Esoteric London

No. 689: Southgate Circus, N14

Posted in Street Furniture, The Tube by esotericlondon on October 18, 2012

Southgate Circus, London, N14. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

R.D. B’s Diary 1887-1914 – R. D. Blumenfeld 21, 1930:

Tuesday, June 21, 1887.

Wonderful day for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee celebration. I spent most of last night wandering through the streets to observe the decorations and preliminary illuminations. The gas-lit streets looked brilliant. Holborn, which with great enterprise, has electric street lighting, particularly attractive […].

[The electric lighting in the above photograph is not on Holborn but outside the Charles Holden designed Southgate Underground Station. The station is Grade II* listed making it well worth a trip to Zone 4 to take a ride on the original elevator, complete with up lighting, often used in period dramas. R.D.]