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Hidden : 10/04/2020
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1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The geocache is not at the published coordinates, but also not far away.


A little history about this station:

The station was planned by the Great Northern and Strand Railway (GN&SR), which had received parliamentary approval for a route from Wood Green station (now Alexandra Palace) to Strand in 1899. After the GN&SR was taken over by the Brompton and Piccadilly Circus Railway (B&PCR) in September 1901, the two companies came under the control of Charles Yerkes' Metropolitan District Electric Traction Company before being transferred to his new holding company, the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (UERL) in June 1902. To connect the two companies' planned routes, the UERL obtained permission for new tunnels between Piccadilly Circus and Holborn. The companies were formally merged as the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway following parliamentary approval in November 1902. The station was opened by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway on 11 April 1907, four months after services on the rest of the line began operating on 15 December 1906.

In 1929, Covent Garden was suggested for closure in connection with the extension of the Piccadilly line: the elimination of less-busy stations in the central area would improve both reliability and journey times for long-distance commuters, though the closure did not proceed.

In 2011, English Heritage gave the station frontage Grade II listed status, on account of it being a good example of Leslie Green's architecture.


How to find the cache:

Open the Adventure Lab app on your device (for those who haven't got it yet you can download it free from Google Play store or Apple App Store). Otherwise scan the QR below or clickon the QR for the link to the lab adventure page.

Covent Garden Stroll Adventure Lab

Cache placed with the kind permission of the landowner.

About SideTracked Caches

This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

va yno nqiragher

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)