This is my 'work station' and I have to say, it's a MAZE. If you don't know where you need to be then you'll easily get turned around with people flowing in every direction both in and out of the station. It's a great location if (like me) your work for a tech company.
It's situated directly below silicone round about and is an easy walk to Shoreditch (far easier for me than getting 30 *slight exaggeration* connections to Shoreditch High Street). This does mean however that it's a regular stomping ground for hipsters, which is reflected in the coffee shops and cafes in the area. Most of which have a distinctly bohemian theme.
It's not the kind of place you really 'recommend' as such (if you're heading for old street your pretty screwed). So I'll have to leave with 'if you've got to get off here then good luck finding your way out'.
WHY ARE YOU SO BIG OLD STREET
All I want is to go to Brick Lane stop sending me in the wrong direction with your many exits of confusion. I am not impressed.
Also you smell of urine and are cold in the winter. Sort it out Old Street!
This station is just a big NO for me. It is so confusing and dark and ugly I feel I don't want to go in there alone when is late at night!
Good luck finding your way out!
Why is this station still dark and dank?
Everytime I come through here it seems worst than the last. There's a feeling of trouble about it despite the comings and goings of commuters, hen nighters and the tight jean brigade.
This is a good connection for Hoxton/Shoreditch but my days, there has got to be a better way.
Forgot about the 8 exits. Smh
ughuhguhguhguhg... one day i will actually get out at the exit i want and not have to go back down or cross the street. one day i will master you old street tube!
This is one of the more confusing stations to escape from. Located under a roundabout, it has multiple exits corresponding roughly to the four points of the compass but you'll need a good internal GPS system to get the right exit on your first try
Served by Northern line trains on the Bank branch, it's a handy stop for Shoreditch and Moorfields eye hospital. There are some fast food, soup and sandwich shops handily placed just outside the station
Another plus is that there are public toilets at this station
Not a huge fan and generally I don't use it if at all possible. I would rather get off a stop or two early and walk to my destination.
I mean, who puts a tube station under a roundabout? In addition to that it's on the naughty Black Line which we all know is always naughty!
You can't possibly miss Old Street Station in the East End. Just look for the massive roundabout under where Old Street meets City Road. Compared to some Tube stations, it's rather well marked. Lots of entrances and exits have signage pointing to local hot spots that tend to make it a little easier. Ramps rather than stairs are helpful, especially if you simply want to get from one side of the roundabout to the other. However, there are still steps involved in getting from the platform to the street level. :-(
Very large underground shopping arcade with cobblers, quick eats and even a dry cleaners. While I wouldn't recommend hanging about during quiet hours or after dark, in the day time it is very busy with worker traffic. It's close to Liverpool Street Station.
Old Street is on the Northern Line between Angel and Moorgate and is in Travelcard Zone 1. Also, some National Rail lines stop here.
So, it's been suggested these were designed for drunks well, assuming we are talking about the same ones, I'm not totally convinced! They are highly roll-off-able and I feel the repeated circle motif might have them believing they are seeing giant beer glass tops everywhere
What they definitely are is a pretty striking piece of design. As I said, repeated circle motif There's a paved plaza in front of a row of shops, well supplied with youngish London Plane trees. Each tree is surrounded by a circle of varying size made of dark gray polished stone slabs. Some are flower beds: some low to the ground, some high enough to sit on the edge. Some are circular flat-top benches, some of which are just that: flat circles. Others have little dark gray stained wooden seats added for those that do need a back to a bench. Some trees are surrounded by little clusters of bike racks. Others have circles, just like the benches, but at a higher level so they can be used as tables to stand at. I've several times used these to get something out of my bag.
The overall effect is striking and unusual. And used more by yuppies than drunks. Though maybe the distinction blurs on a Friday evening.
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