London goes Underground

Photographs of some faces and places associated with the capital go on display at five London Tube stations this week.

The main picture shows the artist Bob and Roberta Smith at the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow.

The exhibition, I am London, is a partnership between Transport for London and Historic England and shows individual Londoners in historic buildings, old and new in 33 portraits taken by Historic England.  Prepare to encounter some new faces and places on the Tube this week. Historic England has partnered with Transport for London to install a series of 33 photographs celebrating London’s unique identity at five underground stations across the capital.

They include market traders at Billingsgate and Columbia Road, a Big Issue seller at his West-End pitch and a zookeeper at a Modernist Penguin Pool, showing how inextricably linked London’s people and historic places are. The pictures can be seen at Aldgate East, Barbican, Canary Wharf, St Paul’s and Walthamstow Central.


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