Improving Standard: the return of Andrew Martin

One of the delights for me about the improving Evening Standard has been the return of old hand Andrew Martin, with his unorthodox but smart tales from the underground, now called Man On The Tube (and only intermittently available online).

This used to be called Tube Talk and was my favourite feature of the old ES magazine in the late-90s when that mag was a great supplement. Martin’s column was the chief influence behind my own bus column at Time Out, where I endeavoured to catch every London bus in numerical order and write about the journey each week.

Martin had this knack of finding fascinating weekly stories about the Tube (something Annie Mole has been doing for the last few years), and writing them up with wit and skill. He’s a fantastic writer and a real London enthusiast; it’s great to have him back.

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