Changing the face of London Underground

Piccadilly line extension

Poster titled ‘Opening of the Piccadilly line extension’

Artist: Cecil Walter Bacon (1905-92)
Copyright: TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

The extension of the Piccadilly line was heavily promoted by London Underground. This poster specifically focuses on the opening of the first five stations opened beyond Finsbury Park to Arnos Grove. Showing each station illustrated with trees and houses, the poster is also a reflection on the unprecedented suburban housing boom that took place during the interwar years, partly fuelled by the development of the Underground system.
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