Map of the week: Baker Street Tube, The Jam and the Royal family.

The Queen and The Duchess of Cambridge visited Baker St Tube Station in London this week to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world’s first underground railway.
Baker Street tube

Map: Ordnance Survey 1:1000 mapping from 1872.

The first track ran between Paddington and Farringdon and was opened by the Metropolitan Railway in January 1863.
The original trains had three different classes, costing three, four and six pence for a single journey. The first-ever day of public service saw the new phenomenon enjoyed by 40,000 passengers.
Later Chiltern Court, the largest apartment block in London, was built over Baker Street station, where today a three-bed apartment will set you back £1.1m.

Today also marks the 33rd anniversary of The Jam’s single ‘Going Underground’ entering the UK chart at No. 1.

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