Tube super fan, 6, can recite the capital network map by heart

Tube super fan, 6, who is hoping to break world record as the youngest person to visit all 272 London Underground stations, can recite the capital network map by heart and even has a tube-themed bedroom

  • Lewis Wing, six, has visited all of London’s 272 underground stations 
  • He is hoping to break world record as youngest person to complete the mission
  • The six-year-old can recite the network map by heart and has a themed bedroom
  • He became a passionate tube fan aged three after growing up near a station

A six-year-old tube super fan is hoping to break the world record as the youngest person to visit all 272 London Underground stations, can recite the capital network map by heart and even has a tube-themed bedroom.

Lewis Wing, from East London, became a passionate fan from the age of three after growing up near a Tube station. 

He is now six and has just finished a tour of all  272 of London’s stations and is hoping he has broken a World Record as the youngest person to complete the mission. 

Lewis Wing (pictured) is now six and has just finished a tour of all 272 of London’s stations and is hoping he has broken a World Record as the youngest person to complete the mission

The schoolboy began his project with the help of his parents Sheina Vasudevan, 46, and Peter Wing, 49, three years ago.   

His mission finished on September 20 when he went to the last two stations on his list- Battersea Power station and Nine Elms.

The youngster is now waiting to hear from Guinness on whether he has broken the record.   

His mother said: ‘We live near the Jubilee line depot so we can only assume his love blossomed from there.

‘We were taking him on the Tube as transport from three months, and as soon as he could speak he was asking to go on the Tube.’


The schoolboy (pictured left and right) began his project with the help of his parents Sheina Vasudevan, 46, and Peter Wing, 49, three years ago

Tube-mad Lewis added: ‘I like all trains. They’re awesome.’

The mission to visit all 272 stations in London started when he was three as he and his parents used the tube to travel around.   

He became more and more interested and began requesting visits, as well as doing his own research, and even memorising the Tube map – which he can recite any route from by heart.

Lewis became more and more interested and began requesting visits, as well as doing his own research, and even memorising the Tube map – which he can recite any route from by heart

His mother began decorating his bedroom with a variety of London Underground-themed decorations – from bedsheets and cushions to a hand-decorated clock – and his love only grew from there.

They decided to take a snap of Lewis at every station they visited – and it soon spiralled into a challenge for him to visit every station in London.

Lewis ticked off the final two stations on the his – around three years after beginning his mission – on September 20.


His mother began decorating her son’s bedroom with a variety of London Underground-themed decorations – from bedsheets and cushions to a hand-decorated clock – and his love only grew from there. Pictured: Lewis at Heathrow Terminal 5 

Sheina said: ‘We went to Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station on the day they opened.

‘We had to contact Transport for London to find out when they would actually be open to go and complete the set.’

Lewis said: ‘We went straight from school – it was the most tiring Monday of my life.’

Reflecting on the past three years, he said his favourite stations were Sudbury Town ‘because it looks nice on the outside’ and Stratford ‘because it looks nice on the inside’.

His parents decided to take a snap of Lewis at every station they visited – and it soon spiralled into a challenge for him to visit every station in London

Now he has completed his mission, the six-year-old is waiting to hear back from Guinness on whether he has become the youngest person ever to visit all 272 stations.

Sheina said: ‘He knows everything about it – we don’t even question his knowledge any more.

‘Every morning he checks the Transport for London status report and it shows.

Now he has completed his mission, the six-year-old is waiting to hear back from Guinness on whether he has become the youngest person ever to visit all 272 stations

‘Lots of six-year-olds sit around in front of the TV or a games console all day – so it’s an interesting passion to have!

‘Now Lewis has made it his mission to visit every national railway station – there are more than 2000.

‘I think he can do that one for himself when he’s a bit older!’

His mother said: Now Lewis has made it his mission to visit every national railway station – there are more than 2000′

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