London's dramatic growth during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was dependent on the emergence of a modern public transport network. Where transport arrived, houses soon sprang up as commuters moved from the crowded centre of the city to leafy suburbs around London.
New routes and improved services transformed much of Middlesex and parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Kent and Essex into a suburban zones.
Suburban life is well documented in the Museum's Photograph Collection. Find out what Greater London looked like in the past in the city's different boroughs. A new 'suburban living-room' exhibit will feature Borough 'scrap-books' telling local stories about the impact of transport on their development.
Are you house-hunting?
Browse the Poster Collection for inspiration: you'll find dozens of posters related to particlar areas of London.