The Anonymous Widower

Islington’s Hidden Temple

Walk through the back-streets of Islington and tucked away in Gibson Square, you’ll find this curious building in the garden in the middle.

A Curious Building in Gibson Square

So what is it?

The clue is in the roof, as it doesn’t look like the wire mesh would keep the rain and weather out.

But then that isn’t necessary as it is the ventilation shaft for the Victoria line.

The shaft was built in 1970 and has recently been updated to improve the cooling of the line for passengers.

December 19, 2011 - Posted by | Transport, World | ,


  1. […] put a view up of the temple-like air extract from the Victoria line earlier, when it was still being […]

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  2. […] lines, like the Northern, is keeping everything cool. All over London, you see structures like I photographed here. A continuous reversing loop must have advantages as all three stations would double as ventilation […]

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