Railway to Heaven: A Church Crawl Via Tube
November 16, 2013 5:35 PM   Subscribe

"This year of grace, 2013, sees the 150th anniversary of the London Underground Railway (tube). In honour of this occasion, we thought we would give you a little church crawl around the circle line...Over the coming weeks we will take you around each station on the Circular line and show you not only the station, but also a church and a place of interest, so that those of you who are impeded by distance or other reasons from seeing the delights that central London has to offer in the flesh may not be bereft of some of the experience." The Watts Church Crawl.

The series is posted on the blog of ecclesiastical gear-maker Watts & Co, and is packed with all sorts of trivia. Making appearances: T.S. Eliot! Paddington Bear! Gorgeous architecture both heavenly and earthly (oooh, iron lattice work)! A giant trainspotter! Tiny Prince George! Stained glass!

The Station/the Church (the travelogue so far):
St. James’s Park/Methodist Central Hall
Victoria/Westminster Cathedral
Sloane Square/Holy Trinity Sloane Street
South Kensington/The Oratory
Gloucester Road/St. Stephen’s, Gloucester Road
High Street Kensington/St. Mary Abbots
Notting Hill Gate/Kensington Temple
Bayswater/the Cathedral for Thyateira & Great Britain
Paddington/St James the Less
Edgware Road/Our Lady of the Rosary
Baker Street/St. Cyprian
Great Portland Street/St. Marylebone
Euston Square/New St. Pancras
Kings Cross/St. Pancras
Farringdon/The Italian Church, St. John’s Gate
Enjoy the tour.
posted by MonkeyToes (2 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
posted by uosuaq at 7:40 PM on November 16, 2013 [1 favorite]

The Watts site is super fun and I am just going to have to keep this for treats because there is so much here. Maybe I'll spend the winter on a virtual tour of London with this as my guide. It will make a nice change from Google street view which has not behaved correctly for quite some time. But I digress. Thank you for this new good thing, MonkeyToes.
posted by Anitanola at 11:46 PM on November 16, 2013

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