The Anonymous Widower

On The Only Way To Essex

Gants Hill station on the Central line on the London Underground is not only the furthest east of any totally below level station, but it is built to a unique design.

Note the seats and the barrel roofs. The station was designed by Charles Holden before the Second World War although it didn’t open until some years after the war finished. Holden did some work for the Moscow Metro and this station is reminiscent of some of those there.

Note that I’ve contrived the title of this post as the old way to Essex by car, went past the station.

January 21, 2012 - Posted by | Travel | , ,


  1. […] is to a design for Russia by Charles Holden.  There’s some pictures I took of the station here. Like this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

    Pingback by How Various Nationalities Could Get to the Olympics « The Anonymous Widower | February 23, 2012 | Reply

  2. Sorry I can’t refer to you by name. For obvious reasons. You photography is good with some curiously interesting commentary. Keep blogging and good luck.

    Comment by Peter Giles | May 31, 2014 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: