Sunday, September 30, 2012

Look for Longer: How many London Underground stations can you find?

Last week I received an email from an unnamed agency who offered to send me a sneak peek over an upcoming project called Look for Longer (#lookforlonger). I have been promised that it would be a mind boggling cryptic challenge aimed at testing Londoner's knowledge of the city. When you combine by love for London and fun, it's difficult to say no.

The package arrived a couple of days ago and it was nothing like I expected. It was a beautifully drawn medium sized poster, which I will be framing, and the biggest magnifying glass I've ever held. The poster contains puns in references to London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and Overground stations such as Angel, Elephant & Castle, Bond Street, Knightsbridge, King's Cross, Swiss Cottage, Marble Arch, Seven Sisters and many more. How many tube stations are referenced in this poster I do not know (update: 75), but I bet there are plenty more to be found. If you love London and are into a bit of fun, you will enjoy poking through this poster with said magnifying glass.

As to what this campaign is aimed at, I am totally in the dark myself. Stay tuned on 3 October when the campaign is officially unveiled.

Update: The campaign has been launched and it is a both a game and competition courtesy of CBS Outdoor. Brilliant stuff. Do check it out!

As of last week, I've found all 75/75 stations, plus a red herring. ;)

Update: I don't actually condone checking out all the solutions posted by various commentators below, but if you are really stuck, do ask!

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Anonymous said...

I need help with the airplane and the German/Swiss beer lady!

Micky said...

lancaster Gate

Anonymous said...

Maida vale is the beer lady

Anonymous said...

footballer dude and the hay bale?!

Anonymous said...

Footballer dude is Upney...can't help with the hay bale yet..

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck at 69 now...:-(

Anonymous said...

Hay bale is Hainault...finally got all 75..

Anonymous said...

Last one to get - The guy on the roof? Help please I need my life back.

Anonymous said...

guy on roof is Mudchute

Anonymous said...

What is the man carrying the tv? And the mouse/rat eating the cheese?....My head is hurting!!!!!

Anonymous said...

All but one. Whist is the fish?????

Anonymous said...

The fish is literally a red herring - just guess it once then the option to guess goes away...
Focus on the cheese and it's shape not the rat...

Anonymous said...

What is the silver cross behind the other two?

Anonymous said...

The crosses are Hatton Cross and New Cross...
Man carrying TV is Bounds Green (bound screen)

But what is the rabbit hole on the hillside?

Anonymous said...

The rabbit is Borough.

What is the lady with up hair and the broken drum?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

Borough is the rabbit...

Anonymous said...

snaresbrook - drum
high barnet - hair

whats the man watering the plant?

Anonymous said...

The plant is a BAY tree...

Anonymous said...

lost with the hedge in the shape of a o

Anonymous said...

The hedge is in the shape of a Q not an O if that helps.

Anonymous said...

Not O but Q garden ;))

Anonymous said...

oh a q many thanks

Anonymous said...

Pls HELP only 4 left fire in the hole, spongecake, dead pig and the red fish

Anonymous said...

I still need the fire in the hole.
What type of sponge cake is it?
What sort of meat would you get from the dead pig?
The red fish isn't a station. Bit of a trick clue but what colour and what type of fish is it?

Anonymous said...

got them thanks :))

Anonymous said...

And the fire in the hole is ''hole is burning'' ;))

Anonymous said...

I need help with the nuns and the bride on the hill please.

Anonymous said...

only one to go the flag??

Anonymous said...

the nuns are in a garden

Anonymous said...

What is the bride marrying?
What is on the flag?

jackozero said...

only got the taj mahal for 75 any clues

Anonymous said...

The bride is marrying the bone

Anonymous said...

the bride is marrying the bone

Anonymous said...

It's a place of worship.

Anonymous said...

this dead pig? its my last one.

Anonymous said...

Dead pig.........what sort of meat would you get from the pig?

Anonymous said...

yeah. i've seen this clue.
pork, bacon, gammon, sausages, chops.... still blank.

Anonymous said...

The 'Ham' is 'Dead'

Anonymous said...

74 and stuck GRRRRRRR

appropriately is the white dog with green on his face

Anonymous said...

stuck on firey outline of man and dog with green patches

Anonymous said...

u mean the "murdered" man who has been "burnt" onto the road ;O)

Anonymous said...

just realised i'd missed one... what is the pressed on the road?

Anonymous said...

literally what you just typed !!

Anonymous said...

oh yeah....Kilburn...get it!

rosie said...

The wizard turning people green, and the guns on the hill... My last 2 and can't work them out!

Any clues? :)

Anonymous said...

"turns them green" - another word for cache of weapons, think footy ;O)

Anonymous said...

feel free to return the favour - re the white dog with green on face :O)

my last one !!!!

rosie said...

