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The photograph collection captures London's public transport history from the 1860s to the present day


The core of the collection is the London Transport photographic archive, comprising more than 150,000 black and white photographs. There is also a smaller amount of colour material. Over 37,000 images can be viewed online. Significant events from the nineteenth century onwards are represented in the collection including the opening of new railway lines and stations, royal events and the impact of the First and Second World Wars on London. Images include places and vehicles, and the people who use and operate London’s transport services.

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Experience the hidden side of the Underground. Join our experienced guides on a Hidden London tour and discover unusual and exciting stories of stations rarely seen by the public!

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A cutaway illustration of Piccadilly Circus station showing the booking halls, walkways and station tunnels

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This cross section of Piccadilly Circus is known as a 'stomach diagram' as it shows the 'insides' of the station. You can clearly see the booking hall, escalators, passageways and platforms of the station!

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