London Underground 150th Anniversary

On 10 January1863 the world’s first underground railway opened in London. It was an engineering marvel that became a model for capital cities all over the world. Now that magnificent British achievement is being celebrated with two UK £2 coins to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.
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2014: In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Eurotunnel, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip chose to travel on the famous express train, Eurostar, which whisks passengers from London to Paris in 2 hours and 15 minutes.) During the commemoration ceremony at St. Pancras Station in London, the Queen wore a long white coat, black hat and black gloves, and when she arrived at Gare du Nord in Paris she had changed into a short white jacket and a white hat.

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