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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.

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Our fan-favourite London Underground roundel lightbox just got a new younger sibling. This cute smaller version is just 7 inches tall and comes with three interchangeable inserts. Exclusively available at our shop!

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NEW! Piccadilly Circus tour

Join us for an exclusive tour of one of London's most iconic stations. Go behind secret doors to passageways and lift shafts closed to the public since 1929 and discover the stunning Edwardian architecture.

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Country walks were marketed as a healthy antidote to a week spent in an office or factory. This embroidery of a young couple enjoying a picnic was created for a poster to encourage people to get out and about. 

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