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Tower Tavern Sign

Tower Tavern Sign

Unsurprisingly, the Tower Tavern is located right next to the BT Tower. However, I think it's a very bizarre name for a pub. Pub names in the UK can be based on a variety of things such as animals, heraldry, colours, transport, historic events, etc. Location is also commonly used for naming pubs, but usually not something so recent.

Still at the end of the day, probably not worth thinking (or writing) too much about. Besides, the pedant in me would point out that the image of the BT Tower on the sign is how it used to look (with satellite dishes), so in a sense it's at least using historic imagery.

This photo was taken during my Victoria Line Walk, in support of Bowel Cancer UK to see more photos from the walk you can visit my Flickr page.

Arsenal Sign At Emirates Stadium

Arsenal Sign at Emirates Stadium

Following on from my previous post about Gillespie Road, here's the current sign for Arsenal FC in front of Emirates Stadium. Even tough this was taken on a Game Day the crowds have disappeared. Even the souvenir sellers and hot dog vendors were closing up shop:

Arsenal Souvenirs Arsenal Food (Hot Dogs)

These photos were taken during my Victoria Line Walk, in support of Bowel Cancer UK to see more photos from the walk you can visit my Flickr page.

The Houses Of Gillespie Road

Houses of Gillespie Road

Gillespie Road Sign

If you're not familiar with football and/or London you may wonder what makes Gillespie Road different from any other. Until 2006, the road served as the northern boundary to Arsenal Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club. Emirates Stadium, their new home, is just slightly further west.

Gillespie Road was also the name given to the current Arsenal Station until 1932, when the club pressured the tube for a name change (the original name can still be seen on the tiles at Platform level). Returning to the houses, to me they don't look like the type you'd expect to find next to one the most popular football clubs in the country. However, that may be my North American upbringing where sports stadiums increasingly tend to be built far away from housing.

This photo was taken during my Victoria Line Walk, in support of Bowel Cancer UK to see more photos from the walk you can visit my Flickr page.

Capital Ring (Walking Route) Sign

Capital Ring Sign

This sign for the Capital Ring circular walking route was seen along Seven Sisters Road. At 78 miles (126 km), the Capital Ring is actually the shorter of two orbital walking routes in London. The other - The London LOOP - is 152 miles (245 km) and passes the very edge of London, while The Capital Ring is relatively much more central.

It was very tempting to follow the Capital Ring during my walk as the stretch of Seven Sisters Road after it, was the ugliest part of my Victoria Line Walk and among the ugliest bits of London.

This photo was taken during my Victoria Line Walk, in support of Bowel Cancer UK to see more photos from the walk you can visit my Flickr page.

Colourful Student Flats At Tottenham Hale

Colourful Student Flats At Tottenham Hale

The area immediately around Tottenham Hale Station is not the nicest to look. However, these student colourful student flats really stood out. A little Googling revels that they are part of the Emily Bowes Court, Unite Student Accommodation, at up to £255 per week for a studio, they're not exactly the cheapest London living option given the location.

This photo was taken during my Victoria Line Walk, in support of Bowel Cancer UK to see more photos from the walk you can visit my Flickr page.