010/270: #ArnosGrove – The Unexpected

I never really pegged Arnos Grove as being particularly interesting, both in or out of the station but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The line briefly surfaces here and this is the first station since South Woodford (001) that is above ground. There’s a lot to see at Arnos Grove and choosing a picture was difficult. There’s the perfectly symmetrical platform canopies, the period platform signage and way finding, and the circular drum shaped station building is possibly the most impressive Holden we’ve seen so far.

The beauty of this challenge means I’m getting to see parts of the city I wouldn’t normally visit. On the trip up the Piccadilly Line we supplemented this by walking between every other station as well. We took the tube from Caledonian Road (003) to Holloway Road (004), walked from there to Arsenal, back on the tube to Turnpike Lane and so on…

The highlight of this practice was the walk between Arnos Grove and Southgate (011), taking in perfect suburban streets, picturesque parks and a quite unexpected village green.

Image copyright A Carter – CallingAllStations.co.uk

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