, travelling on the Tube (as it is more commonly known), has become a daily routine. Having spent a good couple of years working out of town, it really is good to be back.

Back on the underground.

Another pleasant by-product of enjoying my favourite form of public transport is the fantastic photography of it all.

Over the course of last year I caught myself snapping here and there more often than not, when there is an absence of occupance. This in turn led to the creation of a Flickr group –  Empty Underground.

A collection of photos taken of London’s underground rail system all in that rarest of moments; emptiness.

There’s a whole bunch of amazing images from many different photographers. If you have some time, go check it out – and if you have any of your own, why not add them to the group?

See you around… on the empty underground.

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9 comments on “Empty Underground”

  1. Kimberly says:

    I love the idea of the empty underground. These photos are great.


    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks Kimberly, glad you like them 🙂


  2. Kip says:

    I really love this site


    Lots of info on the history of the Tube network, and some fascinating pictures of disused stations scattered everywhere.


    whatleydude Reply:

    Thanks man 🙂


  3. If you like the Underground, then you really should head to the London Transport Museum. Awesome history of the underground and its iconography, wartime stuff, buses, trains, the works. I picked up a heap of posters, postcards and a wicked history of Spitalfields from the shop too. Awesomes 🙂


    whatleydude Reply:

    Cheers Ria,

    Will look into it, strangely – I’ve never actually been before!

    Will fix that straight away…


  4. Cat Westmoreland says:

    I found some more Empty Underground that you might like



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