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The London Underground, also known as the Tube, is meant for transport. But, in some cases, the stations themselves are actually destination spots worth going to see based on their architecture and aesthetic:

1. King’s Cross

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This massive steel and glass lattice structure was unveiled in 2012. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

2. Notting Hill Gate

The brick archways and glass sky roof give the Notting Hill Gate platform a light and airy feel. (Wiki)

3. Baker Street

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Tiny tiles were used to re-create Sherlock Holmes, who lives nearby at 221 Baker Street. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

4. Canary Wharf

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Two glass canopies, one on each side, allow light into the underground station. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

5. Victoria Station

Victoria is one of the original stations opened in 1863; the exterior looks like something out of Downton Abbey. (Wiki)

6. Angel

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The Angel Tube station has the longest escalators in London. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

7. Westminster

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Welcome to the Thunderdome; actually, this metal cave-like space is Westminster. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

8. Liverpool Street Station

The dual-level station mixes modern and traditional architectural styles. (BB)

9. Gloucester Road 

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Gloucester Road’s sub-surface platform is covered with a glass ceiling; and a spiral staircase takes you down to the deep-level. (Getty Images)

10. Marble Arch 

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The Marbel Arch tube station boasts 17 murals, each 12 x 10 ft, by artist Annabel Grey. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Do you have a favorite Tube stop?

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By Brigid Brown