Neverwhere Setting & Symbolism

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The Umbrella

Richard's umbrella was given to him as a going away present. It is etched with a map of the London Underground.

The Earl's Court

Earl's Court is a medieval court presided over by an aging earl and is held entirely within the confines of a subway car.

Beast of London Talisman

The Beast of London Talisman is a carved figurine that allows safe passage through the labyrinth beyond Down Street. In the story, there are two such items.

Down Street

Down Street is, at its highest point, a house. Within, it becomes a spiraling path winding its way around and down a massive gorge.

The Angelus

The Angelus looks like pair of ancient cathedral doors decorated with the image of an angel. When opened by an opener, the doors lead to Islington's citadel; this method of entry, however, may only be used once per person.

London Above

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