The Tube superfan, 6, who has visited all 272 London Underground stations


Lewis Wing, from east London, can even recite the entire London Underground map by heart (Picture: SWNS)

If someone said the words ‘Tube superfan’ to you, what kind of person would you picture?

For starters, I bet they’re not a child.

But Lewis Wing, aged six, could give any train spotter a run for their money as he is one of the London Underground’s most dedicated fans.

He can recite the entire map by heart, has a Tube-themed bedroom and has even visited all 272 stations.

Mum Sheina Vasudevan, 46, 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.’

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

He has recently completed his tour of every London Underground station on the map, and hopes to have broken a World Record as the youngest person ever to manage it.

His adventure to visit every single Tube station started at the age of three (Picture: SWNS)
Lewis, now six, said he ‘likes all trains’ (Picture: SWNS)

The schoolboy started his quest with help from his mum and dad Peter Wing, 49, three years ago.

He visited the final two stations on his list on September 20, Battersea Power Station and Nine Elms, on the day they opened as a new extension to the Northern Line.

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

Sheina added: ‘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 is waiting to hear back from Guinness World Records on whether he’s managed it.

He can now recite any Underground route by heart (Picture: SWNS)
His bedroom is decorated with a Tube theme (Picture: SWNS)

His mission started when, at the age of three, he became more and more interested in the London Underground and started asking to visit stations.

The family started taking pictures of Lewis at every station they visited, and it soon turned into a challenge for him to visit every station in the capital.

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’.

Lewis also started doing his own research and worked on memorising the Tube map – and can now recite any route by heart.

Sheina decorated her son’s bedroom with London Underground-themed items, including bedsheets, cushions and a hand-decorated clock.

She added: ‘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.

‘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 2,000. I think he can do that one for himself when he’s a bit older!’

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