Since the transformation of the bleak Marylebone Road Subway into the Wonderpass in 2016, the vibrant cultural crossing that connects Baker Street Station opposite to South Marylebone Road has become a crowd-pleasing feature of the Quarter. Celebrating the area’s history and attractions, the clean and engaging walkway offers pedestrians an enlightening way to cross the road. Gone are the wet puddles, poor lighting and dingy grey concrete walls.
The project is a great example of a community collaboration project with our ideas, funding from TfL and Westminster City Council ward councillors, and production from Sing London. With the design featuring work from the Wallace Collection, Madame Tussauds and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre the Wonderpass has truly brought the best of our area together.
Not just a pretty paint job, major structural works took place to upgrade the space. Drainage and leaks were repaired, the electrics and lighting were completely replaced and improved, as were the stairwells, floors and handrails. All the artwork is durable, easy to clean and maintain to ensure it remains looking fresh and inviting.
We hope you can pay the Wonderpass a visit and check it out for yourself. We’re confident you’ll love it.
Please note, overnight gating of the Wonderpass will mean that it is locked each night between 20:30 and 6:00.
Time Lapse and Public Interviews
Take a look at the five month project from beginning to end in under a minute!
Take a look at how people felt about the Subway and do now that the Wonderpass is here to stay.