Barbie-fever takes over London - but TfL confirms it hasn’t changed name of famous station

Barbie fever appears to have hit the London Underground with an image of the Barbican Tube station roundel changed to “Barbiecan” trending on social media.

The Barbie movie has started its pink London takeover in honour of the doll-themed flick’s premiere. A few of the city’s famous landmarks have already welcomed rosy-themed attractions ahead of the European launch of the film

Barbie fever appears to have also hit the London Underground with an image of the Barbican Tube station roundel changed to “Barbiecan” trending on social media.

However despite fan excitement on Twitter, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that it has not changed the name of the station and that the image has been photoshopped.

An image of the “Barbiecan” station has been circulating social media. Credit: AllontheboardAn image of the “Barbiecan” station has been circulating social media. Credit: Allontheboard
An image of the “Barbiecan” station has been circulating social media. Credit: Allontheboard

The movie will have its London premiere this evening (July 12) in the capital’s famous cinema district, aka Leicester Square.

Barbie and Ken stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are just some of the film’s cast set to walk the special pink carpet this evening. The project’s director Greta Gerwig will also join the duo alongside America Ferrera, Issa Rae and Simu Liu.

According to reports on social media fans have been queueing since this morning to catch a glimpse of the stars.

The much-anticipated fantasy-comedy’s official release date to the general public is on Friday July 21.