Friday Late: Logo for London
Date: 29 November 2013
Join us for a late night celebration of London’s favourite symbol – the roundel – one of the world’s most famous icons. David Lawrence, author of the recently published book, A Logo for London, will be guiding you through the roundel’s evolution and how it has come to represent not only London’s transport network but also the city itself, and how it is often perceived as being ‘cool’, with its use extended to other fields including fashion, pop music and counter-culture.
Cart Marking Ceremony
Date: Wednesday 17 July
Location: Platform 2, Mansion House Station
The centuries-old City of London tradition of ‘cart marking’, usually reserved for road vehicles, will go underground on Wednesday 17 July when London Transport Museum’s 1892 Metropolitan railway carriage No. 353 will be ‘marked’ by Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE and the Master Carman, Neil Coles, watched by Sir Peter Hendy CBE, London’s Transport Commissioner, and Mike Brown MVO, Managing Director of London Underground and Rail.
Discover Forgotten Metro-land
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Date: Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th & Wednesday 7th August 2013
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London Underground in the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in an area that is now a forgotten part of ‘Metro-land’. The Centre is based at Quainton Road station - a former outpost of London’s Underground network on the now closed lines to Verney Junction and Brill. Events will include rides in vintage carriages pulled by Victorian steam locomotives, family fun activities, bouncy castle, as well as talks, films, and a Metro-land trail.
Art Deco Special
Date: Sunday 21 July 2013
Travel in style on our Art Deco tube train along the Northern and Piccadilly lines, as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations of the London Underground. Passengers can take this rare opportunity, taking a journey along the Northern line from Edgware, via the Kennington Loop and returning to Edgware or along the Piccadilly line from Cockfosters to Ealing Broadway.
Steam at Epping Ongar Railway
Tube150th Birthday Celebrations Come to Former Central Line Branch
Date: 21-24 June & 28 June-1 July
The celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the first Underground railway are going to the former Central Line branch between Ongar and Epping this June as Epping Ongar Railway joins with the London Transport Museum to celebrate 150 years since the first Underground railway!