If any institution epitomises modern London than the underground or the “Tube”, as it is fondly known, would be that institution.
Most Londoners take the “Tube” for granted. For decades it has been a huge resource that links Londoners and visitors alike to work, friends, entertainment and to every facet of life in the city. It is the string that ties London and Londoners together.
Historian and author, Robin Bextor, follows the story behind its construction on the way to becoming the first underground system on the planet. Practical, egalitarian, efficient, popular, logical, organised and yet infuriating, maddening, and confusing…it typifies everyday life in London today.