USS stands for underground’s secret search, and it is about exploring things around London’s underground station. Read more about it in my introduction: https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/
The railway station was opened in 1858, and District line started to stop here since 1902. I visited this station on 19.01’2019. At the time of writing this blog, I visited 21 stations this year (7%). Since I started this project, I visited 74 stations (24%), and I passed 201 stations. (38%).
I visited this station during my reconnaissance mission to explore the east part of London. My route from home to home with stops at Marylebone, Edgware Road, West Ham, East Ham, Hornchurch, Upminster Bridge, Upminster, Romford, Forest Gate, Stratford, Epping and Theydon Bois.
This station is in Zone 3/4 and belongs to London Borough of Newham. Most of the station still has original elements of Victorian architecture. This station has also few cool features like a garden and the clock that is normally use in tunnel section of the Underground.
I spotted something on canopy support. As it turns out “LTSR” stands for London, Tilbury and Southend Railway and it is a company that built this station.
East Ham has quite a diverse population. I have noticed many Romanian cafes and shops, Hindu temple, Muslim centre, Indian restaurants (but not generic ones but from Kerala and other southern regions of India).
- The Metropolitan line stops here from 1936 until 1988 when this part of this line was transferred Hammersmith & City line
Is Good independent cafe or restaurant place nearby?
I went to the Carpathia. It is a Romanian restaurant. They offer really good food. However, I chose food that is not most photographic. They have quite an interesting dessert. Food is reasonably priced. Staff is efficient.
Is any compelling places to see nearby?
While I was exploring East Ham, I accidentally discover Sri Mahalakshmi Temple and it looks stunning from outside. Shame, I didn’t have time to explore inside. Sadly there is not too much useful information about this temple on their website http://www.srimahalakshmitemple.net 😦
Note: All resources I used to gather knowledge I will keep on the introduction page (https://dominiksymonowicz.com/2017/07/07/uss-dominik-underground-secrets-search-introduction/)