London Underground:150 Years of Iconic Posters

To mark the Tube's 150th anniversary, the Transport Museum is showcasing 150 of the greatest London Underground posters

Victorian solicitor Charles Pearson was a man of vision. Determined to rid London of the traffic that even then clogged its streets, he came up with an idea – an underground train linking different parts of the capital. The London Underground opened its doors on 9 January 1863 and the next day thousands of people queued up to travel on the stream-engine-powered trains. Today, the network is 249 miles long and carries 1,229 million people every year. To celebrate the Tube’s 150th anniversary, the Transport Museum is running an exhibition featuring 150 of the best posters advertising the Tube. Visitors also have an opportunity to vote for their favourite poster in The Siemens Poster Vote.
Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs runs until 5 January 2014.
Underground: The Way for All by Alfred France, 1911

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