Bride and groom trade horse-drawn carriage for the Tube

08:09 10 April 2013

The happy couple at Baker Street. Picture London Underground

The happy couple at Baker Street. Picture London Underground


A just-wedded couple braved soot and baffled travellers recently when they opted to travel to their reception on the Tube.

Eliot and Emily at a London Underground wide-aisle gate. Picture: London UndergroundEliot and Emily at a London Underground wide-aisle gate. Picture: London Underground

Emily Drabek, 25, and Eliot Maunder, 28, traded the more traditional vintage car for the Bakerloo line on their wedding, travelling from the ceremony at Marylebone Register Office near Baker Street station to Charing Cross for the party.

Around 30 guests joined the couple as they swapped the aisle for Tube stations’ wide-aisle gates.

Eliot, of The Cut, Southwark, said: “We wanted to travel on the Underground because it is so quick and easy. I travel on the Tube every day to get to work and it is the best way to get around the capital.”

The Latin teacher added: “There are always staff around if you need them - and on this special day we did – they guided us to the front of the train and we had a whole carriage to ourselves for all the wedding guests.”

Emily and Eliot hop off the Tube. Picture: London UndergroundEmily and Eliot hop off the Tube. Picture: London Underground

And bride Emily said: “When you live in Devon you really do appreciate the public transport in London, particularly the Tube.”

London Underground’s chief operating officer Howard Collins said he was delighted the couple had opted for the Underground on their special day, and also took the chance to highlight the recent introduction of more wide-aisle gates on the Tube network.

He said: “We want to help all our customers and we are delighted that we could speed this young couple on their way to their wedding meal.

“The new wide aisle gates at the station meant that their guests and the other passengers were able to get through independently and onto the train very quickly.”

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