Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate #Southgate Underground Station’s 90th Birthday this week. We’d also like to thank everyone who fed back on what they’d like to see in the town centre and how they would reimagine Southgate. Many thanks to Southgate District Civic Voice Transport for London the volunteers and performers who kept everyone entertained, the Town Centres Team at Enfield Council and the Mayor of Enfield who had the honour of cutting and sharing a giant birthday cake!
The station opened on 13 March 1933 with Oakwood on the second phrase of the northern extension of the Piccadilly line from Finsbury Park to Cockfosters.
Southgate railway station is the famous “UFO style” railway station, built to a design by Charles Holden as a low circular building, with the aprex in the style of a conductor. The station is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of modernist architecture on the London Underground.
To mark the occasion, a celebration took place outside Southgate tube station organised by the Southgate District Civic Voice, local businesses and Enfield Council. A number of events took place, including heritage tours of the station, a vintage bus display, live music, planting games and birthday cake celebrations.
Southgate ward Councillors, Chris Joannides, Elisa Morreale and Stephanos Ioannou attended the fun-day festivities with local residents.
Cllr. Chris Joannides said, ” We are delighted to be invited to celebrate the station’s 90th birthday. Southgate tube station is a true North London icon, transporting commuters and tourists across the city since the 1930’s. The underground is the skin of history that is London’s veins. We would like to thank every for organising this wonderful day”.