1922: MacDonald Gill's large London Underground map says:  'In the heat of the summer we will find me cool, in the cool of the winter will find me warm, come down underground you've bought you your ticket ? Your health man I'm thinking no longer twill stick it. For cheapness, celerity what else can compare. You are fed up above, feed below on our fare'. The coats of Arms are of the eight principal London Boroughs and a rabbit for London Underground, which he joke was the oldest Tube…

Maps that reveal London's secret history over 450 years

The oldest existing map of London from 1572 was designed with bright colours and a boat-filled Thames to 'uplift the spirit' of armchair travellers rather than help give directions.

Westminster, 1920s.

Westminster, 1920s.

Jolly  group gathered outside 'The Young Prince', 77 #ChrispStreet #Poplar in 1935

Jolly group gathered outside 'The Young Prince', 77 in 1935

Piccadilly Circus 1933. #oldlondon

The Extraordinary Transformation Of Piccadilly Circus In Pictures

The Bulldog spirit. A shop damaged during an air raid is open for business as usual the next day. 1941. #oldlondon

The Bulldog spirit. A shop damaged during an air raid is open for business as usual the next day.

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