Mychael Barratt: Notes From the Underground

Posted by Scott Phillips on 06th September 2013

Notes From the Underground

Notes from the Underground by Mychael Barratt

This year, in Honor of TFL's 150th Anniversary, engraver and Printmaker Mychael Barratt has produced a relief print and etching comprising four plates printed side by side in a manner reminiscent of an ancient folding map. The print represents every station on the London Tube Map. Listed below, is the full key for each station representation.

This edition is limited to 100 hand numbered and signed prints by the artist.

 

Notes From the Underground: Full Key

 
Acton Town - The Who were from Acton
 
Aldgate - No. 30 St Mary Axe – ‘affectionately known as The Gherkin’
 
Aldgate East - Whitechapel Art Gallery
 
Alperton - Costume from Diwali celebrations
 
Amersham - Market Hall
 
Angel - Raphael angel
 
Archway - Vanished Banksy graffito
 
Arnos Grove - Arnos Grove station designed by Charles Holden
 
Arsenal - Arsenal Football Club icon
 
Baker Street - Sherlock Holmes
 
Balham - Book shop ‘My Back Pages’ named after Bob Dylan song
 
Bank - Bank of England as designed by Sir John Soanes
 
Barbican - Violin as the Barbican is the home of the London Symphony Orchestra
 
Barking - Dog barking
 
Barkingside - Fulwell Cross Library
 
Barons Court - Artist’s studio on the Talgarth Road
 
Bayswater - Marconi invents the wireless radio
 
Becontree - Home of the Becontree Brass Band
 
Belsize Park - Raleigh bike from Les Bicyclettes de Belsize
 
Bermondsey - Tank from corner of Mandela Way and Pages Walk
 
Bethnal Green - ‘Muffin the Mule’ from the Museum of Childhood
 
Blackfriars - Statue from the Blackfriars pub
 
Blackhorse Road - Tile motif from Tube Station
 
Bond Street - Prada handbag
 
Borough - Cezanne’s pears from Borough Market
 
Boston Manor - Boston Manor House
 
Bounds Green - Rock group ‘UFO’ was formed in Bounds Green
 
Bow Road - Mahatma Ghandi stayed in Kingsley Hall in Bow in 1931
 
Brent Cross - Trolley from the country’s first shopping mall
 
Brixton - David Bowie was born in Brixton
 
Bromley-by-bow - St Leonard’s Priory
 
Buckhurst Hill - Welcome to Buckhurst Hill sign
 
Burnt Oak - DJ and journalist Robert Elms was born in Burnt Oak
 
Caledonian Road - Housmans Radical Bookshop
 
Camden Town - Quintessential 1970’s punk
 
Canada Water - Canada Dry tonic water
 
Canary Wharf - Name came from connection with the Canary Islands rather than actual bird…
 
Canning Town - Tin of sardines
 
Cannon Street - London Stone from 111 Cannon Street
 
Canons Park - Handel is made Composer in Residence at St Lawrence Whitchurch
 
Chalfont and Latimer - John Milton retired to Chalfont St Giles to complete Paradise Lost
 
Chalk Farm - The Roundhouse
 
Chancery Lane - Sceptre taken from the painting ‘The Court of Chancery’ by Benjamin Ferrars
 
Charing Cross - David Gentleman artwork from Charing Cross Station
 
Chesham - Roger Crab, 17c haberdasher upon whom the Lewis Carroll’s Mad Hatter was based
 
