The Beautiful Red-Tile Tube Stations Of Leslie Green

The beautiful Red Tile underground stations of Leslie Green

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The red-tiled subway station is immediately recognizable and an icon of London. These popular stations on the Bakerloo, Northern and Piccadilly lines are by Leslie Green (1875-1908).

Each station is slightly different, but all use the same motifs: red glazed tiles, large arched windows, a distinctive cornice, and a steel frame construction that supports the upper floors (often never built).

Chalk farm station
chalk farm

Much has been written about Green, his distinctive designs and his short life (here's a great biography), but we've never seen a map of his work.

The above graphic shows all green stations that are still present above ground. We have omitted those that have been demolished or have no surface texture (like Regent's Park). Note that Euston Station is still in operation at the time of publication, but is due to be demolished in the near future to accommodate the HS2 project.

Covent Garden
Covent Garden

For the sake of completeness, we have also included three structures (Kilburn Park, Maida Vale, Paddington) by Green's assistant Stanley Heaps, which were designed following Green & # 39; s death on the same principle.

We welcome comments or corrections.

Map and all images of Matt Brown, except Holborn, courtesy of Jane Manley and the portrait of Green, which is in the public domain.

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