Thanks, trying to work out the guns one, footy is not my specialty :P

rosie said...

A Parson is a type of Dog :)

Anonymous said...

my own private a...n.l of weapons

rosie said...

A ha! Got it! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

D'oh !!!! - was so on the wrong track LOL

thanks
:O)

ilda said...

I'M STUCK help i got 72 but i need the dead pig the footballer and the golden tower

Anonymous said...

Dead pig..........the ham is dead
Footballer.........is playing keepy uppey with his knee

Anonymous said...

Stuck on 74 - the burning pit in the road?

ilda said...

hi stuck on last one the tower with the gold on it please help i need to go home from work :-)

Anonymous said...

it's where the great fire of london is remembered.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm daft but I have one more, the orange flag?

Anonymous said...

...you mean the hole that is burning ;-)

ilda said...

thanks
the burning pit is Holborn

Anonymous said...

it's the flag for a country near Greece

ilda said...

thtanks so much al 75 can go home now

Anonymous said...

Please help with the rat and the white tower thing near the bride.

Anonymous said...

It's not the rat it's the type of cheese the rat has

Anonymous said...

One left! Please help, the red bridge-like structure right at the back in the centre

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what the windmill is?

Anonymous said...

The "red bridge"?!?!?!?

Anonymous said...

I must be missing obvious ones then... the can, the thing coming out of the road behind it and the anvil

Anonymous said...

What is the football and the ham? I have put Fulham and apparently I am nearly there. What am I missing??!!

Anonymous said...

The can is Cannon Street, the fin coming out of the road is finsbury park and the anvil is Hammersmith

Anonymous said...

Anyone know what the windmill is?

Anonymous said...

The mill on the hill?

Lucy Woolven said...

Im stuck on the following...

The Ham behind barbie and Ken
The glue
The water in the puddle
The skyline right at the back of the picture
The green stuff hanging from the top of the pic
The cheese (I just cant get it with the clues already given!)

Anonymous said...

The sheep in the bath tells us which way a north is so this ham is **** ham
The glue is creating a bond in the street
The puddle containd the emblem of a north American country
The skyline is a city of a particular colour
The stuff hanging at the top is timber of a particular colour
The cheese is red *********

Lucy Woolven said...

Thank you! :) Ive completed it finally!

Anonymous said...

What is the cake?

Anonymous said...

its a type of sponge and pub in eastenders

Anonymous said...

helppp
whats the red pin on the hill and the window just above it . . .only 4 more :)

Anonymous said...

guys what is the blue wooden door

Anonymous said...

What's the one for the Taj Mahal? Am at 74......last one! This is driving me mad. It says Wembley is nearly right....but all the stations I put in for Wembley are wrong! Pleeeese help!!

Anonymous said...

What's the one for the Taj Mahal? Am at 74......last one! This is driving me mad. It says Wembley is nearly right....but all the stations I put in for Wembley are wrong! Pleeeese help!!

Anonymous said...

What's the one for the Taj Mahal? Am at 74......last one! This is driving me mad. It says Wembley is nearly right....but all the stations I put in for Wembley are wrong! Pleeeese help!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, didn't mean to post that so many times! Sorry. :)

Anonymous said...

Taj mahal is temple bro

do you know what the blue door is next to the small green tree and the dead pig?

Anonymous said...

the blue door is my last one D:

Anonymous said...

Dammit i bet he left me hanging...

been up all night doing these its 5am now.

74/75

DAM BLUE WOODEN DOOR

Anonymous said...

Blue door is algate,what's the dead pig,cheese with mouse,the well and the man waterering the tree?help anyone....cheer

Anonymous said...

What's the well and pig?????????

Anonymous said...

4 nuns? please driving me up the wall

claire harkness said...

What is the hat on the cross iv tried Hatton cross and it says im nearly there!

Tulip said...

Can anyone help me with the red fish??

Kev said...

Ashamed to say for the last 6 I had to write a program to automatically try every station.. :)

Anonymous said...

Whats that bail of hay behind the footballer?

Anonymous said...

HELP!

I still don´t get the red fish...
And what´s that thing on the left, a shark?

Please help me with my last two.

Anonymous said...

Only if you help me with 'Pressed' and the circle on the wall on the pub? :-)

Anonymous said...

preston road
and
holborn

Anonymous said...

ups, you meant the circle on the pub, not on the street...

it´s oval :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clues, The shark fin in road is Finsbury Park - and the fish is what it is a Red Herring

Anonymous said...

I have one more to go, can anyone help me with the picture of the well

Anonymous said...

It's a stock cube, so try Stockwell

Anonymous said...

guysss what is the beak in the tree next to the pin ? It's my last one and i'm stuckkk :(

Anonymous said...

Try Becontree :-)

Anonymous said...

What is the water fountain please?

Anonymous said...