Chigwell - Chigwell barrage balloons employed in WWII
 
Chiswick Park - William Hogarth’s dog
 
Chorleywood - Famous for the Chorleywood Bread Making Process
 
Clapham Common - ‘The man from the Clapham Omnibus’ symbolised the common man
 
Clapham North - Graham Greene, author of The Third Man was born here
 
Clapham South - George Jennings invented the ‘Monkey Closet’ or public lavatory
 
Cockfosters - Famous Fosters Beer advert with Paul Hogan
 
Colindale - Frigidaire had a factory in Colindale
 
Colliers Wood - Henry VI was crowned at Merton Abbey
 
Covent Garden - Area famous for Punch and Judy shows
 
Croxley - Croxley Mill
 
Dagenham East - Ford Cortina
 
Dagenham Heathway - Ford Anglia
 
Debden - Home of the Postal Museum
 
Dollis Hill - The colossus computer of Bletchley Park was built in Dollis Hill
 
Ealing Broadway - Home of actor Sid James
 
Ealing Common - Home of tennis ace and fashion label icon Fred Perry
 
Earls Court - Kangaroo symbolising large Australian community
 
East Acton - Wormwood Scrubs prison
 
East Finchley - Sculpture by Eric Aumonier of a kneeling archer
 
East Ham - Weathervane
 
East Putney - Marc Bolan lived in East Putney
 
Eastcote - Highgrove House
 
Edgware - Stained glass window from the Hale Lane Synagogue
 
Edgware Road - Famous for its shisha bars
 
Elephant and Castle - Statue, which is a symbol of the area
 
Elm Park - Elm leaves
 
Embankment - Sphinx guarding Cleopatra’s Needle on the Victoria Embankment
 
Epping - Epping Forest
 
Euston - George Bernard Shaw has a theatre named after him on the Euston Road
 
Euston Square - Charles Darwin lived near Euston Square
 
Fairlop - Fairlop Airfield Memorial
 
Farringdon - Smithfields Market porter
 
Finchley Central - Harry Beck’s iconic Tube map is commemorated here
 
Finchley Road - Charles de Gaulle lived nearby in Frognal
 
Finsbury Road - John Lydon aka ‘Johnny Rotten’ was born in Finsbury Park
 
Fulham Broadway - Marco Pierre White’s signature pig’s trotters at ‘Marco’, Fulham Road
 
Gants Hill - Commemorative Russian style tube sign as LU advised Moscow
 
Gloucester Road - Sir John Everett Millais’s painting Bubbles
 
Golders Green - Chollah bread representing large Jewish community
 
Goldhawk Road - Cooke’s pie and mash shop
 
Goodge Street - The Post Office Tower
 
Grange Hill - Roland Browning from the long running television series Grange Hill
 
Great Portland Street - Stethoscope symbolising the doctors of nearby Harley Street
 
Greenford - London Motorcycle Centre
 
Green Park - Buckingham Palace is nearby
 
Gunnersbury - Gothic boathouse from Gunnersbury Park
 
Hainault - Tube platform
 
Hammersmith - Home of artist Mary Feddon
 
Hampstead - Sigmund Freud lived in Hampstead
 
Hangar Lane - Twyford Abbey
 
Harlesden - Jubilee Clock
 
Harrow & Wealdstone - The ‘Wealdstone’
 
Harrow on the Hill - School boy from Harrow School
 
Hatton Cross - The Urban Farm
 
Heathrow 1, 2 and 3 - Luggage symbolising long haul flights,
 
Heathrow 4 - medium haul flights
 
Heathrow 5 - and short haul flights
 
Hendon Central - Pilot symbolising the Hendon Aerodrome
 
High Barnet - From the Cockney rhyming slang for ‘hair’
 
Highbury and Islington - The Highbury Clock
 
Highgate - Karl Marx is buried in Highgate Cemetery
 
High Street Kensington - Famous 1960s shop Biba was on High Street Kensington
 
Hillingdon - Home of penicillin discoverer Alexander Fleming
 
Holborn - Lewis chess piece from the British Museum
 
Holland Park - A peacock of Holland Park
 
Holloway Road - Edward Lear lived in Holloway
 
Hornchurch - Hornchurch RAF base
 
Hounslow Central - Classical house ‘The Lawn’
 
Hounslow East - Birthplace of musician Phil Collins
 
Hounslow West - Birthplace of actor Jack Wild
 
Hyde Park Corner - Wellington Arch
 
Ickenham - Swakeley’s House
 
Kennington - Charlie Chaplin live in Kennington as a child (although he was born in Walworth)
 
Kensal Green - Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine – precursor to the computer
 
Kensington (Olympia) - Classical Olympic sculpture
 
Kentish Town - Kentish Town was renowned for piano manufacturers and shops
 
Kenton - All Saints Church Tower
 
Kew Gardens - Kew Gardens Japanese pagoda
 
Kilburn - Ian Dury from band ‘Kilburn and the High Roads’
 
Kilburn Park - Tricycle Theatre
 
Kingsbury - Jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine was born in Kingsbury
 
Kings Cross - Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni is buried under platform 9 of Kings Cross Station
 
