Where would Londoners be without our good old Underground? From transporting up to 4.8 million of us around the city every day to providing shelter during the Blitz, there are countless reasons to be a tube fan (even if the Central line feels like it could do with some actual fans on it sometimes). As a celebration of the iconic 155-year-old network, photographs from Mirrorpix (the Daily Mirror’s picture library) have been collated into a book by The History Press. Documenting the London Underground’s bombings, derailments and disasters, as well as the (often bizarre) adventures of its passengers, it records a love that runs as deep as the tunnels themselves.
Even the most jaded Londoners get excited by the appearance of a handsome dog on the tube. This shot (above) from December 1952 shows Mr G George with his very huge great dane, Bruce, sitting on a (disturbingly empty) train. The girl with curious hair looks unconvinced.