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Monday, 22 February 2010

End of the Line - Amersham

Here is the first of an occasional series I am bringing you. I will periodically catch a tube to the end of the line to see what is there.
This end-of-the-line trip at the northern end of the metropolitan line (the oldest tube) takes you to the quaint town of Amersham.
The tube stops in the new town. Catch a taxi to the old town (approx £5).

A perfectly preserved 17th-18th century English village with origins going back to pre-Saxon times. Explore the old church and market building. Have a leisurely lunch at one of the many restaurants or one of the quaint old pubs.

Wander down the main street to take in the old cottages, the many antique stores, the museum and park.

25 comments:

alestedemadrid said...

Excellent idea! Waiting for the next end of line.

G said...

Wow. What a lovely little street.

Mara said...

What a fantastic idea. I might be doing that when I will be in London in March.

Mike said...

It always amazes me we have a tuble line right out there! It's a lovely town :)
This I do...

jabblog said...

Brilliant idea!

B SQUARED said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a day.

The Loft said...

This is a brilliant idea! I love it!

Jenny Woolf said...

Or actually you can walk it or take your bike on the Met. line (non rush hour) and cycle, it's very pretty countryside around there with lovely walks.

Peter said...

An excellent idea! Should make for some 30 posts? :-)

PepeB said...

I can only agree with the other commentators: Great idea!

Jay said...

What a great way to explore.

Pictures like this really make me miss London and the rest of England. You've made me feel incredibly nostalgic, but in a very good way.

Thank you for all the amazing pictures and the dedication you've put into this project!

The Lone Beader said...

This kind of looks like a couple of New England towns I have driven through! :)

Babzy said...

Very nice idea, i follow you in the tube !

Michael said...

I also did some thing like this in 1963, I took the tube to Ongar, I used a Red Rover ticket.

jennyfreckles said...

Great idea - but I like the notion of taking a bike too.

Rolf said...

Fascinating!

PhotoPuddle said...

Lovely idea! This sort of tube trivia really interests me!

Ivy said...

Great idea. I'll look forward to more.

Angie said...

24 to go? You are doing such a great job, Mo. I love to look every day.

lewi14 said...

It's a nice idea and worth to encourage to your mission.

Erin said...

Yes please. I would like to be there. ;)

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Sharon said...

I love this idea. I've often read the tube map and wondered about the end of line stops. This will be great fun for me. thanks.

50two said...

That's a great idea, I'd love to do something like that here in Madrid, but I don't think the metro goes so far out of the city.
Also, I wouldn't find any nice little English villages lol.

Joe
http://50two.wordpress.com

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Amazing just how far out of London the "underground" reaches. Great idea for your blog to explore the distant fringes.

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