Since its first graphic poster commission in 1908, London Underground has developed a worldwide reputation for commissioning outstanding poster designs, becoming a pioneering patron of poster art – a legacy that continues today.
The new blockbuster exhibition Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs, will showcase 150 of the greatest Underground posters ever produced. The exhibition forms part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the London Underground and features posters by many famous artists and designs from each decade over the last 100 years. The posters were selected from the Museum’s archive of over 3,300 Underground posters by a panel of experts; the 150 that will appear in the exhibition show the range and depth of the Museum’s collection.
Poster Art 150 is a fitting exhibition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the world’s first underground railway, as the last major Underground poster retrospective was held in 1963 to celebrate the centenary of the Underground. Well-known posters, including the surrealist photographer Man Ray’s ‘Keeps London Going’ pair, will feature alongside lesser-known gems. The exhibition will also offer a rare opportunity to view letter-press posters from the late nineteenth century.
The BP Walk through British Art offers a circuit of Tate Britain’s unparalleled collection from its beginnings to its end. This ‘walk through time’ has been arranged to ensure that the collection’s full historical range, from 1545 to the present, is always on show. There are no designated themes or movements; instead, you can see a range of art made at any one moment in an open conversational manner.
Visit the London Dungeon at its new home just by the London Eye. It’s the ultimate thrill-filled journey through London’s murky past, turning 1,000 years of history into 90 minutes of laughs, scares, theatre, shocks, rides, special effects, characters, jokes, mazes and storytelling.
Now that the characters are settled in their new County Hall home, you should drop on by… Sweeney would love to meat you.
The experience features:
- 18 all new shows
- 20 live actors
- State of the art theming and special effects
- Two theme park style rides
- Laughs, screams and cutting edge storytelling
There’s a lot less blood and all the actors make up designs were created especially by leading make-up brand MAC. Watch this video to find out more!
Walk London launches Spring into Summer – over 30 free guided walks covering London’s seven top walking routes. All walks are designed to be away from traffic and connect some of London’s best attractions, parks, woodland, rivers, canals and open spaces.
London is a fantastic city to explore by foot, with many hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Not only is walking carbon free, it is proven to reduce stress, and improve your physical health. The free guided walks are perfect for singles, couples, families, or groups who want to discover what’s on their doorstep – culturally, historically and environmentally.
Walk London, a Transport for London project, works in partnership with all the London boroughs to promote walking as part of Londoner’s many day-to-day journeys.
Walks include Old Camden Town which is a distance of less than five miles. More challenging walks include The Thames Path Super Walk which is over 17 miles and lasts eight hours. All the walks will be great fun and are organised by professionals. Simply choose the walk that best suites you.
A major new exhibition charting the transformation of childhood in Britain during the years between the last Olympic Games in London in 1948 and the present day. Taking in changes in entertainment, health, family, fashion and play, exhibits will range from 1950s NHS prescription glasses to the 2005 Teddy mobile phone designed for children under five. The exhibition will consider issues of poverty, politics, safety and technology through objects, stories and the voices of children themselves.
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For over 37 years, The London Dungeon has been frightening people of all ages by bringing the darkest chapters of the capital’s blood-curdling history back to life through horrifying special effects, live actors and rides.
With 14 live shows, guests are transported to dark, bleak times from the Plague and the Great Fire of London to a visit with Fleet Street’s demon barber Sweeney Todd and a walk through Whitechapel where Jack the Ripper lurks around every corner.
Plus there’s a whole dungeon of scary fun to discover as a cast full of horrible characters bring London’s gory history to life. There are also three great rides; the 5D ghost hunting Vengeance, drop ride Extremis and Traitor: Boat Ride to Hell.
For those who like chills with their thrills – there is no other attraction in London that compares with the original – The London Dungeon!
In 2006, Museum of London archaeologists excavated a burial ground at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. What they found was both extraordinary and unexpected.
The excavation revealed some 262 burials. In the confusing mix of bones was extensive evidence of dissection, autopsy and amputation, bones wired for teaching, and animals dissected for comparative anatomy.
Dating from a key period – that of the Anatomy Act of 1832 – the discovery is one of the most significant in the UK, offering fresh insight into early 19th century dissection and the trade in dead bodies.
Now, 180 years later, you can uncover this intriguing story in Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men, a major new exhibition at the Museum of London. Bringing together human and animal remains, exquisite anatomical models and drawings, documents and original artefacts, the exhibition reveals the intimate relationship between surgeons pushing forward anatomical study and the ‘Resurrection men’ who supplied them; and the shadowy practices prompted by a growing demand for corpses.