“The next station is Gnome. Change here for Elf, Cherubim and Fairy.”
Would be a lot less weird if it wasn’t a good eight miles away from where they actually built the arsenal.
It’s like something from a kid’s picture book where everything is labelled incredibly literally. Was even sillier when the next station along was still called Post Office. (It’s St Paul’s now.)
Disappointing lack of doggos.
Same, also a surprisingly long way from Barking.
But not by Bromley which, once again, is eight bloody miles awy.
Chalk isn’t a plant, lads.
Elephant & Castle
Hang on, that’s in Belgium isn’t it?
There are literally horns on the church, to be fair.
Actually in Middlesex, nowhere near Kent.
Not only no knights, but no bridge either.
Might as well have a station called “oblong” or “dodecahedon”.
Plenty of clowns though, amirite?
Does any other London suburb promise such a vertiginous drop between name and reality?
To be honest the name’s fine, I just wish people knew how to pronounce it.
The river’s more than 30 miles long, guys, this doesn’t narrow it down.
None that I’ve noticed.
“Now where are those sheep hiding now?”
Shepherd’s Bush Market
Because one bush is never enough.
1. That’s not how that combination of letters should sound. 2. That’s not where Southwark is. Other than that you’re fine.
Sure, let’s name a station after a novelty drinking establishment, why the hell not.
Okay, this one is definitely in Belgium.