Underground Art: Celebrating 150 Years of the Tube


When you think of viewing pieces of incredible contemporary art, your mind probably jumps to the MOMA in New York, the Louvre in Paris and the Tube in London.

Hang on, the Tube?

That’s right, to celebrate London Underground’s 150th anniversary, 2007 Turner prize winning artist Mark Wallinger has produced the Labyrinth art project; 270 unique artworks to be placed at every station on the network.

Mark Wallinger unveiling artwork

Wallinger has created individual Labyrinths using the same materials used to create London Underground signs for each station, so not only can you navigate your journeys on Harry Beck’s iconic map, you can follow the only route in and out of each Labyrinth.

This project is one of many events organised by Transport for London to celebrate this special anniversary (so keep a look out!).

So now along with the many bars, restaurants and theatres London already boasts, London Underground has added a further 270 art galleries all one stop away.

You can join the celebrations by visiting our pinterest page.


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