As soon as you walk through the exit barriers of the currently desolate Old Street Underground Station, you will notice these lines on the ground leading outside.

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A nice thank you message to the NHS, these are all over London right now.

The station has 8 different exits with it being directly under a roundabout, so to help commuters know which route to take these exits are colour coded. I am not sure if the lines simply help commuters find the right exit, or if they also lead to something specific outside. The green line definitely leads to something in particular, so on my daily walk I decided to follow it…

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The below shot almost gave the game away… so I decided to blur the answer on the ground πŸ˜‰

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Traffic seems to be getting busier, although it is still much quieter than the norm.

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Getting there…

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It leads to Moorfields Eye Hospital, only a few minutes up City Road. I heard that the hospital may be treating patients for the virus, but this could be incorrect. It is certainly deferring non-urgent patients though, stating so on their website.

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The green line runs right to the front door of the A&E!

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The building is a beautiful one, with a more modern extension in the shots above at the accident and emergency entrance. I noticed the clock was in the shape of an eye, which is a pretty cool addition.

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Another beautiful day! I have to say London has been gifting us with some beautiful blue skies in the past couple weeks, I hope this continues. It is a concern over here that us Brits won’t be able to resist the opportunity to get a little tan and get complacent with the social distancing, but so far people seem to be resisting temptation. Myself included. I just take shots on my daily walks, or to and from the shop. But I did take a longer walk down towards the highrises yesterday which was EMPTY. Hardly a soul. With it being a bunch of offices the weekend is the perfect time to go on the best of days, now even more so. I felt much better walking down there compared to the parks actually, and I will show you this soon.

I am being sensible, and taking photos when I have to leave for groceries or exercise. And only on an iPhone right now or a small GoPro, as my Nikon would be taking the p*** a little bit.

I hope you have some blog worthy areas on your daily walks when you get the chance to leave the house, and thank you to the NHS and to the health services around the world keeping you healthy in your country.

See you all again soon!!

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Due to the Coronavirus outbreak I am somewhat limited as to what I can do in London, but I aim to post as much as I can during this time. I promise to have some great posts coming your way once this is all over as I continue to explore London.

Stay home, stay safe and happy blogging!

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20 thoughts

  1. I love reading your writing. It is unique to me and seems as if sometimes I am walking where you are. Thanks so much! Keep up the great adventures you take me on, it’s probably the only way I will every be able to travel.

    1. Thanks M!! I am so pleased you are liking the posts that I put out, I love sharing them with you and that you feel you are on the adventure with me! That is my aim with my blog πŸ™‚

      I hope you are keeping well.

    1. Thank you!! I am glad you liked the post and I hope you get to visit London one day on your travels.

      In the meantime I will try to post as many adventures as I can for you! πŸ˜€

    1. Loving these vids Pat! I am currently watching on a break at work, so I will have to watch with sound later. Love the hills in the background too, I want to explore πŸ˜€

      The lakes you have in Canada are huge too. I can’t comprehend the size of the lakes let alone the country!

    1. Love stuff like that! I would love to visit an old abandoned station, I know the Underground has a few. In fact they opened some of these up I believe last year for tours… it is a shame I wasn’t able to go πŸ™

  2. Why don’t more stations do this? It’s so easy to come out the wrong way and have to find your bearings again.

    Also, I’m glad that green line kept going. The Starbucks logo was in one of the photos and I was thinking surely not? Haha.

    1. It is a good idea, especially at bigger stations to help people in the right direction. I would be so disappointed if it headed straight to Starbucks xD

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