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London Underground heritage lies in its architecture

Architecture of the underground2

While on a recent trip to London we came across this poster on the Custom House DLR station. The poster details how architecture is a fundamental foundation of the legacy that is still running to this day.

London has a rich history of building architectural wonders including the Shard, the Gherkin, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, through to Buckingham Palace and Natural History Museum. The London Underground is by far the largest Architectural landmark of London of this list and also one of the oldest.

We found this poster to be a fascinating read and just had to share it with our readers.

The poster reads:

“London Underground has a rich architectural heritage. The earliest stations on our network, built by the Metropolitan Railway, were designed by engineers, including John Fowler.

Architects were used to facilitate the rapid expansion of the network in the early 1900s. Leslie Green designed more than 40 stations for the Underground between 1903 and 1908, which can be identified by their oxblood exteriors. Charles Clark earned the nickname “Clarkitect” for his work designing and renovating stations for the Metropolitan Railway, including parts of Paddington Station.

Architect Charles Holden was responsible for designing more than 50 stations and associated structures during the 1920s and 1930s, including the celebrated Arnos Grove station. His work is marked by geometric forms and use of natural illumination.

Find out more at www.ltmuseum.co.uk.”

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