London Underground 150 years later, how has it changed?

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The London underground is an iconic part of London’s public transport system.  From the ground-breaking maps, now widely copied and used as reference across Europe and America, to the distinctive London underground sign.  When the underground opened back in 1863, the population of London was 2.3 million, fast-forward 150yrs and the city has transformed massively with over 8.6 million people living and working there.  Not only in terms of construction but economically, London is certainly associated as hub of the world with great transport links to Heathrow and plenty of international airports and rail stations within a reasonable commuter distance. Prices have rocketed up and even more in the trendy and hip areas of London which were deemed even sometimes unliveable.

To give you idea on comparisons of 1863 and now, built a new monopoly board which showcases the house price then, now and notable constructions. We have also developed into the past on each station on how London landscape has turned for the good or sometime for the bad in terms of monetary value for our ordinary house buyer.

For instance, at Piccadilly circus, this is now a hub for West End musicals and the home of London land based casinos which hosts many casino games for tourist and London folk. The prices in around and London are certainly stomach churning but on the outer edger such as Whitechapel which were relatively cheap on the monopoly board have risen dramatically!

London is still a major tourist destination though and is still home to the monarchy which was probably a reason why places like Mayfair and Parklane stations continually have increased home values and will not drop in the near time future, even a member of a monarchy decided to have his stag party around that area.


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