The deep tunnels of the Tube aren’t normally a place to take a leisurely stroll and soak up your surroundings, so you’d be forgiven for missing the beautiful artwork that adorns the walls. Take a look at some of the mosaics and murals you won’t believe you’ve missed on your daily commute.
Leytonstone station has seventeen mosaics dedicated to Alfred Hitchcock, who was born in the area. It took seven months and 80,000 tiles to finish them all.
Designed by Eduardo Paolozzi, Tottenham Court Road station is full of quirky mosaics inspired by everyday city life and locations near to the station. We have the joy of seeing this every morning on our way to work.
Baker Street Station plays homage to the infamous man in the deer stalker. Silhouettes of Sherlock Holmes are littered throughout the station – designed by Michael Douglas (no, not he of ‘Wall Street’ fame) and printed by Pamela Moreton.
A 100 metre mural spreads across the walls of the Northern line platform in Charing Cross station. Designed by David Gentleman, it shows scenes from the construction of the original Charing Cross.
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