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In pictures: London Underground through history

A new exhibition which tracks the development of the design of London's underground, from the 1900s to the present day, opened recently at the London Transport Museum

Published: November 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm
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London by Design is a permanent exhibition which celebrates the artwork and unusual designs that have adorned the walls of the underground throughout the past century.


Visitors to the London Transport Museum can now follow the creation of the iconic red, white and blue 'bullseye' underground sign, and view some original tube maps from the early 20th century.

Here, we bring you some of our favourite images from the exhibition...

Ascot Sunday poster, by Walter E Spradbery, 1924. © London Transport Museum

Watercolour of Oxford Circus (Bakerloo line) station. Architect: Leslie Green. Artist: T Frank Green, 1906. © London Transport Museum

‘Power’ poster by Edward McKnight Kauffer, 1930. © London Transport Museum

Reinohl illustration, yellow De Dion LGOC bus, c1907. © London Transport Museum

A sketch of Winston Churchill by Robert Sargent Austin, 1943. © London Transport Museum

Unused artwork for a timetable booklet by Abram Games. © London Transport Museum


London by Design runs from 6 November 2015-20 May 2016. Tickets are included in the price of museum entry. To find out more, click here.


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