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Costumes: Tube stations

5 January 2009 by Amy Hansford

One of the up and coming costume party themes at the moment is that of Tube Stations. As bizarre as it sounds, there are just over 200 tube stations (including DLR) and they bring up all sorts of costume ideas.

Below are many costume suggestions, less the stations for the DLR as they’re not (as far as I’m aware) included for the purpose of the party for which this list was originally made. Which is a shame as that’s where some of the names get really inventive.

Angel Islington – angel (did you really need to ask? really?)
Arsenal – lots of weaponry / an Arsenal fan
Baker Street – Baker / Sherlock Holmes
Bank – Banker
Barbican – Barbie (in a can if you can manage it)
Barking – Dog
Barons Court – Panto style baron (i.e. Baron Hardup)
Becontree – Chrimble tree with a beaconesque light
Belsize Park – Bellboy
Blackfriars – Friar all in black / Burned food in a giant frying pan
Blackhorse Road – Panto horse
Bond Street – James Bond
Bounds Green – Green bondage
Bow Church – Prest/Nun/Monk covered in bows
Bow Road – Generally lots of bows
Brent Cross – Brent Spiner from Star Trek looking annoyed
Burnt Oak – Singed
Canada Water – Bottle of water / Canadian
Canary Wharf – Yellow bird
Chalk Farm – Farm animal drawn on a blackboard
Chesham – Chess piece
Cockfosters – Cockeral and can of Fosters
Colindale – Colin Farrell / Colin McRae (rally driver) / Colin Firth
Colliers Wood – Shaggy dog
Covent Garden – Priest/Monk/Nun with a flower
Dagenham East – Dagger
Dollis Hill – Dolly
Ealing Broadway/Fulham Broadway – ANY Broadway show character with a London twist
Earls Court – Jolly jolly posh. What ho.
East Ham/West Ham – Pig
Elephant and Castle – Elephant (and a castle if you can arrange it)
Euston – astronaut (as in ‘Houston, we have a problem’…)
Euston Square/Leicester Square – Cube/Square
Fairlop – Fairground person/freakshow
Finchley Central/Road – Finch
Gloucester Road – Dr Foster
Golders Green – All in gold and green / Goldmember
Goldhawk Road – Golden hawk/bird
Grange Hill – Grange Hill uniform / Dinner Lady / School Nurse / Teacher
Green Park/Greenford – All in green
Greenwich – Green witch
Gunnersbury – Lots of guns
Hammersmith – Giant hammer / MC Hammer
Hampstead – George Michael
Hanger Lane – Noose / Pilot / Air Hostess / covered in hangers
Harrow and Wealdstone – sign: Hello – I have a stone and know how to use it.
Harrow on the Hill – sign: Hello – I have a stone and I live on a hill.
Hatton Cross – Ricky Hatton
Heathrow – Pilot / Air Hostess
Hendon Central – Police trainee
High Barnet – Tall wig
Holland Park – Dutch outfit with clogs
Hornchurch – Priest/Nun/Monk wearing a hat with horns
Hyde Park Corner – Jekyll and Hyde
Kew Gardens/Ruislip Gardens – Botanist / Flower / Weed / Bill and Ben
Kilburn/Kilburn Park – Singed
Kings Cross – Angry king
St Pancreas – operation patient halfway through
Kingsbury – King fresh from the grave
Knightsbridge – Knight
Lambeth North – Pearly queen/king
Marble Arch – Giant marble
Mornington Crescent – sleepy pyjama wearer who’s just woken up
Neasden – cut out knees
Northolt – RAF person
Northwood – Lumberjack
Notting Hill Gate – Hugh Grant / Julia Roberts
Old Street – OAP
Oval – Cricketer
Oxford Circus/Piccadilly Circus – Ringmaster / acrobat / lion tamer
Paddington – Paddington Bear
Park Royal/Royal Oak – Royalty
Parsons Green – Parson/Priest
Pinner – Giant tack
Preston Road – Preston and Chantelle
Queens Park/Queensway – Queen / Freddie Mercury
Queensbury – dead queen
Ravenscourt Park – Black bird
Rayners Lane – Clare Raynor
Richmond – Someone who’s loaded
Rickmansworth – Rick Astley / Rick Mayall / Ricky Tomlinson
Roding Valley – Horse rider / jockey
Royal Victoria – Queen Victoria
Russell Square – Russell Crowe / Russell Grant / Russell Brand
Shepherds Bush – Shepherd and sheep
Sloane Square – Dr Mark Sloane (Diagnosis Murder)
Snaresbrook – person caught in a bear trap
St Pauls – Paul McCartney / Paul Gasgoine / Paul McKenna
Stanmore – Stan Laurel
Stockwell – Giant Oxo cube
Sudbury Hill/Sudbury Town – soap suds
Surrey Quays – Captain of a boat / sailor
Swiss cottage – Swiss cuckoo clock inhabitant
Temple – ANY God (have fun with this one)
Tooting Broadway – Brass player
Tower Hill – Beefeater
Tufnell Park – Phil Tufnell
Turnpike Lane – Big fish
Victoria – Victoria Beckham / Queen Victoria /
Warren Street – Rabbit
Warwick Avenue – Duffy
Waterloo – Abba / Napoleon
Wembley – Footplayer
West Brompton – Cyclist with a tiny bike
White City – all in white
Whitechapel – Priest/Monk/Nun all in white
Wimbledon – Tennis player

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