There is a toilet at the bottom of the fountain - Waterloo

Anonymous said...

Hey guys...just discovered this! How awesome. Want to work out most without clues but the crown on the tree has really got me...please help. Will help you too!

Anonymous said...

Just two left to go! The stone with late written on it and the metal hammer and block thing at the front...??

Anonymous said...

what is the one with the chips in the fryer?

Late on stone.

Anonymous said...

just stuck on white tower with gold top

Anonymous said...

chips in frier is blackfriars

Anonymous said...

hammer and block thing is 'hammersmith'

Anonymous said...

white tower with gold top is 'monument'
can someone help me with the crown on the tree please? thanks

Anonymous said...

thank you

crown on tree - royal oak

Anonymous said...

Help!!
what is the boy with TV in rope
and the green dog?

Anonymous said...

Dog with green on its head - Parsons Green and Guy with rope - Bounds Green (Bounds Screen) :-/

Anonymous said...

What is the white gate behind Marylebone?

Anonymous said...

What is the white church structure on the hill on the top right?! My last one!!

Anonymous said...

I think it was Archway

Anonymous said...

Confused:

answered all 75 including joke one but only record shows only 74.

What do I do?

Anonymous said...

I am 74....just the red pin!!

Anonymous said...

it's pinner (red pin)

what is that flag on the right? and that burnt tree?

and those chest of guns? :(

Anonymous said...

CYPRUS, BURNT OAK, ARSENAL, THANK YOU!!! I HAVE DONE IT!!!

Anonymous said...

thanks! :) got it all now ^^

Anonymous said...

I don't get the dolls!

Anonymous said...

The dolls are Barbie and Ken.

Barbican.

:))

Anonymous said...

am i the only one who can't locate their final clue? tried moving my mouse all over the photo AND clicked eveyrwhere. can't find it! AHHHHHH

Anonymous said...

the ham and the football? pleaseeeeeeeee help - its driving me insane!

Anonymous said...

You could try Balham :-/

Anonymous said...

need help with the mound at the back with a building on it and cant seem to get the Kings cross one. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Try Tower Hill for the back one, The kings cross is the chess pieces crossing the road :-/

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck on these

the little tree
the Lime on the house (above the nuns)
The Gardener

thanks

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck on the windmill clue.

strifemagnet said...

The lime on the house? Take 3 of the words away and you're there.

spaff said...

on my last one, whats the gardener watering the bush?

Anonymous said...

Try Bayswater :-/

Anonymous said...

What is the witch!? My last one and it isn't Greenwich or North Greenwich!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh finally got the witch one!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Need help with the last clue - the four nuns??

Anonymous said...

Try Covent Garden :-/

Toastedbaps said...

Cross on shard?.?.

Anonymous said...

I think the whole thing could be Whitechapel :-/

Anonymous said...

Getting very frustrated... only 2 more to go!

For the witchy one im typing

Bounds Green

and it keeps saying nearly right... whats the right answer?!

any help would be greatly appriated!

Anonymous said...

argh, I've got 74/75 but I can't work out the girls in pink sat on the bridge?! I feel as though it should be stupidly obvious! somebody help pleeeeeeaaaaaasssseeee!

Anonymous said...

the witch is 'turning 'em green'...

sandie said...

The seven girls on the bridge are in pink and all look the same...they are sisters!

Anonymous said...

On 73 and awfully stuck!!

Please could someone help with the plane and the flag!?

kelskie said...

Thanks for all the help although I prefer the extra clues to the answers! What are the two things at the top being lowered by a crane?

Anonymous said...

One is wood and it is a particular colour... the other is a ton of bricks...

Anonymous said...

Everyone's comments have been so helpful! Am stuck on the big red bridge and the two chess pieces crossing the road.... Have tried all combinations of Queen I can think of?! Any help?!

RichArchie2012 said...

OK, have been doing this for the last four hours and I only have a couple to go...

1) The witch on the hill, I tried Greenwich but it's not working.
2) The man shooting up on the building.
3) The dead pig; and I've tried Dagenham
4) The tree and bird cobination.

Someone help!

Anonymous said...

whats the green construction thing above the bridge? thanks

Anonymous said...

What is the cirlce/ellipse on the pub wall?
thanks

Anonymous said...

It isn't an ellipse..it's an....

The green stuff looks like wood to me..

1) The witch on the hill, I tried Greenwich but it's not working.
The witch is turning them green

2) The man shooting up on the building.
What is he shooting? Looks like dirt..

3) The dead pig; and I've tried Dagenham
The pig is dead...

4) The tree and bird cobination
There's a beak on the tree...

Anonymous said...

hi, i am stuck on
1 the farm on the road
2 the bent cross
3 the black horse, which has got to be the easiest.......

Anonymous said...

what is the water well right next to the broken drum kit?!?! im lost? and the red fish is actually red herring for those who dont know..

