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/
This station is in zone 3 and belongs to London Borough of Hounslow which is in the west part of London.
The station was opened as Brentford Road on 01.01’1869 as railway station operated by London and South Western Railway. The station started being served by the District line from 1.06’1877. The station was renamed it to the current name in 1971. According to Wikipedia, “Gunnersbury” means “Manor house of a woman called Gunnhildr”. I visited Gunnersbury on 11.07’2019. At the time of writing this blog, I visited 9 stations this year. (3%). Since I started this project, I visited 91 stations (33%) and I passed 222 stations (81%). I passed 81% of stations of District line so far.
Since I started this project, I visited 91 stations (33%), and I passed 222 stations. (81%). I passed 96% of stations of Bakerloo line so far.
The station itself very socialist as it has a lot of concrete and steel that reminds me of Poland before 1989. If you end up here is because of the Chiswick Park Offices. It feels very beige.
Any interesting historical events and Trivia:
- The station code is GUN 🙂
- The station was damaged by a tornado in 1954 which damaged the roof.
- The station originally had 4 platforms.
- This station was served by Metropolitan line between 1877 and 1906.
Is Good independent coffee place nearby?
There were a few places, and all of them were closing down just while I was arriving. They don’t want me to drink coffee before my epic long way to home.
Is any Good pub nearby? Is any Good restaurant nearby?
We went to The Lamb. It is a traditional-looking pub, with a cool looking terrace that offers typical ‘British’ food. I like this place, and as I was hungry, I decided to eat there. The burger was quite good, but the beer choices were uninteresting. Price was acceptable for the quality. Service was quite good.
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/)