Knightsbridge - Soldier from the Knightsbridge Horse Guards
 
Ladbroke Grove - From the cover of ‘London Calling’ by The Clash
 
Lambeth North - The name comes from landing place for lambs
 
Lancaster Gate - Peter Pan sculpture from Kensington Gardens
 
Latimer Road - The Westway
 
Leicester Square - Chinese soup bowl to represent Soho and Chinatown
 
Leyton - Leyton was heavily bombed by Zeppelins in WWI
 
Leytonstone - Alfred Hitchcock was born here
 
Liverpool Street - Richard Serra sculpture ‘Inside Fulcrum’
 
London Bridge - The Canterbury Tales started at a tavern close to London Bridge Station
 
Loughton - ‘Rock Drill’ as Sculptor Jacob Epstein lived here
 
Maida Vale - Bradley Wiggins was born in Maida Vale
 
Manor House - Clissold House from Clissold Park
 
Mansion House - The Lord Mayor’s ceremonial carriage
 
Marble Arch - The location of the Tyburn Tree where public executions were held
 
Marylebone - Original location of the Marylebone Cricket Club
 
Mile End - Rachel Whiteread’s sculpture ‘House’ at 193 Grove Road, Mile End
 
Mill Hill - East University of London’s Observatory in Mill Hill
 
Monument - Pudding Lane was where the Great Fire of London began in 1666
 
Moorgate - John Keats was born at the Swan and Hoop Inn, 199 Moorgate
 
Moor Park - Moor Park Golf Club
 
Morden - Joseph Bazalgette, designer of the London Sewer Network lived here
 
Mornington Crescent - Willie Rushton invented the game ‘Mornington Crescent’ on the radio show I’m sorry I haven’t a clue
 
Neasden - Sculpture from the façade of the Neasden Temple
 
Newbury Park - Newbury Park
 
North Acton - Tim Burton’s Batman was filmed in the Acton Lane Power Station
 
North Ealing - North Ealing lamppost
 
North Greenwich - The O2 Centre
 
North Harrow - Lord Byron went to school at Harrow
 
North Wembley - Soul and R & B singer Maxine Nightingale was born here
 
Northfields - Architect Charles Holden’s Northfields Station
 
Northolt - ‘Northala Fields’ – four large man-made hills
 
Northwick Park - Ambulance symbolising Northwick Park Hospital
 
Northwood - Director Derek Jarman lived here
 
Northwood Hills - Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury cleared Northwood Hills of trees
 
Notting Hill Gate - Home of the Notting Hill Carnival
 
Oakwood - Ancient ice well
 
Old Street - Tube train studios on a roof in nearby Shoreditch
 
Osterley - Osterley Park House
 
Oval - The Oval Gasomoter
 
Oxford Circus - Stanley Green, the Protein Man was a fixture of Oxford Street
 
Paddington - Home of Lord Baden Powell who started the Boy Scouts
 
Park Royal - Guiness factory
 
Parsons Green - The Fulham Pottery
 
Perivale - Entrance to the Hoover Building on Western Avenue
 
Piccadilly Circus - Alfred Gilbert’s statue of the Greek God Anteros popularly mistaken as Eros
 
Pimlico - Home of artist Aubrey Beardsley
 
Pinner - Elton John (Reginald Dwight) was born in Pinner
 
Plaistow - Dick Turpin
 
Preston Road - Sign from the Preston Tavern
 
Putney Bridge - Cardinal Wolsey crossed the river at Putney in 1529
 
Queen’s Park - Queen’s Park Library
 
Queensbury - Station is on Honeypot Lane
 
Queensway - Whiteleys Shopping Centre
 
Ravenscourt Park - Ravenscourt Park Café once the stable block of Ravenscourt House
 
Rayner’s Lane -Grosvenor Cinema now converted to a Zoroastrian Centre
 
Redbridge - Redbridge Town Hall
 
Regent’s Park - Home of London Zoo
 
Richmond - Deer from Richmond Park
 
Rickmansworth - Home of George Orwell
 
Roding Valley - Windmill
 
Royal Oak - Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed the first ever iron bridge ‘Bishop’s Bridge’
 
Ruisip - Home of cinematographer Oswald Morris who filmed ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
 
Ruislip Gardens - Actor Andy Serkis, ‘Gollum’ from Lord of the Rings was born here
 
