SALON FOR THE CITY NO. 51: LONDON TRAVELS
On the Buses and Going Underground
6.30pm Wednesday 28th Feb 2018
Charring Cross Library
4-6 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0HF
Admission: £9.00 / £7.50 - Concession (with proof)
Ticket includes a 'Tube'of Hendricks Gin Cocktail
In 1829, George Shillibeer began operating a horse drawn omnibus service from Paddington to the Square Mile. By this year, Transport for London were running over 8000 scheduled buses on 700 different routes to provide over 1.8 billion passenger journeys. Yes, that's right. 1.8billion journeys. Well, who better to navigate them than cultural academic JOE KERR & musical comedian JAY FOREMAN.
Well, who better to navigate them than cultural academic JOE KERR - returning to the Salon after last year’s stellar appearance as a London Punk at London Punk? Author of an upcoming book On the Buses and a lover all things public transport, from both sides of the glass driver's screen, Joe will take us on some of his favourite journeys through the history of the London bus.
And, as if that wasn't a gigantic enough subject to tackle, musical comedian JAY FOREMAN, returns to the Salon to explore the recesses of The London Underground.
Our much loved and hated subterranean system is the world's first underground railway, evolving from the single line Metropolitan railway to a sprawling labyrinth carrying 1.7 BILLION passengers annually on 11 lines through 270 stations.
And yes, Jay has a song with them all in. Get a seat you can and join him for his idiosyncratic Tales of the Tube.