First published in Time Out, 18th April 2007:

“…These aren’t the pastel shades we see at Leslie Green’s other Piccadilly line stations, so is Russell Square the odd one out, or have all the other bold designs been replaced over the last century?

The turquoise stripes also continue up the stairs and round the passageway to the foot of the lift shaft. It’s detail like this that helps make the London Underground the design triumph we know and love today. Even the sign pointing the way “To The Lifts & Stairs” is glazed inside a blue surround, with a comet-like arrow beneath and the flourish of an ampersand within. Next time you’re waiting at a slightly lesser station, wish you were here…”

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