052/270: #LeicesterSquare – The Worst

Someone asked me not so long a go “What’s your favourite station?” That’s a very tough question, of which I’d struggle to answer without giving it some serious thought. “OK So what’s you’re least favourite station?”

Easy.

Leicester Square.

No doubt about it, didn’t even have to think.

Sorry tourists, I know you’re important to the economy of this city, but you are like a moth to a flame when it comes to Leicester Square. I know it’s supposedly the heart of the West End, but really, could you not think of anywhere more imaginative to go than Aberdeen Angus Steak House?…

The station always feels cramped and overcrowded and the streets above are no better. You’ll get knocked into, walked in front of and squeezed into claustrophobic spaces. I feel like there’s never any escape. Every bit of dislike and anxiety towards the Piccadilly Line is rooted in this station.

Leicester Square you are the worst.

Image copyright A Carter – CallingAllStations.co.uk

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