Mikey By: Mikey

1959 vintage "River Thames" poster found at Notting Hill Gate tube station, 2010

Work at the station has recently uncovered these amazing advertising posters in non-public areas and that date from c1956 - 1959 when the station's lifts were removed and replaced by escalators. These are in an old lift passageway and will be safe.


This is a poster selling the virtues of travel and trips on the Thames. I'm uncertain who issued it as I doubt it is an LT one.


The photos were taken officially - please do credit London Underground in any links.


We will be leaving these intact - and please do not pester the station staff as the posters are wholly inaccessible - which is why they've probably survived 50 odd years!

  • Stuart 5y

    Wonderful to see old stuff uncovered like that - a rare glimpse into the every-day past. I remember seeing old posters like them when work being done on the Bakerloo Line stations during the 1980's. Stuart.
  • Aaron Jarred 5y

    REALLY NICE collection of prints what a find
  • Neil MacWilliams 5y

    What a find! I particularly love the illustrations on this one and "The Horses Mouth", thanks for posting the shots.
  • teruterubouzu 5y

    These are amazing. I hope someone reprints some of these.
  • Jim Blackler 5y

    Quite superb.
  • Tony Stewart 5y

    This is *amazing* - I'm totally in love with these old designs, especially this illustration of the Thames. Great stuff.
  • gregoreverb 5y

    Love this one!
  • Brandon Detherage 5y

    Wow, great find. Why don't people make ads like this anymore?
  • mikeyfreedom 5y

    oh man, how exciting and amazing to see such a find!
  • Greg Herringer 5y

    Quite the treasure trove of posters. I thought 50's Britain was only experienced in black and white...at least that is what Monty Python said.
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