Shrewsbury School

Harry Walks the London Underground for Beirut

Monday 17 August 2020

Former pupil Harry Sargeant (Moser 2009-2014) has found a healthy way to get to know his new home city and raise money for the Beirut rescue effort at the same time.

Walking along the Capital’s streets, Harry will cover the length of every London Underground line and take a selfie in front of each station entrance.

Teacher Harry, who moved to South London recently, explained: “I have always had a fascination with the London Transport System and its iconic map. I walked the route of the Circle Line for something to do since moving here and it’s relatively short (19 km). But when I saw what happened in Beirut, I felt I really wanted to help in some way so I decided to walk the routes of all eleven underground lines to raise money for the British Red Cross, who are working closely with the Lebanese Red Cross.”

As well as the Circle Line, Harry has now also completed the Victoria Line (23 km) and Bakerloo Line (24 km). Both Circle and Victoria took him five and a half hours. Bakerloo took an exhausting seven and a half hours in the August heat.

He has the District lined up next. Harry said: “And yes, I will walk to Amersham along the route of the Metropolitan Line and even then…that’s not the longest one! I’m hoping some of my friends will join me for some of the way. Yesterday I was delighted when Daniel Lo (School House, 2010-2015) came along for part of the Bakerloo Line.”

“I’ve set up a Just Giving page for anyone who would like to donate to the British Red Cross to support their efforts in Beirut.”


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