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listthumb web posterparade summer2015 POSTER PARADE: Literary London
29 January - 29 April 2016
Free with General admission ticket.
 
thumb learning easter2016 FAMILY ACTIVITIES: Underground Secrets 
25 March - 10 April 2016
Drop-in. No booking required.
 
listthumb events depotopen2016 2 OPEN WEEKEND: The A to Z of London
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April 2016 
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listthumb events johnston2016 JOHNSTON SERIES TALK: London’s First Fonts
Tuesday 10 May 2016
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 Designology TextArrow SMALL 90px wide FRIDAY LATE: designology 
Friday 20 May 2016
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web deeplevel 90x70 STATION ARCHITECTURE TOURS: Deep Level Tube 
Saturday 4 June 2016
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listthumb events johnston2016 JOHNSTON SERIES TALK: New Johnston: New font - Eiichi Kono in conversation
Tuesday 7 June 2016 
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IMG 1827 GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Cab It!
Friday 17 June and Saturday 16 July 2016
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web westminster 90x70 STATION ARCHITECTURE TOURS: Jubilee Line Extension
Saturday 25 June 2016
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thumb web events hemingway TALK: Creating London’s Uniform: Wayne Hemingway in conversation with Robert Elms
Tuesday 5 July 2016
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web parkroyal 90x70 STATION ARCHITECTURE TOURS: British Modernism Meets Underground
Saturday 30 July 2016
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fringe programme image Geoff Marshall COMEDY: Tubespotting with Geoff Marshall
Thursday 18 August 2016
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listthumb guidedtours depot GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: General
Various dates throughout 2015
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listthumb-arttours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Art and posters
Various dates throughout 2015
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web listthumb johnstontours GUIDED DEPOT TOURS: Johnston Journeys
Various dates throughout 2015
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The Edward Johnston talk series

London’s timeless and iconic lettering – the Johnston typeface – was created a century ago for London Underground and since its introduction it has come to represent not just transport but the idea of London. London Transport Museum is marking the 100th anniversary of its introduction to London’s landscape with a number of events including a series of talks, a special Museum Depot Open Weekend, and behind the scenes Johnston Journey tours 

This series is part of the Transported by Design season, a programme exploring the history and future of great design and how it can affect our journey experience.

Go West Young Man, the untold story of Edward Johnston

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016
Time: 19:00 to 20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £15; Concessions £12*
*Purchase tickets for any 2 talks and save 25%. Food and drinks will be available at our Upper Deck bar from 18:00, with 10% off for all ticket holders to the talk.

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Johnston’s grandson, television director Andrew Johnston, tells how a trip to the Wild West of North America in 1898 helped his grandfather make the journey from failed medical student to founder of the 20th Century revival of calligraphy.

London’s First Fonts

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016
Time: 19:00 to 20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £15; Concessions £12*
*Purchase tickets for any 2 talks and save 25%. Food and drinks will be available at our Upper Deck bar from 18:00, with 10% off for all ticket holders to the talk.

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Join graphic designers and Central Saint Martin’s academics Catherine Dixon and Phil Bains, and explore the importance of lettering from a designer’s point of view. Discover what the London Underground looked like before the introduction of Johnston’s typeface and the impact his font design had on the look and feel of London travel.

New Johnston: New font - Eiichi Kono in conversation

Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Time: 19:00 to 20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adult £15; Concessions £12*
*Purchase tickets for any 2 talks and save 25%. Food and drinks will be available at our Upper Deck bar from 18:00, with 10% off for all ticket holders to the talk.

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In 1979, Japanese graphic designer Eiichi Kono was given the job of updating the iconic Johnston font – a typeface that had inspired him to become a designer. Join Eiichi in conversation along with journalist Simon Garfield, author of Just my type, and Professor Ewan Clayton, author of The Golden Thread, to find out more about how he went about adapting London’s famous alphabet for the digital age.  

