Poster Parade

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The Poster Parade celebrates London Transport's most iconic poster designs and designers. Based on a new theme every 3 months, the display features a selection from London Transport Museum’s collection of over 5,000 posters that cover over 100 years of graphic art.

The Poster Parade celebrates prominent anniversaries, events and current topics in London today. Our poster collection can be explored on our online collections site and reproductions of some of these poster designs are available on the Museum’s online shop.

Seasons

27 September - 28 November

Our latest Poster Parade shows how the changing seasons have featured in transport posters since the beginning of the 20th century.

With the passing seasons, posters provide ideas and information about how to use the transport network to get the most out of London’s urban and country environment. Passengers are urged to buy the right ticket and take advantage of new, faster travel options to reach their work or leisure destination more quickly and comfortably.

Whatever the season, public transport gets you where you need to go.

See a preview of the parade below, and some additional posters you won't find in the Museum!

Stop look listen Spring

Stop, look, listen; spring

Charles Paine, 1928

Summer sales quickly reached

Summer sales quickly reached

Mary Koop, 1925

Your guide to winter sales

Your guide to winter sales

Reginald Percy Gossop, 1928

Easter gifts

Easter gifts

Charles Sharland, 1913

Cold winds do blow

Cold winds do blow

Brian Grimwood, 1980

Fall of the leaf

Fall of the leaf

Walter E Spradbery, 1933

Summer days Underground

Summer days

Vladimir Polunin, 1930

It is warmer below

It is warmer below

Frederick Charles Herrick, 1927

Where it is warm and bright

Where it is warm and bright

Verney L Danvers, 1924


Celebrating 150 years of the District line

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The District line opened as the Metropolitan District Railway in December 1868, operating steam trains on a short section of track between Sloane Square and Westminster. Over the next 30 years ‘the District’ expanded into the western suburbs of London, but it was struggling financially.

The American financier Charles Tyson Yerkes bought the District in 1901 and converted it to electric traction in 1905. London Transport took it over in 1933 and today it forms part of Transport for London. This Poster Parade celebrates the District’s 150th anniversary.

Read more about our District line celebrations.

district 20. 2013 10115 Posterkeeping london moving since 1863 trains and colours copy

Keeping London Moving since 1863

Transport for London, 2012

district 1983 4 118 Poster District Railway Opening Of Widened Lines unknown 1911 copy

District Railway

Unknown, 1911

district 1983 4 1458 Poster Crocus Time At Kew Gardens by Ugo Mochi 1923 copy

Crocus time at Kew Gardens

Ugo Mochi, 1923

district 1983 4 1353 Poster To Sudbury Town Or South Harrow by Harold Sandys Williamson see Florian 1922 copy

How long since you saw a sunset in the country?

Harold Sandys Williamson, 1922

district 1983 4 1472 Poster Winters Eclipse Springtime by Albert E Fruin 1922 copy

Winter's eclipse; springtime

Albert E Fruin, 1922

district 1994 1313 Poster District line 125th anniversary by Sebastian Budner 1993 copy

Transport for generations District line 125th anniversary

Sebastian Budner, 1993

district 1999 30189 Poster Right into the Heart of the Country unknown circa 1910 copy

Right into the Heart of the Country

Unknown, circa 1910

district 2001 3615 Poster The District line by Partners 2000

The District Line

Partners, 2000

district 1983 4 1831 Poster Southend on sea by Frank Newbould 1925 copy

Southend-on-sea

Walter E Spradbery, 1928

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Passengers coming into St Pancras station in the 1980s would be greeted by posters like this encouraging them to travel across the city on Underground lines . It's also the inspiration for our Open Weekend artwork!

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