Anonymous said...

try stockwell

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm stuck with silly ones :(

... The angry looking dog,
... The piggy bank
... The big palacey building (I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here)
... The bush on the ground
... The man next to the bush on the ground :P

Anonymous said...

Ooooh... Ignore the last two! I didn't realise they were together :P Obvious now!

However that means there's another one I'm missing somewhere :S

Anonymous said...

Phew found it... Let me re-type that comment...

Maybe I'm stuck with silly ones :(

... The angry looking dog,
... The piggy bank
... The big palacey building (I'm sure I'm missing something obvious here)
... The late rock

Anonymous said...

And after I typed that I realised it was late on a stone :P not rock... I should have typed my problems earlier!

Anonymous said...

Green thing in the sky- woodgreen
Help with the dead pig!

Anonymous said...

The dead pig another clue is - 'Hamisdead' :-/

Anonymous said...

broken drum kit anyone?!?!

Anonymous said...

One clue left --- can anyone help please. What is the largest white cross to the left of the pink pig ??
Thanks

Libby Hughes said...

only one i'm stuck on is the brown building on the right... am i missing something obvious?!

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck with the windmill and the ham beside the lady with the Barnet. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

What's the three boxes of gold? It's my last one!!

Anonymous said...

windMILL on a HILL
block of HAM in the EAST

look at the colour of the chip FRIAR



anyone know what the man on the right watering the plant is??

Anonymous said...

I have one more left what is the P sign on the pole!! somebody help me please!!

Anonymous said...

Green P

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that. The man watering the plant is Bayswater

Bozena Elizabeth said...

Last one! Stuck on red bridge at the back...

Anonymous said...

The 'Red' + 'bridge' there might be a clue right there

Anonymous said...

There are 3 crosses next to each other - what is the WHITE one on the right ???

Anonymous said...

new cross

Anonymous said...

Brown building?
Rat eating cheese?
tower on top of the mountain?

Anonymous said...

got the tower hill.... stupid me... need rest 2 please

Anonymous said...

What is the black horse? and the two chess pieces? Seriously stuck, they are my last ones....

Anonymous said...

Gosh you have the first one Blackhorse just put a road behind the word. The second is King's Cross :-)

Anonymous said...

It's been a week since I solved this. I hope I remember correctly.

Rat eating cheese: focus on the type of cheese and its shape.

Tower on mountain is Monument.

Anonymous said...

Re: the brown building

Focus on the flag and the type of building it is. Hint: it's on the Jubilee line.

Anonymous said...

Please someone put me out of my misery with the cheese one! I still can't get it with all the clues and I'm losing the will to live...

Anonymous said...

Mouse with cheese hint: The cheese is a red Leicester and the shape of it square.

Anonymous said...

I am glad I found this blog! Got stuck on a couple and solved them now!

Thanks, now I can have my life back!

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck on the sign (bottom right) with four queens head and city of westminster? Any clues??? Drawing a blank...thanks

Anonymous said...

It's confusing because the station you want is actually in the borough of Camden, not Westminster.
"Walk this WAY, Mrs Windsor's"
"If one could walk that WAY one wouldn't need the talcum powder"

Anonymous said...

I am stuck with dead pig,big brown building,bent cross. Can some plz help me.

Anonymous said...

got it what the bent cross is. WHAT THE SHEEP IN A BATH TUB DOING? Can't get my head around it. Plz help

Anonymous said...

3 short of 75. Plz if someone can give a clue.
1.The scribble drawing on the road.
2. the big brown building.
3. the lamb in the bath tub.

LeCarpe said...

Re: Brown building

A very very very large home.

Anonymous said...

last one. the Q's

Anonymous said...

I got to 66 - not a bad effort - I now feel a little bit sick for cheating - great design - witty clues - thanks for your help!!

Anonymous said...

The Qs are in a Garden.

Anonymous said...

Re the scribble drawing on the road. Think of what it's drawn and what material is used to draw it.

Anonymous said...

The lamb in the bathtub.

Focus on both the lamb and bathtub, plus the 'N' on the bathtub itself.

Anonymous said...

i cant work out the brown building with the gate on it, next to the burning tree pls help! also the football and the ham??? the farm on the road and the oval on the pub

the sheep in the bath is actually a LAMB in a BATH

Anonymous said...

What's the cake in front of the dog?

Anonymous said...

Farm on road is Chalk Farm.

Football guy is Upney.

You got Oval on the pub already.

Anonymous said...

The cake in front of the dog is an Victori Sponge, hence Victoria.

Anonymous said...

The big brown building on the right next to the burning tree is a mansion.

Mansion House.

Anonymous said...

im stucked with the last 2, what is with the leafy Q and the white gate on the hill on the right hand side?? cheers guys

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