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Friday Late: designology

Date: Friday 20 May 2016
Time: 18:45 to 22:00
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adults £12; Concessions £10

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Design the perfect start to your weekend at our next Friday Late. Join us to celebrate the launch of our latest exhibition designology – where we uncover all the design details that make up your journeys. We’ve got a fantastic line up of workshops, talks, craft, food and fun including:

  • First chance to see the new designology exhibition
  • Curator led tours of the new exhibition

Workshops;

  • Create your own mini London Design mood-board to take away – coached by Ivan Bennet, Senior Industrial Product Designer at TfL, explore and celebrate London’s greatest design in our pop up design studio
  • Memory Mapping - how would you illustrate a favourite place, route, memory or journey in London or elsewhere? Led by artist Stephen Walters, you will be creating your own map based artworks to take home
  • Crafty fun with London Craft Club - taking inspiration from the famous Paolozzi mosaics at Tottenham Court Road station, make your own mosaic coaster to take home

There will also be talks from;

  • Head of Design and Heritage at LU, Mike Ashworth on designed station environments, and the challenge of protecting the heritage of artistic works on the network
  • Artist Stephen Walters on the design and process of map making, and the experience of walking the city streets

And of course we couldn't forget our Friday Late favourites;

  •  DJ Museum of Vinyl
  •  Quiz Master Andy for our devilishly difficult design quiz
  •  Delicious food and drink

Check back soon for more details and our programme for the night

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Deep Level Tube

Date: Saturday 4 June 2016
Time: 14:00 to 17:00
Location: Meeting point information will be sent out with tickets
Price: Adults £10; Concessions £8

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Discover the architecture of Leslie Green, with this tour exploring four stations on the Piccadilly line. See some of the remaining original stations and find out more about the details that make up the Leslie Green style. Stations visited are Holloway Road, Arsenal, Russell Square and Covent Garden. Meeting point information will be sent out with tickets.

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Cab It!

Date: Friday 17 June and Saturday 16 July 2016
Time: 10:30 to 15:30
Location: Museum Depot Acton
Price: Adults £26; Concessions and LTM Friends £24*
*ticket price includes tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival and a light lunch

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Ever fancied getting into the driver’s seat and seeing things from a new perspective? Well now’s your chance to experience Underground trains from the driver’s cab, in a variety of static vehicles ranging from 1927 to 1986 – including the recently decommissioned A Stock. Places are limited, so book early! These events are suitable for ages 16+ only.

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Jubilee Line Extension

Date: Saturday 25 June 2016
Time: 14:00 to 17:00
Location: Meeting point information will be sent out with tickets
Price: Adults £10; Concessions £8

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The Jubilee Line extension opened in 1999. Overseen by Roland Paoletti, the Extension architects strove to produce stations that would match the standards and achievements of the Frank Pick and Charles Holden legacy. This tour compares the Jubilee line extension with the older Jubilee Line stations, looking at their similarities and differences. Stations visited include Westminster, Green Park, Southwark, Canada Water, North Greenwich and West Ham. Meeting point information will be sent out with tickets.

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Creating London’s Uniform: Wayne Hemingway in conversation with Robert Elms

Date: Tuesday 5 July 2016
Time: 19:00 to 20:30
Location: Covent Garden
Price: Adults £10; Concessions £8*
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Wayne Hemingway MBE, the brains behind the wildly popular Vintage Festivals, is a designer with many strings to his bow. After founding the iconic label Red or Dead with his wife Gerardine when they were in their teens, they went on to set up the multi-disciplinary HemingwayDesign. In 2015 he turned his attention to London’s transport staff and created a new uniform for them. In conversation with Robert Elms, writer and broadcaster at BBC London, he shares the inspirations behind the design, and the challenges he faced designing for such a large work force.

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British Modernism Meets Underground

Date: Saturday 30 July 2016
Time: 14:00 to 17:00
Location: Meeting point information will be sent out with tickets
Price: Adults £10; Concessions £8

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Architect Charles Holden was commissioned by London Underground in the early 1930s to design a number of stations for the Piccadilly line. Widely regarded as fine examples of British Modernism, his tour explores the Holden style, looking at how all aspects of a busy Tube station were dealt with by design. Stations visited include Sudbury Town, Alperton, Park Royal and Acton Town. The tour also includes a brief excursion into the 1920s and 30s Hanger Hill (Haymills) estate near Park Royal. Meeting point information will be sent out with tickets.

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Tubespotting with Geoff Marshall

Date: Thursday 18 August 2016
Time: 19.00 to 20.30
Location: Covent Garden
Tickets: Adults £15; Concessions £12*
*This performance contains swearing and is for adults only.
Drinks and snacks will be available in our Foyer bar from 18.00

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So you think you like the London Underground? We think that Geoff just might be more obsessed, - at least he certainly likes to think so. Since 2003, Geoff has been pursuing the accolade of holding the Guinness World Record for being the fastest person to visit all its stations in one day. 13 years and over 25 attempts later, come and revel in the story of one man's passion for the Tube like no other...