Mikey By: Mikey

c1959 posters as found in disused area of Notting Hill Gate tube station, London, 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.


This shows several of the posters - and the original Central London Railway tiled walls from 1900.


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!


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

  • JJ San PRO 5y

    Quite a time capsule! Thanks for sharing.
  • Andy Greves 5y

    Amazing set this - thanks so much for sharing this.
  • Michael Cuthell 5y

    Wow that is fantastic! I'm always fascinated by disused Underground / Abandoned parts of London... plus it meets Advertising (which is my job) bonus.
  • adiputra singgih 5y

    a truly genuine lost treasure of graphic design, love it! thank you for sharing :)
  • Katie 5y

    What an exciting discovery! It must be literally like taking a step back in time.
  • Kate McDonnell PRO 5y

    Whoa. Pure Quatermass and the Pit.
  • ewpb 5y

    Wonderful! Thank you.
  • Wang 5y

    Nice photo!
  • (Mick Baker)rooster PRO 5y

    Great piece of history.
  • Andrew Lim 5y

    Love this set. It's like an extreme version of the Oxford St station renovation where they peeled back posters to the 80's and 90's. Mad at myself I didn't get photos.
  • Fritiof Eriksson PRO 5y

    This is cool, no this is art!
  • KWSeatman 5y

    Amazing. Makes you wonder if there are any more places like this, just waiting to be found.
  • andygoestohollywood 5y

    Wow, I wonder how much the advertisers now owe the station for having them up all this time! They should charge them
  • Ian N 5y

    When something like this is found, even though it's in an area that looks like nobody will ever rush to enter again, does it get labelled "do not touch or destroy" alongside or at the entrance to that area, just in case some workman that doesn't know what it is decides to drill some holes right there for new cables or something?
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