Every city’s got their share of hidden stories, secrets and pieces of history that are only known to a select few. Whenever I travel, I’m the kind of guy who likes to skip past the usual touristy bullshit and learn about the real history. Now, I know that we don’t normally highlight stuff like this, but I came across the answer to a mystery about the London Underground, that really needs to be shared.
When riding the Tube, on the Northern Line, almost all of the stations have the same “Mind the Gap” message. All except one. Embankment Station is a different breed. It’s got a loud, booming male voice that is iconic and a source of amusement.
The backstory behind it, however, is pretty sweet, and it was recently shared by author and historian John Bull on Twitter.