The Underground’s New Art Installation Is Making Us Hungry

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Gloucester Road has an eggsciting new addition.

When summer comes, and we all start to boil on the tube, keep this shred of solace in mind: you won’t be the only thing cooking on the Underground. That’s because a cracking new artwork has arrived at Gloucester Road station, featuring eggs galore. If you’re heading past on the District line anytime soon, prepare to hear your stomach rumbling.

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The tasty new installation is named “my name is lettie eggysrub”, and was created by London-based Heather Phillipson. It’s the latest addition to TfL’s ongoing Art on the Underground project, which in 2018 will feature exclusively female artists. Phillipson’s artwork takes over a District line platform – but don’t worry about your commute being scrambled: the platform is disused, so it won’t affect travel plans.

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Aside from the fried eggs, “my name is lettie eggysrub” also incorporates custard tarts, egg sandwiches, TV screens, bullhorns, and a giant whisk. It’s easily the most dystopian breakfast we’ve seen in London so far. The installation will be in place for a whole year, so you’ve definitely got time to see if it turns Gloucester Road into a massive yolk. At the very least, it might distract you from the fact that the District line never washes its seats. Yuck.

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Featured image: @artontheunderground

Alex Landon

Alex Landon

Although Alex spent most of his life in Somerset and Durham, London is (almost) in his name, so he relocated to Clapham and fell in love with it. However, this has put him dangerously close to Infernos... You'll find him eating all of London's street food, lost in a bookshop, or shouting at his beloved ice hockey team, the Minnesota Wild.

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