Underground Journeys: Charles Holden's designs for London Transport


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This display will examine the designs carried out by Charles Holden and his architectural practice, Adams Holden and Pearson for London Transport, undoubtly his greatest and most successful patron.

The full range of his work, from stations on the Northern line extension and refurbishment of Piccadilly Circus station through to his creation of a new London Underground headquarters at 55 Broadway and his iconic modernist station designs produced for the Piccadilly line extensions will be shown. Holden’s relationship with London Transport’s chief executive, Frank Pick will also be investigated as their collaboration and integrated approach to design and architecture was instrumental in shaping London Transport’s corporate brand.

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Admission is free
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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Underground Journeys: Charles Holden's designs for London Transport talk, presented by Dr David Lawrence
26 January 2011

Poster Parade display, London Transport Museum
14 January - 28 February 2011     




Design for Highgate London Underground Station

Design for Highgate London Underground station, 1930.

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