049/270: #Kennington – The Original

Here we have the oldest tube station on the network. Not the oldest station… nor the oldest underground station… but the oldest tube station. And believe me we’ll get onto the differences at a later date.

We choose Kennington over all the other stations from Stockwell through to Borough, as this original City & South London Railway structure has remained relatively unaltered since it’s conception in 1890. This was the first deep level electric tube railway to be built anywhere in the world, and of all the original stations only Kennington retains it’s 1890 surface level ticket hall.

At one stage the other CSLR station would have all looked very similar, all sporting a distinctive lead-covered dome structure that housed lift equipment

Image copyright A Carter – CallingAllStations.co.uk