The London Underground is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.
When the London Underground opened on Jan. 9, 1863 locals wondered how a train would be able to run underground. Today, London’s tube network transports more than 1.2billion passengers each year.
To celebrate the worthy accomplishment, the Cadogan hotel has created a special drink, the ‘Piccadilly Line’ cocktail.
The Cadogan, one of London’s prestigious Knightsbridge hotels, also has a long and distinguished history (although the tube was already firmly established by the time the Cadogan opened in 1887.)
The hotel was once the home of Lillie Langtry, the famous actress and close “friend” of King Edward VII. Additionally, Oscar Wilde was a frequent visitor to the Cadogan, and he always stayed in room 118.
Built by William Willett, the hotel features 64 luxurious guestrooms and suites, a restaurant, and private meeting rooms.