What is it about the good people of Elephant & Castle that nobody wants to sell them anything? Some time ago – and we’re talking months here, if not a year – all of the adverts were stripped off the northbound Northern Line platform leaving the passengers staring at something that looked like a piece of not-very-successful collage. A sign was put up indicating that renovation was in progress and that was that. I don’t use the station that often – and can you blame me? – but I was there again recently and it was still the same. Torn paper, dirt, and a sign saying watch this space. It’s beginning to look a little odd, possibly even a bit pointed.
I can’t help but feel that even as I type somewhere in the offices of either Transport for London or Viacom Outdoors a manager is slapping his forehead and going ‘Elephant and Castle. That was what I was supposed to remember…’