Poster Art 150: the best bits

We pick our favourite pin-ups from the Poster Art 150: London Underground's Greatest Designs exhibition



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As part of its celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of London Underground, London Transport Museum is holding what's sure to be one of the most eye-grabbing shows of the year. Poster Art 150: London Underground's Greatest Designs showcases 150 of the best posters commissioned during the past 150 years, including early maps and fare charts, classics from the 1930s and the best contemporary designs. Visitors to the exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite and the most popular poster will be revealed at the end of the show. We've rounded up a few of our own faves: click through a century and a half of amazing tube art and tell us your top poster.

  • Fare Chart

    'Metropolitan Railway Fare Chart', 1886, © London Transport Museum

    Fare Chart
  • For the Zoo…

    'For the Zoo Book to Regent's Park', 1921, by Charles Paine, © London Transport Museum

    For the Zoo…
  • London 2026 AD

    'London 2026 AD; this is all in the air', 1926, by Montague B Black, © London Transport Museum

    London 2026 AD
  • Smithfield Club Show

    'Smithfield Club Show', 1928, by Compton Bennett, © London Transport Museum

    Smithfield Club Show
  • Molesey Regatta

    'Molesey Regatta, July 21st', 1928, artist unknown, © London Transport Museum

    Molesey Regatta
  • Away from it all…

    'Away from it all by Underground at Whitsuntide', 1932, by MEM Law, © London Transport Museum

    Away from it all…
  • Trooping the Colour

    'Trooping the Colour', 1932, by Margaret Calkin James, © London Transport Museum

    Trooping the Colour
  • Olympia Motor Show

    'Olympia Motor Show', 1933, by Andre Edouard Marty, © London Transport Museum

    Olympia Motor Show
  • Kennel Club Show

    'Kennel Club Show', 1938, by Tom Eckersley and Eric Lombers, © London Transport Museum

    Kennel Club Show
  • Femme Bien Informee

    'Femme Bien Informee', 1972, by Harry Stevens, © London Transport Museum

    Femme Bien Informee
  • The Tate by Tube

    'The Tate Gallery by Tube', 1987, by David Booth of the agency Fine White Line, © London Transport Museum

    The Tate by Tube
  • Tate Modern

    'Tate Modern', 2003, by Paul Catherall, © London Transport Museum

    Tate Modern

Fare Chart

'Metropolitan Railway Fare Chart', 1886, © London Transport Museum

Users say

Sarah Lane
Sarah Lane

The Tate Gallery by Tube - is, by far, my favourite