On 9 January 2013, London Underground celebrates 150 years since the first underground journey took place between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway.
London Underground, in partnership with London Transport Museum is celebrating with a range of events and activities throughout 2013. The events will explore the Tube’s history and look at the role it will play in the future – both in the lives of Londoners and the economy of the City and the UK.
For further information on events and activities please visit London Transport Museum
The Tube plays a big part in the lives of Londoners, connecting people and places across the capital. 150 Londoners share their stories on the Evening Standard with examples of the positive impact the Tube has had on their lives.
Facebook and Twitter
To mark the occasion, we have included some key milestones on the history of London Underground and transport in London on our Facebook Timeline.
Art on the Underground
During 2013 Art on the Underground will present a programme that will include a major commission by an acclaimed British artist bringing artworks into every station on the Underground. It will also commission 15 leading contemporary artists to create an image as one in a set of 15 artworks as a lasting visual legacy for the anniversary. Other activities include screenings of London Underground themed films from the BFI archive at Canary Wharf station, two new Tube map cover commissions and a new project at Gloucester Road station to round off an ambitious year.
Anniversary gifts and souvenirs on sale
An exclusive collection of gifts and souvenirs inspired by imagery of the London Underground logos and poster archive has been launched to commemorate the anniversary. The collection includes Underground Line cufflinks, Blueprint ceramics, limited edition linocut prints and posters and Metropolitan glassware. These can all be purchased online in the London Transport Museum shop.