Ruislip Manor - Ruislip Manor Farm
 
Russell Square - Charles Dickens lived nearby at 48 Doughty Street
 
St James’s Park - Rodin’s The Burghers of Calais in Victoria Tower Gardens
 
St John’s Wood - The Beatles from the album cover of Abbey Road
 
St Paul’s - St Pauls Cathedral
 
Seven Sisters - The musician Dave Clark was from Seven Sisters
 
Shepherds Bush - Steptoe and Son was filmed and based in Shepherds Bush
 
Shepherd’s Bush Market - Sign from Shepherds Bush Market
 
Sloane Square - Venus fountain in Sloane Square
 
Snaresbrook - Swan from Eagle Pond
 
South Ealing - Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery
 
South Kensington - Dodo from the Natural History Museum
 
South Harrow - Home of politician Screaming Lord Sutch
 
South Kenton - Cricketer Denis Compton was from Kenton
 
South Ruislip - Mary Bankes-Hawtry was a Royalist figure during the English Civil War
 
South Wimbledon - Home of the Wimbledon College of Art
 
South Woodford - Head of the Suffragette movement Sylvia Pankhurst lived here
 
Southfields - Home of the author George Eliot
 
Southgate - The singer Amy Winehouse was born in Southgate
 
Southwark - William Shakespeare as the Shakespeare Globe Theatre is on Bankside
 
Stamford Brook - The Raven Public House
 
Stanmore - Roger Moore lived in Stanmore
 
Stepney Green - St Dunstan Church
 
Stockwell - Vincent van Gogh lived briefly in Stockwell
 
Stonebridge Park - McVities Biscuit Factory was here
 
Stratford - Mo Farah winning the 10,000 metre gold medal at the 2012 Olympics
 
Sudbury Hill - Dev Patel, star of Slumdog Millionaire was born in Sudbury
 
Sudbury - Town Express Dairy
 
Swiss Cottage - Cuckoo clock
 
Temple - Statue of two poor knights sharing a horse from in front of a 12c Templar Church
 
Theydon Bois - Theydon Bois Avenue of Trees
 
Tooting Bec - Taken from apocryphal story of tourists mistakenly being taken to Tooting Common during the Tutankhamen exhibition
 
Tooting Broadway - Home of greyhound racetrack ‘Wimbledon Stadium’
 
Tottenham Court Road - Portrait of local man on the Fitzrovia Mural
 
Tottenham Hale - Luke Howard invented the scientific classification for clouds
 
Totteridge & Whetstone - Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal FC live in Totteridge
 
Tower Hill - One of the Tower’s ravens
 
Tufnell Park - Roofline of the Boston Towers tavern
 
Turnham Green - Battle of Turnham Green was fought here during the English Civil War
 
Turnpike Lane - Banksy graffito removed and sold in an American auction house
 
Upminster - Rev. William Derham accurately calculated the speed of sound
 
Upminster Bridge - Upminster Windmill
 
Upney - Eastbury Manor
 
Upton Park - Home of West Ham United FC
 
Uxbridge - John Rich the father of English pantomime lived here
 
Vauxhall - Tsar Nicholas I of Russia visited Vauxhall
 
Victoria - Queen Victoria
 
Walthamstow Central - William Morris
 
Wanstead - James Pound discovers Saturn’s satellites
 
Warren Street - Rabbit
 
Warwick Avenue - Houseboat from Little Venice
 
Waterloo - Napoleon
 
Watford - Salters Gardens Almshouses
 
Wembley Central - The stadium of the home of English Football
 
Wembley Park - A football
 
West Acton - Home of actor Adam Faith, famous for his starring role in Budgie
 
West Brompton - Wild Bill Cody’s show came to Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre
 
West Finchley - Terry Thomas lived in West Finchley
 
West Ham - Weathervane
 
West Hampstead - Home of Winnie the Pooh author A A Milne
 
West Harrow - Home of Roger Bannister, first man to break the 4-minute mile
 
West Kensington - Home of racing car driver Stirling Moss
 
West Ruislip - Brian Connely, lead singe of the group ‘Sweet’ lived here
 
Westbourne Park - Brutalist architect Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower
 
Westminster - Big Ben
 
White City - The marathon distance was set at the 1908 Olympics as the distance between
 
White City Stadium - and Windsor Castle – 26 miles and 285 yards
 
Whitechapel - Gilbert and George live nearby in Spitalfields
 
Willesden Green - Home of the famous Spotted Dog public house
 
Willesden Junction - Willesden Junction Library
 
Wimbledon - Uncle Bulgaria from The Wombles
 
Wimbledon Park - Strawberries, the favourite staple of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
 
Wood Lane - Historic home of the BBC
 
Woodford - Winston Churchill was the MP for Woodford
 
Woodside Park - Spike Milligan lived in Woodside Park
 
Wood Green - Alexandra Park antenna