Goodge Street

Goodge Street Guide

Goodge Street

is actually an underground station in London situated between Tottenham Court Road and Warren Street. It was opened back in 1907 and is one of the most unique stations in all of London because it still relies in lifts instead of escalators to bring passengers up and down from street level. Another thing worth noting is that although it is an extremely busy station, the flow of people using the station is extremely one-sided, with very few people entering the station when people are leaving, and vice versa. Goodge street is actually one of only eight London underground tube stations with a WW2 air raid shelter located underneath it.

 

For things to do in and around the area there is the world’s oldest museum, The British Museum, founded way back in 1753. Here there is a selection of historical artefacts, items of interest, exhibits, stands, collections, and much more on top of that, with the interior of the museum spanning 2 and a half miles. There is also Pollock’s toy museum dedicated to toys from a number of different eras, from a whole number of various cultures. There are Tin toys, china dolls, teddy bears, puppets, replicas of nurseries, and much more on top of that. This museum comes extremely highly recommended.

 

For travel concerns, Goodge Street is located in Zone 1 on the Northern line. Buses that serve this area include: 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390, N5, N20, N29, N73, N253, N279. Goodge Street is inside the Congestion charge zone. Please ensure you have made adequate arrangements regarding the Congestion Charge if you are travelling to this area by car.

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