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Signs

Signs in the collection date from the late 1800s to the present day


The Museum has a large collection of signs. They show how London’s transport companies have helped travellers to navigate around the city. The collection includes enamel bus and tram stop flags, enamel maps, Underground station nameplates, and directional signs and instructions. They reveal the evolution of the distinctive communication systems that London Transport developed. This featured the clear Johnston lettering and the famous bar and circle logo, known as the roundel.