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Question: Which London termini would you recommend for architecture?  (Voting closed: May 02, 2020, 09:34:41 am)
Fenchurch Street - 3 (3%)
Aldgate - 0 (0%)
Liverpool Street - 1 (1%)
Moorgate - 0 (0%)
Farringdon - 0 (0%)
Kings Cross - 18 (18%)
St Pancras - 20 (20%)
Euston - 4 (4%)
Baker Street - 3 (3%)
Marylebone - 9 (9%)
Paddington - 16 (16%)
Victoria - 1 (1%)
Charing Cross - 1 (1%)
Waterloo - 12 (12%)
Blackfriars - 4 (4%)
City Thameslink - 0 (0%)
Cannon Street - 0 (0%)
London Bridge - 7 (7%)
Don't bother with any! - 1 (1%)
Total Voters: 21

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« on: April 25, 2020, 09:34:41 am »

Fourteen London Termini - which do you recommend that your distant relatives visiting from New Zealand in the summer of 2021 take time to have a look at, bearing in mind their interest in Architecture.  The fourteen stations have been chosen as the London 'end' of main network services, and I have added (in case you want to vote for them) Farringdon and Thameslink on cross city services that have no terminus, and Baker Street and Aldgate as the inner terminus of the Metropolitain service which in many ways is a service that could equally have been TfL» (Transport for London - about) or National Rail.  For the summer of 2021, I am assuming that Crossrail will not be open - so no worry about trying to work out anywhere that could be regarded as an inner point on that.

Stations are listed anticlockwise from 3 O'clock (downstream Thames) and in this poll post I'm not adding any links of personal views to start with a level playing field.   But members are welcome to comment.

In preparation for this poll, there was discussion as to whether we're looking at station buildings or train sheds.  Answer - Both.  Also discussion of some of the lovely stations elsewhere in Greater London that are worth a look, and some of the places at the far end of journeys - day trips and excursions.   They'll be subject to a separate vote.  This poll open for a week ...
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 01:56:17 pm »

I guess the answer is 'as many as they can'.  If you just had to pick one, you'd pick St. Pancras as it is outstanding and has the bonus of Kings Cross which is also now worth a good look at right next door.  Than I'd probably put Paddington as a clear next on the list, with the rest very much open to debate as most have interesting features depending on what sort of architecture you're looking to appreciate.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 06:00:52 pm »

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as most have interesting features depending on what sort of architecture you're looking to appreciate.

I think I'd exclude Euston and come to think of it City Thameslink from that characterisation!
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 08:08:17 pm »

I have added a picture of each of the stations at http://www.passenger.chat/23321
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2020, 04:29:28 pm »

Fourteen London Termini - which do you recommend that your distant relatives visiting from New Zealand in the summer of 2021 take time to have a look at, bearing in mind their interest in Architecture.

Bumping this poll ... started at the weekend, and we normally get a varying bunch of people at the weekend and during the week.  Though I suspect that one day runs very much into the next for many more people the moment.

Direct link to poll - http://www.passenger/chat/23317 - poll closes 2nd May
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2020, 06:51:44 pm »

Top 10 for your visitors to see

1. St Pancras
2. King's Cross
3. Paddington
4. Waterloo
5. Marylebone

6. London Bridge
7= Blackfriars
7= Euston
9= Baker Street
9= Fenchurch Street

EVERYONE who selected any stations chose St Pancras - a universal recommendation.

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