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First Train to Farringdon

Opened to the public 160 years ago the Metropolitan Line was the world’s first passenger-carrying underground railway and Farringdon Street Station in Clerkenwell was its first terminus station.

Celebrating what was the start of the London Underground “First Train to Farringdon” is a free temporary display in the Islington Local History Centre available until the end of May. Featuring archival images from the Centre’s collection the display explores the history of Farringdon Station from construction to the opening of the new Elizabeth Line.

To view the display visit the Islington Local History Centre during open hours, no appointment necessary.

  • Monday: 9am – 1pm, 2-8pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 1pm, 2-5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am – 1pm, 2-5pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 1pm, 2-5pm
  • Friday: 9am – 1pm, 2-5pm
  • Saturday: 9am – 1pm, 2-5pm (every second Saturday in the month)

Islington Local History Centre, 245 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NB

A free walking tour in also available in collaboration with Islington Walks find out more here: All change at Farringdon: how railways and roads have affected the area

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