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Poster; London in bloom, by Mike A Welch, London Transport Publicity Office, 1980
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1980
Collection : Posters
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1980/45/1
Size : H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code : 480.1758M.550
Publisher : London Transport : 1980
Printer : Leonard Ripley & Company Ltd
Descriptive size : Double royal
Content text : London in Bloom. London is a wonderful city. The 'London in Bloom' campaign aims to make it bright, attractive and more colourful with flowers. Everyone can help - by growing flowers at work or at home - even in tubs and window baskets. The London Tourist Board awards annual trophies. Take a bus ride (or go by Tube) to Kew Gardens, or stroll around the London parks. You will come home feeling happier - and full of ideas for your window box or garden. Make london bloom. Details from the London Tourist Board. Let's make the most of London.
Title : London in bloom
Colour : Light Blue,Red
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From its first pictorial poster in 1908, the Underground and then London Transport have promoted sightseeing in the capital. Posters encouraged visitors and Londoners alike to either take a conducted tour or to explore the city themselves. Well known landmarks such as Nelson's Column and Buckingham Palace featured the most frequently, although lesser known places of interest were also publicised. Many posters focused on a specific sight, others simply encouraged visitors to 'See London by coach' or 'See London in summer'. Green line coach and country bus services allowed sightseeing to extend beyond the city.
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Londoners are very fortunate in having a large number of green open spaces, where they can escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Many of these were the former grounds of large houses or royal parks, whilst others were specially created as London expanded. The River Thames also offers Londoners a variety of day trips. Further outdoor attractions include London's public sculpture and historic sites like Highgate Cemetery. All these open air destinations have been promoted by London Transport posters.
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London's gardens have been extremely well promoted on posters for the Underground. The subject lends itself perfectly to bright, vibrant and eye-catching design. Many posters simply publicised the seasonal bloom, particularly bluebells, crocuses and daffodils. Others advertised travel to specific locations, such as Kensington Gardens. The world famous botanical collection at Kew Gardens has appeared on more Underground posters than almost any other subject. The gardens at Hampton Court were also promoted as an excursion from London by tram.
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Double royal : Double royal has been the standard poster size used by the Underground since 1908. This 40 x 25 inch format has been used almost exclusively by railway companies.
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