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Southgate tube station. Photograph: Matthew Chattle/ Alamy
Hovering over the ground like an art-deco flying saucer, Southgate is the most futuristic of the many underground stations Charles Holden designed during a creative spurt in the 1920s and 30s.
Its slender white roof juts out like the brim of a hat over a cast-iron frieze; above this float a lantern and coil, seemingly about to shoot a bolt of lightning down to the tube.