The Anonymous Widower

A Space Too Good To Leave Empty

I took these pictures in the space between the Southbound Thameslink and Westbound Metropolitan platforms at Farringdon station.

It’s just too good to leave empty!

But at least it’s a convenient almost step-free way to interchange between the two lines. Say from.

  • Liverpool Street to Gatwick.
  • Bedford to Paddington.

It’s just a pity that all the other connections at Farringdon, seem to be lots of steps.



July 14, 2016 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,


  1. This is really giving me a medieval vibe 😂.. Great shot 👌🏾

    Pearl ||

    Comment by thepearlylife | July 14, 2016 | Reply

  2. The station opened in 1863 and the tunnel carrying Thameslink in 1866. I suspect the brickwork is of that period and not much older.

    Comment by AnonW | July 14, 2016 | Reply

    • The brickwork is of several different dates, in particular the vertical walls are not supporting the helical arch, which is the oldest and there is various infill in the vertical walls.

      Comment by Mark Clayton | July 14, 2016 | Reply

      • Thanks! I’ve had houses with brickwork like that! Remember, Smithfield Market and a lot of old buildings are on top. The area also suffered a lot of bomb damage and was left derelict for twenty years after the 1960s. Since then, it’s been rebuilt twice!

        Comment by AnonW | July 14, 2016

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