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Missing person’s report: One Oscar Owl

Oscar the Owl

Missing: One Oscar the Owl. Last seen on the Bakerloo Line at Bond Street.

So, I told you about our epic proper British tea. But did I share the heartbreak that had happened just an hour before we waltzed into Grosvenor House?

There we sat on the London Tube – Bakerloo line – mentally preparing for bountiful treats that were awaiting us on that jet lagged afternoon — and we were nearly there. We just needed to change to the Central Line to get to Marble Arch … and the moment we got out of the carriage, my daughter turned and realized that she had left her stuffy, Oscar the Owl, behind.

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New London tube map for walkers

London Tube walking map
Transport for London has just unveiled its new London Tube map, which shows how long it takes to walk to stations (so you can finally make an educated decision on whether it IS faster to walk versus take the Tube.) As a side note, it’s been my experience that it’s ALWAYS faster to walk when you’re up against the Circle Line, but that is neither here nor there …

Here is the full map for your viewing pleasure!

London Underground at home

London Canvas, Black and White, Subway Sign Poster

Look what I found on Etsy! Nice, right? It’s handmade and is priced at $140. The seller, GoingUnderground, specializes in subway art prints that pay homage to cities around the world and they ship worldwide.

They also offer these – so you can select the Tube stations that mean the most to you:

More London Underground signs

London Underground signs

London Underground signs

Fake London Underground signs

Wow. Someone has posted these fake London Underground signs on the Underground and they really are quite something!

Here are just a few…

Fake London Underground sign

Fake London Underground sign

Fake London Underground sign

London Underground sign
London Underground sign

See the rest of the Tube signs and try NOT to smile ….

Wizards use the London Tube, too

I kind of love this.

For the uninitiated, oyster cards are travel cards for the London Tube and there is a little chip in them so you can just tap them over the card reader instead of sliding your card through. Or indeed, attach them to a wand and tap away!

Thanks, Lise, for posting this!

Tube map of cocktail bars

I’m absolutely enamored with this tube map of cocktail bars in London, as seen on Ginmonkey.co.uk.

All cocktail bars are within walking distance of their respective tube station. It’s a great concept and still a work in progress! If you have any suggestions, you can contact Ginmonkey. And many thanks to Martini Mandate for leading me to it!