The intricate London Underground tube system is one of the worlds oldest subway systems. Similar to the myths that surround the closed down lines and tunnels of the New York Subway system, the London Underground is filled with secrets and mystery.
For those that don't know, London even had a mail train. Those tracks are now shut down, but the intricate railway tracks are still there. That's not the only hidden gem. In the late '50s the Notting Hill tube station underwent renovations. The old elevators that carried passengers to the platform were replaced with modern escalators. The elevators and the passageways leading to them were blocked off, preserving the setting of an old London tube station.
These passageways were recently uncovered. What stands out the most are the intact vintage posters. Takes us back to a more classic time in graphic design and advertising. What makes this even more interesting is that it is all from the post-war era.
Unfortunately these are all inaccessible as the passageways have been re-entombed. At least Mikey Ashworth photographed the posters for the Design & Heritage Manager of London Underground. Here are some of those photos.
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