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Mornington Crescent is a London Underground station in Camden Town, named after the nearby street.

The station was opened as part of the original route of the Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway (now the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line) on 22 June 1907. After opening, it was little used, and for many years it was open only on weekdays, and before 1966 Edgware-bound trains passed through without stopping.

On 23 October 1992 the station was shut so that the then 85-year-old lifts could be replaced. The intention was to open it within one year. However, the state of neglect meant other work had to be completed, and the station was closed for most of the 1990s, amidst talk of it closing permanently.

However, a concerted campaign to reopen the station was launched, as the station is held in fond regard due to the popular BBC Radio 4 panel game I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, which frequently features the game round Mornington Crescent, a game which takes its name from the station.

Mornington Crescent, the game, consists of each panellist in turn announcing a landmark or street, most often a tube station on the London Underground system. The apparent aim is to be the first to announce "Mornington Crescent". Interspersed with the turns is humorous discussion amongst the panellists and host regarding the rules and legality of each move, as well as the strategy the panellists are using. Despite appearances, however, there are no rules to the game, and both the naming of stations and the specification of 'rules' are based on stream-of-consciousness association and improvisation. Thus the game is intentionally incomprehensible.

The station was reopened on 27 April 1998 by the regular cast of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue (Humphrey Lyttelton, Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden) and a memorial plaque to the late Willie Rushton, one of the longest-serving panelists, was installed at the station in 2002.

Since its reopening, the station has been open at the same times as most other stations, including weekends, in an attempt to relieve the pressure on the increasingly busy nearby Camden Town station.

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Camden Town:   Camden Town tube station is a major junction on the Northern Line and one of the busiest stations on the London Underground network. It is particularly busy at weekends with tourists visiting Camden Market and Camden High Street.
London Greek Orthodox Cathedral - All Saints:   All Saints, Camden Town is a Greek Orthodox church known as the Greek Orthodox Church of All Saints.
Mother Red Caps:   At the main junction of Camden Town is a long-established business, once known as Mother Red Caps or Mother Damnable's, more recently the World's End.


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Camden Town (1920):   Camden Town was named after Charles Pratt, the first Earl Camden, who started its development in 1791. It began life as little more than a handful of buildings beside a main road. Camden Town’s expansion as a major centre came with the opening of the Regent’s Canal to traffic in 1820


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Albert Street, NW1 · Arlington Road, NW1 · Augustus House, NW1 · Augustus Street, NW1 · Barnby Street, NW1 · Bayham Place, NW1 · Bayham Street, NW1 · Bridgeway Street, NW1 · Camden High Street, NW1 · Camden Street, NW1 · Carol Street, NW1 · College Place, NW1 · Crowndale Road, NW1 · Cumberland Market, NW1 · Delancey Passage, NW1 · Delancey Street, NW1 · Eversholt Street, NW1 · Georgiana Street, NW1 · Godwin Court, NW1 · Granby Terrace, NW1 · Greenland Place, NW1 · Greenland Road, NW1 · Greenland Street, NW1 · Hampstead Road, NW1 · Harrington Square, NW1 · Kings Terrace, NW1 · Lidlington Place, NW1 · Mandela Street, NW1 · Mary Terrace, NW1 · Mayford, NW1 · Miller Street, NW1 · Mornington Crescent, NW1 · Mornington Cresent, NW1 · Mornington Street, NW1 · Mornington Terrace, NW1 · Oakley Square, NW1 · Park Village East, NW1 · Plender Street, NW1 · Pratt Mews, NW1 · Pratt Street, NW1 · Redhill Street, NW1 · Regents Park, NW1 · St Martins Almshouses, NW1 · St Martins Close, NW1 · The Marr, NW1 · Underhill Street, NW1 · Werrington Street, NW1 ·


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