072/270: #Westminster – The Monolith

Westminster‘s massive monolithic shaft that leads down to the Jubilee Line platforms is another example of sheer architectural triumph that was the JLE. Like Canary Wharf (056), Westminster has a very industrial feel with exposed concrete and metal jutting out from every angle supporting escalators and walkways. It feels like you’re walking through the bowels of an interstellar cruise liner and I love every inch of it.

So iconic and representative of London Underground’s architectural pedigree, this station was voted 10th in the Transport Museums’ list of ultimate London Design Icons. It was one of only two stations to make the list – sitting proudly alongside other design greats such as the Black Cab and Harry Beck’s map.

Image copyright A Carter – CallingAllStations.co.uk

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