Talk: The Rise and Fall of London

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 25TH FEBRUARY 2013

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25th February 2013
 
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Mon 6.30pm-8pm
 
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The Rise and Fall of London is the second is a series of three talks held at the London Transport Museum to mark the 150th Anniversary of the London Underground with all three authors of the book, 'Underground - How the Tube shaped London', presenting monthly illustrated talks. On Monday 25th February 2013 Oliver Green continues the series, concentrating on the 1920s and 30s when Lord Ashfield and Frank Pick were at the helm. It was a golden era for the Underground when cutting edge art, design and architecture were used to give the transport system a new, progressive appearance. But everything suddenly changed in 1939 when war descended on the city and the deep tunnels had dual purpose, sheltering Londoners while the train service continued to run daily.

 

About London Transport Museum

After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through the 200-year history of public transport, arranged according to several themes: London Transport's famous design heritage, the poster collection, public transport during both World Wars and plans for the capital's development in the twenty-first century. More about London Transport Museum

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Underground Stations

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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Goodbye PiccadillyGoodbye PiccadillyGoodbye PiccadillyFollow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport workforce back home for the first time and how Londoners came under attack from the air as war came to the capital in Goodbye Piccadilly. This major exhibition at the London Transport Museum explores the contribution of London's buses, their dri26th December 2014Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
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Ongoing
Goodbye Piccadilly
event > Tours
DATES  16th May 2014 to 8th March 2015
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Follow the London buses driven to the front during World War I, find out how women made up the transport workforce back home for the first time and how Londoners came under attack from the air as war came to the capital in Goodbye Piccadilly. This major exhibition at the London Transport Museum explores the contribution of London's buses, their dri... More about this event
 
Goodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western FrontGoodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western FrontA major exhibition featuring posters for recruitment and propaganda, a woman bus conductor's uniform, a B-type bus from 1911, and other objects, revealing the untold story of the capital's Home Front during the first world war.27th December 2014Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
On Soon
Goodbye Piccadilly - From Home Front To Western Front
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
DATES  16th May 2014 to 8th March 2015
VENUE  London Transport Museum 
A major exhibition featuring posters for recruitment and propaganda, a woman bus conductor's uniform, a B-type bus from 1911, and other objects, revealing the untold story of the capital's Home Front during the first world war.
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London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
On Soon
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
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VENUE  London Transport Museum 
Storytelling sessions and craft workshops.
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London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
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VENUE  London Transport Museum 
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London Transport Museum, 39  Wellington Street      WC2E 7BB
Category: event
 
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event > Kids Events
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VENUE  London Transport Museum 
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