May 9, 2013 - submitted by Jamie, United Kingdom

Q. Hi, The Oracle.

I've always wondered, why did Coldplay choose Belsize Park Underground Station to record part of the Paradise video, and was the station closed to the general public when they were filming? If so, how long for?

I hope you can answer this question :)


The Oracle replies:

Our second London tube question of the day.
Belsize Park station (ooh - Princess of China remix has just come on Kiss radio as I type this) is the closest Underground station to The Bakery, that's why it was used.
It wasn't closed to the public - none of the Underground shots involved closing the stations.